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My Favorite FIve Social Studies Web Sites & Tech Tools

  1. 1. software, tech web sites and some other stuff cool stuff for social studies Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ESSDACK
  2. 2. some assumptions
  3. 3. “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  4. 4. tech for tech’s sake is bad
  5. 5. tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes
  6. 6. tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes be pro-active vs. filtering systems
  7. 7. tech for tech’s sake is bad technology changes be pro-active vs. filtering systems your best tech in-service will come from a kid
  8. 8. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  9. 9. www.socialstudiescentral.com
  10. 10. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  11. 11. • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division • Your All Natural Friend
  12. 12. • A Short Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism • Holocaust Hoax • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum • A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors
  13. 13. The Web is a giant encyclopedia
  14. 14. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters actually work • Martin Luther King
  15. 15. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters actually work • Martin Luther King All information on the Web is true
  16. 16. Peter Stiener July 5, 1993 New Yorker
  17. 17. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  18. 18. my Favorite “Five”
  19. 19. • Word Magnets • Garageband / PhotoStory3 • SlideShare • Tagxedo • BibMe
  20. 20. • xTimeline • Graphic Organizers • Skype • Google Tools (Docs, Picasa, Earth) • Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop
  21. 21. What do you use?
  22. 22. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  23. 23. “news feeds” from a web site
  24. 24. “news feeds” from a web site “news reader” to display the feeds
  25. 25. Find the button
  26. 26. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  27. 27. Tic Tac Toe
  28. 28. Pong
  29. 29. Galaga
  30. 30. SimCity
  31. 31. World of Warcraft
  32. 32. games haven’t gotten simpler over time
  33. 33. they’ve gotten more complex
  34. 34. Why?
  35. 35. because the brain demands it
  36. 36. “The brain developed to solve problems relating to surviving in an unstable, outdoor environment and to do so in near constant motion.” John Medina Brain Rules
  37. 37. can I eat it?
  38. 38. can it eat me?
  39. 39. can I have sex with it?
  40. 40. what then . . . is your job?
  41. 41. convince a middle school kid that a five paragraph essay is essential for her survival
  42. 42. brains search for patterns
  43. 43. brains work best when emotional chemicals are increased
  44. 44. brains want to work with others
  45. 45. games provide “tasty patterns of reality”
  46. 46. games create emotional connections
  47. 47. games encourage collaborative learning
  48. 48. games become about “survival”
  49. 49. “Better theories of learning are embedded in the video games many children play than in the schools they attend.” James Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Literacy & Learning
  50. 50. Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner How Computer Games Help Children Learn David Williamson Shaffer Don’t Bother Me, Mom -- I’m Learning! Marc Prensky
  51. 51. what’s makin’ sense?
  52. 52. your games?
  53. 53. Some great examples
  54. 54. iPod Touch
  55. 55. Traveler IQ
  56. 56. www.stopdisastersgame.org
  57. 57. d World Farmer Thir
  58. 58. social networks internet myths where are we going? video games cool software web sites
  59. 59. my Favorite “Five”?
  60. 60. • Thinkfinity • National History Education Clearinghouse • Best of History Web Sites • Teaching History with Technology • Gilder Lehrman modules
  61. 61. • Social Studies Central Tip of the Week
  62. 62. “There are many ways of moving forward but only one way of standing still.” Franklin Roosevelt
  63. 63. have more questions? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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