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A Dozen Ways to Incorporate Technology in the History Classroom

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

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

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Teach 8 th grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri
  • 3. Adjunct faculty at Park University teaching graduate course “Technology for the Classroom”
  • 4. Currently working on my doctorate at Walden University in Teacher Leadership
  • 5. www.speakingofhistory.com/ historytech Please share with others All notes and links from this presentation can be found online at:
  • 6. You select which tools work best for you to do your job
  • 7. Microblogging at 140 characters or less at a time
  • 8. Build a network of peers Share resources and ideas Ask questions and answer questions
  • 9. Add more features by using a third party application like TweetDeck
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  • 11. Finding teachers to follow is part luck and searching Once you find a respected teacher check and see who they follow
  • 12. Missouri Teachers on Twitter
  • 13. Video and audio chat
  • 14. Skype allows you to create a two way video chat with another person via the Internet
  • 15. Computer Internet Webcam Application
  • 16. Take a virtual field trip
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  • 19. Interview an author
  • 20. Collaborate with a peer
  • 21. Select a webcam for both lens and microphone quality Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
  • 22. Make a picture from text
  • 23. Create a visual of a speech Quickly identify themes and topics Great way to start examining a primary document
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  • 26. John Lennon – Lyrics to Imagine
  • 27. President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
  • 28. Star-Spangled Banner – All Four Verses
  • 29. Creating a cool video, quickly
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 35. Online picture sharing tool
  • 36. 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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  • 39. 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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  • 47. Screen capture video tool
  • 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
  • 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
  • 50. Access amazing content from experts and universities
  • 51. Lectures from historians on variety of topics
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  • 54. Edit audio, any format, easy
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  • 56. Create a “StudyCast” to help students prepare for tests Projects and interviews – History Day for example Edit musical clips for a history class
  • 57. View the world in a historical and statistical way like never before
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  • 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
  • 60. World War II Aerial Maps Showing Impact of Bombing
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  • 64. Street level view of the world
  • 65. Take your classes to historical locations
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  • 69. Presentations from very smart people – less than 20 minutes
  • 70. Introduce a topic for discussion Some great presentations on the impact of school lunch
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  • 72. Post your presentations online
  • 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
  • 74. You select which tools work best for you to do your job
  • 75. www.speakingofhistory.com/novel Please share with others All notes and links from this presentation can be found online at:
  • 76. 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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