Kathy Swan is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on standards-based technology integration, authentic intellectual work, and documentary-making in the social studies classroom. Swan has been a four-time recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education, innovating with web-based interactive technology curricula including the Historical Scene Investigation Project (http://hsionline.org) and Digital Docs in a Box (http://digitaldocsinabox.org). Her co-authored book And Action! Doing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom and children’s series Thinking Like A Citizen are due to appear fall 2013. She is also the advisor for the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Assessment Collaborative (SSACI) at the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) and was the project Director/Lead Writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
Mark Hofer is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary. A former high school history teacher, he teaches undergraduate, Masters and doctoral courses focusing on curriculum-based technology integration. Dr. Hofer focuses a number of his research and development projects on knowledge development for technology integration (particularly related to TPACK) and strategies to effectively integrate technology in history classrooms. Dr. Hofer has served as Co-PI on a number of grants through the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program to develop resources for teachers including the Historical Scene Investigation Project (http://hsionline.org) and Digital Docs in a Box (http://digitaldocsinabox.org). He is co-author of And Action! Directing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom. He regularly presents his work at the local, national, and international conferences and publishes his work in a variety of scholarly and practitioner journals.