A new semester is upon us. Spring 2015 no less even though it is winter here in Tuscaloosa. First day of classes done. Two new courses, “Antebellum America” and “Gender, Race and the Urban Space,” the former an undergraduate course, the latter my first grad course. In both, I am thinking of how to continue… Continue reading seasons
Okay, so here’s my first New Year’s Resolution: Blog in one place. Or two. I think.
Last night’s premiere of the students’ music video featuring “Druid City” by Tuscaloosa band Bible Study went great. It’s been so wonderful learning about emerging life in America during the nineteenth century with these students. What an incredible bunch. See video here. Off to Atlanta Saturday for our SEC playoff game against Missouri. Roll Tide!
Today is the “world premiere” of “Druid City: A Music Video,” a project created by the students enrolled in my The Nineteenth Century City course. For a second year, Tuscaloosa, the city in which the University of Alabama sits, is in the starring role as we delve into emerging urban life here and elsewhere. Along… Continue reading student music video premieres today
As mentioned on last night’s The Nineteenth Century City course blog posting, the trailer for the “Druid City” music video as performed by Bible Study, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, band, is now up on YouTube. This video and accompanying short documentary unveils the culmination of the students learning about how city life emerges in the United… Continue reading Trailer for student music video released
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
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