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“Student Creation of Digital Documentaries in History Classrooms: Research Findings”

Glen Bull, Tom Hammond, and Curby Alexander, Virginia, USA
University of Virginia & Lehigh University

Bio: Glen Bull is co-director of the Center for Technology and Teacher Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Tom Hammond is an assistant professor of social studies education at Lehigh University. Curby Alexander is a graduate fellow in the Curry Center for Technology and Teacher Education.

Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Curby+Alexander

Presentation Title: Student Creation of Digital Documentaries in History Classrooms: Research Findings
Description
: PrimaryAccess is a free online digital documentary maker designed for social studies instruction. This presentation will provide a quick introduction to PrimaryAccess and then describe some of the research on its use in classrooms, focusing on students’ learning outcomes. The presentation concludes with recommendations for teaching with PrimaryAccess.

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5 Responses to “Prove It
“Student Creation of Digital Documentaries in History Classrooms: Research Findings””

  1. Teresa Rush says:

    I enjoyed your presentation. I am looking forward to showing Primary Access to my social studies teachers.

  2. [...] is a free online digital documentary maker designed for social studies instruction. There is a 15 minute presentation that provides a quick introduction to PrimaryAccess and then describes some of the research on its [...]

  3. [...] “attended” the Primary Access presentation, “Student Creation of Digital Documentary¬†in History Classroom” ¬†and what I thought was most beneficial was the research connected to the digital [...]

  4. [...] Althought many of the primary source materials are photograph and still images, the tools provided on the website allows students to add motions to create a movie effect. I fist learned about Primary Access while listening to Glen Bull’s presentation during the 2008 K-12 online conference. [...]

  5. Carly Leavitt says:

    I truly enjoyed this presentation and look forward to using Primary Access in my social studies classroom. This is an excellent tool for incorporating primary sources with technology. I think the narration will help students understand the historical significance of different events.

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