Workshop Sounds October 1st

How You or Your Students Can Create Posters
The MyOmeka feature on Teaching and Learning Cleveland allows any visitor to the site to create a personal account, which they can use to keep track of items in the collection. Users can attach private notes and tags to any image, document, audio, or video file as they browse. Any item which a user has annotated will be sent to their personal dashboard and can be accessed any time they return to the site and log-in with their MyOmeka username. From the Dashboard, users may create personalized Posters (mini-exhibits) based on their items, which they can share with others via email. For an example of user-created posters, see: http://csudigitalhumanities.org/exhibits/all-posters .

While this feature is powerful and generally useful, especially for researchers, we believe that it is simple enough to bring into the classroom. Allowing students to carry out targeted research, curate their own exhibits, analyze primary sources, and tell stories in the scholarly online environment you have helped to create will no doubt provide an excellent learning experience for all. Special emphasis will be placed on inserting audio file in the Poster exhibit. At the workshop, we will walk you through each step, from learning the MyOmeka platform (and learning how to explain it to your students) to educational rationale and lesson ideas. NOTE: We are finalizing the design of this feature on our site, so please resist the temptation to get started early. Attendees will be given a new username and password to access MyOmeka.

From the North:
• Take I-77 South to Granger Road (Exit 157)
• Head east on Rt. 17 to Canal Road (Big Boy on corner)
• Turn right on Canal Road to Fosdick Road (second traffic light)
• Turn right over bridge and right on W. Canal Rd.
• Buildings B will be on your left.

From the South:
• Take I-77 North to Rockside Road (Exit 155)
• Turn right (east) on Rockside, crossing Brecksville Road
• Continue down the hill to Canal Road
• Turn left on Canal to Fosdick Road (third traffic light)
• Turn left over bridge and right on W. Canal Rd.
• Buildings B will be on your left

From the East:
• I-480 West to E. 98th Street (Exit 21) – turn right
• Turn left at the 1st traffic light (Granger Road)
• Continue down the hill to Canal Road (first light)
• Turn left on Canal to Fosdick Road (second traffic light)
• Turn right over bridge and right on W. Canal Rd.
• Buildings B will be on your left

From West:
• Take I-480 East to E. 98th Street (Exit 21) – turn left
• Turn left at the 1st traffic light (Granger Road)
• Continue down the hill to Canal Road (first light)
• Turn left on Canal to Fosdick Road (second traffic light)
• Turn right over bridge and right on W. Canal Rd.
• Buildings B will be on your left.