Choropleth Maps

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Welcome to the Performing Arts Resource Center

Hello. I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Joe Janiga, the Instructional Technologist for Performing Arts at Reed. In my first post I would like to introduce you to specialized rooms and the hardware within them at the Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC) in the Performing Arts Building (PAB), located on the west end of campus.

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LangMedia

Recommended Resource: LangMedia

Most language learners are familiar with the term “language proficiency.” Four components — listening, speaking, reading and writing — are measured when a learner’s language proficiency is being assessed. The measurement of world languages proficiency follows the guidelines developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Continue reading

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The future of GIS in education and research (UCGIS, 2014)

While proud families and supportive friends watched the Reed College Class of 2014 officially transition to alumni, I headed to Pasadena for the 2014 UCGIS* conference. As folks chatted at pre-conference workshops** and the opening reception, I slowly realized that Reed was the lone liberal arts college in attendance. The conference was the big schools, the big names, and … me. Continue reading

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Workshop: Introduction to MATLAB

As part of our spring Quantitative Research Skills Workshop Series, I held an introduction workshop for MATLAB this afternoon. The presentation was aimed at a completely näive audience — we covered some background of the program and its applications, walked through the interface, did some basic calculations, and heard from a Psychology faculty member who uses MATLAB on a regular basis as part of his neuroscience research. Some useful links, below. Continue reading

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Workshop: LaTeX for Physics 202

This afternoon I presented some basics of LaTeX (what is it, why would I not/want to use it, how do I use it) to Physics 200 students who were tasked with writing their lab reports using LaTeX.

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Workshop: Introduction to R

Prepping for Paideia this year, I approached visiting professor Albert Kim about providing a quick one-hour introduction to R. R is the chosen platform for our introductory statistics course and is used by folks across all the sciences (social, physical, natural) across campus. Speaking with faculty and students over the past two years, I regularly hear requests for more R support.

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Workshop: Introduction to Stata

My introduction to Paideia teaching was a grey Thursday in January 2013 — blessed be that first batch of students, for they were patient with the initial out-of-the-gates lecture, which I’ve since refined considerably. Continue reading

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Workshop: Getting IN the map

The more I work with all-things-spatial, the more I want to infuse this sort of work across campus — maps as data visualizations, spatial context as framing for questions and answers, spatial patterns as answers and questions.

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Meetups and language learning

Meetup is one of the websites that connect you with your neighbors. I have heard many students commenting on how they think having conversation partners or communities would help with their language acquisition, but they struggle to find people they could talk to using the target languages. Meetup is great in this sense, as “meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something” (quote from the Meetup website). Continue reading

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