Social Studies:
The Next Frontier
Evaluation #362678819
The Plan
·The Who
·The Why - "What's my
motivation?"
·The How - a framework
·The Nitty Gritty/"Home
Shopping"
·The List - ...
The Who
Melissa Fisher
Ben Franklin Middle School, Valparaiso
mfisher@mail.valpo.k12.in.us
http://www.flickr.com/photos/al...
The Why
The Z - the Kids in
America and in our
classrooms
·Bill Clinton is a senior statesman of whose
presidency they hav...
http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Laugh-Learn-Smilin-
Smart/dp/B00428LJ0Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-
games&ie=UTF8&qid=137504...
http://www.amazon.com/Kidz-Delight-Smooth-Touch-
Smart/dp/B007ETJQP0/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys-and-
games&ie=UTF8&qid=1375042113&s...
Motivational Lesson
#1: Technology is
fundamentally
changing children's
conception and
definition of what even
basic items...
http://www.flickr.com/phot
os/22739418@N02/9195
583715/
http://www.flickr.com/photo
s/vinny_gragg/9130522781
/
http://www.flickr.com/
photos/thatnugget/12
8021546/
This is
called
a
newspaper
.
Motivational Lesson
#2 - We need to
remember to explain
the "why bother" and
show the value of
doing things without
techno...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar
/07/facebook-twitter-revolutionaries-cyber-utopians
http://www.theatlanti...
Motivational Lesson
#3 - Technology and
social media are part
of how we're making
history and recording
history. They are ...
http://www.p21.org/storage/do
cuments/4csposter.pdf
The How - A Framework for Thinking
about Ed Tech
The Four C's of 21st ...
Oh yeah, I'm
going to say it:
Common Core
Disciplinary Literacy -
Reading, Writing, Thinkin
g, Analyzing, and
Discussing l...
We are still teachers after all.
Just like with any other
instructional objective or
strategy...
...start with the end in ...
Putting It All
Together
·What can stimulate historical
thinking? Primary sources,
virtual experiences, role
play/simulatio...
The Nitty Gritty
Home Shopping Disclaimer -
Feel free to
wander, explore, stick with
us, or not. Note what grabs
your atte...
What can stimulate
historical thinking?
Primary
Sources
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/
What can stimulate
historical thinking?
Primary
Sources
http://docsteach.org/
http://docsteach.org/tools
What can stimulate historical thinking?
Primary
Sources
http://teachinghistory.org/best-
practices/using-primary-sources
h...
What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary
Sources
http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/
What can stimulate historical thinking? Virtual Experiences
Google Earth - Google tours; street view; flight simulator
What can stimulate historical thinking? Virtual
Experiences
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/
menu.html
http://www.britishmuse...
What can stimulate historical thinking? Simulation/
Role Play
http://www.civilization.com/#
Let's get crazy...use a
video ...
Communication & Collaboration Social
Media
https://www.edmodo.com/
Twitter - 140 characters
hashtags as sorting
mechanisms...
Communication & Collaboration Google
Drive &
Dropbox
http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/products.html#more
ht...
Communication & Collaboration Infographics
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/teaching-with-
infographics-social...
Communication &
Collaboration
Student
Publishing
Let's Get Crazy...
What if your students created a class
website on Weebl...
What makes life easier? Curation
Microsoft - One Note & Snipping Tool
Evernote & Skitch
Pinterest (Pin It Button)
http://p...
What makes life easier? Curation
Whether you miss Google Reader (or not) - here
are some alternatives!
http://www.feedly.c...
What makes life easier? Presentation
Prezi
Animoto
Jing/Screencast.com
Voicethread http://voicethread.
com/
http://animo
t...
What makes life easier? Resources!
The List - A few faves...
·Microsoft Partners in Learning - an entire Learning Suite of...
The Twist
When teaching about technology, teaching about
the history of technology lends important
perspective to our stud...
this was modern technology...
...and so was this...
...and even this!
The Now What?
And in the end...
the ideas you take...
can become the new
enhancements you make.
·What 2 or 3 ideas (or mor...
