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.


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A Dozen Applications for Technology in the History Classroom

  1. 2. Teach 8 th grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri
  2. 3. Adjunct faculty at Park University teaching graduate course “Technology for the Classroom”
  3. 4. Currently working on my doctorate at Walden University in Teacher Leadership
  4. 5. www.speakingofhistory.com/ historytech Please share with others All notes and links from this presentation can be found online at:
  5. 6. You select which tools work best for you to do your job
  6. 7. Microblogging at 140 characters or less at a time
  7. 8. Build a network of peers Share resources and ideas Ask questions and answer questions
  8. 9. Add more features by using a third party application like TweetDeck
  9. 11. Finding teachers to follow is part luck and searching Once you find a respected teacher check and see who they follow
  10. 12. Missouri Teachers on Twitter
  11. 13. Video and audio chat
  12. 14. Skype allows you to create a two way video chat with another person via the Internet
  13. 15. Computer Internet Webcam Application
  14. 16. Take a virtual field trip
  15. 19. Interview an author
  16. 20. Collaborate with a peer
  17. 21. Select a webcam for both lens and microphone quality Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
  18. 22. Make a picture from text
  19. 23. Create a visual of a speech Quickly identify themes and topics Great way to start examining a primary document
  20. 26. John Lennon – Lyrics to Imagine
  21. 27. President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
  22. 28. Star-Spangled Banner – All Four Verses
  23. 29. Creating a cool video, quickly
  24. 30. 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
  25. 34. Create an ad for President Lincoln in 1860 election Students can describe a concept or opinion Slideshow from pictures on field trip or project
  26. 35. Online picture sharing tool
  27. 36. Post your pictures online Can create sets, add descriptions, add notes, post them in blogs Can also search for pictures from others
  28. 39. Post images you take of historical places Find images others have posted of historical topics Add notes to the pictures you post
  29. 47. Screen capture video tool
  30. 48. 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
  31. 49. Tutorials for tasks done repeatedly Create lessons for days when you are not in the classroom – or your students are not in the classroom
  32. 50. Access amazing content from experts and universities
  33. 51. Lectures from historians on variety of topics
  34. 54. Edit audio, any format, easy
  35. 56. Create a “StudyCast” to help students prepare for tests Projects and interviews – History Day for example Edit musical clips for a history class
  36. 57. View the world in a historical and statistical way like never before
  37. 59. 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
  38. 60. World War II Aerial Maps Showing Impact of Bombing
  39. 64. Street level view of the world
  40. 65. Take your classes to historical locations
  41. 69. Presentations from very smart people – less than 20 minutes
  42. 70. Introduce a topic for discussion Some great presentations on the impact of school lunch
  43. 72. Post your presentations online
  44. 73. Share notes with your students who are gone Students can share their presentations online Have a spare copy of your presentations as a backup
  45. 74. You select which tools work best for you to do your job
  46. 75. www.speakingofhistory.com/novel Please share with others All notes and links from this presentation can be found online at:
  47. 76. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri [email_address] www.speakingofhistory.com Twitter : elanghorst Skype : elanghorst