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Creating a Wiki
•How we learn
that we have the
perform some of our
work for us.
Examples: Using graph
paper or using a
Our brains can only take in so much information at a
Educators can use certain strategies such as
automaticity and off-loading to increase learning an
that something is
learned so well that it
and doesn’t require
any effort whatsoever.
Examples: Driving a
car or rote
• It is important to consider
the cognitive demands
associated with learning a
• One problem educators face
is knowing the affordances
and constraints of new
• By the end of 2014 the
Internet will have over 1
•Too Much Information
* “By ‘Website’ we mean unique hostname (a name which can be resolved,
using a name server, into an IP Address)”
•In comes TPACK
• TPACK is a framework for understanding learning
• TPACK was created by Dr. Matthew Koehler and Dr. Punya
• For more information and for TPACK resources visit
•Change can be difficult
• Teach180 is an entirely free online curriculum I am
currently building in my spare time
• My goal is to share technology rich lesson plans with
• Since launching one month ago my first presentation
on SlideShare has nearly 2,000 views
• Teach180 is run on “the cloud” using Amazon web service
• The server is run using Bitnami
• The Content Management System (CMS) is Joomla
•Sample Lesson Plan
Lesson Title: What does a historian do?
Standards Addressed In Lesson: P1.2 Analyze point of view, context, and bias to
interpret primary and secondary source documents.
Objective/Aim: (“I learned”
I learned what a historian does and how they use
primary and secondary sources.
Materials: * What does a historian do? slideshow
* Primary vs. Secondary Sources handout
Vocabulary: Historian, Primary Source, Secondary Source
Do Now: How do historians know an event really happened?
Assessment: Students will turn in their notes from the presentation. They
must also complete the “Thinking like a historian” activity
Lesson Procedure: 1. Do now
2. Present the Slide Show What Does a Historian Do?
3. Discuss Primary and Secondary Sources
4. Students do the “Thinking like a historian” activity.
5. Answer any questions and go over the homework activity.
Reflection: What do you think is more important for a historian, a primary
or a secondary source?
Homework: Primary vs. Secondary Sources handout
• Moodle is an open-source Learning Management System
• Moodle is a learning platform that allows educators to
create personalized learning environments.
• While working at the Digital Learning Center I helped
create and manage content via Moodle.
• A wiki is a web application that allows people to add,
modify or delete content in collaboration with others
• A wiki is a form of asynchronous learning