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Lightning Talks

Follow the links below to see what faculty and staff shared during their lightning talks!

Chantal Larose (Statistics):

 

Annie Swafford (English): http://www.augmentednotes.com/

 

Lydia Willoughby (Library): http://newpaltz.libguides.com/ghosts

 

Rachel Rigolino (English):

Tool:

Example:

 

Josh Korenblat (Graphic Design): http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/dashlab/2017/04/13/poems/

 

Kate Bohan (TLC): https://www.lynda.com/  Sign-up to be a Lynda.com Admin: https://newpaltz.wufoo.com/forms/sxxgxbm15deyfb/

 

Kiersten Greene (Education): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rAWxjRN9JasKp-uWLEJwU-Rp5uWmfDR-uSPXdBNIRpI/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Visualizing Curricular Places with Digital Mapping

Google Maps:

Requirements: Google Account

Set up:

  1. Log into Google (with a non-Hawkmail account)
  2. Navigate to http://maps.google.com
  3. Click on the icon with three horizontal bars in the left-hand side of the search bar.
  4. Click on “Your Places,” then “Maps.”
  5. Click on “Create Map” and give your map a title and a description by clicking on the words “Untitled Map” in the upper-left hand side of the screen and completing the empty fields.
  6. To add locations to your map, type a location in the search box, (e.g. 221B Baker Street, London), click on the resulting point, and then click “Add to Map”

 Editing Data

  1. First, let’s add text
    1. Click on the location, then click on the icon of a pencil
    2. Type a title and description for the location
    3. Click “Save”
  2. Next, let’s add an image to a location
    1. Click on the icon of a camera.
    2. Do a Google image search for your location, choose a picture of the area, click on the image you want, and click “Select”
    3. Click “Save” to save your picture.
  3. Next, let’s color-coordinate the locations
    1. Click the paint bucket icon
    2. Select a color and shape from the drop down menu to determine the appearance of the location pins.
    3. Click “more icons” to see even more options
  4. Finally, let’s add lines to connect the locations
    1. Figure out the order you’d like the locations to have
    2. Click the icon that looks like several dots connected with lines and select “Add line or Shape” (or “Add Walking Route” if the characters walk between the points).
    3. Click on each location in order and hit enter when you’re done.
    4. Give the line a name and a description.
    5. To change the line’s appearance or color, hover over the name of the line in the left-hand box alongside the locations and click the paint-bucket icon that appears.
    6. Select the desired color and line width.
  5. Let’s share the map
    1. In the upper-left part of the screen, click the word “Share”
    2. To let others see your map, click on the word “Change” in blue
    3. Select “Anyone with link” to let anyone with the map link see your map
  6. To let other people collaborate on your map, type their email addresses into the box labeled “Invite people”

StoryMap JS:

Requirements: Google Account; Chrome is recommend

Instructions:

  1. Go to https://storymap.knightlab.com
  2. Click “Create”
  3. Select “Login with your Google Account”
  4. Click the green button labeled “New”
  5. Give your map a title and click “Create”
  6. Type the name of your map under “HEADLINE”: this is the title of your map
  7. Enter a description of your map in the text field under “HEADLINE”
  8. Upload an image for your homepage (click on “Upload an image”) or paste a URL of an image or video into the field labeled “URL to your media.” Add credit and caption if desired
  9. Click “Add Slide” to add a new slide
  10. Repeat steps 6-8 for each location where you’ve lived
  11. Type the location you’d like to mark on the map into the box labeled “Search.” Feel free to use the + and – buttons to zoom in.
  12. Click the “Save” button occasionally to save data
  13. When you’ve added all your locations, click the “Options” button.
    1. You can change the map’s appearance with “Map type”
    2. If you want to preserve the level of zoom and want the map to resemble a slideshow that focuses on individual points, switch from “Cartography” to “Image” under “Treat As”
    3. If you’re interested in the relationship between the points and care less about the level of zoom, leave it on “Cartography.”
  14. To share the map, click on the “Share” button. Copy and paste the link under “link” to send in an email. To embed the map in a website, scroll down and save the “embed” code to paste in your website’s HTML editor.
  15. You’re done!

