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Three tasty tech tools for integrating the NCSS Inquiry Arc

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I spent the day at the Best Practices in History Education conference here in Kansas City. Good times. Learning new things. Meeting new people. Touring the World War One Museum. Browsing the museum store. Eating some BBQ. I also got the chance to share some of my own ideas about ways to integrate technology into the NCSS Inquiry Arc by walking through a sample lesson. The Arc is designed to help teachers organize instruction and […]

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Introduction to Philosophy curriculum guide

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Artstor is introducing curriculum guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–compiled by faculty members and experts around the country. Learn more here. Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787, The Metropolitan Museum of Art . Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Introduction to Philosophy Carl Hammer, Lecturer, Communication Studies, University of MN, Twin Cities This curriculum guide introduces the student to the basic problems, methods and theories of […]

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Introduction to Philosophy curriculum guide

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Artstor is introducing curriculum guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–compiled by faculty members and experts around the country. Learn more here. Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787, The Metropolitan Museum of Art . Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Introduction to Philosophy Carl Hammer, Lecturer, Communication Studies, University of MN, Twin Cities This curriculum guide introduces the student to the basic problems, methods and theories of […]

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Open Access Archaeology Digest #552

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Excellent Open Access (free to read) articles: The Priory Church of St. Mary and St. Oswin, Tynemouth, Northumberlandhttp://bit.ly/1rz1DEY Notes on the Relics preserved in Dunvegan Castle, Skye, and the Heraldry of the Family of MacLeod of MacLeod.http://bit.ly/19pdGM6 South Levantine Early Bronze Age chronological correlations with Egypt in light of the Narmer serekhs from Tel Erani and Arad: New interpretationshttp://bit.ly/1CpdUht Descriptive List of Antiquities near Loch Etive. – No. 5. Plan of Dun-Mac Uisneachan.http://bit.ly/104HdTU Learn more […]

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Exhibit Builder 3.1.2 Released!

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The Omeka team is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Exhibit Builder plugin. This release primarily responds to common feature request from users, the ability to choose whether to use square thumbnails or regular thumbnails in the “Gallery” block layout. Site builders can now choose between the two for each block on an Exhibit Page The release also adds the ability to choose whether caption text for images appears centered, […]

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3D Printed Replicas of 17th-Century Delft Glassware

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The city of Delft in Holland is famous for its blue and white pottery, for its native son, the Dutch Baroque painter, Johannes Vermeer, and for its picturesque historic town center, complete with canals. As with the majority of his colleagues in other cities in the Low Countries, Vermeer’s paintings emphasized realism, accomplished by painstaking observation and a perfectionist’s technical skill. Vermeer’s paintings almost always feature human figures, who are central to a given image. However, […]

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Ways to read AWOL

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You may follow AWOL directly via News Feed (user count not easy to discover), via Feedburner (these are the 7,283 email subscribers), on  Facebook  (832 likes),  or on Twitter @AWOL_tweets (1051 followers).  You can also follow AWOL on Google+.

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Kansas City Best Practices conference: Sourcing, Context, and World War One

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Dr. Jennifer Keene from Chapman University is presenting this morning’s conference keynote. She’s chatting about African American involvement in World War One with a special focus on propaganda posters. Very cool stuff. She starts by sharing a poster sold by a company in Chicago that was targeted at African American families around the country. And she’s doing the sort of historical thinking activities that we’re asking students to practice in our classrooms. Sourcing. Contextualizing. Reading […]

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Digital Archaeology changes exploration of the past

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An archaeologist in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is exploring the past using the tools of the 21st century.  Anthropology doctoral student Kevin Gartski takes notes on his iPad at Malloura,  while students work on site [Credit: Jody M. Gordon]  Derek Counts, professor and chair of art history, and his team are looking at how new tools like iPads and 3D scanners can replace dusty notebooks, sketchpads, pencils and cameras […]

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Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city

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Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets – including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering. In April 1858 a young French explorer, Henri Mouhot, sailed from London to south-east Asia. For the next three years he travelled widely, discovering exotic jungle insects that still bear his name. Today he would be all […]

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Thursday Thought: Curatorial Poetry

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I just added Curatorial Poetry (@curatorialpoems) to my Twitter feed. Highly recommend. Here is an essay by Micah Walter (@micahwalter) on Medium that explains why and how he created this feed.  The “curatorial poet” is a Tweetbot that randomly selects objects from the the Cooper Hewitt catalog records, and tweets the description field.  Micah wrote the code during a coffee break one morning. Brilliant I love @curatorialpoems because it is a perfect metaphor for the serendipitous […]

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Kansas City Best Practices conference: Thinking historically more important than ever

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Loving this already! I’m in Kansas City at the very cool World War One Museum at the Best Practices in History Education conference. The get-together is being hosted by the Kansas and Missouri Councils for History Education. Meeting new people. Seeing old friends. Talking about history and strategies and resources and technology and big ideas and World War One stuff.  What isn’t fun about that? I’m gonna try and post stuff from each session. Keep […]

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Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America

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Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America The Archives Directory for the History of Collecting is a pioneering resource created to help researchers locate primary source material about American art collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records. The database is a work in progress that is regularly updated with information contributed by both institutions and individuals. For more information about the directory, contact Samantha Deutch, Research and Program […]

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