Teaching Teaching History in a Digital Age

AHA Session 168
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Ballroom IV (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
David Jaffee, Bard Graduate Center
The Future Is Here: Digital Methods in Research and Teaching in History
If I Had a Hammer… Finding the Right Tool for the Job
Kelly Schrum, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
DocsTeach from the National Archives
Lee Ann Potter, National Archives and Records Administration

Session Abstract

This session explores the current world of digital tools and information available for history classrooms. Presentations will address how to plan as well as implement lessons that use digital materials. Experienced education professionals will discuss why and when to use digital tools.  They will also demonstrate how to find free tools that meet teachers’ needs, and introduce audience members to new and ongoing efforts that help history teachers integrate digitized, multi-media primary documents into readings and assignments for their students.

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