Sample Student Maps:

The Romance of a Shop Map: http://tinyurl.com/romanceofashop

The Walking Dead Map: http://walkingdeadgis.weebly.com/

Nirvana Map: Obscurity to Domination: http://nirvanatour.tumblr.com/

Map of Holmes story “The Twisted Lip”: http://tinyurl.com/twistedlipmap

Map of Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia”: http://tinyurl.com/scandalbohemiamap

For more info, check out https://annieswafford.wordpress.com/

Feedback?

Click here to take our questionnaire!

Digitizing the Archive

Digitizing the Archive                                          February 15, 1-2:30pm, TLC

Do you have historical photographs you want to display? Rare texts you want to digitize? Want your students to create digital exhibits?

Come learn how to use Omeka, a free, open-source tool for making digital archives and museum exhibits!

No programming or web design experience necessary!

Please fill out this short survey to let us know how we’re doing!

Click here for workshop instructions!!

Mapping Knowledge

Google Maps:

Requirements: Google Account

Set up:

  1. Log into Google (with a non-Hawkmail account)
  2. Navigate to http://maps.google.com
  3. Click on the icon with three horizontal bars in the left-hand side of the search bar.
  4. Click on “Your Places,” then “Maps.”
  5. Click on “Create Map” and give your map a title and a description by clicking on the words “Untitled Map” in the upper-left hand side of the screen and completing the empty fields.
  6. To add locations to your map, type a location in the search box, (e.g. 221B Baker Street, London), click on the resulting point, and then click “Add to Map”

 Editing Data

  1. First, let’s add text
    1. Click on the location, then click on the icon of a pencil
    2. Type a title and description for the location
    3. Click “Save”
  2. Next, let’s add an image to a location
    1. Click on the icon of a camera.
    2. Do a Google image search for your location, choose a picture of the area, click on the image you want, and click “Select”
    3. Click “Save” to save your picture.
  3. Next, let’s color-coordinate the locations
    1. Click the paint bucket icon
    2. Select a color and shape from the drop down menu to determine the appearance of the location pins.
    3. Click “more icons” to see even more options
  4. Finally, let’s add lines to connect the locations
    1. Figure out the order you’d like the locations to have
    2. Click the icon that looks like several dots connected with lines and select “Add line or Shape” (or “Add Walking Route” if the characters walk between the points).
    3. Click on each location in order and hit enter when you’re done.
    4. Give the line a name and a description.
    5. To change the line’s appearance or color, hover over the name of the line in the left-hand box alongside the locations and click the paint-bucket icon that appears.
    6. Select the desired color and line width.
  5. Let’s share the map
    1. In the upper-left part of the screen, click the word “Share”
    2. To let others see your map, click on the word “Change” in blue
    3. Select “Anyone with link” to let anyone with the map link see your map
  6. To let other people collaborate on your map, type their email addresses into the box labeled “Invite people”

StoryMap JS:

Requirements: Google Account; Chrome is recommend

Instructions:

  1. Go to https://storymap.knightlab.com
  2. Click “Create”
  3. Select “Login with your Google Account”
  4. Click the green button labeled “New”
  5. Give your map a title and click “Create”
  6. Type the name of your map under “HEADLINE”: this is the title of your map
  7. Enter a description of your map in the text field under “HEADLINE”
  8. Upload an image for your homepage (click on “Upload an image”) or paste a URL of an image or video into the field labeled “URL to your media.” Add credit and caption if desired
  9. Click “Add Slide” to add a new slide
  10. Repeat steps 6-8 for each location where you’ve lived
  11. Type the location you’d like to mark on the map into the box labeled “Search.” Feel free to use the + and – buttons to zoom in.
  12. Click the “Save” button occasionally to save data
  13. When you’ve added all your locations, click the “Options” button.
    1. You can change the map’s appearance with “Map type”
    2. If you want to preserve the level of zoom and want the map to resemble a slideshow that focuses on individual points, switch from “Cartography” to “Image” under “Treat As”
    3. If you’re interested in the relationship between the points and care less about the level of zoom, leave it on “Cartography.”
  14. To share the map, click on the “Share” button. Copy and paste the link under “link” to send in an email. To embed the map in a website, scroll down and save the “embed” code to paste in your website’s HTML editor.
  15. You’re done!

