“Grades should be a mirror,” not a carrot and a stick. -Feldman

Feldman, Joe. 2019. Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Curriculum. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. It is rare that a text fundamentally shakes the ground upon which your pedagogy stands. Grading for Equity accomplished […]

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“Space is itself historical.” –Richard White

Digital history has shaped spatial and data visualization in exciting new ways. According to Richard White, “Visualization and spatial history are not about producing illustrations or maps to communicate things that you have discovered by other means. It is a means of […]

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The Digital Historian

Digital history has begun to revolutionize the way in which historians conduct research, collaborate, and publish. Democratizing access to this process of reading, writing, and rewriting, as noted by Burdick et al expands the conversation exponentially and provides for the opportunity to […]

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Hello World Update

I am currently taking a course titled HST591:Digital history with Dr. MacFadyen in the history M.A. program at Arizona State University. According to the syllabus, digital history is defined as the “use of computers, digital media, and other tools for historical practice, presentation, […]

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Roles in the Online Classroom

Navigating the online environment can be quite a challenge, and at times isolating. Reflecting upon our roles in the online environment, both as learners and instructors, can help guide behavior and interaction toward a successful exchange. Below I very briefly reflect upon […]

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Common Misconceptions of Online Learning

In order to promote student success, instructors must provide the opportunity for learners to become familiar with the method of instruction. In traditional face-to-face courses new college students often take a couple weeks to adjust to the mode of instruction and learning […]

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Theories of Learning for Instructional Design in the Online Classroom

It is important that instructional design be informed by sound educational theory. Online courses are no exception. Online learning courses must uphold the same academic standards as their face-to-face counterparts, and yet, they embody distinct learning environments. Below I outline several dominant […]

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Learning Styles: A Hoax?

Have you ever heard a student say something like, “oh I’m a visual learner, I need to see information in pictures to understand it”? Well they are talking about learning types, a relatively challenged theory of individual learning strengths. You can take […]

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The 2016 Election: Primaries and Caucus Results

The spreadsheets below show in detail the 2016 primary and caucus results for each party. I’ve compiled all the information for you including if the election is a party caucus or primary, if the primary is open, closed, or mixed, and each […]

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