Before class this Wednesday, your homework assignment is to publish a post to this course blog reporting on what you, individually, have been working on and thinking about in preparation for your small group presentations next week. Be sure to include not only what you’ve done, but what you’re planning to do next (i.e., in class on Wednesday).
Your post should be informal, but substantive, and should take advantage of the blogging medium. For example, if an image or screen shot would help to illustrate your progress, you should embed an image in your post. If you are referring to other websites (for example, the tutorials you are using, or examples of other sites), then the reader would probably appreciate a hyperlink. Providing these relevant enrichments to your test will improve your homework score; a post that provides nothing but text will have a maximum score of 7, whereas posts that provide relevant media and links can achieve the maximum score of 10.
You should also think about your audience for this post, which is potentially Internet-wide. Although you are writing to students in our class, your experience may also be valuable for other would-be digital historians wanting to know how you used these tutorials and what difficulties or successes you are encountering. So aim your post at a potential audience that could include students in the UNT course and other history students or historians interested in using digital tools like these.