Sample Student Maps:

The Romance of a Shop Map: http://tinyurl.com/romanceofashop

The Walking Dead Map: http://walkingdeadgis.weebly.com/

Nirvana Map: Obscurity to Domination: http://nirvanatour.tumblr.com/

Map of Holmes story “The Twisted Lip”: http://tinyurl.com/twistedlipmap

Map of Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia”: http://tinyurl.com/scandalbohemiamap

For more info, check out https://annieswafford.wordpress.com/

 

Feedback?

Click here to take our questionnaire!

 

Storytelling with Data: a Design Week Panel

How do you tell a story with data? Visualizations can help make sense of otherwise impenetrable results. This panel will showcase data visualization projects from across campus, including graphs of baseball statistics, analyses of HIV tests, digital archives, video essays, and narrative maps.

March 28th, 9:30am

TLC

Presenters:

Josh Korenblat (Graphic Design)
Chantal Larose (Statistics)
Akira Shimada (History, Asian Studies)
Melissa Rock (Geography, Asian Studies)
Annie Swafford (English)

 

See below for slides:

 

Josh Korenblat, “A Visual History of Major League Baseball”:

Chantal Larose, “Visualizing the ELISA Data”

 

Annie Swafford, “Storytelling with Maps”

Mapping Knowledge: A Narrative Mapping Workshop

 Set up for Google Maps:

  1. Log into Google (with a non-Hawkmail account)
  2. Navigate to http://maps.google.com
  3. Click on the icon with three horizontal bars in the left-hand side of the search bar.
  4. Click on “My Maps.”
  5. Click on “Create Map” and give your map a title and a description by clicking on the words “Untitled Map” in the upper-left hand side of the screen and completing the empty fields.
  6. To add locations to your map, type a location in the search box, (e.g. 221B Baker Street, London), click on the resulting point, and then click “Add to Map”

 Editing Google Maps Data

  1. First, let’s add text
    1. Click on the location, then click on the icon of a pencil
    2. Type a title and description for the location
    3. Click “Save”
  2. Next, let’s add an image to a location
    1. Click on the icon of a camera.
    2. Do a Google image search for your location, choose a picture of the area, click on the image you want, and click “Select”
    3. Click “Save” to save your picture.
  3. Next, let’s color-coordinate the locations
    1. Each location is listed in the box on the left; hover over your location in the box on the left and click on the icon of a paint-bucket that appears on the right.
    2. Select a color and shape from the drop down menu to determine the appearance of the location pins.
  4. Finally, let’s add lines to connect the locations
    1. Figure out the order you’d like the locations to have
    2. Click the icon that looks like several dots connected with lines and select “Add line or Shape” (or “Add Walking Route” if the characters walk between the points).
    3. Click on each location in order and hit enter when you’re done.
    4. Give the line a name and a description.
    5. To change the line’s appearance or color, hover over the name of the line in the left-hand box alongside the locations and click the paint-bucket icon that appears.
    6. Select the desired color and line width.
  5. Let’s share the map
    1. In the upper-left part of the screen, click the word “Share”
    2. To let others see your map, click on the word “Change” in blue
    3. Select “Anyone with link” to let anyone with the map link see your map
  6. To let other people collaborate on your map, type their email addresses into the box labeled “Invite people”

Using Mapbox:

Mapbox (https://www.mapbox.com/editor) is another great mapping program that lets you customize things a little more and makes more elegant maps. However, it doesn’t let multiple people edit the same map simultaneously, so collaboration is harder.

