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ERIC Number: EJ933474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
"Un"complicated Technologies and Erstwhile Aids: How PowerPoint, the Internet, and Political Cartoons Can Elicit Engagement and Challenge Thinking in New Ways
Bickford, J. H., III
History Teacher, v44 n1 p51-66 Nov 2010
This paper is based on three beliefs. First, technology can engage and challenge students' thinking. Second, technology can assist students in creating quality work. Finally, computer-generated student-work can be used as educational tools in productive ways that other student-work cannot. This article suggests new ways to use old technologies to fulfill all three premises. More specifically, the author proposes inventive uses for Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Paint, and Internet imagery in ways teachers will deem effective and students will find accessible and engaging. The author applies these techniques to one portion of the social studies that has stagnated in finding ways to creatively engage students: current events. (Contains 4 figures and 33 notes.)
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A