A friend suggested that I check out a great site called iLearn Technology, an edublog

dedicated to giving teachers practical tips for integrating technology into the classroom.

Pretty sweet! Of course, I had to go check out the archives and came across all kinds of goodies. One I want to share is something called Primary Access.

PrimaryAccess is another great tool created by the Center for Technology & Teacher Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and focuses on ways that you can integrate history, primary documents, writing and digital storytelling. Basically the site lets kids create multimedia “historical narratives” that incorporate documents and student created content

It is widely agreed among educators that students who effectively use primary source documents will develop better historical thinking skills than they would using another author’s interpretation.

(Signing up is a bit confusing. Go the Teacher Page to get started.) Have fun!