WhatWasThere and Historypin are websites which emphasize history’s connection to geography. Last August, Teresa Iacobelli wrote a great post on Historypin, its predecessors, and location based history. WhatWasThere is a similar site that has been gaining popularity in recent weeks. Both sites are based on the idea of attaching historical photographs of buildings, landscape, and landmarks to present day maps…. Read more »
Heritage organizations are continuously working to establish a digital presence and integrate digital tools into their collection management practices. Open source software can be a huge benefit for an organization with a limited technology budget.
This post discusses the potential uses of Twitter in the classroom, from the position of somebody who was once a skeptic.
In this post, I’ll explain to students how to install Zotero on their home computers. As a teaching assistant, I’ve found this to be the most useful technological skill that I’ve taught undergraduates – many have confirmed this by noting how they now use it.
While the recent protest movements in the Middle East reveal much about the present state of civic community among the people of those nations — Iran, Tunisia, and Egypt (and a growing list of others) — our reaction to them reveals more about ourselves than we should perhaps find flattering.
Where does digital literacy fit in the university curriculum and how should it be taught?
An exploration of digital Canadian history resources, with a focus on local and national museums and archives.
A discussion of some ways teachers can keep history relevant for students.
Do laptops have a place in the lecture hall? An ongoing debate has raged over whether they do. I believe that we need to reframe our teaching approach as adult education and adapt to the use of technology.
A discussion of how information has fundamentally changed, questioning how this will affect the work of historians.