Author Archives: Ben Johnston

Where your book meets the map

Placing Literature is crowd-sourced online database of locations from literary works launched in June of 2013. Users of the site can add markers to the shared map, indicating not only the title and author of the book being charted, but … Continue reading

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Getting Started with QGIS

Quantum GIS, or QGIS, is an open source geographic information system application available for Windows, Mac, or Linux. The software allows you to import, manipulate, and layer geographic data. Fred Gibbs, Director of Digital Scholarship at the Roy Rosenzweig Center … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom

In this Lunch and Learn session, Janet Temos and Angel Brady of the Educational Technologies Center gave an introduction to the SMART Technologies SMART Podium (formerly Sympodium) and the iPad, and how they can be used as interactive whiteboards for … Continue reading

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Quiz

A (not so) recent article in the New York Times entitled ‘The Trouble With Homework‘ describes several study techniques that have been shown to enhance retention and aid memory. Spaced Repetition, which should be familiar to anyone who has studied … Continue reading

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SimpleTCT

SimpleTCT is a textual analysis tool for making thematic annotations developed by OpenDAHT, Open Digital Arts & Humanities Tools. Collections of text files can be opened and viewed within the application, themes can be defined and given unique color coding. … Continue reading

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