Barrow co-publishes research on use photoblogs in classroom

Elizabeth Barrow, Ed.D.

Elizabeth Barrow, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, co-published an article in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE). “The Role of Photoblogs in Social Studies Classroom: Learning About the People of the Civil War” examines the concept of photoblogs, such as Humans of New York, and details a lesson plan that incorporates technology the replacement, amplification, and transformation framework to modify a traditional social studies lesson on the American Civil War into an engaging and inquiry-based lesson.

Students researched individuals who lived during the American Civil War and created their own digital storyboard using technology to engage in more meaningful instruction. Doing so allowed teachers to transform their lessons using technology in authentic ways that help students become more active agents in their learning.  This lesson requires students to make strategic decisions about what is important to know about historical figures and how best to tell their story while also learning about the war.

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