 Importing Data:

  1. Make a Mapbox account (https://www.mapbox.com/editor) and log in.
  2. Click the button labeled “New Mapbox Editor Project.”
  3. Click “Style,” then click on the map style you want from the resulting list.
  4. Click on “Project,” -> “Settings” and give your project a title and a description.
  5. Click the “Save” button.

Adding and Editing Data:

  1. Click on the icon of a magnifying glass, type in your address, and hit enter.
  2. Click on the point that appears on the map to add it to your map.
  3. A window will pop up on the left. Add the title and description in the text fields
  4. Click the word “Style”at the bottom of the new window to select the color and size of the location icon.
  5. Click the word “Symbol” next to the word “Style” to add your favorite icon symbol to the location.
  6. To find an image for a location:
    1. Do a Google image search (https://images.google.com/) for your location to find the perfect image.
    2. Once you’ve found it, Click it, then click “View image” in the next window, and copy the new URL to get the image URL (NOTE: it should end with .jpg, .png, or .tif).
  7. Go back to your Mapbox project, and click “Text” again.
    1. Click at the end of your description in the “Add a description” field
    2. Type <img src=”URL”> (replacing URL with the URL you copied in step 6.2)
    3. For example, if I wanted this picture of Baker Street associated with Baker street, I would type <img src= “https://shipscooksstuff.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/baker3.jpg“>
    4. Click the “Save” button.
  8. Remember the order for your locations, and get ready to draw lines.
    1. Click the “Line” button, then click on the correct points in order.
    2. Double-click on the final location.
    3. Give the line a name (e.g. “Order of events in “A Scandal in Bohemia”) and a color.
    4. Click the “Save” button.
  9. To see what your map looks like, click “Project” -> “Info,” and copy and paste the URL listed under “Share” into a browser.

Sample Student Maps:

The Picture of Dorian Gray Map: http://tinyurl.com/doriangraymap

The Romance of a Shop Map: http://tinyurl.com/romanceofashop

The Walking Dead Map: http://walkingdeadgis.weebly.com/

Nirvana Map: Obscurity to Domination: http://nirvanatour.tumblr.com/

Map of Holmes story “The Twisted Lip”: http://tinyurl.com/twistedlipmap

Map of Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia”: http://tinyurl.com/scandalbohemiamap

For more info, check out https://annieswafford.wordpress.com/

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

ArtandFeminismWiki

Recording Research: Video Essay Workshop

Want students’ work to combine creativity, concise writing, and technology? Then come to a workshop on digital video essays!

In this workshop, you will learn how to use WeVideo, a free, user-friendly web tool for creating and editing short videos.

The workshop will demo sample student videos and online assignments to make it easy for you to bring this technique into your classroom.  You can even use this flexible tool to create mini video lessons or video blogs!

No audiovisual editing experience needed.

Led by Melissa Y. Rock (Geography, Asian Studies)
March 1st, 11:00-12:30pm

Hawksites 101: Building Blogs at SUNY New Paltz

Do you want to start a faculty website? Initiate a blog for your course? Create a site for a project you’re working on? In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to get started with Hawksites. You’ll leave the session with a digital toolkit for building and maintaining websites for just about anything you’re working on.

Led by Kiersten Greene, PhD

February 16, 2-3pm

Teaching & Learning Center, College Hall 113

Sponsored by the DASH Lab (Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

Want instructions? Check out this link!

