Digital Imagery in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom
Michael Berson, University of South Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Primary sources in the social studies have been valued as an instructional tool in teaching students content and processing skills. Based on the premise that technological applications through digital photography can further enhance the teaching and learning process, this presentation provides an overview of the active engagement of elementary students in constructing social studies content with digital imagery. Since today's elementary students are immersed in an image-laden culture, a bridge between digital literacy and the social studies is enhanced by instructional innovations which promote proficiency in analyzing images as representations of information. By facilitating inquiry-based learning, encouraging constructivist pedagogies, and disseminating an exchange of knowledge-representations within a geographic locale, the classroom becomes a site of active learning and thinking, fostered by the technological resources available.
Berson, M. (2004). Digital Imagery in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 773-780). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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