Digital toolbox included: – UMWBlogs —  – Omeka —  – MIT’s Simile/Timeline —  – del.icio.us —  – YouTube —  – Windows Movie Maker The Projects: – Historical Markers Project (HMP) —  – James Farmer Project (JFP) —  – James Monroe Papers Project (JMPP) —  and  – [...]
The formal presentation of the Digital History projects will be part of the History Department’s end-of-the-semester symposium. All four groups will present on Friday, April 25, at 3 PM in Monroe Hall 202. Please encourage friends, faculty, staff to come to this. We don’t just want to present these projects to the class, but to [...]
Just for those of you following along outside of the class itself, check out the start pages of each of the four groups. They’re all getting close to being finished (the final due date is next Tuesday). 1) Historical Marker Project — [Creators: Elle W., Whitney H., Jennifer F., Shannon H., Amy B.] 2) James [...]
April 1, 2008 | Leave a Comment
Link is here. Online application is here. Deadline is this Friday, April 4.
After our discussion the other day of the potential text for a potential historical marker for the institution, I ran across this image of Monroe Hall on the centennial blog.
Tuesday’s class will involve us writing the text for a potential historical marker celebrating the school’s centennial. Specifics about the application can be found at: http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/pdf_files/Application%20marker%20program%20FINAL.pdf What should the 100-word text of the sign include? Where should it be placed (keeping in mind the requirements at the bottom of this page)? [See a map of [...]
February 8, 2008 | Leave a Comment
1. Details of contract – As we talked about, the guidelines in the syllabus require a Mission statement, a list of the tools you’re planning on using (with a brief explanation of how they will be used), and a schedule of milestones (at a minimum when critical pieces of the project are complete (or near [...]
A number of you have commented on the possibilities VoiceThread might offer your group. Here, via Prof. Fernsebner, is an example to check out.
Okay, based on the comments, posts and trackbacks, it sounds like people are most interested in spending more time on: Omeka mashups Windows Movie Maker iMovie Something for Timelines xtimeline Exhibit/Timeline Others del.icio.us blogs as publishing platforms We won’t have time to get to all of these tomorrow, but we’ll see what we can get [...]
Agenda for class on Thursday Discuss readings — focus especially on Anthony Grafton’s New Yorker article Engage with tools selected by the class for 10-20 minutes Split into groups to continue planning