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Category Archives: Internet

On ‘Paying Attention’ in the Classroom

I’ve taken some shots for making public my personal evolution on the use of the internet (and laptops) during lectures. Now, Inside Higher Ed has an article on the University of Chicago Law School’s banning of the internet in its classes. Reactions are mixed, to say the least. Sphere: Related Content

Field Research and Skype

Dease Lake Caribou Originally uploaded by TFM I spent last week — my reading break — in northwestern British Columbia. It was my first trip back to the area during the winter since I completed my dissertation fieldwork in March of 2003. It was a real treat to visit old friends. Some things hadn’t changed: […]

ZohoShow + Skype = Very Cool Teaching Strategy

Glenn Moses is a curriculum specialist, high school teacher, and recently promoted to an assistant principal. He has a fascinating description of using an ZohoShow (an internet-based and free type of powerpoint) and Skype to work with a student to improve an upcoming classroom presentation. Beyond student instruction, the collaborative possibilities seem endless. They would […]

Museum Tours as Podcasts on Itunes

After installing the new Itunes 7.0 today I discovered that several museums are distributing audio and video podcasts through the Itunes store. There are 21 podcasts currently available from museums like the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Dr. Pepper Museum (!). They are all free. The short video clip […]

Changes Coming to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia has received $52 million dollars to upgrade and expand the museum. Some of the money will fund the space needed to house the Reciprocal Research Network, reports the Globe and Mail. The RRN is “the world’s first Web-based system for the exchange of collections […]

BC First Nations and the Internet

TheTyee.ca writes about the impact of the internet in isolated First Nations communities in British Columbia. Crux: But a broadband connection doesn’t mean downloading the latest Bedouin Soundclash album or “messengering” a friend who lives down the street. For the aboriginal communities that are being wired, internet means school, family, health-care and job opportunities. … […]

Cool Mapping Websites

For a while now I have been a fan of sites like mappr and flyr which allow you to integrate Google Maps with your Flickr photo collections. They offer me a chance to present students with elements of my fieldwork in cartographic form relatively easily. Still, a lot of work is required because, to be […]