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Whiteboard “TeamBoard” in the language lab classrooms

Monday, October 27th, 2014

One of the common features equipped in the digital language lab classrooms is the TeamBoard.    This screen board allows us to write on with dry erase makers.

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Another function which the Teamboard has is to be functioned as an interactive whiteboard using the tools such as Microsoft Ink Tool in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.  The TeamBoard is connected to the wall-mounted projector and it will project the display of the instrcutor’s machines in the classroom.

When you open a document in Word or PowerPoint and touch the board, the ink tool tab will appear in the application (The image below is the Microsoft Ink Tool Tab in Microsoft Word).  You will select the tool to draw the line or highlight  in the document.

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Other annotation or drawing tools can also be used for this interactive whiteboard, for example, the annotation and drawing makeup tool in Adobe Acrobat Pro X or simple Adobe Photoshop and so forth.

Adobe Acrobat Annotation Tool

Adobe Acrobat Drawing Makeups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you use the dry erase markers or Ink tools, the primary function of the screen board is to write.  However, the major difference between the two is that the interactive annotation and drawing tool allow us to save the drawings in document.  Therefore, the interactive whiteboard can be beneficial for the activities which involves the instructor’s feedback to the student work, for example.  The Ink Tool can be used for instructors to provide the feedback to student’s paper  in word document or research presentation in powerpoint slide (memo, highlight, underlines…etc).  For example, an EFS class uses the TeamBoard annotation and drawing to provide the feedback to student’s papers.  The feedback from the instructor will be saved in the document.  Then, the students will be revising their work following the feedback.

New Language Lab Facilitites in Lathrop – Oct 2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The images of the drop-in area and the classroom and instructor’s meeting spaces.

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For the detail, please visit the language lab website http://thelab.stanford.edu

 

Stanford’s new Lathrop Library ready for Sept. 15 opening

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Stanford’s new Lathrop Library ready for Sept. 15 opening

Lathrop Library will be the new home of the East Asia Library and other units previously housed in Meyer Library. The four-story building is filled with seminar rooms and classrooms equipped with state-of-the art technology designed to enhance teaching, learning and research.
For the detail, please visit Stanford News

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/august/new-lathrop-library-082714.html

News: French Revolution Digital Archive – web site launched

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

FR_webFrench Revolution Digital Archive – web site launched

We’re excited to announce Stanford University Libraries’ release of the French Revolution Digital Archive web site (FRDA): frda.stanford.edu.

FRDA is the result of a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community….

 

See more at: http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/02/french-revolution-digital-archive-web-site-launched#sthash.evcR75u6.dpuf

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The event news: Thomas Milo: Raising the Stakes in Arabic Text Handling

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

event - thomas miloFriday, February 7, 2014
4:30p-6:30p
Information Center Classroom, First Floor, Green Library East
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please respond to Sonia Lee if you would like to attend.

Join us for a fascinating talk by noted typographer Thomas Milo who will describe a project initiated by the Sultanate of Oman.

The project aims to display, search and quote Qur’ān text on the web in a typographically stable and orthographically flawless manner, regardless the operating system or the type of web device. This requires rethinking computer typography. After a general description of the project, two areas will be discussed in more detail…

More detail: http://library.stanford.edu/news/2014/01/thomas-milo-raising-stakes-arabic-text-handling