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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital methodologies in your classroom can push students to think in new ways and raise questions that connect the content of the class to their daily interaction with digital media. Small changes in your syllabus can create a big impact for students. They can engage directly with primary sources, construct visual or non-linear arguments, and develop the critical vocabulary for understanding digitally constructed materials.

The Digital Scholarship Commons supports a range of tools that can be integrated into your syllabus. Explore the list of possible methods below as a place to start. We are open to additional tools and look forward to working with you to ensure that any new assignment or activity pairs the right tool with your learning goals.

We recommend starting with a method or objective and considering a range of tools before making any curricular changes or innovations. We can also help you identify online archives and exhibits that enable your students to interact with primary sources and historical materials.