Just because students are technical and involved in social media does not mean they are digitally literate. Therefore, when using digital tools in the classroom, it may be necessary to “pause” and teach students how to use the digital tool, how to research, and how to organize their thoughts/research. Nonetheless, doing history digitally gets students more involved and allows them to think critically about the facts they learn and ask questions, questions that allow them to distinguish “fake news” from legit information. Not only this, but digital tools can teach students important skills, such as analysis, research, and organizational skills, that can transfer into other classes and big-world stuff! Doing history digitally can become INTERDISCIPLINARY.

Adair Warner, Baleigh Whitesell, Drew Westmoreland, Gracie Bullington