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ERIC Number: EJ790317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Making History: An Indiana Teacher Uses Technology to Feel the History
Technology & Learning, v28 n7 p26 Feb 2008
Jon Carl's vision is simple: get students passionate about history by turning them into historians. To accomplish this, he created a class centered on documentary film-making. Students choose a topic, conduct research at local libraries, write a script, film video interviews, and create video segments of four to 15 minutes. District technology specialists and members of Evansville's local history community review these "rough cuts" for historical accuracy, technical merit, and storytelling interest. Students use the feedback to re-edit their pieces, which air on WNIN, the local PBS station, and are rebroadcast on the local NBC affiliate. Given the high-tech nature of Carl's class projects, one might think he came into Feel the History with a technology bent. In fact, he had no experience at all with film production. In almost a year's time, however, Carl mastered Sony DSR-PD170 video cameras, wired and wireless microphones, document and photo scanning via Adobe Photoshop CS2, and video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0--and he has trained his students to do the same. Because of Carl, students not only gain the tech skills of a filmmaker, but they also become historians in the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana