Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Krista McCracken

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Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives

My latest article, “Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives,” can now be found in the Canadian Historical Review. For interested folks, here is the abstract for the article: As historians and the public engage with, address, and teach the history of residential schools, it is important to look at how that…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences

My latest co-authored piece written with Andrea Eidinger, “A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences” can be found over at Unwritten Histories. In this post Andrea and I discuss the benefits of live-tweeting and share some of our tips for tweeting during academic events.

Gettin’ Air with Terry Green

I was recently a guest on the Gettin’ Air with Terry Green podcast. Gettin’ Air is all about technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education. Terry and I had a great chat and we talked a bit about my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Active History, the eCampus Ontario Open Education…
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Archives Association of Ontario – Access & Digital Indigenous Archives

I had the opportunity to be part of the “Access & Digital Indigenous Archives” session at the Archives Association of Ontario Conference on May 9, 2019. I had the pleasure of presenting alongside Karyne Homes (Anishinaabe/Metis) of Library and Archives Canada. My talk focused on the digital access work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 51: Citation Politics

In this episode I talk about the politics of citation and developing a more pro-active and critical approach to thinking about citations. I would love to hear about your citation practices and how you approach citation in the classroom and in your scholarship. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter. Mentioned in…
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Trees as Historical Markers and Holders of Memory

My latest post, “Trees as Historical Markers and Holders of Memory” can be seen over at Active History. The post looks at the history of the two pine trees on the front lawn of the Algoma/Shingwauk site and discusses trees as part of historical interpretation.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

In this episode I’m talking my recent experience creating the Beyond the Lecture Open Educational Resource (OER) alongside my fantastic collaborator Andrea Eidinger. I discuss the work that went into this edited ebook, decisions about open access, and broader OER work happening in Canada history. I would love to hear about your experiences using or…
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Archival Practicum Projects

I recently wrapped up teaching an Archival Practicum course. Students spent the term immersed in working with two sets of community heritage organization archives. This course built on archival theory the students learned previously and was designed to provide hands on skills. We did a lot of physical processing, had quality discussions about arrangement decisions,…
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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 6

I’m currently participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend mOOC focused on technology enabled learning.  As part of this medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) it was suggested that participants keep an ongoing set of notes to document and organize their thoughts about the experience.  As a way to document my experience I’m going to be keeping informal…
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Introducing the Beyond the Lecture ebook

The super secret and exciting project that Andrea Eidinger and I have been working is finally out there in the world! Today we launched Beyond the Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History, an open educational resource focused on innovative pedagogy in Canadian history. This is the first ebook in the new ebook series, with…
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