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  1. 1. Social Studies: The Next Frontier Evaluation #362678819
  2. 2. The Plan ·The Who ·The Why - "What's my motivation?" ·The How - a framework ·The Nitty Gritty/"Home Shopping" ·The List - Give Me More, More, More (resources that is) ·The Twist - Consider the Horse - technology in context ·The Now What
  3. 3. The Who Melissa Fisher Ben Franklin Middle School, Valparaiso mfisher@mail.valpo.k12.in.us http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanpepper10 66/5939386157/
  4. 4. The Why The Z - the Kids in America and in our classrooms ·Bill Clinton is a senior statesman of whose presidency they have little knowledge. ·They have never seen an airplane “ticket;” they can’t picture people actually carrying luggage through airports rather than rolling it. ·There have always been blue M&Ms, but no tan ones. ·They watch television everywhere but on a television. ·Outdated icons with images of floppy discs for “save,” a telephone for “phone,” and a snail mail envelope for “mail” have oddly decorated their tablets and smart phone screens. -From the Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2016
  5. 5. http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Laugh-Learn-Smilin- Smart/dp/B00428LJ0Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and- games&ie=UTF8&qid=1375041937&sr=1- 1&keywords=baby+smart+phone
  6. 6. http://www.amazon.com/Kidz-Delight-Smooth-Touch- Smart/dp/B007ETJQP0/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys-and- games&ie=UTF8&qid=1375042113&sr=1- 3&keywords=baby+smart+phone http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/07/1 4-month-old-buys-car-off-ebay-with-fathers- smartphone/
  7. 7. Motivational Lesson #1: Technology is fundamentally changing children's conception and definition of what even basic items are or how they should be used.
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/phot os/22739418@N02/9195 583715/ http://www.flickr.com/photo s/vinny_gragg/9130522781 /
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/ photos/thatnugget/12 8021546/ This is called a newspaper .
  10. 10. Motivational Lesson #2 - We need to remember to explain the "why bother" and show the value of doing things without technology as well as with technology.
  11. 11. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar /07/facebook-twitter-revolutionaries-cyber-utopians http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/06/ evaluating-irans-twitter-revolution/58337/
  12. 12. Motivational Lesson #3 - Technology and social media are part of how we're making history and recording history. They are tools of our field and objects of historical/social study.
  13. 13. http://www.p21.org/storage/do cuments/4csposter.pdf The How - A Framework for Thinking about Ed Tech The Four C's of 21st Century Skills
  14. 14. Oh yeah, I'm going to say it: Common Core Disciplinary Literacy - Reading, Writing, Thinkin g, Analyzing, and Discussing like a historian, geographer, so ciologist, psychologist, e conomist, anthropologist, etc.
  15. 15. We are still teachers after all. Just like with any other instructional objective or strategy... ...start with the end in mind ...think about what you want to accomplish ...what would make this more realistic, authentic, easy to facilitate, interesting, or sustainable? ...is there a piece of technology that can make this happen?
  16. 16. Putting It All Together ·What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary sources, virtual experiences, role play/simulations ·What can facilitate communication & collaboration? Social media, infographics, Google Drive, Dropbox, student publishing ·What can make my life as the teacher better? Presentation, curation, resources
  17. 17. The Nitty Gritty Home Shopping Disclaimer - Feel free to wander, explore, stick with us, or not. Note what grabs your attention or sparks your imagination; do not feel the need to try or even care about every single idea. This is your QVC/HSN/SkyMall moment - feel free to pick and choose.**ideas will move roughly from the familiar to the far-out and challenging
  18. 18. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/
  19. 19. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources http://docsteach.org/ http://docsteach.org/tools
  20. 20. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources http://teachinghistory.org/best- practices/using-primary-sources http://historyexplorer.si.ed u/home/
  21. 21. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/
  22. 22. What can stimulate historical thinking? Virtual Experiences Google Earth - Google tours; street view; flight simulator
  23. 23. What can stimulate historical thinking? Virtual Experiences http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/ menu.html http://www.britishmuseum.or g/explore/young_explorers1.a spx http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teach ers/web_resources.aspx Also includes Ancient China, Egypt, India, Greece, & Mesopotamia
  24. 24. What can stimulate historical thinking? Simulation/ Role Play http://www.civilization.com/# Let's get crazy...use a video game or computer simulation OR build your own simulation via a website, webquest, or your other tech knowledge http://playinghistory.org/ http://ingeniousteaching.blogspot.com /2012/07/wake-your-class-up-with- simulations.html Check this out - Ingenious Teaching's list of history game/simulation sites!
