Meet Margaret Graham, Archivist

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Name: Margaret Graham

How are you involved in education?
I’m interested in technology’s role in teaching, learning and interacting with history. As an archivist at Drexel U College of Medicine I’m working on a project to engage 6th through 12th grade students with online collections on the history of women in medicine. Throughout the project we’ll be talking to lots of students and teachers to learn about their interests, habits, ideas and needs in learning/teaching history.

What’s your ideal classroom or school like?
Well, in this specific case, I’ll interpret ‘classroom’ as the successful online environment in which students are excited about history. That would look like great historic materials presented in such a way that students want to learn about the stories reflected in the documents and those stories in turn teach them something about themselves and their world today.

Have you ever attended an unconference before?
Not yet.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
1) Using online historic collections & curriculum modules / lesson plans – Successes? Failures? What, how, why?

2) Processes for understanding student and teacher needs, interests and ideas for interactive learning.

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Author: Kevin Jarrett

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