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Best of the Web & Mobile for Teaching Social Studies Nate Gillespie & Brady Wood CCSS Mar. 5, 2011 Shmoop University, Inc....
What We’ll Cover Today <ul><li>6 Websites: Student Resources </li></ul><ul><li>8 Websites: Professional Learning Resources...
This Day in History <ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From The History Channel...
Digital History <ul><li>http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free online US History textbook </li></ul><ul>...
(World) History Matters <ul><li>History Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://historymatters.gmu.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
OurDocuments <ul><li>http://www.ourdocuments.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by National Archives </li></ul><ul><li>High-q...
Valley of the Shadow Project <ul><li>http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible online archive of ALL pr...
Our Favorite Professional Learning Resources for History Teachers
TeachingHistory.org <ul><li>http://teachinghistory.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>One-stop shop for online history teaching resour...
Historical Thinking Matters <ul><li>http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on how to teach stude...
PBS Teachers <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Great lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to PBS video...
Blogs & Webcasts <ul><li>Blog:  Free Technology for Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freetech4teachers.com </li><...
TRIVIA BREAK!
Mobile Apps
British Library Treasures <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – $3.99 </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc...
National Archives: Today’s Document <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – Free </li></ul>Shmoop Univer...
Constitution for iPhone <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch – Free </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
U.S. Historical Documents <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – $0.99 </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc...
Google Earth <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – Free </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
History Here <ul><li>Available for Windows Phone 7 – $2.99 </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
Say Hi to Shmoop
Experts Say… Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential  “ Smart and consistently humorous”   – Academy of American Poets “ Best...
What is Shmoop? <ul><li>Fun  digital curriculum & Test Prep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>600+ FREE Learning Guides in 10 subjects...
Things You’ll Learn on Shmoop Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential  The Portrait of a Lady  (written in 1880) shares a lot...
Shmoop Test Prep <ul><li>FUN, interactive,  online Test Prep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSAT </l...
Shmoop US History US History is Not the Story of Millions. It's Millions of Stories. <ul><li>“ Why Should I Care?” </li></...
Shmoop Civics Civics should not be boring <ul><li>We frame our lessons with hot issues that students are passionate about ...
Shmoop Economics <ul><li>Topics in-depth with charts and examples </li></ul><ul><li>Role-Playing Econ Games </li></ul><ul>...
Shmoop Biography Get to Know the Big Cheeses <ul><li>31 bios and counting </li></ul><ul><li>Authors, poets, political lead...
Shmoop’s “Best of the Web” <ul><li>Links are carefully selected by Shmoop’s writers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, video, photos...
Shmoop Teacher’s Editions <ul><li>CA Standards-based Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events...
Shmoop Music Listen and Learn <ul><li>Analyze lyrics like poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhyme, meter, allusions, symbolism,...
Shmoop on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, Sony Put a Ph.D. in Your Pocket <ul><li>Shmoop is now </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Teacher Resource Center <ul><li>A  tour of Shmoop  designed for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and examples  from teach...
<ul><li>Teacher Resource Center:  www.shmoop.com/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>On Twitter:  @helloshmoop </li></ul><ul><li>On...
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  1. 1. Best of the Web & Mobile for Teaching Social Studies Nate Gillespie & Brady Wood CCSS Mar. 5, 2011 Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover Today <ul><li>6 Websites: Student Resources </li></ul><ul><li>8 Websites: Professional Learning Resources </li></ul><ul><li>6 Mobile Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Using Shmoop in Your Social Studies Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Shmoop US History, Civics, Biography, Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shmoop’s Best of the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shmoop Teacher’s Editions </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  3. 3. This Day in History <ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From The History Channel </li></ul><ul><li>Key events on this date in 13 categories: Crime, Politics, Sports, Music, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Video review of top stories </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  4. 4. Digital History <ul><li>http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free online US History textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of annotated primary documents </li></ul><ul><li>Non-text sources include maps and archive of historical film trailers </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by U of Houston with several other institutions </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  5. 5. (World) History Matters <ul><li>History Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://historymatters.gmu.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1000+ annotated primary sources in US History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on how historians “make sense of evidence” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotated guide to 800+ other websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World History Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://worldhistorymatters.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New site broadens scope beyond US History </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  6. 6. OurDocuments <ul><li>http://www.ourdocuments.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by National Archives </li></ul><ul><li>High-quality reproductions of 100 milestone documents in US History </li></ul><ul><li>Each document presented with contextual information </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  7. 7. Valley of the Shadow Project <ul><li>http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible online archive of ALL primary source documentation of Civil War experience in two neighboring counties in Pennsylvania/Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Includes census records, newspapers, diaries, letters, church records, military records, images </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ guide: how to use in classroom </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  8. 8. Our Favorite Professional Learning Resources for History Teachers
  9. 9. TeachingHistory.org <ul><li>http://teachinghistory.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>One-stop shop for online history teaching resources </li></ul><ul><li>Includes online materials, lesson plans, links to recommended sites </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  10. 10. Historical Thinking Matters <ul><li>http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on how to teach students to think like historians </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth lesson plans to teach habits of critical historical thinking </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  11. 11. PBS Teachers <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Great lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to PBS video </li></ul><ul><li>Educator community </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets for your classroom website </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  12. 12. Blogs & Webcasts <ul><li>Blog: Free Technology for Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freetech4teachers.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews of free instructional resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each review includes suggestions for classroom applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Webcast: Palm Breeze CAFE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/PalmBreezeCAFE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast: search iTunes Store for “Palm Breeze Cafe” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software & website reviews and tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter, Diigo, Delicious, Facebook, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons… </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  13. 13. TRIVIA BREAK!
