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Trevor Owens is the technology evangelist for Zotero, at the Center for History and New Media. Zotero is a open-source research tool for the Firefox web browser. He is also working on the ECHO project. Trevor received his undergraduate degree in history and the history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently working on a master's degree in history at George Mason University. His undergraduate thesis examined the history of children's biographies of Marie Curie and Albert Einstein. His historical interests lay at the intersection of the history of science, the history of education and the history of children's media. Outside traditional historical scholarship, Trevor is interested in video games as a new media. Before coming to the CHNM Trevor was a member of the Games, Learning, and Society Conference planning committee.

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A Walk Down Edutainment Lane: Or, What Target Taught Me About Serious Games

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 6:59am 1 Comment

Apparently war game sims sell, even oldish ones. Last weekend I took a quick walk through the games section of our local Target to see what new Wii and DS games looked fun. After picking up a copy of Cooking Mama, I took a gander at some of the games on the next row of shelves. The next aisle over offered an extensive selection of games, each priced to move at $9.99.

It is kinda like the minor league for commercial video games. There are major league veterans,… Continue

Major Zotero Update: Release Candidate Launches

Posted on August 20, 2007 at 8:36am 0 Comments

We are excited to announce the launch of Zotero Release Candidate 2. This release adds many new features.

Zotero now offers full-text indexing of PDFs, adding your archived PDFs to the searchable text in your collection.

Zotero's integration with word processing tools has been greatly improved.

The MS Word plugin works much more seamlessly and we now support… Continue

Even More Sites Now Zotero Compatible

Posted on August 3, 2007 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

We have added support for an array of additional sites and databases. Zotero can now automatically capture bibliographic information from even more library catalogs, science databases, and news sites.

Check out how easy it is to capture bibliographic information from the sites below.

European Library Catalogs:

German Common… Continue

Seven More Sites Now Zotero Compatible

Posted on July 18, 2007 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

We are excited to announce that we've added support for seven widely used sites. Users can now automatically capture references from the following sites:


Engineering Village

ERIC: Education Resource Information Center

SPIE Digital Library…


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At 11:59pm on June 5, 2009, David Hilton said…
My name’s David and I’m a history teacher in Queensland, Australia. I use a lot of podcasting and online tools with my classes and am always looking for new ideas to use.
I host a group on diigo (it’s similar to delicious and very popular with teachers) for history teachers to share links, ideas and resources. It’s at
Please come along and join and share any sources or resources you use with the rest of us. See you there.
David Hilton
Ancient & Modern History Teacher
Sheldon College, Capalaba.
At 10:19pm on January 30, 2009, Jack said…
Hi tjowens. I was wondering if your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 4:51pm on August 7, 2007, Eduardo Peirano said…
Hi Trevor, I created College 2.0, http://college2.ning/ online education and web 2.0 in higher education. I would appreciate very much you contribution
At 10:32am on July 2, 2007, Marjee Chmiel said…
Be my friend!


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