In June, we told you about a cool new history project tackled by Kent grade school students to document historic landmarks around Kent via video.
The GeoHistorian Project was started by Thomas McNeal and Mark van’t Hooft from Kent State’s Research Center of Educational Technology. The two researchers teamed up with two fifth-grade classes at Walls Elementary School to create the first series of videos documenting the landmarks.
QR codes — bar code-like graphics — were then placed on the landmarks, so the videos can be accessed using smart phones tand tablets to scan the codes.
Since our first story, when 11 videos were finished, the project has added a lot more videos documenting historic Kent landmarks, including the Twin Coach Company, Ray's Place and Stoddard's Frozen Custards, so check them out.
This latest batch of videos was created with help from three fifth-grade classes at Davey Elementary School — one of the buildings featured in the narrated videos.