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A look back on the semester

I was not sure what to expect when I signed up for this class, no idea what I was getting myself into-all I knew was this would be a very different seminar. I am happy to say I learned alot about making history digital and about Fredericksburg through all of the other projects in class. […]

Final blog-reflecting on the semester

“What really matters is what you do with what you have.”[1] I believe this quote sufficiently sums up how the Images group approached our project for the semester. In January we not only did not know one another but also had no idea what was in store for us throughout the semester. I sat in […]

Lights, Camera, Action

Wow sums up how I feel right now after presenting our website on camera…how weird is it to think 20 years from now we could come back and search for our undergraduate selves and view on camera what we found to be one of the biggest accomplishments of our academic career (at least in my […]

digital history and web 2.0

After reading and looking over a few of the articles in http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2007/0705/index.cfm I discovered that many of the writers were professors exploring how technology can advance history in and outside of the classroom. I found the article, The Digital History Reader: Teaching Resources for United States and European Historyby E. Thomas Ewing and Robert P. Stephens […]


I think the title of my blog speaks for myself and the images group who are all disappointed with our map group and the roadblocks we have hit with them.  As we said in our presentation last week we were supposed to have our map draft last week but we still have not seen it.  […]

Google & more google

All of the readings/the video focused on the change in research in the past couple of years and how people are getting accustomed to it. Google seems to be the ringleader for the shift to digital learning and researching and people are behind it. I knew google wanted to take millions of books and put them […]

March 15th :)

OUR SITE HAS LAUNCHED!!! and in-case anyone has forgotten: http://umwhistory.org/projects/images   and sign our guestbook we are working on making it public so everyone can view who has contributed and remain interactive with our site! I have to say staying up and launching the site was really a rewarding experience I could not be more proud […]

post-spring break

Well back at school already…break went by too quickly for myself as I am sure the rest of you but plenty of work was accomplished! With the impeding launching of the images site, MARCH 15th check out our site, we spent spring break uploading our pictures and while it is not a very difficult task, uploading […]

week 7 updates

This week is full of work for myself as I am sure for everyone else, I get overwhelmed just looking at my planner with trying to fit in everything but this past weekend was a real eye-opener. The Images group was able to attend the Alumni Board meeting on Saturday in which we were able to sit-in […]


Wow, in a word after watching the Ted video on wikipedia, I have known several teachers/professors to disregard wikipedia and finding out the founder “monarch” is a fellow of Harvard makes it impressive. I do not think wikipedia should be seen as the only research tool in a project, but it is a quick and […]

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