Author Archives: Beth Platte

Social annotation with Annotation Studio

Annotation Studio is an open-source browser-based annotation platform that allows members of groups or classes to take notes on a shared document. You might think of it as similar to the comment feature in Google Docs, without the ability to … finish reading Social annotation with Annotation Studio

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New Language Lab website

The Language Lab at Reed has a new website! You can access it at www.reed.edu/language_resources/. The main page includes links to the drop-in tutoring schedule for foreign languages and a list of media available at the IMC by language. Use the … finish reading New Language Lab website

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Reflections on Digital Scholarship Week at Reed

The last week of March was Digital Scholarship Week at Reed. Instructional Technology Services and Library staff, with generous support from the Center for Teaching and Learning, organized the week-long series of events to showcase digital methodologies in research and … finish reading Reflections on Digital Scholarship Week at Reed

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Digital Scholarship Week at Reed

Across Reed’s campus, students and faculty are using digital tools to produce scholarship in a variety of disciplines. But there are many of us who wonder what “digital scholarship” means, or want to know more about digital tools and their … finish reading Digital Scholarship Week at Reed

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Annotating PDFs in Preview and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Annotation, or adding notes directly to texts, is an important part of scholarly work. Many of us learned to annotate using some old-school tools: pencils, highlighters, maybe sticky notes to physically “tag” our books. As more and more texts are … finish reading Annotating PDFs in Preview and Adobe Acrobat Reader

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NWACC’s EdTech Deck

Every year, during the first week of November, educational technology specialists from across the northwest gather in Portland for a roundtable. This year, Trina Marmarelli and I attended the North West Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) Roundtable. As a relatively new … finish reading NWACC’s EdTech Deck

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Online language exchanges

If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills in a foreign language, you may be interested in a language exchange with a native speaker and English learner, in addition to meeting with the drop-in and individual tutors available … finish reading Online language exchanges

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Language Labs: A Brief History

The middle of the 20th century was an exciting time for foreign language study in the United States. During World War II, the army created the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) to provide education to officers with strategic wartime skills, … finish reading Language Labs: A Brief History

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