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    • software, tech web sites and some other stuff cool stuff for social studies Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ESSDACK
    • some assumptions
    • “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
    • tech for tech’s sake is bad
    • tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes
    • tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes be pro-active vs. filtering systems
    • tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes be pro-active vs. filtering systems your best tech in-service will come from a kid
    • social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
    • www.socialstudiescentral.com
    • social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
    • • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division • Your All Natural Friend
    • • A Short Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism • Holocaust Hoax • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum • A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors
    • The Web is a giant encyclopedia
    • The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters actually work • Martin Luther King
    • The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters actually work • Martin Luther King All information on the Web is true
    • Peter Stiener July 5, 1993 New Yorker
    • social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
    • my Favorite “Five”
    • • Word Magnets • Garageband / PhotoStory3 • SlideShare • Tagxedo • BibMe
    • • xTimeline • Graphic Organizers • Skype • Google Tools (Docs, Picasa, Earth) • Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop
    • What do you use?
    • social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
    • “news feeds” from a web site
    • “news feeds” from a web site “news reader” to display the feeds
    • Find the button
    • social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
    • Tic Tac Toe
    • Pong
    • Galaga
    • SimCity
    • World of Warcraft
    • games haven’t gotten simpler over time
    • they’ve gotten more complex
    • Why?
    • because the brain demands it
    • “The brain developed to solve problems relating to surviving in an unstable, outdoor environment and to do so in near constant motion.” John Medina Brain Rules
    • can I eat it?
    • can it eat me?
    • can I have sex with it?
    • what then . . . is your job?
    • convince a middle school kid that a five paragraph essay is essential for her survival
    • brains search for patterns
    • brains work best when emotional chemicals are increased
    • brains want to work with others
    • games provide “tasty patterns of reality”
    • games create emotional connections
    • games encourage collaborative learning
    • games become about “survival”
    • “Better theories of learning are embedded in the video games many children play than in the schools they attend.” James Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Literacy & Learning
    • Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner How Computer Games Help Children Learn David Williamson Shaffer Don’t Bother Me, Mom -- I’m Learning! Marc Prensky
    • what’s makin’ sense?
    • your games?
    • Some great examples
    • iPod Touch
    • Traveler IQ
    • www.stopdisastersgame.org
    • d World Farmer Thir
    • social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
    • my Favorite “Five”?
    • • Thinkfinity • National History Education Clearinghouse • Best of History Web Sites • Teaching History with Technology • Gilder Lehrman modules
    • • Social Studies Central Tip of the Week
    • “There are many ways of moving forward but only one way of standing still.” Franklin Roosevelt
    • have more questions? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98