015 This ain't Your Momma's History: Using Technology to Bring History to Life, and Your community into Your Classroom
- Steve Bromage, Kristie Littlefield, Laura Richter, Ernie Easter

New technologies and training, resources, and support available through MLTI
and the Maine Historical Society are helping re-invent and re-energize social
studies education in Maine. Gone are the days of lectures, overheads, rote
memorization, and dependence on text books. Enter the era of fingertip access
to thousands of primary documents, software and websites that empower
students to capture and share their learning, training that teaches students to do
research and think like historians, and, perhaps most importantly, extensive
opportunities for students to explore and interact with local history and become
engaged citizens.

Join experienced educators who have been leaders in this work for an interactive
session that includes: an inside look at key tools that can enhance how you teach
history, including the Maine Memory Network ( http://www.mainememory.net ),
Noteshare, and podcasting; incredible examples of student work; strategies for
teaching history and meeting the revised Learning Results; and, a workshop
designed to help participants plan how to integrate these resources in their own