Tag: tell a story

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 […]

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May 1, 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

Omeka a tool used for the curation of digital media and for creating online exhibits that showcase those collections. Omeka is a teaching tool that 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 […]

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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. Why […]

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April 28, 2020

Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and audio recording application available for Windows, macOS, Linux. The software is easy to use and to install and provides advanced features such as multi-track recording, sound effects, and filters. Why Use Audacity? Audacity is available for free and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and […]

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April 28, 2020

ArcGIS Online is an online version of the popular ArcGIS software.  A Geographic Information System (GIS) is software designed to store, manipulate, and analyze spatial data. Through Princeton’s ArcGIS Online portal, maps can be shared with other Princeton users or made public on the web. ArcGIS Online contains a wide array of basemaps and datasets […]

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April 28, 2020

Google Slides is a presentation program included as part of the free, web-based Google Drive service. Google Slides provides much of the same functionality of desktop presentation software but because it is completely online, you can access it from any device. Why Use Google Slides? bullet one bullet two bullet three How to Add Google […]

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April 28, 2020

Google MyMaps is an online tool that takes advantage of the Google Maps engine to support the creation of personal digital maps. Similar to the very familiar Google Maps, Google MyMaps allows you to choose between different base maps, add points, lines and regions, and add narrative text, audio, and video. Google MyMaps are stored […]

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April 28, 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

Prezi is a presentation tool that allows you to place information on a large digital canvas that can be panned and zoomed, emphasizing the ideas presented. Prezi supports the use of text, images, audio and video and also provides a range of attractive templates. Why Use Prezi? Create engaging multimedia-rich presentations Great for visually rich […]

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April 28, 2020

VoiceThread is a platform for discussion of multimedia, creating a threaded conversation around files. Users can comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs.  Comments can be in the form of text, audio or video and can be submitted directly on the platform using the user’s computer’s built-in microphoneand web camera, […]

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April 27, 2020