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ERIC Number: EJ814355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-8
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Historic Election and New Tech Tools Yield Promising Vistas for Learning
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy
Education Week, v28 n7 p1, 9 Oct 2008
This article describes how some teachers such as Gamal Sherif are turning to electronic resources to capture students' interest in the election. Sherif, who teaches history and science at the Science Leadership Academy, a public school in Philadelphia, said "the technology is fun and helpful, but it's also a tool one can use to get a better understanding of what the political and historical issues are." Armed with laptop computers, the students at Sherif's class monitor and analyze video footage of the candidates on the campaign trail and in debates. Using text-mapping tools, they can scrutinize the rhetoric in candidates' speeches and interviews, and document their positions on various issues. (Contains 12 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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