Digital Citizenship and what not

The readings we talked about on our last day of class mainly focused on digital citizenship and things such as age of consent to be online.  These readings made me primarily think about my internet footsteps.  One thing that immediately pops into my head are the ads on Facebook that pop up.  They have a…

Final Reflections

The process of creating a website is difficult.  I knew it would be when I first started this course, but I had no idea how hard.  I for one am not great with technology.  I do not enjoy social media as much as my peers.  I would much rather read some fiction then get online…

Productive Failure

I have always had a problem with learning foreign languages.  Especially when it comes to the grammar. Memorization is not that hard if I put my mind to it, but learning the grammar is a struggle.  Last semester I took German 1, and I passed it.  Not because I was good at it, but because…

Meeting with the games programing groups

So this meeting was difficult.  I personally found it hard to communicate because we have the history background, and they have the computer knowledge.  We basically decided on a game prototype for both groups.  We need to give them our research so that they can do their games.  I am excited to see what they…

Digital Archives and issues of Digitization

So for this blog we had to read two chapters in our online textbook, read these two web pages, and pick two digital archive websites to look at.  Chapter 3 in the textbook had some interesting information in it. I had not yet considered the economics behind starting digital archives.  I think this is because…

Digital identities

Well this week we had a reading about a 13-year-old girls life, and another about the six key digital identities.  The reading about the preteen was a bit disturbing honestly.  It made me sad to think that that’s what kids that age are doing now.  At that age I had MySpace, but it wasnt a…

Contract

For the past couple of weeks we have been working on our contracts for our projects.  We meet up as a group with Dr. Pearson on Friday last week.  I’m glad we did!  Our group was fairly vague in our original contract, but Dr. Pearson gave us some valuable feedback and helped us to realize…

Wikipedia History Entries

This week I am a little confused as to how to blog.  I went to a couple of Wikipedia History pages and I think I found the history and discussion tabs.  That being said, it was still hard to understand the assignment.  Some of the history pages had a few interesting posts on the talk…

Happenings with the project

Today was the last day of meeting with our computer programming groups until after Spring break.  So far we are all getting along and doing a good job of bouncing ideas off of each other.  We are considering doing a dancing tutorial game.  So far we have yet to divide up work or nail down…

My first blog post! Yay!

So today I am reviewing digital history websites.  The first website I chose to look into is a site by Omeka.  It is silveragecomics.omeka.net.  This site is devoted to comic books primarily from the 1950s to the 1970s, by DC comics and Marvel.  I believe the site is no longer cared for, but the format…