Tag Archives: Social Sciences

Multilingual Zotero (In Test Phase)

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Zotero announced today that they will be releasing Multilingual Zotero. This software will allow scholars that working in multiple languages to correctly format multilingual data. It also deletes duplicates.

To learn more or to download the Multilingual Zotero, click on the link below:


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Tech Spotlights: Wimba

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Wimba is used to enrich language learning programs. This audio tool can be used for instructors to create assignments that require students to post their recordings from within the Blackboard course site. Instructors can use this tool to verbally explain complex material and send voice comments on papers and assignments. Wimba can also be used to teach pronunciation, rhythm, stress and emphasis.

Click on the link below to get started using Wimba.
Wimba-Instructor Instructions.pdf

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Screencast: How to Create and Edit Maps in Google Maps

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In this screencast, we will show you how to create a maps, edit the map (by adding directions, points of interest via markers, and drawing boxes to highlight areas on the map), and save them to share with others, under the My Maps feature. We also demonstrate how to change the language of the map and the directions you save on the map. To view the screencast, click on the link below (larger view) or on the player. http://www.screencast.com/t/N2UxMTkyNjg


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

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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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Lunch & Learn: Beyond Words: Environmental History, Digitization, and GIS with Emmanuel Kreike

quickbird.jpgEmmanuel Kreike, Associate Professor of History at Princeton, combines models and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences with approaches from environmental science and forestry to analyze how ecological, political, social, cultural, and economic processes affect the use and management of natural resources in past and present southern Africa.
To study the past and the sweeps of environmental change, Africanists and indeed, many humanists and scientists have conventionally relied upon written archival records as well as oral histories, the individual perspectives of elders or oral traditions that have been handed down through the generations. The nature of the existing data made it difficult or impossible for researchers in any field to establish a link to the physical reality or even to draw meaningful conclusions about the complex processes of environmental change. Oral histories, for example, often tell us more about the present than the conditions in the past.

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