Digital Literacy for Teachers and Students

Open-source digital tools allow educators to create high-quality, interactive digital content for free. You can create timelines, examine documents and images in great detail, and map historical journeys.

We are committed to digital literacy for teachers, and have created a series of videos to help educators learn how to use popular open-source platforms to create excellent projects. Once familiar with these platforms, you can create interactive lessons to use in the classroom, or help students use these tools to create their own projects.

TimelineJS


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StoryMapJS


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StoryMapJS - Gigapixel


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Do you have questions about the content addressed in these videos? What digital tools would you like to become more familiar with? Let us know by sending an email to digital@gilderlehrman.org.