digital humanities · higher education · teaching · technology

tuscaloosa in starring role of student music video

It’s been two weeks now since the tech conference in Denver. Barreling toward the end of the semester. Lecturing on Jacksonian America and all its peculiarities and having a wonderful time watching students enrolled in my “The Nineteenth Century City” course gathering footage and photos for the “world premiere” of their music video. Once again,… Continue reading tuscaloosa in starring role of student music video

digital humanities · higher education · teaching · technology

On getting the facts first, Twain and transforming the essay

Jolene Hubbs, Jeff Melton and Karen Gardiner and I presented our “Transforming the Essay: Technology, Active Learning and Collaboration” panel this morning at The Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Denver. Our “Transforming the Essay” Powerpoint is below as is our handout. I’m also sharing a wobbly YouTube video of our Twain quotation shout-out (See last… Continue reading On getting the facts first, Twain and transforming the essay

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learning to let go…of the traditional essay, or make it more fun.

I leave in two days for The Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Denver. I’ve downloaded the conference app and gotten more savvy with using my twitter account. Again, I will share how I use technology in the classroom. The postings on this blog are mainly related to my use of vintage vinyl records in an… Continue reading learning to let go…of the traditional essay, or make it more fun.

digital humanities · higher education · teaching · technology

two more sample vinyl record essay examples

Based on my review of a Blackboard excel sheet,  201 of 231 students in my “American Civilization to 1865” course have turned in either a traditional or video essay for an assignment requiring them to make connections between a vintage vinyl record and long-held ideas (some of them debatable) about what it means to be… Continue reading two more sample vinyl record essay examples