Promoting Student Engagement in History with PrimaryAccess Storyboard
Curby Alexander, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States ; Thomas Hammond, Lehigh University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In this poster presentation, the author demonstrates a new tool designed to support historical inquiry within the context of K-12 instruction. This storyboarding tool was created in response to various time constraints encountered in previous studies involving student creation of digital media. While such projects are considered more engaging to students than traditional projects, the time required to create such projects is not compatible with competing demands placed on teachers. This poster presentation will demonstrate the features of storyboarding tool, show examples of projects created by students, and highlight results from preliminary studies using this tool in the K-12 settings, such as increased time-on-task and higher-order thinking.
Alexander, C. & Hammond, T. (2010). Promoting Student Engagement in History with PrimaryAccess Storyboard. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3660-3663). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).