Teaching American History Presentation Aug. 2011

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This is the presentation given on Thursday, August 18, 2011 to teachers in the TAH project at PNW/BOCES.

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  • Is free and will ALWAYS be free. Prepare students for the type of learning that they will encounter in higher ed or the workplace No on can get on site without user name and password
  • History lessons with geographic content
  • Teaching American History Presentation Aug. 2011

    1. 1. Teaching American History Instructional Technology Resources August 18, 2011 Linda Brandon
    2. 2. <ul><li>FREE online learning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Engage students in blended collaborative learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Secure via password-protected sign in </li></ul><ul><li>Ask and answer questions and see results </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on projects </li></ul>http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/
    3. 3. Features and Benefits <ul><li>Simple, easy to use with few features </li></ul><ul><li>Continue class discussions beyond the 40 minute period </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources easily without using paper </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on issues/ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Receive participation/activity reports </li></ul><ul><li>Embed video and drive discussions with them </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Your own unique URL: http://mrsbrandon.collaborizeclassroom.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. mrsbrandon.collaborizeclassroom.com
    5. 5. Digital Vaults
    6. 6. Features of Digital Vault <ul><li>Approximately 1,200 documents, drawings, maps and photographs from the 10 billion records at NARA </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword system links documents to each other visually, showing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Record detail allows for zooming and getting additional information </li></ul><ul><li>“ Collect” feature allows user to save for future reference </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pathway Challenge” activities </li></ul><ul><li>“ Create” feature allows user to create posters, Pathway Challenges or movies </li></ul>
    7. 8. Features <ul><li>Curry School of Education at University of Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to create digital documentaries, storyboards and rebuses using primary source documents </li></ul><ul><li>No equipment needed; just a computer and access to the site </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tools allow teachers to choose files/activities for students </li></ul>
    8. 9. Example – Georgia O’Keefe
    9. 10. iTunes and iTunes U
    10. 11. Features and Benefits <ul><li>Free content </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable to your iPod or iPad </li></ul><ul><li>Video and audio content </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable database </li></ul>
    11. 12. Examples <ul><li>Podcasts: PBS – American Experience </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes U – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moments in American History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Channel </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Vital from PBS <ul><li>Part of Teachers’ Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Free digital media source from public television for NYS educators </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable, and able to save resources in folders for easy access </li></ul><ul><li>High School Core Curriculum for Social Studies </li></ul>
    13. 14. The “Cool” Factor http://show.mappingworlds.com
    14. 15. Ten U.S. History Google Earth Tours

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