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    1. 1. Social Studies & 2.0 Glenn Wiebe [email_address] ESSDACK
    2. 2. <ul><li>Big ideas </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>21st century technology & Web 2.0 is absolutely essential for your toolkit </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Using technology will help you become a better educator </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>It won’t always be easy </li></ul>
    6. 6. Your job? <ul><li>Pick out your “favorite candy” / save some for later </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Be ready to share some of your favorite sites / tools </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? </li></ul>
    9. 10. What does this mean? <ul><li>The top 10 jobs predicted for 2010 didn’t exist in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>There over 90 million registered MySpace users </li></ul><ul><li>Last year a 7 year-old signed a six figure endorsement deal to play professional video games </li></ul><ul><li>The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs is greater than the total population of North America </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>What’s your aha? </li></ul><ul><li>So what? </li></ul>
    11. 13. Try this <ul><li>Go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.yahoo.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type “weapons of mass destruction” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click second result from list </li></ul></ul>www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
    12. 14. And this <ul><li>Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.dhmo.org/facts.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your All Natural Friend </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.armory.com/~crisper/DHMO> </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. Googlebombing
    14. 16. Myths about the web <ul><li>Kids view the world the same way teachers do </li></ul>Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman ©2001
    15. 17. Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman ©2001
    16. 18. <ul><li>The Web is a giant encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Filters work </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.martinlutherking.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All information on the Web is true </li></ul>
    17. 19. Peter Stiener July 5, 1993 New Yorker
    18. 20. Some more assumptions <ul><li>Technology for technology’s sake is bad </li></ul><ul><li>Technology changes all the time </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to be pro-active vs. filtering systems </li></ul><ul><li>Your best tech in-service will come from a kid </li></ul>
    19. 22. You’ve heard about this
    20. 23. But what about this? www.myspace.com/brooklyncollegelibrary
    21. 24. Or this? www.blogsafety.org
    22. 25. Or these? <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo sharing site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.flickr.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video sharing site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.youtube.com> </li></ul></ul>
    23. 26. How about these? <ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark sharing site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><del.icio.us> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File sharing site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><box.net> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book sharing site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.librarything.com> </li></ul></ul>
    24. 28. So . . . what about blogs? <ul><li>“ A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links” </li></ul>
    25. 29. Examples <ul><li>The Write Weblog </li></ul><ul><ul><li><itc.blogs.com/thewriteweblog> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hidden Histories: The Chinese American Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li><blogs.writingproject.org/blogwrite138> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Room Twelve </li></ul><ul><ul><li><roomtwelve.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Room 613 Student Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><hetherington.learnerblogs.org> </li></ul></ul>
    26. 30. Tools? <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.blogger.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><ul><li><classroomblogmeister.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduBlogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><edublogs.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><li><wordpress.com> </li></ul></ul>
    27. 31. <ul><li>Need to use for teaching </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>professional growth </li></ul>
    28. 32. Things to think about <ul><li>Not all software is alike </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most is blocked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all kids have internet / computers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIPA / IUP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filters / passwords </li></ul></ul>
    29. 33. Safety skills <ul><li>Media Awareness Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.media-awareness.ca/english/games> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CyberSmart </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.cybersmart.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NetSmartz </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.netsmartz.org> </li></ul></ul>
    30. 34. <ul><li>SafeKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.safekids.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wired Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.wiredsafety.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kansas Safety & Filtering </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.kan-safe.info> </li></ul></ul>
    31. 35. One more thing <ul><li>Online “netiquette” training </li></ul><ul><ul><li><albion.com/netiquette/book> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.indiana.edu/~icy/netiquette.html> </li></ul></ul>
    32. 36. Okay . . . one more thing <ul><li>Blogs can get you fired </li></ul>
    33. 37. Two parts to RSS Part One: A “news feed” from a web site Part Two: A “news reader” to translate and display the feeds
    34. 38. Using RSS feeds <ul><li>Step One </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the button </li></ul>
    35. 39. <ul><li>Step Two </li></ul><ul><li>Find a news reader </li></ul>
    36. 40. <ul><li>Step Three </li></ul><ul><li>Import your feeds </li></ul>
    37. 41. Best “aggregators”? <ul><li>My Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li><my.yahoo.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.bloglines.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NetVibes </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.netvibes.com> </li></ul></ul>
    38. 42. Great read! <ul><li>Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.teachinghacks.com/audio/ 100ideasWeb2educators.pdf> </li></ul></ul>
    39. 44. Pong 1976
    40. 45. Galaga 1986
    41. 46. Sim City 1996
    42. 47. Second Life 2006
    43. 48. <ul><li>Games have gotten more complex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul>
    44. 49. Because the brain demands it
    45. 50. <ul><li>&quot;The free access which many young people have to novels and plays has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth” Reverend Enos Hitchcock, Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family, 1790 </li></ul>
    46. 51. Gaming “myths?” <ul><li>Scientific evidence links violence and video games </li></ul><ul><li>It’s mostly kids / mostly boys </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming creates isolated loners </li></ul>www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
    47. 53. <ul><li>“ Mini” & complex games are the same </li></ul><ul><li>I can’t cover all of my material </li></ul><ul><li>It’s really not that big of a deal </li></ul>www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
    48. 54. reuter.secondlife.com
    49. 55. <ul><li>Basic idea? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality games create high levels of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High levels of learning result in high levels of pleasure brain chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People like high levels of pleasure </li></ul></ul>
    50. 56. So . . . <ul><li>Games can be used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increase literacy skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teach problem solving skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>simulate authentic situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engage students in content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lead to sophisticated research </li></ul></ul>
