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Three Examples of Undergraduate Prezis

In 20%, Digital Humanities on December 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

My students have done exciting work using the presentation tool

Brian Brinig used the tool to satirize the training of Irish Rebels.

John Fisher created presentation on Ireland’s Energy Future. (If you watch the corporation-generated film, make sure you have your mouse arrow on the mute button for the incredible music).

Michael Cavanagh used prezi to make a biography of Michael Collins.


All student work shared with permission.

Projects Using Timeline Tools

In 20%, Digital Humanities on December 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

When it comes to feee online timeline tools, the most effective tool I have found  is Dipity.  Here are links to two examples of student work with dipity.

Jake Barenek used it to develop this timeline on the life of Oscar Wilde for my class on Irish Prison Literature.

Future veterinarian Erik Owens did this timeline of “Mad Cow Disease in Ireland and the UK” for my class on contemporary Ireland.

Four Examples of Great Student Work on You Tube

In 20%, Digital Humanities on December 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

As I have previously posted, engineeering student John Fisher visualized population change in the 26 counties extremely effectively for MIgration and Identity in the New Ireland.



Pre-medical student Megan Rodts took some old footage from a dance recital and some questions and developed this documentary for my class on Irish Prison Literature.

We were able to get Engineering student Kyke Collins support from CUSE and Nanovic to make a film on street musicians. He and the other students who make up Unstudios are shopping the full version at a number of film festivals.



Colin Campbell used this film of newspaper coverage of the Catholic Church in Ireland to underline an effective in-class presentation.



I present the student “as is” and (very gratefully) with student permission. I think it is appropriate that all of my comments and suggestions are between the students and myself.