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    • www.speakingofhistory.blogspot.com July 18, 2008 post
    • 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
    • Speaking of History podcast and blog began in June 2005 visitors from 145 countries in past two years
    • Speaking of History Podcast / Blog Visitors - August 2007 to July 2008 162,879 podcast downloads in 2008 to date
    • Edit audio with a free program named AUDACITY
    • Teaching the Declaration of Independence as a break up letter activity podcast
    • 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 - Books have been recorded for students with reading disabilities - Record young students reading for fluency
    • Currently part of a pilot using Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player Transfer pictures, audio and video podcasts with wireless connections – studycasts, presentation notes
    • AT&T Grant to create historical information about Liberty using Guide by Cell technology Students will narrate museum artifact information
    • Boston Massacre LIVE! Newscast Historical perspective and power of media Students write the scripts
    • Microsoft’s PhotoStory 3 – create video from still pictures
    • TV commercials from history using PhotoStory3 Create a TV election ad for Lincoln to help him win the presidency in 1860
    • Create a TV commercial supporting either the Federalist or Anti-Federalist Students understood the subject more than they ever had before
    • Liberty Minutes video project 3-5 minute videos on local historical topics Hollywood Night with parents and guests
    • Need to be using Web 2.0 tools to connect my classroom with the rest of the world
    • Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project – 2007 and 2008 350 Liberty students with parents, students in California and Illinois, home school students and the author in Philadelphia
    • Donner Party Debate Record class debate with MP3 player Send experts MP3 file of debate and they respond with comments – 2 pages each
    • E-Mail an Expert Teacher sends the e-mail and 10 question limit Archaeologist answered during a hurricane from her laptop on kitchen floor of her home
    • Classroom connection on the Internet for parents and students
    • Online assessment Quia and QuizStar Immediate data and feedback on tests and pretests
      • South Valley Jr. High 8 th Grade Social Studies test results:
      • Highest score of any content area
      • Largest yearly improvement
    • Eric Langhorst [email_address] 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High Liberty, Missouri