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Smart Schools Bond Act: Brown Bag with Kiersten Greene

Smart Schools Bond Act: Brown Bag with Kiersten Greene
New York State Technology Integration in Practice

Wednesday, September 27th
12:30-1:45pm, @ Old Main 215

Grand Opening Event: A Digital Pedagogy Projects Show & Tell

Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) Lab:  Grand Opening Event
Digital Pedagogy Projects – A Show & Tell
September 20th, 2017

Presentation Schedule

11am:               Joshua Korenblat – The Tidyverse package and R Studio (M39)

In this brief introduction Kornblat will present R Studio and the Tidyverse package. He will demonstrate how graphics can be made using this package. The presentations will provide examples of charts and graphics made with R Studio and Tidyverse. While this will be more conceptually based, it will provide learning resources in order to deepen knowledge and understanding.

11:15am:       Tour DASH Lab (M36)

11:30:             Jessica Pabón – Twitter (M39)

In the age of social media, platforms like Twitter provide an incredible pedagogical tool for educators. In her presentation, Pabón will briefly show how the use of Twitter in her classes has: helped build community outside of seated classroom hours; enabled a different way to assess student comprehension and interest in reading materials; inspired students to find their voice through practicing public intellectualism; and enabled students to develop digital job skills in an increasingly new media dependent market.

11:45am:        Tour DASH Lab (M36)

12 noon:         Kiersten Greene- Hawksites & Digital Text Production (M39)

By demonstrating how to use Hawksites as a learning management system, eportfolio, and digital text production tool in her courses, Greene teaches students how to be both consumers and producers of multimodal texts in an increasingly digital world. Come to this workshop to get tips on how to effectively use Hawksites in your seated, online, or hybrid course.

12:15pm:       Tour DASH Lab (M36)

12:30pm:       Melissa Rock- Google Maps (M39)

Google Maps has more uses than getting you from point A to point B (though that utility is quite valuable). This presentation will show you how Rock integrates this ubiquitous and accessible web mapping technology in her classrooms.

12:45pm:      Tour DASH Lab (M36)

1pm:               Melissa Rock- Digital Video Essays (M39)

Digital video essays can be incorporated as an ongoing or final project in any course. During her presentation, Rock will show examples of her student’s work, briefly introduce the video editing tools students used to make them, and discuss the academic and professional benefits of integrating digital video essays into her geography, Asian studies and WGSS courses.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

2018-2019 Competition Deadline: October 6, 2017 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog.

The wide variety of new digital media tools and platforms has created an unprecedented opportunity for people from all disciplines and backgrounds to share observations and personal narratives with global audiences online. These storytelling tools are powerful resources as we seek to expand our knowledge of pressing global issues and build ties across cultures.

For the 2018-19 competition, the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship will accept proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue. Multi-country projects will compare and contrast how an issue or set of issues is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of storytelling tools – including text, photography, video, audio/podcasts, public speaking, maps, graphic illustrations, and/or social media – Storytellers will share their stories, and the stories of those they meet, and publish their work on National Geographic platforms, including a dedicated program blog. Stories deemed by National Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National Geographic platforms.

In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), and materials and reporting special allowance, Storytellers will receive instruction in story-telling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. National Geographic will also provide editorial mentorship for Storytellersduring their Fulbright grant period. Storytellers will provide material for the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term.

The National Geographic Society believes in the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to change the world. The broad themes of this year’s competition fall under National Geographic’s three lenses: The Human Journey, Our Changing Planet, and Wildlife& Wild Places.

Alternative Mode of Scholarship Competition 2018 (urban geography research & scholarship)

The American Association of Geographers (AAG), Urban Geography Specialty Group (UGSG)

— Alternative Mode of Scholarship Competition 2018 —
Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018, midnight EST

In recognition of the increasingly diverse ways in which researchers disseminate their research, the UGSG Alternative Mode of Scholarship Competition solicits the submission of blogs, videos and websites created by individual undergraduate or graduate students or by groups of students during the 2017 calendar year. AAG/UGSG membership is not necessary to participate in this competition. Submissions should be in the form of a URL address plus no more than 300 words explaining how the submission contributes to an understanding of urban geography. Please indicate whether the project creators were undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral students (or a combination therein). Submissions to award competitions sponsored by other AAG-affiliated organizations are not eligible. The winner(s) of the award will receive $200.

Submissions should be emailed by the February 12, 2018 deadline to Astrid Wood ( and Kathe Newman ‎(‎ Please be sure in the email to include the full name, affiliation (university, department, and degree program), email address, and postal address of each project creators. Decisions will be announced to the winner(s) by Monday, March 12, 2018.

New Paltz as Classroom: Using an augmented reality game (ARG) for site-based learning

Click here to access Dr. Maynard’s Powerpoint Presentation

Hawksites 201: Building Blogs at SUNY New Paltz

Click here to access Dr. Greene’s Google Slides Presentation

Click here to access the worksheet from the presentation: Worksheet

Manage Your Citations Like a Pro!

Manage Your Citations: Presentation

Citations Comparison Chart Handout

Google and the Mobile Researcher
by Lydia Willoughby

by Madeline Veitch
Zotero Quick Start Guide

by Heather Shimon
Mendeley Guides & Tutorials

Digital Video Essay Workshop

Digital Video Essay Workshop

by Melissa Y. Rock (Geography, Asian Studies)

November 17th, 2015 (9:30-11am)
at the Teaching and Learning Center.


Mapping Knowledge


Mapping Knowledge
led by Annie Swafford (English)

November 4th (10am-noon)
at the  Teaching and Learning Center.

Click here for instructions from the workshop.

Gender and Geography Bibliography Hackathon

Gender and Geography Bibliography Hackathon! (November 20th, 12:30-2pm)

at the Teaching and Learning Center.

Work for Social Justice + Hone Computer Skills

The GGB Hack involves over 50 committed scholars and hundreds of students who will work together to expand and organize the Gender & Geography Bibliography (GGB). SUNY New Paltz will be one of the nodes contributing to this endeavor!

The GGB Hack contributes to  public knowledge, while providing training in the citation management software, Zotero.

Skills and time involved are minimal. A faculty mentor will help guide the group to find more sources at each node.

You only need to bring the following:

* a laptop
(limited loaners available)
*  your determination to make a better world, and
*  your curiosity!

Drop in or stay!

Sponsored by the DASH Lab & SUNY New Paltz Geography Department.





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