Macaulay Honors College Seminar 2, IDC 3001H

Category: Tutorials

Creating a map using Maps Marker Pro

This resource guide was originally crafted by ITF Maggie Galvan, based on a guide created by CCNY ITFs Logan McBride and John Sorrentino.

Maps Marker is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create a map with marked points of interest.

You’ll see Maps Marker Pro on the left-hand side of the Dashboard. If you hover over or click this item, you’ll see the full submenu for Maps Marker.

To create a map, you’ll use the two map-making functions—layers and markers—of Maps Marker together. The following tutorial will lay out the basic steps of making a map specifically for the Neighborhood Visit assignment.

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Footnotes and Citations

Using footnotes and citations are a way to make sure that you attribute any information that comes from an outside source. This includes both primary sources, such as newspapers, government documents, public records, interviews, and other archival materials, as well as secondary sources, which includes books, articles, film, or internet sources about your subject.

A citation refers to the actual text that refers to an outside source. Footnotes are a particular kind of citation that appears at the bottom of the page. All word processors have a built-in footnote function that you absolutely should use.

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Intro to Prezi

Today we’re going to learn some basics of Prezi. It is an online presentation software that allows you to visualize your presentation in a non-linear fashion.

Why Use Prezi?

Prezi is merely a different option for giving a presentation and telling a visual story. For some projects, it might be better suited than PowerPoint or Keynote, which are better at telling a linear story.

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Intro to Research

Start with the Baruch College Library website:

The default search field on the Baruch website is “OneSearch.”

OneSearch is a powerful search tool, but it has limitations. As this helpful site points out, OneSearch is great if you are just starting out on your research. However, it does not cover everything that you have access to as a researcher. After you’ve done some initial research, it is essential to go directly to the databases to search them. Continue reading

Making Your Blog Post

This will cover the basics of making your blog post, as explained and demonstrated in class on 1/30/17.

  1. Go to the site “Dashboard” and, on the left side, click “Posts”>”Add New.” Alternatively, you can just click on the large “+ New” at the top of the page and select “Post” from the dropdown menu.
  2. Before doing anything else, select the category of the week you are writing about. Categories are on the lower right of the “Add New Post” page.
  3. Give your post a title and input your content. If you want to link to another website or article, highlight the text you want to be linked and click the chain link logo in the menu bar (or just hit ⌘K). You can also add images using the “Add Media” button.
  4. Check to make sure you selected the correct category!
  5. Preview your post using the “Preview” button in the upper right. This is especially important if you have issues with formatting because you composed your response in a word processor.
  6. Publish!

If you run into any trouble, feel free to email Jake