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Social Studies Web Sites & Technology

  1. 1. software, tech web sites and some other stuff cool stuff for social studies Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ESSDACK
  2. 2. sticky ideas?
  3. 3. 21st century tools are absolutely essential for your toolkit
  4. 4. using technology will help you to become a better educator
  5. 5. pick out your “favorite candy” & save the rest for later
  6. 6. some assumptions
  7. 7. “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  8. 8. tech for tech’s sake is bad
  9. 9. tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes
  10. 10. tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes be pro-active vs. filtering systems
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. “The cookies on my computer
  13. 13. know more about me than my teachers do.” High school student
  14. 14. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  15. 15. www.socialstudiescentral.com
  16. 16. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  17. 17. • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division • Your All Natural Friend
  18. 18. • A Short Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism • Holocaust Hoax • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum • A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors
  19. 19. The Web is a giant encyclopedia
  20. 20. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters actually work • Martin Luther king
  21. 21. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters actually work • Martin Luther king All information on the Web is true
  22. 22. Peter Stiener July 5, 1993 New Yorker
  23. 23. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  24. 24. my Favorite Five?
  25. 25. • Google Earth • Google Tools (Docs, Picasa) • SlideShare • Garageband / PhotoStory3 • BibMe
  26. 26. What else is out there?
  27. 27. • Glenn’s Web 2.0 Delicious links • Web 2.0 Awards • Complete Web 2.0 Directory
  28. 28. What do you use?
  29. 29. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  30. 30. “news feeds” from a web site
  31. 31. “news feeds” from a web site “news reader” to display the feeds
  32. 32. Find the button
  33. 33. Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More • <www.teachinghacks.com/audio/ 100ideasWeb2educators.pdf>
  34. 34. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  35. 35. Tic Tac Toe
  36. 36. Pong
  37. 37. Galaga
  38. 38. SimCity
  39. 39. World of Warcraft
  40. 40. games haven’t gotten simpler over time
  41. 41. they’ve gotten more complex
  42. 42. Why?
  43. 43. because the brain demands it
  44. 44. “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
  45. 45. can I eat it?
  46. 46. can it eat me?
  47. 47. can I have sex with it?
  48. 48. what then . . . is your job?
  49. 49. convince a middle school kid that a five paragraph essay is essential for her survival
  50. 50. brains search for patterns
  51. 51. brains work best when emotional chemicals are increased
  52. 52. brains want to work with others
  53. 53. games provide “tasty patterns of reality”
  54. 54. games create emotional connections
  55. 55. games encourage collaborative learning
  56. 56. games become about “survival”
  57. 57. “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
  58. 58. Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner How Computer Games Help Children Learn David Williamson Shaffer Don’t Bother Me, Mom -- I’m Learning! Marc Prensky
  59. 59. what’s makin’ sense?
  60. 60. your games?
  61. 61. Some great examples
  62. 62. iPod Touch
  63. 63. Trav eler IQ
  64. 64. www.stopdisastersgame.org
  65. 65. d World Farmer Thir
  66. 66. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  67. 67. Give one to Get one
  68. 68. my Favorite Five?
  69. 69. • Thinkfinity • National History Education Clearinghouse • Best of History Web Sites • Teaching History with Technology • Digital History
  70. 70. • Social Studies Central Tip of the Week
  71. 71. lesson design?
  72. 72. “There are many ways of moving forward but only one way of standing still.” Franklin Roosevelt
  73. 73. have more questions? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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