  14. 14. Mobile Apps
  15. 15. British Library Treasures <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – $3.99 </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  16. 16. National Archives: Today’s Document <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – Free </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  17. 17. Constitution for iPhone <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch – Free </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  18. 18. U.S. Historical Documents <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – $0.99 </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  19. 19. Google Earth <ul><li>Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android – Free </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  20. 20. History Here <ul><li>Available for Windows Phone 7 – $2.99 </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  21. 21. Say Hi to Shmoop
  22. 22. Experts Say… Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ Smart and consistently humorous” – Academy of American Poets “ Best of the Internet ” - PC Magazine 2009 & 2010 Webby Award Honoree ” A nice balance of rigor and fun .” - School Library Journal “ Makes the learning process fun .” - San Francisco Chronicle Top Tech Pick - Scholastic Administrator
  23. 23. What is Shmoop? <ul><li>Fun digital curriculum & Test Prep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>600+ FREE Learning Guides in 10 subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP Exam Test Prep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AP US History </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AP Micro & AP Macro </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AP US Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A resource teachers & students use in the classroom & at home </li></ul><ul><li>Written by educators and experts – primarily Ph.D. students from Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>90% of Shmoop writers have taught at the high school or college level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shmoop (v): to push something forward (Yiddish slang of our founder’s grandmother) </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  24. 24. Things You’ll Learn on Shmoop Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential The Portrait of a Lady (written in 1880) shares a lot in common with TV’s “Gossip Girl” Emily Dickinson was a packrat Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce picked bar fights together in Paris Albert Einstein's 7th-grade teacher told him he &quot;would never get anywhere in life.&quot; True story. M.I.A.’s 2008 hit “Paper Planes” borrows its chorus line from the early 90s rap hit “Rump Shaker”
  25. 25. Shmoop Test Prep <ul><li>FUN, interactive, online Test Prep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP US History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP US Gov’t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP Macro & AP Micro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP Calculus </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  26. 26. Shmoop US History US History is Not the Story of Millions. It's Millions of Stories. <ul><li>“ Why Should I Care?” </li></ul><ul><li>Analytic Lenses </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes, Statistics, Trivia </li></ul><ul><li>Brief bios </li></ul><ul><li>Best of the Web </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  27. 27. Shmoop Civics Civics should not be boring <ul><li>We frame our lessons with hot issues that students are passionate about </li></ul><ul><li>Key concepts in plain English </li></ul><ul><li>How law and policy have evolved over time </li></ul><ul><li>Section-by-Section summary of the Constitution </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  28. 28. Shmoop Economics <ul><li>Topics in-depth with charts and examples </li></ul><ul><li>Role-Playing Econ Games </li></ul><ul><li>Music Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitution: You Can’t Always Get What You Want </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  29. 29. Shmoop Biography Get to Know the Big Cheeses <ul><li>31 bios and counting </li></ul><ul><li>Authors, poets, political leaders, inventors, … </li></ul><ul><li>Back-stories, fun anecdotes, multimedia, personal letters </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  30. 30. Shmoop’s “Best of the Web” <ul><li>Links are carefully selected by Shmoop’s writers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, video, photos, art, primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>TV & Film productions </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  31. 31. Shmoop Teacher’s Editions <ul><li>CA Standards-based Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events & Pop Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion & Essay Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Related History & Literature Readings </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  32. 32. Shmoop Music Listen and Learn <ul><li>Analyze lyrics like poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhyme, meter, allusions, symbolism, themes… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical context and “behind the music” stories </li></ul><ul><li>Technical analysis of rhythm, songwriting, instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>How have you used music in your classes? </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  33. 33. Shmoop on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, Sony Put a Ph.D. in Your Pocket <ul><li>Shmoop is now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 education iPhone App developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 education Android App developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 HS publisher on Kindle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Largest multi-platform educational publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>600 guides on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>600 eBooks on Kindle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 iPhone/iPod Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 Android Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 eBooks on B&N nook </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  34. 34. Teacher Resource Center <ul><li>A tour of Shmoop designed for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and examples from teachers who use Shmoop in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>More about Shmoop’s teaching philosophy , our teaching experience, and our academic credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Our tribute to great teachers who inspired us </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential www.shmoop.com/teachers/
  35. 35. <ul><li>Teacher Resource Center: www.shmoop.com/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>On Twitter: @helloshmoop </li></ul><ul><li>On Facebook: www.facebook.com/shmoop </li></ul>© 2009, Shmoop University, Inc. http://www.shmoop.com
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