Category: McGrawECT

StoryMapJS from Knight Lab at Northwestern University has been an indispensable tool for digital assignments for many years. The tool allows students to tell stories with maps by associating a sequence of multimedia slides with locations on a map. These locations can be plotted on an assortment of underlying maps, or “base maps”. While most […]

Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

The International Image Interoperability Framework (or IIIF) is a open standard for delivering image data over the web. The standard is used extensively by the Princeton University Library, Art Museum, the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton and at many cultural heritage institutions around the world. In collaboration with […]

Continue Reading

November 6, 2020

Unhangout is a platform for holding large-scale, virtual, participant-driven, community-based events online, developed at the MIT Media Lab and built using open-source components. Billed as a tool for online community gatherings rather than online lectures, an Unhangout event consists of a landing page chat room, called the lobby and an infinite number of breakout rooms. […]

Continue Reading

November 3, 2020

The Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan website is a re-development of several projects developed by Professor Tom Conlan in Princeton Department of East Asian Studies, devoted to understanding the Mongol Invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281. The failure of the invasions gave rise to the notion of the “divine wind” or Kamikaze, […]

Continue Reading

October 30, 2020

Asynchronous discussion Canvas discussion If you are using Canvas for your course, this tool is already available to you and your students. Discussion boards can be created for sections and other groups of students created in Canvas. Discussions can be ‘focused’ or ‘threaded’. Focused discussions are two layers deep, consisting of posts and replies. In […]

Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

ED is a discussion board that we are encouraging people to use instead of tools such as Piazza. Ed is a threaded discussion tool with the following features: Discussion board posts can be marked as ‘Read’ as in the Discussion tool, but can also be marked as ‘Unread’, ‘Starred’, ‘Answered’, ‘Unanswered’, as well as organized […]

Continue Reading

April 30, 2020

The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs support tagging, commenting, and the inclusion of images, audio, video, and maps in posts. Sites […]

Continue Reading

April 30, 2020

After a summer of construction and many months of planning, the renovation of the McGraw Center’s Digital Learning Lab has completed and is open for business. The Digital Learning Lab (DLL) is a flexible classroom space optimized for teaching and learning with technology. The DLL’s renovation refreshes a unique campus resource designed for teaching with […]

Continue Reading

October 15, 2019

Siftr is an online platform and accompanying smartphone ‘app’ that allows groups of people to collect photographs ‘in the field’ and have those photos geo-located on a map. Developed by Field Day Lab at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Siftr is a freely available data collection and visualization […]

Continue Reading

July 17, 2019

The Princeton University Library provides free Overleaf Professional accounts for all students, faculty and staff. Overleaf is a collaborative, online LaTeX editor supporting real-time group authoring of LaTeX documents. Overleaf also includes a document history outlining changes made to a document, who made those changes, and when those changes were made. Documents can be reverted […]

Continue Reading

January 4, 2019

On August 10th, 2017, The Telegraph, a London daily, published an article with the eye-catching headline, “My fellow lecturers won’t say it in public, but students today are moaning, illiterate snowflakes.” The author of the piece, Tibor Fischer, was lauded in a 1993 Granta list as one of the 20 best young British writers. He […]

Continue Reading

December 12, 2018

Annotated Maps Google MyMaps Create custom maps to share and publish online. You can add multiple layers of locations, annotation, photos, videos, and images. Data can also be imported, mapped and color-coded. https://www.google.com/mymaps StoryMapsJS Create slides including text, images and accompanying map locations, then generate an attractive display of the sequential narrative. http://commons.princeton.edu/korean-travel-narratives/2018/05/22/a-walk-in-kim-sans-shoes/ http://commons.princeton.edu/korean-travel-narratives/2018/05/22/following-underwood/ ArcGIS […]

Continue Reading

December 4, 2018