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Month: May 2009

NERCOMP: Developing and Using Material Culture Collections for Teaching and Learning

May 19th, 2009

Session 1: Introduction

Teaching collections are:

1. Classroom based vs. institutional level collections
2. Faculty initiated and developed – we want faculty thinking and talking about the metadata – how tools will be used. Also talking to media resource specialists – how best to capture material objects – photograph them.
3. Faculty managed – faculty are the ones who are responsible for managing and handling the collections.
4. Instructionally focused – what is the application of these types of resources in the classroom? Focusing on the higher order thinking skills.

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Editing Photos Online

Chris Pirillo on CNN.com has a top ten roundup of the best free web photo editing tools. For us, three of these tools stand out: 1) Pixlr Like the others, Pixlr’s photo tool is all online. It is flash-based and resembles the Photoshop layout. While it doesn’t have all the…

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