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Guides & Templates

Exploring Social Inclusion Through Digital Storytelling

A template from Dr. Antonia Liguori’s workshop on Digital Storytelling, using the Smithsonian Learning Lab: 

Resource:  DS_social_inclusion_ALiguori (1)


Tips for Recorded Interviews 

For scholars and teachers doing community-engaged work that focuses on interviewing community members, see the American Folklife Center’s tips for recorded interviews:

Resource: AFC_interview-guide (1)


Transcription and Crowdsourcing 

Born out of the first HT Lab, a Frederick Douglass transcription marathon, this is a list of ongoing transcription and crowdsourcing projects to which the public is invited to contribute. See also the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Freedman’s Bureau Transcription guide: Freedmans Bureau FAQs

Resource: Douglass Day_ Resources for Crowdsourcing


Adobe Spark Multimedia Essay Project

An assignment template and rubric from Dr. Eliseo Jacob‘s workshop on using Adobe Spark for a social justice multimedia essay project in his Brazilian Hip Hop course at Howard University.

Resource: social justice project instructions


Audacity Audio Editing Tutorial 


The Story of a Course: A Reflective Learning Analysis 

In the “Online Teaching: Hits and Misses” HT Lab, Dr. Carole McCann shared this prompt for a reflect course analysis assignment that invites students to reflect not just on course content, but on the experience of the course itself in a more personal way.

Resource: Final Learning Analysis