Are you interested in using more digital tools for storytelling in the classroom? Would you like students to create online exhibits and work with historical materials? Omeka is a free, open source content management system that makes it easy for teachers to work with digital collections in the classroom. On Monday, November 17th, Dave DeCamp (History), Jim McGrath (English), and Amanda Rust (Research and Instruction Librarian, Snell Library) will hold an informations session on Omeka and its uses in the classroom. We’ll highlight what Omeka can (and can’t) do, showcase plugins like Neatline, walk through local uses of Omeka in the classroom (with projects like Our Marathon and The Early Caribbean Digital Archive), and discuss ways to work with students on collaborative and individual projects.

You don’t have to be an expert in digital tools to attend: this will be an accessible and informal conversation centered on the needs and interests of workshop attendees, and we look forward to talking about potential uses of Omeka in the classroom!

This workshop is free. Teachers, librarians, archivists, and graduate students who are currently teaching (or who will be teaching in the near future) are welcome to attend. Our workshop is sponsored by Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Group and The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. If you are interested in attending and you are not from Northeastern (or if you’d like additional information), please e-mail Jim McGrath (mcgrath.ja@husky.neu.edu) so we can get you access to Snell Library for the session.

 

Event Details:

Digital Tools In The Classroom: Omeka Workshop

Monday, November 17th: 3-4:30pm

422 Snell Library, Northeastern University