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ERIC Number: ED502462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Dead Documents Resurrected: Using a Tablet PC with Primary Source Materials
King, Andrew; Thomas, Matt; Nickens, Nicole
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) (Phoenix, AZ, 2005)
With a multitude of primary resource materials now available on the Internet, people are able to access rich content to aid in their understanding of trends, events, and relationships across recorded history. However, understanding the content and making meaning from it is often still a struggle. Primary source documents, intrinsically powerful in many ways, are still static materials, often from times and places relatively foreign to many of our K-12 learners. In order for learners to make optimal meaning from these documents they need to do more than passively read them; they should also have an opportunity to interact with them through writing and communication with peers and teachers. The journaling features typically available for use with the newly emerging Tablet PC technology can allow teachers to use best practices in reading comprehension instruction to have their students interact with rich primary source document content. This short paper will focus on how the Tablet PC can be used as a tool to facilitate this interaction between the learners and primary source documents.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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