Historython Presentation - May 3rd 2014

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This is the opening presentation for the first-ever Historython organized by Belgian start-up Hstry.

Hstry is a digital learning tool that enables teachers, students and historians to explore and create interactive historical timelines: http://www.hstry.co

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Historython Presentation - May 3rd 2014

  1. 1. @Historython #Historython
  2. 2. Rude awakening - a bit of fog! To be expected. Don't know how we live with this everyday in London! #GreatSmog
  3. 3. Rumours that there are more deaths linked to this smog than the influenza outbreak of 1918. #GreatSmog Rude awakening - a bit of fog! To be expected. Don't know how we live with this everyday in London! #GreatSmog
  4. 4. Rude awakening - a bit of fog! To be expected. Don't know how we live with this everyday in London! Apparently oil could provide a cleaner alternative to coal in the future. Let's hope this is true! #GreatSmog Rumours that there are more deaths linked to this smog than the influenza outbreak of 1918. #GreatSmog
  5. 5. Rumours that there are more deaths linked to this smog than the influenza outbreak of 1918. #GreatSmog Rude awakening - a bit of fog! To be expected. Don't know how we live with this everyday in London! 422TWEETS Apparently oil could provide a cleaner alternative to coal in the future. Let's hope this is true! #GreatSmog
  6. 6. Rumours that there are more deaths linked to this smog than the influenza outbreak of 1918. #GreatSmog 422TWEETS 1,5MILLIONPEOPLE Apparently oil could provide a cleaner alternative to coal in the future. Let's hope this is true! #GreatSmog
  7. 7. @Historython #Historython
  8. 8. TIMETABLE 9:00-9:45 - Presentation of Hstry, Historython and Sponsors + breakout into teams 9:45-12:00 - Timeline Creation 12:00-1:00 - Lunch 1:00-4:30 - Timeline Creation 4:30-5:00 - Judging 5:00-5:15 - Prizes & Closing Statement 5:30 - Everything is cleaned up and off to the afterparty!
  9. 9. SPONSORS
  10. 10. GUIDELINES CREATING TIMELINES
  11. 11. 3 STEPS Write the timeline Find the voice Find and study your subject
  12. 12. FIND AND STUDY YOUR SUBJECT Choose your own Or Choose one of our timeline ideas
  13. 13. FIND THE VOICE We encourage to: ● Find the forgotten hero ● Shine a light on what history has put aside ● Find a different perspective How did they live the event? Was that person involved or a distant witness? Who was present at the historical event?
  14. 14. TIMELINE IDEAS An illegal brewer during prohibition in the 1920s Moctezuma and Hernan Cortes meeting in November 1519 2nd Punic war: Hannibal marching across the Alps
  15. 15. WRITE THE TIMELINE * 1st person perspective * Dynamic and entertaining * Controlled Creativity * Bring history to life Types of posts: Intro / Conclusion / Chapter / Narrative / Image INTRO
  16. 16. PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES ● Library of Congress ● National Archives and Records Administration ● Wikimedia (Wikipedia) ● Digital Public Library of America ● Flickr
  17. 17. CREATIVE COMMONS THE LICENSES WE CAN USE Attribution - CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike - CC BY-SA Attribution-NoDerivs - CC BY-ND
  18. 18. Portrait of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, 1768 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA)
  19. 19. DEMO
  20. 20. PRIZES Hidden Gem Pebble Watch Visual Gem Kindle Best Narrative Kindle
  21. 21. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK! TEAMS? QUESTIONS?
  22. 22. LOG IN http://edu.hstry.co @Historython #Historython
  23. 23. @Historython #Historython

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