Tag Archives: Tools for Teaching

The Productive Scholar: Writing on the Walls: annotation tools for digital projection and collaboration

Topic: Writing on the Walls: annotation tools for digital projection and collaboration
Speaker: Janet Temos

Time: Thursday, October 24, 12noon – 1pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

Do you find yourself going back and forth between the classroom whiteboard/blackboard and your PowerPoint to write notes or diagram a problem? Can you and your students see that board adequately in the darkened room? When you lower the projection screen to show your class presentation, does it obscure the only place to write? Did you ever wish you had a blank page mid-lecture so you could diagram or sketch an idea that’s just occurred to you? At the end of your talk, does everyone whip out their cell phones to take a picture of the notes you’ve written on the board?

Interactive whiteboards can help combine digital presentations and manual annotations on a single screen by using digital ink for freehand notes and annotations. The annotations can then typically be saved and shared with an audience, or circulated for collaborative work. This talk will provide an overview of various hardware, software, and mobile solutions to make on-screen annotations spontaneous and easy.

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Training and Outreach as well as the New Media Center (NMC). We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

The Productive Scholar RECAP: New Faculty Technology Toolkit – Part 2: Library E-Services and McGraw-ETC

 For a description of this Productive Scholar session and biographies of the presenters, please click hereTo read Part 1: Q-APS Consulting, HRC, and DHI, click here.

Audrey Welber, E-Services and the Department of Research and Instructional Services, Library Services.

Audrey began her presentation with a brief discussion of the E-chat Service, a library reference portal which is available late into the evening and on weekends, making it a particularly useful resource for undergraduate students. As part of her work in Library Services, Audrey also holds library instruction sessions, primarily for undergraduates, on Citation Management Tools. For this Productive Scholar presentation Audrey focused on bibliographic management resources at the Library, as well as new features of the Library’s webpage, and new searching strategies.
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The Productive Scholar RECAP: New Faculty Technology Toolkit – Part 1: Q-APS Consulting, HRC, and DHI

For a description of this Productive Scholar session and biographies of the presenters, please click here.

Jonathan Olmsted, Q-APS Consulting: Using the Q-APS Consulting Service
Q-APS: the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science, originated in the Department of Politics. The program was started in 2009 to support the intersection of political science and technical fields such as statistics, game theory, and computer science. Q-APS has sponsored a weekly seminar series, conferences, workshops, and the provision of graduate student support (e.g.: LaTeX, R, webscraping, research computing).Screen shot 2013-11-22 at 5.57.07 PM

A little more than a year old, the Q-APS Consulting Service seeks to provide service to members of the social science community (faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff researchers) free of charge. More recently, a growing number of researchers have become interested in how statistics and research computing technologies can fruitfully intersect with other fields. As a result, Q-APS Consulting Services has found themselves being visited by scholars from these other fields. In some cases these scholars are attempting to determine what significance Q-APS research methods might have for them. One example of a question asked during an initial consultation is, “How do I use data, or computers, or math to answer my social science question?” Frequently consulting requests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
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The Productive Scholar: New Faculty Tech Toolkit

Topic: New Faculty Tech Toolkit
Speakers: Ben Johnston, HRC/DHI Consulting, OIT; Jonathan Olmsted, Senior Research Specialist/Q-APS Consulting Coordinator (Politics); Audrey Welber, Humanities Reference Librarian, Firestone Library; Janet Temos, Director, Educational Technologies Center (ETC), McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Time: Thursday, October 10, 12noon – 1pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

The New Faculty Tech Toolkit session is designed to allow new faculty, postdocs and graduate students to have an opportunity to receive brief overviews of a number of the technology resources on the Princeton campus, including the Humanities Resource Center (HRC), Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) consulting, bibliographic tools supported by the University Library and the Subject-Specialist librarians who support disciplinary research, as well as quantitative, analytical and statistical computing consulting, and Blackboard in brief. Continue reading

Productive Scholar: Tablets for the Classroom: iPad, MS Surface, and Android 9/26, 12noon

Topic: Tablets for the Classroom: iPad, MS Surface, and Android
Speaker: Janet Temos, ETC Director, Princeton University

Time: Thursday, September 26, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and the Microsoft Surface: Tablets in the Classroom. What makes the difference between a mobile device for personal consumption, and a mobile device that is effective as a teaching and research tool? Find out at this week’s Productive Scholar, where the three major tablet brands listed above will be examined.

Topics covered will include: What to consider when buying a tablet; how to transfer and work with documents created on your desktop using a tablet; how to display from a tablet to a classroom projector; how to use a tablet effectively for text creation; and finally, how not to mess up the “fun” leisure-time tablet features while also making your device a companion to professional life.

About the Speaker:
Janet Temos
is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Training and Outreach as well as the New Media Center (NMC). We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

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