We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2016 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth and New England with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.  
Wednesday, October 19 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Firsthand History: Accessing and Using Digitized Primary Sources for Research from the Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress has a massive collection of digitized primary sources available for teacher use, from photographs of jailed suffragettes and disenfranchised child workers to recordings of the first jazz songs ever recorded to videos of early protest marches to pamphlets discouraging the entrance of early immigrants into the country. Once upon a time, to see these incredible items, you had to travel to the Library of Congress, otherwise you were gazing at secondhand photos, reprinted content, and textbook renditions. The Library of Congress has begun the process of taking their colossal collection and digitizing it so now history is available at your fingertips. But how can you access it? How can you make the best possible use of these sources?

Join this session to see how you can access these amazing treasures to use in your library or classroom to make history come to life. This session is great for library media specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, and technology integration specialists!

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Kate Powers

Library Media Specialist, James M. Quinn Elementary School
Kate is the Library Media Specialist at the James M. Quinn Elementary School in Dartmouth, where her students have been named Best in State four times in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Kate loves reading, writing, endurance running, craft beer, really good coffee, and traveling... Read More →

Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Red Level 11