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the parezcoydigo year in review

It was a pretty good year here at parezcoydigo. Page views were up more than 30%. In looking back at the posts, it’s fun to see what I’ve been preoccupied with in this space, which I’ve tried to keep focused

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thinking world history

In the Spring semester I’ll be teaching a graduate seminar called, “Teaching World History.” In my department, we have essentially four caucuses for the purposes of of graduate teaching: US History, Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, and World,

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teaching philosophy

As part of the tenure process, I have to write a statement on my teaching philosophy and give examples of putting that philosphy into practice. I always find exercises such as this to feel very strange in the doing. In

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building an academic wordpress ecosphere

Summers are nice for academics because it gives us a chance to work hard on research and other projects that seem to getcrowded out by service, teaching, writing conference papers, and the like during the academic year.  One of my

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blogs for students and course management

I finally decided to move into the realm of web hosting. My professional site has been simply an iweb, mobileme hosted site since I put it up last year, and I’ve used to run my courses the past few

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Using DEVONthink for Course Management

DEVONthink is an extremely powerful and adaptable database program that has significant potential for qualitative researches across the humanities. It’s ability to store and connect discrete bits of information, from the quickly jotted idea to pdfs of articles, books, dissertations

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digital ethnography at k-state

Micheal Wesch, the 2008 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Professor of the Year, has has posted a description of his Digital Ethnography class, and how its technological and participatory aspects fit together. It is very useful for getting

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