My digital humanities project involves the field of education, specifically literature. So often I have heard of classes interacting via Skype and Facetime, which sounds like such a great opportunity for my students; however, the wifi in our school would be more of a hindrance than a help. I can just imagine FaceTime timing out, the wifi shutting down mid-Skype session, and my projector failing me. (If you can’t tell, technology is the enemy in our school district, unfortunately). One idea that I always wanted to do was to talk to other classrooms in other school districts about the class novels we are reading. However, our school day starts earlier than most other school districts, and our class schedules would most likely not match up with the others. This predicament lead me to my digital humanities project. Continue Reading!
Sorry for the late post, however I am completely lost on this project. I have no idea on what to do or where to start. This is by far the hardest thing I have had to do yet in my graduate career. Coming up with your own project is great idea, and I love it. But to find something that hasn’t been done is really hard to do. So this is what I have.
My plan for my project is similar to another classmates. I am focusing on the War of 1812 and local history such as Fort Meigs and Put in Bay. I will be creating a digital map where tourists can click on the destination they want to visit and see information about that battle field or monument from the war. I know that the Civil War has trail maps and tourists can follow these maps to different sites in the area. Tourists simply pick up a brochure and the map is provided with driving directions. This is similar for the War of 1812, but all digital so that tourists can access this on their phone, tablet, or computer. As a history teacher who loves to travel, we need more historical tools, that we can use in the palm of our hand or at our fingertips. This meets the requirement of examining history, and impacting society with digital culture with their access to interactive, digital maps.
This is all I have so far…