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More Ways To Make History

This week I was really interested in finding more ways to “make” history. Steven F. Anderson’s Technologies of History is an exploration of ways of creating and viewing history that embrace the multimedia technologies that have emerged over the past … Continue reading

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Historical thinking?

Over the past several weeks I’ve been compelled to put the things we’ve been reading and learning about into action in the form of some practical instructional device. To that end I made a mobile web-app that contained an example … Continue reading

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Re-think it. Re-make it.

What does it mean to be successful in a history class? Is the goal to memorize facts, understand consecutive events as a narrative, or to be able to synthesize seemingly disparate events in order to relate them to the present? … Continue reading

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Collaborative Learning And Mobile Technology

Last week I researched the idea of digital story telling or the creation of digital narratives as a method of fostering motivation, engagement, and a sense of ownership in students. One theme that came up in several of the articles … Continue reading

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Make history to learn history

On Friday we made a list of some topics that we all thought were important, or themes that keep popping up in our readings. Among them were the ideas of creating/building, engaging students, and creating a sense of ownership over … Continue reading

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Lying about the past.

T. Mills Kelly is a History professor at George Mason University. He is innovative in both his use of technology and his pedagogy. The title of his most recent blog post (as of September 25th, 2013) on his website edwired.org … Continue reading

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Disruptive Innovation. Hmmm.

Clayton Christensen is a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. He has many accolades. His primary specialty is in the field of disruptive innovation. In his books Innovative University and Disrupting Class he defines disruptive innovation as … Continue reading

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