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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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    A Dozen Ways to Incorporate Technology in the History Classroom A Dozen Ways to Incorporate 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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