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Presentation on Microsoft and Web 2.0 tools given at NCCE in Seattle on 2-29-08.

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    • www.speakingofhistory.blogspot.com February 29, 2008 post on blog THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE
    • 8 th Grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri Graduate Instructor at Park University teaching “Technology for the Classroom”
    • Currently serving as the 2007 / 2008 Missouri Teacher of the Year
    • A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
    • Started my journey in spring of 2005 when I purchased my first MP3 player
      • Interviews with authors
      • Lesson plans from classroom
      • Museum visits
      • Student projects
      • Comments on ed tech topics
      • Reflections on teaching
      • Reviews of online resources
      Topics for the podcast varies:
    • Speaking of History podcast and blog began in June 2005 www.speakingofhistory.blogspot.com visitors from 145 countries in past two years 50,000 downloads last month
    • Speaking of History Podcast / Blog Visitors August 2007 to February 2008
    • Edit audio with a free program named AUDACITY
    • StudyCasts - Record audio review for upcoming test Post MP3 file to the Internet Students listen at home on Internet, MP3 player, or CD
    • - Record tests for students who have modifications for taking tests - Books have been read and recorded (with permission) - Record young students reading for fluency
    • Currently part of a pilot using Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player Transfer pictures and audio with wireless connections – studycasts, presentation notes
    • This spring students are conducting family history interviews Copies for family and local museum
    • AT&T Grant to create historical information about Liberty using Guide by Cell technology Students will narrate museum artifact information
      • Keep content for students simple – no background music
      • Allow students to use this tool for other projects
      • Suggest USB microphones
    • Allow students to become PRODUCERS of the content they use not just CONSUMERS
    • Microsoft’s PhotoStory 3 – create video from still pictures Microsoft’s MovieMaker2 – create video from video Free download, easy to use
    • Boston Massacre LIVE! Newscast Historical perspective and power of media Students write the scripts
    • TV commercials from history using PhotoStory3 Create a TV election ad for Lincoln in the 1860 campaign
    • Create a TV commercial supporting either the Federalist or Anti-Federalist in the ratification of the Constitution
    • Liberty Minutes video project 3-5 minute videos on local historical topics Hollywood Night
    • Good source of images is Flickr Storm with images under open Creative Commons Create a folder of media elements in advance for your students to use
    • When teaching this program to teachers make it a personal project first to create interest Keep the projects short – 30 seconds or 1 minute
    • Need to be using Web 2.0 tools to connect my classroom with the rest of the world
    • Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project - Fall of 2006 350 Liberty students with parents, California students, home school students and author
    • Donner Party Debate Record class debate Send experts MP3 of debate and they respond with comments
    • Teacher sends the e-mail 10 question limit Archaeologist answered during a hurricane from her laptop on kitchen floor of her home
    • Online assessment Quia and QuizStar Immediate data and feedback
      • Testing results:
      • SVJH 8 th Grade Social Studies
      • Highest score in content area
      • largest yearly improvement
    • Eric Langhorst [email_address] 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High Liberty, Missouri