Google sites and oral history projects: Connecting school to community

Christine K. Lemley, John Martin

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Abstract

Sitting in my College of Education’s faculty meeting at the end of a semester, an education technology colleague invited us all to consider how we could collaborate among and across departments. He encouraged us to create ways to connect our content areas to innovate research projects. I pondered this thought and remembered that I had recently agreed to partner with a local high school teacher on an oral history project. My university students and her high schools students would form groups and meet in an online space to (a) get to know one another and talk about high school/post high school plans, (b) discuss a common book they would all read and (c) share ideas about an oral history project in which they chose focus questions relating to the book to explore lived experiences of a community member through the stories they told. My technology skills were limited and I knew having another colleague to brainstorm ideas could enhance the project. He recommended I use Google Sites to foster interactions between university and high school students. I spoke with the high school teacher who recommended we be in contact with the school librarian and district offi ce about such an endeavor. And so the project commenced (First author journal notes).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedia Rich Instruction: Connecting Curriculum to All Learners
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages251-270
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319001524, 9783319001517
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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oral history
search engine
school
community
university
student
teacher
semester
education
librarian
research project
contact
district
interaction
experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Lemley, C. K., & Martin, J. (2014). Google sites and oral history projects: Connecting school to community. In Media Rich Instruction: Connecting Curriculum to All Learners (pp. 251-270). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00152-4_16

Google sites and oral history projects : Connecting school to community. / Lemley, Christine K.; Martin, John.

Media Rich Instruction: Connecting Curriculum to All Learners. Springer International Publishing, 2014. p. 251-270.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lemley, CK & Martin, J 2014, Google sites and oral history projects: Connecting school to community. in Media Rich Instruction: Connecting Curriculum to All Learners. Springer International Publishing, pp. 251-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00152-4_16
Lemley CK, Martin J. Google sites and oral history projects: Connecting school to community. In Media Rich Instruction: Connecting Curriculum to All Learners. Springer International Publishing. 2014. p. 251-270 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00152-4_16
Lemley, Christine K. ; Martin, John. / Google sites and oral history projects : Connecting school to community. Media Rich Instruction: Connecting Curriculum to All Learners. Springer International Publishing, 2014. pp. 251-270
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