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Engaging 21st Century Social Studies Learners - Laptop Leaders Academy

  1. 1. Engaging Learners the 21st cen tury social in stud ies classroom Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ©2009
  2. 2. this is Erin
  3. 3. this is Jake
  4. 4. they think history is boring
  5. 5. they’re not so fond of geography or government either
  6. 6. why should we care?
  7. 7. “I have to power down when I get to school.” HS student
  8. 8. “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  9. 9. “If students are prepared only for literacies of paper & pencil technologies, they will be unprepared for a future in which new literacies are required . . .” Rachel Karchmer Innovative Approaches to Literacy Education
  10. 10. so . . . what do these new literacies look like?
  11. 11. Bit based
  12. 12. not just tree based
  13. 13. three C’s
  14. 14. collaborate create communicate
  15. 15. www.socialstudiescentral.com
  16. 16. use visual Discrepant Event Inquiries
  17. 17. geography terms word sort
  18. 18. map jigsaw
  19. 19. play video games
  20. 20. Ancient Egypt www.knowledgematters.com
  21. 21. how about the Civil War?
  22. 22. left what you see right what you feel bottom what all the images have in common
  23. 23. left what you see right what you feel bottom what do all the images have in common?
  24. 24. what’s your elevator speech?
  25. 25. need a great presentation? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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