Archive for January, 2009

Birth of a …. blog (or the inadequacy of early efforts in new media)

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

If you've ever watched "Birth of a Nation," you have some understanding of the complexity of conforming old ideas about thought and narrative to a new medium. The effect ... Read more..

WikiSpaces: Constructive Practice

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Simply put, this is constructivism.  Collaborative authorship, peer editing, constructive practice...WIKIS offer learners an opportunity to interact across space and time.  As authors, students can interact both freely and reflectively. ... Read more..

Teaching history…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

Listening to President Obama's inaugural speech for the second time on a day that IS history, it seems a good time to put into play this online conversation...rethinking how we ... Read more..

Historic words, among many

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

Printed in the NYT, these are the words of Poet Laureate Elizabeth Alexander's Praise Song for the Day. Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, ... Read more..

VoiceThread

Sunday, January 18th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | 1 Comment »

VoiceThread is a interactive media tool that allows users to comment on images and video through text, drawing, audio, and video inputs.  Multiple users can connect to a single piece ... Read more..

Capzles: Collaborative Publishing

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

I first encountered Capzles during the 2008 election when TruthDig (a non-partisan political watchdog) featured "Vetting Sarah Palin" as a means of chronicling the history of this political enigma.  TruthDig ... Read more..