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ERIC Number: EJ819065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Making History
Shein, Esther
T.H.E. Journal, v35 n10 p22-25 Oct 2008
Jennifer Dorman was in a fix. Teaching ninth-grade US history at Holicong Middle School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Dorman wanted to tap into her students' interest in creating "something of value not just for their teachers, but something they could share with other students and people." But that required something a conventional paper-based assignment could not provide. It meant conceiving of a project that freed her students from their textbook and allowed them to work together toward a finished creation. Dorman's school district subscribed to Discovery Education's Streaming and PowerMedia Plus; the two products provide classroom access to streaming audio files such as speeches, music, and video images, which she knew appealed to her students. This article describes how using these tools to create podcasts out of actual World War II-era events served to propel students out of their textbooks and into the real world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A