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Making the Most of Windows 8 Touch in the Classroom

Making the Most of Windows 8 Touch in the Classroom | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
A robust review of Microsoft's updated touch-responsive interface, and resources for further exploration Love it or hate it, Touch has now become part of the
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Top 9 Data Visualization Tools for 2020

Top 9 Data Visualization Tools for 2020 | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Looking for the best data visualization tools? Check out this list of popular free and paid tools to find the right one for your needs.
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a16z Podcast: Preserving Digital History: How to Close the Web's 'Memory Hole'

a16z Podcast: Preserving Digital History: How to Close the Web's 'Memory Hole' | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive and Sam Williams of Arweave discuss emerging models of data preservation and its importance for society.
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How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid via Ditch that textbook 

How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid via Ditch that textbook  | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
A Top 10 video is a fun way for students to show what they know in a way that's fun to watch! Here are step-by-step instructions with tips and tricks. David Letterman was the one who put the Top 10 list on my radar. During his show, "Late Night with David Letterman," he would share […]

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Developing Literacies in the Digital Humanities Classroom: A Case Study ←

Developing Literacies in the Digital Humanities Classroom: A Case Study ← | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Developing literacies in the digital humanities classroom include, yet transcend, the ‘traditional’ passive literacies of reading, hearing, and seeing into the active realms of finding, evaluating, creating, engaging and communicating with an audience that may extend beyond institutional boundar...
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On Digital History: Audiences, Archives, Tools, and Sources –

On Digital History: Audiences, Archives, Tools, and Sources – | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
I’ve been kicking around the idea of working up a proposal for a book about digital history for a few years. At this point I’ve taught digital history grad seminars for a decade.Through teac…...
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Easily Create Interactive Flow Maps

Easily Create Interactive Flow Maps | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Ilya Boyandin has developed an easy-to-use online tool that takes location data stored in Google Sheets to visualize interactive flow maps.
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Google Arts & Culture brings the museum to you with new augmented reality exhibits

Google Arts & Culture brings the museum to you with new augmented reality exhibits | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Google is bringing some new AR experiences to its much-loved Arts and Culture app — including the terrifying ancient crustacean you see above.The...
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Syncing with Students: Valuable Qualities of Synchronous Online Teaching

Syncing with Students: Valuable Qualities of Synchronous Online Teaching | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
The dialogue of synchronous online teaching can increase overall connection to the course, genuine engagement, and student retention.

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Quality Scorecard - Improve the Quality of Online Learning & Teaching

Quality Scorecard - Improve the Quality of Online Learning & Teaching | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
The OLC Quality Scorecard - Benchmarking Tools, Checklists, & Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality and Effectiveness of Online Learning Programs & Courses
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Equity and online learning: practical design steps | Tony Bates

Equity and online learning: practical design steps | Tony Bates | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Sator, A. and Williams, H. (2020) Removing Barriers to Online Learning Through a Teaching and Learning Lens Victoria BC: BCcampus/ABLE Research Consultants Equity and online learning The issue of equity has always been inherent in discussions of distance education, because the aim of distance education is usually to widen access to those unable to access conventional educational offerings. However, as online learning has grown, and has become more mainstream, particularly in terms of blended and hybrid learning, critics have quite reasonably raised questions about whether or not online learning actually increases inequities, particularly for those in poverty, in remote regions, or within specific socio-economic or ethnic groups. At the same time, the growing demands to root out systemic racism, and for organisations to look inwardly at their processes and cultures for inherent or unconscious racial bias, are also relevant to the design of online learning. As Sator and Williams note: The design of instruction is not culturally neutral. Thus this report, commissioned before Covid-19 and the recent anti-racism demonstrations, could not be more timely. It is evidence-based and addresses directly the role of online learning in terms of adding to or alleviating inequity in educational provision. Once again, I strongly recommend readers to study the original report (49 pp) because the details are important, but here is a brief summary. The report’s objectives Report on scholarly findings regarding barriers to online learning, specifically for rural, remote, and equity-seeking students. Identify B.C. post-secondary education concerns regarding online learning, and categorize evidence-based equity practices with a focus on access to materials, digital literacy, quality of instruction and resources, and pedagogy. Identify B.C. post-secondary students and potential students from rural and remote areas, specifically those of equity-seeking status, regarding their needs for materials, digital literacy, quality of instruction and resources, and pedagogy. Produce a report that provides an overview of the commonalities and distinctions between scholarship, institutional practices, and student participant perspectives to identify strategies to improve online learning, teaching, and educational technologies. Factors in online learning relevant to equity issues The three foundational underpinnings for pedagogy in online learning are equity mindedness, cultural affirmation, and social engagement. The following need to be considered for equity issues when considering or designing online learning: access to materials digital literacy quality of instruction and resources pedagogical issues: ‘equity mindedness’ reflecting the cultural diversity of learners in course materials and design use of universal design for enabling greater accessibility to materials intentional community building for social engagement. Evidence-based strategies The report sets out a list of practical, evidence-based strategies for each of these issues. You will need to read the report in full for these as there are between six to ten strategies set out for each issue. Conclusions and comment This report strongly supports the need for online learning, but recognises that it must done professionally and with equity in mind. It calls for all instructors to be trained in teaching online with equity issues part of the training. It recommends that ‘Course content should reflect diverse epistemologies and ontologies.’ (This of course would apply equally well to campus-based teaching, but since online learning is often used specifically to reach disadvantaged learners, it becomes even more important.) It is a call for instructors and course designers to not only know and understand the diversity of their students, but to reflect this within the design of their courses. I think this is one of the most important reports about the design of online learning to be published in recent years. I am proud that this is a report based on research conducted in British Columbia on behalf of BCcampus. The report should profoundly change the way online courses are designed. It should result in attempts to reach out to diverse communities, and in Canada, specifically to First Nations and indigenous communities, so that their ways of knowing and their needs can be accommodated and reflected within online course design. Everyone would benefit. So please read this report.
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Emotions in Online Teaching: A Powerful Tool for Helping Online Students Engage, Persist, and Succeed | Faculty Focus

