ACERT is organizing a Day of Digital Pedagogy on May 3 – a day-long event that will include an award ceremony honoring winners of the Digital Assignment Prize and the Digital Writing Prize, and a workshop and keynote address led by Jack Dougherty (Associate Professor of Education, Trinity College). Jack has offered to lead a workshop on any of three topics, and we’d like to hear from you, the ACERT community, about which you prefer. Take a look at the descriptions below and vote for your top choice by Friday, April 1. Use the comments section below to participate in a discussion or ask a question about the possible topics.
Create a digital book using Pressbooks
Pressbooks is online book writing software that can be used to create books in multiple formats. In this workshop, you’ll get a sense of the open-access publishing process by creating sample pages using your own material.
Create a thematic polygon map using Google Fusion Tables
While a point map displays a list of addresses as colored dots, a thematic polygon map can tell a richer story with a colored range of data values for different regions (such as neighborhoods, cities, counties, etc.). In this workshop, you’ll use Google Fusion Tables, a free extension of Google Drive, to create a thematic polygon map using a sample New York City data set.
Create a story map
A story map combines points on a map with photos and narrative. In this workshop, you’ll learn to create a story map by copying and modifying this template using a free GitHub Pages account.