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Visualization as a Tool to Support the Inquiry Arc in Social Studies Education: Notes from the Field
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, , , Virginia Tech, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Gunther Kress, professor of semiotics and education, contends that there has been a shift in the predominant form of knowledge construction, meaning-making, and dissemination from the idea of a “world told” to a “world shown,” where the concept of literacy goes beyond communicating and comprehending written texts. Media convergence has changed how we now understand what it means to be literate in a multimodal information rich society. This brief paper describes our initial exploration in the use of visualization as a tool to support inquiry in social studies education. The paper introduces our use of augmented reality to understand the geography of a university campus, 3D scanning of World War I sites using LIDAR, and the leveraging of AR and 3D models of extant buildings on a abandoned campus of an African-American segregated school.

Citation

Hicks, D., Ogle, T. & Tucker, T. (2015). Visualization as a Tool to Support the Inquiry Arc in Social Studies Education: Notes from the Field. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2926-2930). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 14, 2019 from .

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