Tradigital History – Jim Beeghley at Podstock
I’m live blogging Dr. Jim Beeghley’s preso at Podstock 2012. Keep your shirt on – will fix mistakes and update links later.
Jim starts off by suggesting that:
History doesn’t have to be a 40 minute block.
Biggest problems with using tech in history? Time and resources
using one computer, one image, good questions can engage kids
Ask kids what do we know from looking at photo?
use KWL idea. what we think the picture tells us. what the image does tell us. what other questions come to mind after looking at the image (he says this KWL idea follows the layout of the LOC primary source analysis worksheets)
then use GIMP to zoom in. Ask the same question. Be sure to use TIFF – very large image files from NARA and LOC. be sure to use right version for right use. If you want to zoom in close, need big TIFF
carrying everything they own
no knapsacks / only bedrolls
one guy has “tape” around his fingers
How many people in image? (10)
Why two people dressed differently?
need to teach history as an argument
compare/contrast different perspectives
conduct research / using google effectivily
This session will show attendees how to engage students in “doing history” while getting them to act like historians. The presentation will include practical classroom examples, using technology to promote historical inquiry, Web 2.0 applications and data from the presenter’s doctoral research.
why Web 2.0 with our kids?
allows kids to engage themselves in new literacy and express themselves in new ways
stimulates modes of new inquiry
encourages proficient publication creation
opportunities for collaborative learning
he shared his favorite 10 web 2.0 tools for teaching history & suggestions (get from his Prezi)
“teach our kids to be information literate”
then and now images using GIMP with two layers