VoiceThread + SCIM-C: Teachers Creating Personal Digital Histories
Philip Molebash, Loyola Marymount University, United States ; John Lee, North Carolina State University, United States ; Yvette Lapayese, Edmundo Litton, Loyola Marymount University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Teachers quite often teach the way they were taught. Social studies instruction, therefore, largely looks and feels like it did five decades ago. If we are to change course, social studies teacher preparation must move beyond the sampling of instructional strategies; rather, programs most provide robust experiences for inquiry, interpretation, creation, and seeking personal meaning. In effect, teachers will never change if they are not given opportunities to do historical research. This paper discusses efforts to provide 67 Teach For America Corps members authentic experiences to “do history.” Specifically, these teachers were given explicit instruction on the SCIM-C strategy (Hicks, Doolittle, & Ewing, 2004) for performing historical inquiry, and then asked to apply SCIM-C in the development of Personal Digital Histories using the Web 2.0 tool, VoiceThread. Preliminary research findings and sample student products are discussed and provided, respectively.
Molebash, P., Lee, J., Lapayese, Y. & Litton, E. (2013). VoiceThread + SCIM-C: Teachers Creating Personal Digital Histories. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1694-1699). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).