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The Productive Scholar: Ben Johnston on using maps in teaching.

Thursday, Thursday, April 19, 12:00 noon, Frist Multipurpose Room A

Using Maps in Teaching with Ben Johnston

In this session we will investigate the use of Google Maps and Google Earth as a teaching  tool. Google Maps have become so common on the Internet partly because they are so easy to create. It is just as easy to plot your own locations on these maps and store information about those locations. Google Maps can be used as a way to organize location-related research notes or as a research archive on which an entire class can collaborate and compile, mapping out for example all references to locations in a novel or mapping the locations of historical sites. The WordPress plugin, WPGeo will also be presented in this session.  The WPGeo plugin, available to all blogs on the campus WordPress platform, allows one to associate locations with blog posts and create cumulative maps displaying all the locations described by posts. In this way, a map can easily be used as a navigational element for the blog.

About the speaker:

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist at OIT’s Educational Technologies Center and manager of the Humanities Resource Center in East Pyne.  Ben has been involved with educational technology for over twelve years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.

Tech Spotlight: Ben Johnston on Digital Humanities

February 21, 2012: Technology Spotlight – Ben Johnston on Digital Humanities

In this session on the digital humanities, Ben goes over the definition, examples, and best practices in digital humanities, or the digital study of the human condition. Highlights include an overview of the Whitman Archive, image collection analysis, and encoding of text and semantic metadata, such as the implementation of  Text Encoding Initiative, or TEI markup. Watch the video below to see the entire presentation.

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ETC offerings for the week of February 12, 2012: Seminars and tech spotlight

Hi, all.

Last week we had three great ETC sponsored events take place on campus, and we recorded each of them. Below are the abstracts and results.

Tuesday February 14th – John LeMasney on promoting personal brand with Social Media.

In this session, we will discuss how companies may be searching for you and checking your posts for alignment with their organizational culture. We will discuss the different grouping methods in these social networks, and tools for managing them. We will look at privacy settings for each of these social networks, and look at conferencing tools in Facebook and Google Plus.

Wednesday, February 15,
12:00 noon

Frist Multipurpose Room B
OpenScholar at Princeton: An Academic Website Publishing Tool
Ben Johnston and Angel Brady
OpenScholar is an academic website publishing tool developed at Harvard University and built on the open source  Drupal platform.  The Educational Technologies Center, together with Web Development Services, began offering OpenScholar as a service to Princeton faculty and graduate students in August of 2011. Since that time, over 90 personal and collaborative project websites have been created. Each OpenScholar website comes with a suite of tools for publishing biographies, curriculum vitae, blog posts, publications, and more. This session will introduce the OpenScholar system, how to request a site on the system, and explore the feature of the system.  Examples of faculty profile websites, as well as project websites, will also be presented.
About the speaker:
Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist at OIT’s Educational Technologies Center and manager of the Humanities Resource Center in East Pyne.  Ben has been involved with educational technology for over ten years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.
Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center in the Educational Technology Center. Prior to coming to Princeton, she worked as an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. In 2005, she graduated with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was awarded the Frank Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education in 2007 for graduate research work performed at Virtual Reality in Medicine Lab (VRMedLab). She is a digital and traditional artist and likes to bake.

 

https://mediacentral.princeton.edu/id/1_h77t98y4
Thursday, February 16,
12:00 noon

Frist Multipurpose Room A
Mind-Mapping Tools for Teaching and Research
John LeMasney and Ben Johnston
Mind mapping is a visual organization method that has interconnecting nodes of data. Digital mind mapping applications make the process clean and portable, and come in both cloud based and desktop based forms. Come to this session to learn more about this visual information organizing method.
About the speaker: 

John LeMasney is responsible for Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton University. He has a MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University, and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of the Arts.
Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist at OIT’s Educational Technologies Center and manager of the Humanities Resource Center in East Pyne.  Ben has been involved with educational technology for over ten years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.
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Productive Scholar: Ben Johnston on New Annotation Tools for Scholars

A small pad of Post-It notes.

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This session looked at current and future methods of annotating and analyzing text and multimedia materials for scholarly work.  From the bookmarking and annotation of webpages, to commenting Word documents for review, and the marking up of XML versions of manuscripts, annotation can take many different forms and be used in many different ways.

Lunch & Learn: Das Café: Technology in the Language Classroom with Jamie Rankin

Das Café
Two technology-driven projects at Princeton are improving teaching and learning in beginning German. Jamie Rankin, coordinator of language teaching and pedagogy and a senior lecturer in the department since 1991, introduced both approaches at a November 19 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar.
The first project is a database that provides teaching resources for graduate student instructors. The database links the syllabus with day-by-day teaching ideas and digitized materials. As a result, even first year instructors with limited teaching experience can develop a feel for the rhythm and pulse of a class, while making pedagogical choices based on their individual classroom experience. Students gain access to these materials as well as past tests for practice.

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