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Web20history

  1. 1. Nurturing the 21 st Century History Teacher Presented by: Tom Daccord at the K12online conference
  2. 2. Presentation Summary <ul><li>Student attitude: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desire to express themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to be connected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No longer “information age” </li></ul><ul><li>We are in a “conceptual age” </li></ul><ul><li>Right-brained skills are becoming more prevalent </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Summary <ul><li>Workplace skills needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert thinking </li></ul></ul>21 st Century Skills
  4. 4. Presentation Summary <ul><li>NCLB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers have pressure to make sure their students are prepared for standardized tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The greatest influence on what and how we teach is other teachers . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content should be meaningful, authentic and social in order to cultivate 21 st century skills </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Ideas for Implementation <ul><li>I love the idea of using a wiki to create several blank pages on various topics – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battles in a particular war (social studies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characters in a book or play (english) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different biological systems (biology) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast a simulated interview with someone in history – past president, other influential leader </li></ul><ul><li>Use a wiki to create a collaborative textbook or study guide </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions <ul><li>How much professional development is necessary to successfully implement a web 2.0 tool? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a comparison of different wikis? What is the most user-friendly? Has the most “teacher features”? </li></ul>

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