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  1. 2. February 29, 2008 post on blog THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE
  2. 3. 8 th Grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri Graduate Instructor at Park University teaching “Technology for the Classroom”
  3. 4. Currently serving as the 2007 / 2008 Missouri Teacher of the Year
  4. 8. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  5. 14. Started my journey in spring of 2005 when I purchased my first MP3 player
  6. 16. <ul><li>Interviews with authors </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans from classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Museum visits </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects </li></ul><ul><li>Comments on ed tech topics </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections on teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews of online resources </li></ul>Topics for the podcast varies:
  7. 17. Speaking of History podcast and blog began in June 2005 visitors from 145 countries in past two years 50,000 downloads last month
  8. 18. Speaking of History Podcast / Blog Visitors August 2007 to February 2008
  9. 19. Edit audio with a free program named AUDACITY
  10. 20. StudyCasts - Record audio review for upcoming test Post MP3 file to the Internet Students listen at home on Internet, MP3 player, or CD
  11. 21. - Record tests for students who have modifications for taking tests - Books have been read and recorded (with permission) - Record young students reading for fluency
  12. 22. Currently part of a pilot using Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player Transfer pictures and audio with wireless connections – studycasts, presentation notes
  13. 23. This spring students are conducting family history interviews Copies for family and local museum
  14. 24. AT&T Grant to create historical information about Liberty using Guide by Cell technology Students will narrate museum artifact information
  15. 25. <ul><li>Keep content for students simple – no background music </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to use this tool for other projects </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest USB microphones </li></ul>
  16. 27. Allow students to become PRODUCERS of the content they use not just CONSUMERS
  17. 28. Microsoft’s PhotoStory 3 – create video from still pictures Microsoft’s MovieMaker2 – create video from video Free download, easy to use
  18. 30. Boston Massacre LIVE! Newscast Historical perspective and power of media Students write the scripts
  19. 32. TV commercials from history using PhotoStory3 Create a TV election ad for Lincoln in the 1860 campaign
  20. 34. Create a TV commercial supporting either the Federalist or Anti-Federalist in the ratification of the Constitution
  21. 36. Liberty Minutes video project 3-5 minute videos on local historical topics Hollywood Night
  22. 37. Good source of images is Flickr Storm with images under open Creative Commons Create a folder of media elements in advance for your students to use
  23. 38. When teaching this program to teachers make it a personal project first to create interest Keep the projects short – 30 seconds or 1 minute
  24. 40. Need to be using Web 2.0 tools to connect my classroom with the rest of the world
  25. 41. Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project - Fall of 2006 350 Liberty students with parents, California students, home school students and author
  26. 44. Donner Party Debate Record class debate Send experts MP3 of debate and they respond with comments
  27. 46. Teacher sends the e-mail 10 question limit Archaeologist answered during a hurricane from her laptop on kitchen floor of her home
  28. 48. Online assessment Quia and QuizStar Immediate data and feedback
  29. 49. <ul><li>Testing results: </li></ul><ul><li>SVJH 8 th Grade Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Highest score in content area </li></ul><ul><li>largest yearly improvement </li></ul>
  30. 58. Eric Langhorst [email_address] 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High Liberty, Missouri