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Category Archives: History
The Vatican and Bodlein Libraries, in conjunction with a grant from the Polonsky Foundation, have gone digital. Now instead of booking a reservation with the librarians and hopping on a plane to Italy or England, patrons can simply log on … Continue reading
As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, there is a broad array of information on the topic. If you would like to hear a modern rendition of the speech, listen here. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of … Continue reading
If you’re a history buff and looking to contribute to the world of education and history, then the Smithsonian is looking for your help. They are looking for digital volunteers to help transcribe their repository of historical documents – journals, … Continue reading
NatGeo is hosting a “Hangout” with JFK. These free hangouts will highlight the Kennedy Presidency, his assassination, and its legacy. “Our goal in producing these Hangouts is to showcase experts and resources that educators can utilize to bring a historic … Continue reading
Every year, I have my students make documentaries (or digital stories) in class. If you would like to see my previous exploration into the realm of digital storytelling, you can check out those posts here. I regularly revise the assignment … Continue reading
The University of Virginia is offering a free online course via iTunes U on the Kennedy Half Century. Larry Sabato, Director of UVA’s Center for Politics, will be exploring the impact of Kennedy Politics on America. The class discussion will be hosted … Continue reading
The next session I am attending is “Making Magnificent Maps” by Jim Sill. I’ve been wanting to play more with the Google Maps Engine and excited for the opportunity! If you would like to see his presentation page, check it … Continue reading
The New York Times has published an interactive video created by documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek. The video highlights the history of the high-rise throughout history. The interactive video allows you to pause and explore various imagery and features. It’s brief yet … Continue reading
Google has launched its Google Cultural Institute, a repository of exhibits and collections from museums and archives from around the world. Linked to Google Art Project, it allows for mulitmedia interactive experiences across a myriad of subjects. Users can also … Continue reading