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Presentations of Drafts

1) Don’t make any changes to your draft sites until we give you the go-ahead.

2) Next week — Presentations (10 minute formal presentation, with 5-10 minutes for Q&A and comments for each group ).

April 8, Wednesday: UNC Asheville, U.Va. Wise, and Midwestern

April 10, Friday: Alberta Augustana, Minnesota Morris, and New College Fla.

3) Drs. Pearson and McClurken will provide written comments to each group.

4) Revisions to the site will need to be made by April 22.

5) Each team will get an assigned site for a final proofreading session.

6) Each  team will make final changes to their site based on those final proofreading and comments from Drs. Pearson and McClurken

Important Contract Information

As we talked about in the 2/27 class, please don’t make any changes to your Contract Google Doc until Dr. Pearson and I email you that we’ve finished reviewing it.  That way we’re not, as she put it in class, working on a moving target.  Regardless, we will have our comments complete by Tuesday, 3/4, and then you’ll need to respond to those comments and revise your contract accordingly.

Also as we discussed in class, we realized the deadlines for submitting images and events to the UMW group need to be the same.  So, here’s what we need to aim for:

  1. Images for the map interface and the collage: 1 image representative of the school that is modern, and 1 representative image from the 1914-1918 time frame. Due by Friday, March 7. Point of contact is Jack: jhylan [at]
  2. Events for timeline: 5-10 important school/community events, due by Friday, March 14. Point of contact is Leah: ltams [at] (We do not want images for the events, unless there is a really awesome image for it—we don’t want the timeline to be too cluttered.)

If you have issues meeting either of these dates, please contact Dr. Pearson or me.


“Slugs” to be used

Here are the slugs I’ll be using for your project site, unless you tell me (Prof. McClurken) you want something different.  [So Alisia’s would be ]

Christos Stravoravdis easternct
Leah Hale fortlewis
Andrea Byrnes gcsu
Alisia True mcla
Christopher Hightower montevallo
James Horn shepherd
Colin Nimer suu
Jennifer Marks truman
Ryan Sucy umf
Dara Fillmore uwsuperior
Candice Roland umw
Jack Hylan
Julia Wood
Leah Tams

Template/Prompts for Contract

Publish as a Google Doc, share with mcclurken[at] and epearson[at] (with ability to comment and edit) by 9 AM (EST) on TH, Feb. 27.

  • Mission statement (describe project)

    • A) Describe the overall goal of your project and the intended audience

    • B) Describe the basic structure of your site and intended features.

      • You should discuss how you’ll incorporate the common elements for all of our sites, such as a COPLAC Century America Logo, the Voices of the Great War section(s), possible list of students/former students/community members who served/died in the war, timelines for local communities to tie into world/national timeline in overarching site.

        • We also discussed the possibility of a section on women’s contributions to the war effort or influenza efforts as a common element because many of the schools that were Normal schools in 1910s.  If that makes sense for your school, talk about how you’d include that too.

    • C) We also discussed creating videos (vlogs) to show how each of us did research for the project or constructed the site.  If you’re willing to contribute to that process (via vlog or even just a post), indicate that in this section.

  • Tools you plan to use

    • Everyone will be using WordPress, so that’s a given.  But what theme, plugins, layout will you use?

    • Will you be using a timeline tool?  A map?  If so, will you be using TimelineJS?  Spreadsheet Mapper?  Something else?  [Note that even if you’re not doing your own formal timeline, you’ll need to identify key dates to send to the UMW group to include in the overarching timeline on the main site.]

    • Other tools you’ll use for your site?  What will you use to edit images?  If you’re using audio/video segments, what tools will you use?

  • Schedule of milestones (when critical pieces are ready to present)

    • Include the dates from the syllabus for first version (Apr. 3) and revised version (Apr. 24).

    • Include sending representative images to Jack to be included in the overarching site.

    • Include when you will send list of key events and dates (& potentially images to go with those events/dates) to UMW group to include in the overarching timeline on the main site.

    • Set reasonable, realistic goals.  Take into account that some things may take longer than others.

      • Particularly big pieces might have intermediate deadlines (e.g., I will have completed half the timeline entries by March 12, the rest by March 19)