  25. 25. Communication & Collaboration Social Media https://www.edmodo.com/ Twitter - 140 characters hashtags as sorting mechanisms follow Twitter feeds as resources http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qqDy5BmYKE&feature=youtu.be https://www.faceboo k.com/BadassTeache rsAssociation
  26. 26. Communication & Collaboration Google Drive & Dropbox http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/products.html#more https://www.dropbox.com/
  27. 27. Communication & Collaboration Infographics http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/teaching-with- infographics-social-studies-history-economics/?_r=0 http://www.knewton.com/gamificatio n-education/ Check out these infographics! http://www.edudemic.com/201 2/08/diy-infographics/ piktochart.com infogr.am visual.ly http://mashable.com/2012/07/23/ technology-in-the-classroom/ http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2 009/12/27/opinion/28opchart.html
  28. 28. Communication & Collaboration Student Publishing Let's Get Crazy... What if your students created a class website on Weebly to publish their work/projects? What if they blogged about class topics using Blogspot or Wordpress? Or tweeted on a class Twitter feed? Or posted videos to help other students or explain ideas "Khan Academy" style? Or created a class-based app? http://www.weebly.com http://wordpress.com https://www.twitter.com https://www.yapp.us/ http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
  29. 29. What makes life easier? Curation Microsoft - One Note & Snipping Tool Evernote & Skitch Pinterest (Pin It Button) http://pinterest.com/ http://evernote.com/ For website curation, check out delicious! https://delicious.com/
  30. 30. What makes life easier? Curation Whether you miss Google Reader (or not) - here are some alternatives! http://www.feedly.com/index2.html Check out this article! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/technol ogy/personaltech/three-ways-feedly- outdoes-the-vanishing-google- reader.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Flipboard - now on the web! https://flipboard.com/
  31. 31. What makes life easier? Presentation Prezi Animoto Jing/Screencast.com Voicethread http://voicethread. com/ http://animo to.com/ http://prezi.co m/ http://screenc ast.com/
  32. 32. What makes life easier? Resources! The List - A few faves... ·Microsoft Partners in Learning - an entire Learning Suite of free teacher awesomeness once you sign up (which is also free) http://www.pil-network.com/ ·Discovery Education - many free teacher resources; if your school used United Streaming and you have an account still, make sure you take advantage! http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ ·NBC Learn - seriously, what an archive! Thank you IDOE (how many times have you said that?) http://indiana.nbclearn.com/ ·Bing Picture of the day - like the Google Doodle, but more geography-specific http://www.bing.com/ ·Larry Ferlazzo - he's a meta-source with "best of" lists on so many professional topics http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ ·EdWeek - the go-to professional source, both for instructional and tech resources, but also just to be knowledgeable about your profession (and you can sign up for TONS of e-mail updates) http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html ·On that note - every teacher should read this article on ed policy! Washington Post's Answer Sheet is a very pro- public ed take on education. Here's just one sample... ·Also on that note, since we are social studies teachers, here's the NCSS website! They have a news aggregator called SmartBrief that you can have e-mailed to you. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer- sheet/wp/2013/07/19/five-basic-lessons-on-public-education- short-and-long-versions/ http://www.socialstudies.org/ ·Edudemic is ed tech focused! http://www.edudemic.com/ ·Look - books! Teaching Generation Text - Lisa Nielsen & Willyn Webb (all about cell phones in the classroom - interesting! Marc Prensky is another great author on this topic) Everything Bad is Good for You - Steven Johnson (the title says it all - discusses how everything from Lost to an MMORPG builds essential skills) Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts - Sam Wineburg (he's a guru on social studies teaching) http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Thinking-Other-Unnatural- Acts/dp/1566398568/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375329888&sr=8-2&keywords=sam+wineburg http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Bad-Good-You-Actually/dp/1594481946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375329926&sr=8- 1&keywords=everything+bad+is+good+for+you http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Generation-Text-Enhance-Learning/dp/1118076877/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375330015&sr=8- 1&keywords=teaching+generation+text ·Don't underestimate Pinterest - go to their search page and select education - it's a great way to find other links, sites, and resources - Larry Ferlazzo has a Pinterest page, so it must be a good idea! ·sophia.org - Sophia Learning offers tons of resources for students and teachers as well as free teacher tools - worth a look, especially on the professional development front, but you can also organize classes through this! http://www.sophia.org http://pinterest.com
  33. 33. The Twist When teaching about technology, teaching about the history of technology lends important perspective to our students; it can help them better analyze the role of technology in society today and where technological advances might lead. So teach about history when you teach tech, and teach the history of tech when you teach social studies! After all, once upon a time...
  34. 34. this was modern technology... ...and so was this... ...and even this!
  35. 35. The Now What? And in the end... the ideas you take... can become the new enhancements you make. ·What 2 or 3 ideas (or more if you want to get crazy) can work for you that you could implement in the near future? ·What's your tech dream (a paperless class? a flipped class? an iPad or Chromebook in every hand?) - What steps can help you get there? ·Thanks for attending! Please e-mail me with any questions!

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