Map: Santa Anna Goes to Washington

For a long time, I’ve wanted to make a comprehensive map of the journey of Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna, Juan Almonte, Barnard Bee, George Washington Hockley, and William Patton from Texas to Washington in 1837. The project for my summer New Media Minor Field Readings class builds on previous attempts: For my Clio 2…

Skyping into Class

Today I used Skype for only the second time. Instead of venturing to Fairfax for my History and New Media minor field readings class this afternoon, I Skyped in. This was partially out of convenience–it was nice to be in my apartment instead of on I-66 at 5:45–but mostly as an experiment. Because history education…

Playing with new tools

This past week, I’ve spent a bit of time (at least when not dealing with a busy week at work, including leading two walking tours on Sunday) playing around with tools that we learned last week, and looking a bit ahead. After Sasha and Jeri’s excellent tutorials, I was eager to dive into webscraping tools.…

Presenting WordPress

This week for Clio 3, I’m presenting on WordPress–the platform on which I’m writing right now. As we’ll discuss in class, though, it’s so much more. WordPress is, indeed, a full content management system. To give my classmates a preview of what I’ll be doing: First, a Prezi (which you are free to browse) giving…

Final Project Revision

Based on comments from everyone last week, I’ve gone back and revised my final project. A lot. Perhaps it’s not a bad thing that my wife is gone for the next week at the American Association of Museums conference in Minneapolis. At least, I’ve been revising the design. At first, I was reluctant to depart…