Presidential sites around the country are experimenting with new technologies for bringing educational resources to schools and educators.
Discover how videoconferencing, Skype and Google Hangout are transforming the way that presidential sites and libraries are connecting to students and teachers around the world.
Key takeaway messages:
- There are both challenges and benefits to using technology for reaching school audiences
- A variety of technology tools can be considered for bringing rich primary source content to schools
- Interactive, engaging programs work best with videoconferencing
- Flexibility is the key to success!
Questions for listeners to ponder:
- Technology tools that can be harnessed to connect your site to school audiences around the world are more accessible than ever, so that anyone with a computer that has a camera and microphone can connect.
- What’s preventing you from exploring use of these tools at your museum, historic site, library or archive?
- What creative approaches are being used to make history come alive for audiences far away from the sites themselves?
- How can this technology to better link sites for planning and collaboration?
Resources mentioned during session:
Presidential Primary Sources Project
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Sharron Conrad, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza