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  • Social Studies & 2.0 Glenn Wiebe [email_address] ESSDACK
    • Big ideas
    • 21st century technology & Web 2.0 is absolutely essential for your toolkit
    • Using technology will help you become a better educator
    • It won’t always be easy
  • Your job?
    • Pick out your “favorite candy” / save some for later
    • Be ready to share some of your favorite sites / tools
    • What is Web 2.0?
  •  
  • What does this mean?
    • The top 10 jobs predicted for 2010 didn’t exist in 2004
    • There over 90 million registered MySpace users
    • Last year a 7 year-old signed a six figure endorsement deal to play professional video games
    • The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs is greater than the total population of North America
    • What’s your aha?
    • So what?
  •  
  • Try this
    • Go to:
      • <www.yahoo.com>
      • Type “weapons of mass destruction”
      • Click second result from list
    www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
  • And this
    • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division
      • <www.dhmo.org/facts.html>
    • Your All Natural Friend
      • <www.armory.com/~crisper/DHMO>
  • Googlebombing
  • Myths about the web
    • Kids view the world the same way teachers do
    Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman ©2001
  • Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman ©2001
    • The Web is a giant encyclopedia
    • Filters work
      • <www.martinlutherking.org>
    • All information on the Web is true
  • Peter Stiener July 5, 1993 New Yorker
  • Some more assumptions
    • Technology for technology’s sake is bad
    • Technology changes all the time
    • You will need to be pro-active vs. filtering systems
    • Your best tech in-service will come from a kid
  •  
  • You’ve heard about this
  • But what about this? www.myspace.com/brooklyncollegelibrary
  • Or this? www.blogsafety.org
  • Or these?
    • Flickr
      • Photo sharing site
      • <www.flickr.com>
    • YouTube
      • Video sharing site
      • <www.youtube.com>
  • How about these?
    • Delicious
      • Bookmark sharing site
      • <del.icio.us>
    • Box
      • File sharing site
      • <box.net>
    • Library Thing
      • Book sharing site
      • <www.librarything.com>
  •  
  • So . . . what about blogs?
    • “ A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links”
  • Examples
    • The Write Weblog
      • <itc.blogs.com/thewriteweblog>
    • Hidden Histories: The Chinese American Experience
      • <blogs.writingproject.org/blogwrite138>
    • Room Twelve
      • <roomtwelve.com>
    • Room 613 Student Blogs
      • <hetherington.learnerblogs.org>
  • Tools?
    • Blogger
      • <www.blogger.com>
    • Blogmeister
      • <classroomblogmeister.com>
    • EduBlogs
      • <edublogs.org>
    • WordPress
      • <wordpress.com>
    • Need to use for teaching
    • and
    • professional growth
  • Things to think about
    • Not all software is alike
      • Most is blocked
      • Ease of use
    • Access
      • Not all kids have internet / computers
    • Student privacy
      • CIPA / IUP
      • Filters / passwords
  • Safety skills
    • Media Awareness Network
      • <www.media-awareness.ca/english/games>
    • CyberSmart
      • <www.cybersmart.org>
    • NetSmartz
      • <www.netsmartz.org>
    • SafeKids
      • <www.safekids.com>
    • Wired Safety
      • <www.wiredsafety.org>
    • Kansas Safety & Filtering
      • <www.kan-safe.info>
  • One more thing
    • Online “netiquette” training
      • <albion.com/netiquette/book>
      • <www.indiana.edu/~icy/netiquette.html>
  • Okay . . . one more thing
    • Blogs can get you fired
  • Two parts to RSS Part One: A “news feed” from a web site Part Two: A “news reader” to translate and display the feeds
  • Using RSS feeds
    • Step One
    • Look for the button
    • Step Two
    • Find a news reader
    • Step Three
    • Import your feeds
  • Best “aggregators”?
    • My Yahoo!
      • <my.yahoo.com>
    • Bloglines
      • <www.bloglines.com>
    • NetVibes
      • <www.netvibes.com>
  • Great read!
    • Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More
      • <www.teachinghacks.com/audio/ 100ideasWeb2educators.pdf>
  •  
  • Pong 1976
  • Galaga 1986
  • Sim City 1996
  • Second Life 2006
    • Games have gotten more complex
      • Why?
  • Because the brain demands it
    • &quot;The free access which many young people have to novels and plays has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth” Reverend Enos Hitchcock, Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family, 1790
  • Gaming “myths?”
    • Scientific evidence links violence and video games
    • It’s mostly kids / mostly boys
    • Gaming creates isolated loners
    www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  •  
    • “ Mini” & complex games are the same
    • I can’t cover all of my material
    • It’s really not that big of a deal
    www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • reuter.secondlife.com
    • Basic idea?
      • Quality games create high levels of learning
      • High levels of learning result in high levels of pleasure brain chemicals
      • People like high levels of pleasure
  • So . . .
    • Games can be used to:
      • increase literacy skills
      • teach problem solving skills
      • simulate authentic situations
      • encourage collaboration
      • engage students in content
      • lead to sophisticated research
  • Examples
    • Railroad / Zoo / Roller Coaster Tycoon
      • <www.ymiteacher.com/pdf/ZooTycoon.pdf>
    • Sim ThemePark
      • Design a park with each “land:
        • Events of the Civil War
        • Different decades
        • Different regions
    • Food Force
      • <www.food-force.com>
    • Real Lives
      • <www.educationalsimulations.com>
      • <www.educationalsimulations.com/ lesson_plans.htm>
    • Virtual History
      • <www.knowledgematters.com>
    • Civilization III / Rise of Nations / Age of Empires
    • Making History: The Calm and the Storm
      • <www.making-history.com>
    • Social Impact Games
      • <www.socialimpactgames.org>
    • The Sims
    • Peter Packet
      • <www.jengajam.com/Cisco-Packet>
    • PeaceMaker
      • <www.peacemakergame.com>
    • Global Conflicts: Palestine
      • <www.seriousgames.dk/gc.html>
    • Sim City
      • <www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow3/apr99/ simcity2000/lessons.htm>
    • Discover Babylon
      • <www.discoverbabylon.org>
    • Free online “games”
      • <www.socialstudiescentral.com>
        • “ Lesson Plans”
  • Try one!
    • You are the Historian
      • <www.plimoth.org/olc/index_js2.html>
    • Brewster Jennings
      • <www.brewsterjennings.com>
    • Colonial Williamsburg for Kids
      • <www.history.org/kids>
    • Jamestown Online Adventure
      • <www.historyglobe.com/jamestown>
  • Other lesson plan sites / reviews
    • Children’s Technology Review
      • <www.childrenssoftware.com>
    • SilverSprite
      • <silversprite.blogspot.com>
    • Mr. MacKenty
      • <www.mackenty.org>
    • Learning Teachers Arcade
      • <www.learningarcade.org>
  • Great reads!
    • “ Everything Bad is Good for You”
      • Steven Johnson
    • “ Got Game?”
      • John C. Beck, Mitchell Wade
    • “ Don’t Bother Me, Mom! I’m Learning”
      • Marc Prensky
  • Time to chew!
    • In groups of two, discuss what you seen and heard so far:
      • What seems cool?
      • What seems scary?
      • What seems doable?
  •  
  • Software
    • iTunes / iLife tools
      • <apple.com>
    • Picasa
      • <picasa.google.com>
    • Teen Second Life
      • <teen.secondlife.com>
    • Google Earth
      • <earth.google.com>
    • Google Notebook
      • <www.google.com/notebook>
    • MediaMax
      • <www.mediamax.com>
    • Audacity
      • <audacity.sourceforge.net>
    • PBWiki
      • <www.pbwiki.com>
    • Quest Garden / WebQuests
      • <webquest.org>
    • InspireData
      • <www.inspiration.com>
    • Eyespot
      • <www.eyepsot.com>
    • Google for Educators
      • <google.com/educators>
    • Let’s talk a bit!
      • What do you use?
      • Find your partner & brainstorm some possible ways to use one of the tools
  •  
  • Web resources
    • Reading Quest: Making Sense in Social Studies
      • <www.readingquest.org>
    • National Council for the Social Studies
      • <www.socialstudies.org>
    • Marco Polo
      • <marcopolo-education.org>
    • Teaching Tolerance
      • <www.tolerance.org>
    • My Wonderful World
      • <www.mywonderfulworld.org>
    • HeadlineSpot
      • <www.headlinespot.com>
    • Edsitement
      • <edsitement.neh.gov>
    • History Matters!
      • <historymatters.gmu.edu>
    • Kansas Educational Resource Center
      • <www.kerc-ks.org>
    • Language Strategies for Social Science
      • <www.stanford.edu/group/step/resources/ LanguageSite/History_Strategies.html>
    • Digital History
      • <www.digitalhistory.uh.edu>
    • Smithsonian Institute
      • <www.smithsonianeducation.org/ educators>
    • Internet History Sourcebook Project
      • <www.fordham.edu/halsall>
    • National Park Service / Links to the Past
      • <www.cr.nps.gov>
    • Using Primary Sources with Teachers
      • <www.whyy.org/generations/primary.html>
    • Center for History and the New Media
      • <chnm.gmu.edu>
    • Teaching History with Technology
      • <www.thwt.org>
    • Best of History Web Sites
      • <www.besthistorysites.net>
    • Social Studies Central
      • <www.socialstudiescentral.com>
      • Click “Links” then “Documents”
    • NARA Digital Classroom
      • <www.archives.gov/education>
    • Library of Congress American Memory
      • <memory.loc.gov/teachers>
    • Our Documents
      • <www.ourdocuments.gov>
    • America’s Library
      • <www.americaslibrary.gov>
    • Documents for the Study of American History
      • <www.vlib.us>
    • Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop
      • <kportal.learningstation.com>
    • 4Teachers
      • <4teachers.org>
    • Multimedia Resources for Educators
      • <www.uen.org/curriculum/ multimedia_resources.shtml>
    • New York Times Teacher Connections
      • <www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/index.html>
    • Mr. Donn’s Pages
      • <members.aol.com/donnandlee/ SiteIndex.html>
    • George Lucas Education Foundation
      • <www.edutopia.org>
    • TeacherTube
      • <www.teachertube.com>
    • Tools for Reading, Writing, and Thinking
      • <www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/ 6-12/Tools/Index.htm>
    • National Council for the Social Studies
      • <www.socialstudies.org>
    • Startspot
      • <www.startspot.com>
    • FirstGov
      • <firstgov.gov>
    • Portals to the World
      • <www.loc.gov/rr/international/ portals.html>
  • Give one / get one
    • Make a list of three great sites that you use
      • Rotate through room
      • Get at least three new ideas
      • Pick your favorite to share
  • For kids
    • Yahooligans
      • <www.yahooligans.com>
    • KidsClick
      • <www.kidsclick.org>
    • Ask Jeeves for Kids
      • < www.ajkids.com>
    • Safe Kids
      • <www.safekids.com>
    • Awesome Library
      • <www.awesomelibrary.org>
    • Kid Info
      • <www.kidinfo.com>
    • KidSpace <www.ipl.org/div/kidspace>
    • 42explore <www.42explore.com>
  • Did the Holocaust happen?
    • Auschwitz: Myths and Facts
      • <www.ihr.org/leaflets/auschwitz.shtml>
    • A short introduction to Holocaust Revisionism
      • <www.ibiblio.org/team/history/controversy/ abutz/intro.html>
    • Holocaust Hoax
      • <www.natvan.com/national-vanguard/assorted/hoax.html>
  • Did the Holocaust happen?
    • Holocaust Timeline
      • <www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/ holocaust/timeline.html>
    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
      • <www.ushmm.org>
      • Click on “Introduction to the Holocaust”
    • A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors
      • <fcit.usf.edu/Holocaust/people/survivor.htm>
  • Evaluation skills
    • Authority
      • Tilde (~)
      • <www.easywhois.com>
    • Accuracy
    • Audience
    • Context
    • Currency
  • Evaluation skills
    • Quality Information Checklist
      • <www.quick.org.uk/menu.htm>
    • Evaluation Rubrics for Web Sites
      • <www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/edu/evaltr.htm>
    • Ten C’s for Evaluating Internet Sources
      • <www.uwec.edu/library/Guides/tencs.html>
  • Reflection
    • Go to History Tech:
      • <history-tech.blogspot.com>
    • What are your aha?
    • What can you use right away?
  • “ The cookies on my daughter’s computer
  • know more about her than her teachers do .” Henry Kelly Federation of American Scientists