The Digital Learning Lab (DLL), part of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, is a technology-rich teaching space in the Lewis Science Library building providing support for innovative course assignments, and/or co-curricular digital learning components.
Sutori is an online presentation tool that allows users to create story timelines that can include photos, audio, video, documents, and quizzes. The resulting presention is displayed on a single page with elements sequenced along a central timeline. Individual projects can be shared with and edited by other Sutori users. Sutori is particularly useful for visualizing information as steps in a process or as a series of events.
Wax is a minimal computing project that leverages the static-site generator, Jekyll, to create digital exhibitions focused on longevity, low costs, and flexibility.
CollectionBuilder an open-source, minimal-infrastructure platform for developing online archives and collections, developed by librarians at the University of Idaho.
Microsoft Sway is a free online application for creating online presentations, portfolios, web pages, and newsletters. Sway is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and part of Princeton’s Office 365. Using drag-and-drop tools, users collect text, images, and other media in ‘storylines’ that then get presented in a variety of formats and attractive designs.
Exhibit (exhibit.so) is storytelling tool from The University of St Andrews that takes advantage of of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) standard, allowing users to create sequential annotations on images from institutional image repositories.
JuxtaposeJS provides a tool for comparing two similar images by ‘swiping’ back and forth. It’s especially useful for highlighting changes over time (coastline erosion, forest regrowth, etc.) or before/after stories.
Omeka is a platform used for the curation of digital media and for creating online exhibits that showcase those collections. Omeka gives students opportunities to do creative work for a public audience, encouraging discussions around the construction and display of knowledge, and in the process of researching the objects in the collection.
The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning powered by Wordpress, popular and easy-to-use software for websites and blogs.
Create impactful graphics that combine text, images, and animations. Included in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools, available at McGraw’s Digital Learning Lab.
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.
Mirador is an image collection viewing tool that allows users to view, zoom, and compare digital images. Mirador provides a tiled, windowed workspace for side-by-side comparison of multiple image-based resources and supports zooming, metadata display, book layout, bookmarking, and more.