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ERIC Number: EJ826094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Teachers' Instructional Choices with Student-Created Digital Documentaries: Case Studies
Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Hammond, Thomas C.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v41 n2 p223-245 Win 2008
This article describes qualitative case studies of two teachers who integrated student-created digital documentaries into their social studies classrooms. Thornton's (2001a) concept of the teacher as curricular gatekeeper and Mishra and Koehler's (2006) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge framed the study. The teachers worked within the constraints of a very detailed mandatory curriculum, taught very similar content, and used the same online digital documentary tool. Despite these similarities, they planned and executed their projects in divergent ways. We found that the teachers' pedagogical aims, rather than the technology or content, dominated both their planned and enacted curriculum. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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