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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.

The Productive Scholar: Angel Brady on the Chrome Browser and Chromebook

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Thursday, April 5, 2012
12:00 noon
Frist Multipurpose Room A
The Chrome Browser and Chromebook
Angel Brady

Angel’s presentation slide deck is available here.

A laptop that only takes seconds to boot up and runs one application, a browser, which in turn offers applications on the web. A laptop that has no ability to save files locally or even download software, because it’s all done in the cloud. A browser that uses apps that allow you to interact with different types of media, including rotating 3D models, without having to install plug-ins. A browser that has language translation built into it. We just described Google’s Chromebook and Chrome Browser.

In this Productive Scholar, the Chromebook and the Chrome browser will be discussed in terms of their roles in education and the Chromebook will be demonstrated. Come see what is so revolutionary about the way the Chromebook operates differently from other laptops, and find out why Google’s Chrome browser became the world’s most popular web browser, if only for a day (http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/21/chrome-beats-internet-explorer-thanks-bric/).

About the speaker:

Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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The Productive Scholar: Angel Brady on Augmented Reality in Education

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Thursday, February 23, 12:00 noon
Frist Multipurpose Room A
Augmented Reality (AR) in Education
Angel Brady
Click on the following link to view the presentation slides, with links. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=djrsswm_18zmhtgh48

Angel also added “I found this link on how to export objects out of Second Life and edit them in a 3D modeling program: http://exporttoworld.plugimi.com/index.php?/how-to-export/

Augmented Reality (AR) has been around for some time and also has been labeled as a “gimmicky” technology. With a couple of new applications using AR, it is now being revisited again in the educational world. What exactly is AR? According to Wikipedia Augmented Reality is “a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.” Imagine a mobile app that displays real time digital meta data over real world physical objects and is viewed through the camera on your mobile device. That is a form of AR.
How is AR being used in education? How do you get started with using AR in your courses? What mobile applications and computer programs are available that use this technology? All if these questions will be discussed during this session.
About the speaker:
Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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.

 

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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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The Productive Scholar: Roku Box: Making Your Own Television Lineup, presented by John LeMasney

In this session, John LeMasney will show you how you can use Roku’s set top box to stream movies, shows, and audio to your television, cultivating, curating, and crafting your very own lineup of rich content that suits your own tastes. Come to the session to learn how you can cut your cable cord and start enjoying TV your own way.

Speaker bio:

John LeMasney is a father, artist, designer, consultant, technologist, open web advocate and open source evangelist living and working in New Jersey.
He is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton University, responsible for training and presenting to faculty and students about the effective use of technology for communication, work, teaching and learning. He tries to help people get things done.
John received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the  University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 1998.
He received his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (communication) with honors from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ in 2009.