Category: Visual Thinking

A group of journalism students in Elaine Sciolino’s JRN 456: Local Reporting: Paris as a Case Study, recently spent spring break in Paris, reporting on the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city. Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, and author of the book The Only Street in Paris (2015, W.W. Norton […]

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April 10, 2017

Location: 330 Frist Campus Center (The McGraw Teaching Lab). Teaching with Technology Showcase: Professor Thomas Conlan, East Asian Studies, demonstrates a teaching website developed with McGraw’s Educational Technologies group. The Komonjo (documents) website is a learning environment that supports Professor Conlan’s seminar, EAS525-HIS520, Ancient and Medieval Japanese History. The site allows students in the course […]

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February 14, 2017

And we look GREAT. Many thanks to our friends in Princeton’s Office of Communication, Emily Aronson and Nick Donnoli, for making this video.

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February 3, 2017

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 can include text, images, audio, video, and maps. Using features found in Commons you can: […]

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August 23, 2016

 New Schools is a project sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM). Its goal is to broaden the range and scope of university teaching by bringing together the best of contemporary art with the best of contemporary scholarship. The project pairs artists with Princeton professors to create experimental lesson-plans within […]

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April 26, 2016

TextSTAT is a concordance program for executing search queries on local text corpora.  Files can also be imported from the Web. The program analyzes the corpus and displays word frequency lists, concordances, and keywords in context according to search terms. A Quickstart guide is available below.  More information can be found on the TextSTAT website. […]

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April 25, 2016

In the Fall of 2013, Robert Pringle, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, taught EEB 321, Ecology: Species, Interactions, Biodiversity and Society at Princeton. In conversations with his assistant in instruction, Tyler Coverdale, (a graduate student in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), the pair decided to try a new kind of multimedia […]

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April 22, 2016

On April 13th, Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technology Specialist at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, gave a faculty workshop on “Teaching with Text Analysis.” Ben, who describes himself as a proponent of “Modest DH” (digital humanities), argued for the adoption of intuitive Web-based tools that students can use to analyze large amounts of […]

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April 15, 2016

Wednesday, April 13th, 4:30 – 6:00 Frist 330 Computer-assisted text analysis tools are being used in undergraduate courses to spur discussion, formulate new avenues of inquiry, develop new interpretations of text, and analyze linguistic and cultural trends. Easy-to-use, online tools such as Google Ngrams, Voyant, and Juxta, have lowered the barriers to using these applications […]

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April 1, 2016

The Mcgraw Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to announce a new service, the McGraw Commons. The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. It includes several installations of web-based teaching tools, hosted on Princeton servers. Currently, the McGraw Commons offers: WordPress: which can be used to build either traditional […]

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April 1, 2016

What do you do with a kirifu? Thomas Conlan, Professor of East Asian Studies, explains this, and many other mysteries on his new webpage, Komonjo. The website celebrates Conlan’s research concerning the three collections of medieval Japanese court manuscripts featured on the site. It was created in collaboration with the McGraw Center for Teaching and […]

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February 10, 2016

This hands-on workshop will introduce easy-to-use web-based mapping tools that can be used for collaborative assignments and projects in the classroom. Online mapping tools offer creative environments in which students can pull together multimedia elements from their learning into a shared, visual space. Maps can visually represent relationships between data and other information that may […]

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February 4, 2016