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Using Digital Historical Resources to Enhance Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of How Local Primary Resources Can Be Used In Historical Inquiry
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, , Georgia State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A collection of digital historical resources was developed using local historical artifacts for use in a teacher education program. Georgia State University pre-service education students worked with these artifacts to further develop their understandings of how digital resources can be used in classrooms to enhance curriculum, as well as sharpen processes of historical inquiry. The collection was developed for pre-service teachers to develop pedagogical skills using digital resources, as well as a resource for teachers, and as a model for web site designers, which facilitates digital historical inquiry as well as local and public history. Underlying this effort is the fundamental belief that technology is a useful, powerfully enabling mechanism for education; if and only if it is used within the context of meaningful subject matter. Designers for this project chose to situate technological applications first within the context of historical inquiry and second in the context of local history.

Citation

Clarke, W.G. & Lee, J.K. (2005). Using Digital Historical Resources to Enhance Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of How Local Primary Resources Can Be Used In Historical Inquiry. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3801-3804). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .

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