Emotions in Online Teaching: A Powerful Tool for Helping Online Students Engage, Persist, and Succeed | Faculty Focus | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
We have a powerful tool to fight for online student attention, engagement, and persistence: emotions
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Finding the Silver Lining in 2020 -- 10 Developments in Online and Remote Education That Make Us Hopeful

Finding the Silver Lining in 2020 -- 10 Developments in Online and Remote Education That Make Us Hopeful | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Finding the Silver Lining in 2020 — 10 Developments in Online and Remote Education That Make Us Hopeful
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13 Ways to Create an Interactive Blog Post That Engages Readers

13 Ways to Create an Interactive Blog Post That Engages Readers | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Learn how to create and publish interactive blog posts that engage and inspire readers, and help you deliver amazing experiences that are hard to forget.
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The World Tourism Day 2020: Digital cultural heritage promoting tourism | Shaping Europe’s digital future

The World Tourism Day 2020: Digital cultural heritage promoting tourism | Shaping Europe’s digital future | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
During the lockdown, the cultural heritage sector has faced unprecedented challenges, yet institutions have quickly reacted with numerous online initiatives, to stay connected to their audiences through digital culture.
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Interactive Maps, Oral Histories, LC for Robots, and More! 2020 Library of Congress Junior Fellows Explored the Library’s Collections, Data, and Access | The Signal

Interactive Maps, Oral Histories, LC for Robots, and More! 2020 Library of Congress Junior Fellows Explored the Library’s Collections, Data, and Access. A blog post at "The Signal" on 2020-07-30.
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ThingLink Spotlight: COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions Map by Wilhelmsen

ThingLink Spotlight: COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions Map by Wilhelmsen | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
With the COVID-19 outbreak, ports are imposing various restrictions on vessels and crew. Click on each port or country in the interactive map below to view port restrictions in specific countries....
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A Wonderful Interactive Map Featuring Photos of Every Building in New York City Taken Between 1939-1941

A Wonderful Interactive Map Featuring Photos of Every Building in New York City Taken Between 1939-1941 | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Proud New Yorker Julian Boilen has put together a wonderful interactive map that displays photographs of every building within the five boroughs of New...
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3D and Augmented Reality Models for your iPad from Twinkl

3D and Augmented Reality Models for your iPad from Twinkl | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Want to bring a dinosaur into your classroom? Well, Twinkl has a library of over 300 3D and Augmented Reality models to explore on your iPad.
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Take an 360° Interactive Tour Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza

Take an 360° Interactive Tour Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
You can’t take it with you if you've got nothing to take with you.

Once upon a time, the now-empty Great Pyramid of Giza was sumptuously appointed inside and out, to ensure that Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops as he was known to the Ancient Greeks, would be well received in the afterlife.
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How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring?

How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring? | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

"A conversation broke out on Twitter last week. How do you make Zoom breakout groups less boring? Robin DeRosa, director of Plymouth State University’s Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, posed the question and committed to sharing her findings via a presentation soon."


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'Class' for Zoom Adds Classroom Experience to Popular Meeting Platform

'Class' for Zoom Adds Classroom Experience to Popular Meeting Platform | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
A startup founded by ed tech veterans has announced a program intended to make Zoom more effective in replicating the classroom experience for instructors and students. Class for Zoom is currently seeking people to beta test the software.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, September 24, 12:28 PM

This is a nice update.

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Six Timeline Templates to Use in Your Teaching

Six Timeline Templates to Use in Your Teaching | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

Timelines are key elements to use in your instruction. They allow you to visually organize data and draw attention to the most important pieces of information (e.g., dates, events, project milestones etc). We have already shared a collection of web tools that you can use to design your own timelines. However, if you rather avoid the hassle of creating one from scratch, the free timeline templates below are some good options to start with. These are  PowerPoint templates curated from Microsoft Templates Gallery that you can download and adapt to your own teaching needs.


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How to Use Education Technology

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OPINION: Can Zoom classes keep students excited and engaged? We have found some ways

OPINION: Can Zoom classes keep students excited and engaged? We have found some ways | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Our Zoom classes became a safe harbor for our students who emerged better trained and more politically aware than we could have imagined.

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The switch to virtual teaching was really difficult for all students and teachers since the courses changed in relation of how the classes are developed. However, the students’ deep engagement continues being as fundamental part of education helping to mantain a good learning process. For this reason, we found some ways to keep positive and develop the classes in an entertaining form through tools like Zoom.