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Engagement: Part V. Mutatis Mutandis

As I have repeated throughout this series on engagement, I do not presume in presenting this “practical ideal” that anyone else will regard it as either practical or ideal for their own purposes or predilections. If any element of the … Continue reading

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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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Engagement: Part IV. Building a History

The class project (The Genealogy of the American Present) for our imaginary US History I course of 320 undergraduate students will be a publicly readable (but not publicly editable) wiki that comprises multiple–often overlapping, sometimes contradictory–views of themes, events, individuals, … Continue reading

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Using Clickers in the Classroom

Classroom clickers have been adopted in lectures as a means to keep attendance and make assessments about student learning. The most straightforward use of clickers would allow instructors to record and track attendance by asking students questions during the lecture. … Continue reading

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Blackboard vs. Canvas vs. Blogs

One of the biggest reasons educators make the switch to using blogs in history courses is that the format facilities discussion. Sure, students could share their work through Blackboard, the popular online course management system. However, Blackboard’s discussion board section … Continue reading

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The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what it would actually look like to practice a form of scholarship and teaching that could bring together the strands that I’ve been reading about: social … Continue reading

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Building a Rickety Bridge Part III: Primary Sources in the Sections

My posts seem to be getting more and more specific as I continue down the path of trying to articulate a plan to redesign the undergraduate survey. This will certainly be my most specific post yet as I take the … Continue reading

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