Category: Writing

Zotero, a project of the Corporation for Digital Scholarship, is an online citation manager with accompanying browser plugins and desktop software that supports groups and synchronizing of collections online. Zotero simplifies the process of collecting, organizing, sharing research sources online, and generating properly-constructed citations in a variety of formats. Why Use Zotero? Zotero provides a […]

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September 24, 2020

Slack is a channel-based communication and instant messaging platform. It is designed for teams to work  together more effectively. Slack can be used across multiple devices and platforms, and is equipped with robust features that allows different communications channels, one-on-one conversations, sharing files, and integration with other applications, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Why […]

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September 23, 2020

TimeMapper, an open-source project of Open Knowledge Foundation Labs, is an online platform that combines timelines and maps. Titles, text, images, video, dates, and locations are compiled in a Google Sheet spreadsheet and then shared with TimeMapper to generate an attractive and engaging display with sequential slides and associated map and timeline. Why Use Timemapper? […]

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September 4, 2020

Voyant (Tools) is an online text comparison, analysis, and reading environment. Voyant offers a wide variety of tools (28 at the moment) for analyzing and visualizing text corpora. Corpus texts can be uploaded to Voyant or pulled from the web. Why Use Voyant? Because Voyant is completely online, students can work directly on their own […]

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September 4, 2020

Google Docs is a full-featured online document editor. Documents created in Google Docs can be shared with other users, allowing students to collaborate on the same document in real-time. Google Docs is poart of the Google Apps suite of tools and is available to all Princeton students. Google Docs is also integrated into Canvas as […]

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September 4, 2020

Twine is an open source tool used for creating interactive hypertext stories, poetry, games and interactive art. Hypertext works usually allow readers to make decisions while experiencing the work. Works in Twine are written in a series of passages that can be linked together, forming a sequence or a network of passages. When rendered as […]

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April 30, 2020

Google Apps for Education is licensed by the University for the secure storage of course-related files. The apps include: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google My Maps, Google Drawings, Google Apps Script and Google Jambox. Students additionally get GMail and Google Calendar. Students are provisioned with Google Apps for Education automatically; faculty […]

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April 30, 2020

StoryMapJS is a free, online tool developed by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab. Through an intuitive web interface, students can assemble a series of slides containing titles, text, images, and video and associate those slides with geographic locations. When complete, the resulting slideshow animates and illustrates a path on a map. Why Use StoryMapJS? Students can […]

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April 28, 2020

TimelineJS is an online tool for creating media-rich, interactive timelines. Developed by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, the tool allows users to compose a sequence of dates, text, images, audio, video, and links to create a multimedia timeline. The underlying data is stored in Google Sheets spreadsheets, making this a perfect candidate for collaborative […]

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April 28, 2020