John Lee
North Carolina State University

USING TECHNOLOGY TO TEACH
AMERICAN HISTORY
Outline

 Digital historical content
 Accessing digital content
 Explorations
 Tools for working with digital content
...
A Work Space

teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com
Digital historical content

        …initial questions

What do we mean by digital content in history?

What are some sour...
Workshop focus

 •Review of existing resources
 •Tools for doing history online
 •Specific explorations
Existing digital historical resources



 American Memory                   The Library of Virginia
                    ...
Tools in digital history

     Flickr         Wikipedia
Tools for working with documents

                   www.footnote.com
Tools for working with visuals

                www.voicethread.com
Exploration #1
Examining access
to historical
documents


The Lee
Resolution
Exploration #2
Analyzing historical
documents

 The Lee Resolution
SCIM
 Summarize
 Contextualize
 Infer
 Monitor



w...
Exploration #3
Analyzing historical documents

Plantation Letters

SCIM-C
 Summarize
 Contextualize
 Infer
 Monitor
 ...
Exploration #4
Examining online
historical thinking
The John White
watercolors
Contact information


john_lee@ncsu.edu
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Using Technology To Teach American History

  1. 1. John Lee North Carolina State University USING TECHNOLOGY TO TEACH AMERICAN HISTORY
  2. 2. Outline  Digital historical content  Accessing digital content  Explorations  Tools for working with digital content  Creating new digital content
  3. 3. A Work Space teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com
  4. 4. Digital historical content …initial questions What do we mean by digital content in history? What are some sources of digital content in history that you can use in your teaching? What is some areas of interest where digital content might be available given your curriculum?
  5. 5. Workshop focus •Review of existing resources •Tools for doing history online •Specific explorations
  6. 6. Existing digital historical resources  American Memory  The Library of Virginia (http://www.lva.lib.va.us) (http://loc.gov)  Plantation Letters  National Archives and (http://plantationletters.com) Records Administration  Central Florida (http://archives.gov) Memory Project  Virginia Center for (http://www.cfmemory.com ) Digital History (http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu)
  7. 7. Tools in digital history Flickr Wikipedia
  8. 8. Tools for working with documents  www.footnote.com
  9. 9. Tools for working with visuals  www.voicethread.com
  10. 10. Exploration #1 Examining access to historical documents The Lee Resolution
  11. 11. Exploration #2 Analyzing historical documents The Lee Resolution SCIM  Summarize  Contextualize  Infer  Monitor www.historicalinquiry.com
  12. 12. Exploration #3 Analyzing historical documents Plantation Letters SCIM-C  Summarize  Contextualize  Infer  Monitor  Corroborate www.historicalinquiry.com
  13. 13. Exploration #4 Examining online historical thinking The John White watercolors
  14. 14. Contact information john_lee@ncsu.edu

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