Mapping Knowledge: A Mapping Workshop

 Set up for Google Maps:

  1. Log into Google (with a non-Hawkmail account)
  2. Navigate to http://maps.google.com
  3. Click on the icon with three horizontal bars in the left-hand side of the search bar.
  4. Click on “My Maps.”
  5. Click on “Create Map” and give your map a title and a description by clicking on the words “Untitled Map” in the upper-left hand side of the screen and completing the empty fields.
  6. To add locations to your map, type a location in the search box, (e.g. 221B Baker Street, London), click on the resulting point, and then click “Add to Map”

 Editing Google Maps Data

  1. First, let’s add text
    1. Click on the location, then click on the icon of a pencil
    2. Type a title and description for the location
    3. Click “Save”
  2. Next, let’s add an image to a location
    1. Click on the icon of a camera.
    2. Do a Google image search for your location, choose a picture of the area, click on the image you want, and click “Select”
    3. Click “Save” to save your picture.
  3. Next, let’s color-coordinate the locations
    1. Each location is listed in the box on the left; hover over your location in the box on the left and click on the icon of a paint-bucket that appears on the right.
    2. Select a color and shape from the drop down menu to determine the appearance of the location pins.
  4. Finally, let’s add lines to connect the locations
    1. Figure out the order you’d like the locations to have
    2. Click the icon that looks like several dots connected with lines and select “Add line or Shape” (or “Add Walking Route” if the characters walk between the points).
    3. Click on each location in order and hit enter when you’re done.
    4. Give the line a name and a description.
    5. To change the line’s appearance or color, hover over the name of the line in the left-hand box alongside the locations and click the paint-bucket icon that appears.
    6. Select the desired color and line width.
  5. Let’s share the map
    1. In the upper-left part of the screen, click the word “Share”
    2. To let others see your map, click on the word “Change” in blue
    3. Select “Anyone with link” to let anyone with the map link see your map
  6. To let other people collaborate on your map, type their email addresses into the box labeled “Invite people”

Using Mapbox:

Mapbox (https://www.mapbox.com/editor) is another great mapping program that lets you customize things a little more and makes more elegant maps. However, it doesn’t let multiple people edit the same map simultaneously, so collaboration is harder.

 Importing Data:

  1. Make a Mapbox account (https://www.mapbox.com/editor) and log in.
  2. Click the button labeled “New Mapbox Editor Project.”
  3. Click “Style,” then click on the map style you want from the resulting list.
  4. Click on “Project,” -> “Settings” and give your project a title and a description.
  5. Click the “Save” button.

Adding and Editing Data:

  1. Click on the icon of a magnifying glass, type in your address, and hit enter.
  2. Click on the point that appears on the map to add it to your map.
  3. A window will pop up on the left. Add the title and description in the text fields
  4. Click the word “Style”at the bottom of the new window to select the color and size of the location icon.
  5. Click the word “Symbol” next to the word “Style” to add your favorite icon symbol to the location.
  6. To find an image for a location:
    1. Do a Google image search (image.google.com) for your location to find the perfect image.
    2. Once you’ve found it, Click it, then click “View image” in the next window, and copy the new URL to get the image URL (NOTE: it should end with .jpg, .png, or .tif).
  7. Go back to your Mapbox project, and click “Text” again.
    1. Click at the end of your description in the “Add a description” field
    2. Type <img src=”URL”> (replacing URL with the URL you copied in step 6.2)
    3. For example, if I wanted this picture of Baker Street associated with Baker street, I would type <img src= “https://shipscooksstuff.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/baker3.jpg“>
    4. Click the “Save” button.
  8. Remember the order for your locations, and get ready to draw lines.
    1. Click the “Line” button, then click on the correct points in order.
    2. Double-click on the final location.
    3. Give the line a name (e.g. “Order of events in “A Scandal in Bohemia”) and a color.
    4. Click the “Save” button.
  9. To see what your map looks like, click “Project” -> “Info,” and copy and paste the URL listed under “Share” into a browser.

Sample Student Maps:

The Picture of Dorian Gray Map: http://tinyurl.com/doriangraymap

The Romance of a Shop Map: http://tinyurl.com/romanceofashop

The Walking Dead Map: http://walkingdeadgis.weebly.com/

Nirvana Map: Obscurity to Domination: http://nirvanatour.tumblr.com/

Map of Holmes story “The Twisted Lip”: http://tinyurl.com/twistedlipmap

Map of Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia”: http://tinyurl.com/scandalbohemiamap

For more info, check out https://annieswafford.wordpress.com/

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