Heather Prescott

I didn’t propose a session but did email Cathy about frustration with lack of professional development opportunities and problem of keeping up with the field. Turns out I wasn’t alone since Kirsten Delegard expressed the same frustrations (and she actually has a real life digital history project called Historyapolis). I also got a lot of good ideas from Elizabeth Belanger who incorporates digital projects into Am study courses (e.g. History Engine, dime novels, Ragged Dick walking tour). She has students engage in reflective writing as they build the project. Others have reflective posts at certain benchmarks. Pointed out that so-called digital natives are consumers not producers. Need to teach them digital literacy, reflect on why they make choices in design and content.

Anne Wisnant demonstrated her Unbuilt Blue Ridge Parkway website. Other tools that were mentioned included History Pin.