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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 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 ·Outdated icons with images of floppy discs for “save,” a telephone for “phone,” and a snail mail envelope for “mail” have oddly decorated their tablets and smart phone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. Smart/dp/B00428LJ0Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and- games&ie=UTF8&qid=1375041937&sr=1- 1&keywords=baby+smart+phone
  6. 6. Smart/dp/B007ETJQP0/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys-and- games&ie=UTF8&qid=1375042113&sr=1- 3&keywords=baby+smart+phone 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. os/22739418@N02/9195 583715/ s/vinny_gragg/9130522781 /
  9. 9. 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. /07/facebook-twitter-revolutionaries-cyber-utopians 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. 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, Thinking, Analyzing, and Discussing like a historian, geographer, sociologist, psychologist, economist, 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? 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
  19. 19. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources
  20. 20. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources practices/using-primary-sources u/home/
  21. 21. What can stimulate historical thinking? Primary Sources
  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 menu.html http://www.britishmuseum.or g/explore/young_explorers1.a spx ers/web_resources.aspx Also includes Ancient China, Egypt, India, Greece, & Mesopotamia
  24. 24. What can stimulate historical thinking? Simulation/ Role Play 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 /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 Twitter - 140 characters hashtags as sorting mechanisms follow Twitter feeds as resources https://www.faceboo rsAssociation
  26. 26. Communication & Collaboration Google Drive & Dropbox
  27. 27. Communication & Collaboration Infographics infographics-social-studies-history-economics/?_r=0 n-education/ Check out these infographics! 2/08/diy-infographics/ technology-in-the-classroom/ 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?
  29. 29. What makes life easier? Curation Microsoft - One Note & Snipping Tool Evernote & Skitch Pinterest (Pin It Button) For website curation, check out delicious!
  30. 30. What makes life easier? Curation Whether you miss Google Reader (or not) - here are some alternatives! Check out this article! ogy/personaltech/three-ways-feedly- outdoes-the-vanishing-google- reader.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Flipboard - now on the web!
  31. 31. What makes life easier? Presentation Prezi Animoto Jing/ Voicethread http://voicethread. com/ http://animo m/ http://screenc
  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) ·Discovery Education - many free teacher resources; if your school used United Streaming and you have an account still, make sure you take advantage! ·NBC Learn - seriously, what an archive! Thank you IDOE (how many times have you said that?) ·Bing Picture of the day - like the Google Doodle, but more geography-specific ·Larry Ferlazzo - he's a meta-source with "best of" lists on so many professional topics ·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) ·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. sheet/wp/2013/07/19/five-basic-lessons-on-public-education- short-and-long-versions/ ·Edudemic is ed tech focused! ·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) Acts/dp/1566398568/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375329888&sr=8-2&keywords=sam+wineburg 1&keywords=everything+bad+is+good+for+you 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 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!
  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!