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A Dozen Applications for Technology in the History Classroom
 

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This presentation was given by Eric Langhorst at the 2010 MCSS Conference in St. Louis on February 19, 2010.

This presentation was given by Eric Langhorst at the 2010 MCSS Conference in St. Louis on February 19, 2010.

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    A Dozen Applications for Technology in the History Classroom A Dozen Applications for Technology in the History Classroom Presentation Transcript

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    • Teach 8 th grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri
    • Adjunct faculty at Park University teaching graduate course “Technology for the Classroom”
    • Currently working on my doctorate at Walden University in Teacher Leadership
    • www.speakingofhistory.com/ historytech Please share with others All notes and links from this presentation can be found online at:
    • You select which tools work best for you to do your job
    • Microblogging at 140 characters or less at a time
    • Build a network of peers Share resources and ideas Ask questions and answer questions
    • Add more features by using a third party application like TweetDeck
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    • Finding teachers to follow is part luck and searching Once you find a respected teacher check and see who they follow
    • Missouri Teachers on Twitter
    • Video and audio chat
    • Skype allows you to create a two way video chat with another person via the Internet
    • Computer Internet Webcam Application
    • Take a virtual field trip
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    • Interview an author
    • Collaborate with a peer
    • Select a webcam for both lens and microphone quality Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
    • Make a picture from text
    • Create a visual of a speech Quickly identify themes and topics Great way to start examining a primary document
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    • John Lennon – Lyrics to Imagine
    • President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
    • Star-Spangled Banner – All Four Verses
    • Creating a cool video, quickly
    • Add still pictures or video to create a “music video” type finished project Can add text and select from their music Educator account is free
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    • Create an ad for President Lincoln in 1860 election Students can describe a concept or opinion Slideshow from pictures on field trip or project
    • Online picture sharing tool
    • Post your pictures online Can create sets, add descriptions, add notes, post them in blogs Can also search for pictures from others
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    • Post images you take of historical places Find images others have posted of historical topics Add notes to the pictures you post
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    • Screen capture video tool
    • Makes a video of everything you see on your screen Add a microphone and it captures sound as well Records at different levels of quality
    • Tutorials for tasks done repeatedly Create lessons for days when you are not in the classroom – or your students are not in the classroom
    • Access amazing content from experts and universities
    • Lectures from historians on variety of topics
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    • Edit audio, any format, easy
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    • Create a “StudyCast” to help students prepare for tests Projects and interviews – History Day for example Edit musical clips for a history class
    • View the world in a historical and statistical way like never before
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    • Students can use the historical layer to see modern locations with historical lens Students can take historical tours already created by other teachers and classes
    • World War II Aerial Maps Showing Impact of Bombing
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    • Street level view of the world
    • Take your classes to historical locations
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    • Presentations from very smart people – less than 20 minutes
    • Introduce a topic for discussion Some great presentations on the impact of school lunch
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    • Post your presentations online
    • Share notes with your students who are gone Students can share their presentations online Have a spare copy of your presentations as a backup
    • You select which tools work best for you to do your job
    • www.speakingofhistory.com/novel Please share with others All notes and links from this presentation can be found online at:
    • Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri [email_address] www.speakingofhistory.com Twitter : elanghorst Skype : elanghorst
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