    51. 57. Examples <ul><li>Railroad / Zoo / Roller Coaster Tycoon </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ymiteacher.com/pdf/ZooTycoon.pdf> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sim ThemePark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design a park with each “land: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events of the Civil War </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Different decades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Different regions </li></ul></ul></ul>
    52. 58. <ul><li>Food Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.food-force.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real Lives </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.educationalsimulations.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.educationalsimulations.com/ lesson_plans.htm> </li></ul></ul>
    53. 59. <ul><li>Virtual History </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.knowledgematters.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Civilization III / Rise of Nations / Age of Empires </li></ul>
    54. 60. <ul><li>Making History: The Calm and the Storm </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.making-history.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Impact Games </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.socialimpactgames.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Sims </li></ul>
    55. 61. <ul><li>Peter Packet </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.jengajam.com/Cisco-Packet> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PeaceMaker </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.peacemakergame.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Conflicts: Palestine </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.seriousgames.dk/gc.html> </li></ul></ul>
    56. 62. <ul><li>Sim City </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow3/apr99/ simcity2000/lessons.htm> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover Babylon </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.discoverbabylon.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free online “games” </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.socialstudiescentral.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Lesson Plans” </li></ul></ul></ul>
    57. 63. Try one! <ul><li>You are the Historian </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.plimoth.org/olc/index_js2.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brewster Jennings </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.brewsterjennings.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colonial Williamsburg for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.history.org/kids> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jamestown Online Adventure </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.historyglobe.com/jamestown> </li></ul></ul>
    58. 64. Other lesson plan sites / reviews <ul><li>Children’s Technology Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.childrenssoftware.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SilverSprite </li></ul><ul><ul><li><silversprite.blogspot.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mr. MacKenty </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.mackenty.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Teachers Arcade </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.learningarcade.org> </li></ul></ul>
    59. 65. Great reads! <ul><li>“ Everything Bad is Good for You” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steven Johnson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Got Game?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John C. Beck, Mitchell Wade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t Bother Me, Mom! I’m Learning” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marc Prensky </li></ul></ul>
    60. 66. Time to chew! <ul><li>In groups of two, discuss what you seen and heard so far: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What seems cool? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What seems scary? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What seems doable? </li></ul></ul>
    61. 68. Software <ul><li>iTunes / iLife tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li><apple.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><ul><li><picasa.google.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teen Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li><teen.secondlife.com> </li></ul></ul>
    62. 69. <ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li><earth.google.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Notebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.google.com/notebook> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MediaMax </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.mediamax.com> </li></ul></ul>
    63. 70. <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li><audacity.sourceforge.net> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.pbwiki.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quest Garden / WebQuests </li></ul><ul><ul><li><webquest.org> </li></ul></ul>
    64. 71. <ul><li>InspireData </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.inspiration.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eyespot </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.eyepsot.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li><google.com/educators> </li></ul></ul>
    65. 72. <ul><li>Let’s talk a bit! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find your partner & brainstorm some possible ways to use one of the tools </li></ul></ul>
    66. 74. Web resources <ul><li>Reading Quest: Making Sense in Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.readingquest.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Council for the Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.socialstudies.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marco Polo </li></ul><ul><ul><li><marcopolo-education.org> </li></ul></ul>
    67. 75. <ul><li>Teaching Tolerance </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.tolerance.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Wonderful World </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.mywonderfulworld.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HeadlineSpot </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.headlinespot.com> </li></ul></ul>
    68. 76. <ul><li>Edsitement </li></ul><ul><ul><li><edsitement.neh.gov> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>History Matters! </li></ul><ul><ul><li><historymatters.gmu.edu> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kansas Educational Resource Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.kerc-ks.org> </li></ul></ul>
    69. 77. <ul><li>Language Strategies for Social Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.stanford.edu/group/step/resources/ LanguageSite/History_Strategies.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital History </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.digitalhistory.uh.edu> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.smithsonianeducation.org/ educators> </li></ul></ul>
    70. 78. <ul><li>Internet History Sourcebook Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.fordham.edu/halsall> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Park Service / Links to the Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.cr.nps.gov> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using Primary Sources with Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.whyy.org/generations/primary.html> </li></ul></ul>
    71. 79. <ul><li>Center for History and the New Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li><chnm.gmu.edu> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching History with Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.thwt.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best of History Web Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.besthistorysites.net> </li></ul></ul>
    72. 80. <ul><li>Social Studies Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.socialstudiescentral.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Links” then “Documents” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NARA Digital Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.archives.gov/education> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress American Memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li><memory.loc.gov/teachers> </li></ul></ul>
    73. 81. <ul><li>Our Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ourdocuments.gov> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>America’s Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.americaslibrary.gov> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documents for the Study of American History </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.vlib.us> </li></ul></ul>
    74. 82. <ul><li>Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li><kportal.learningstation.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li><4teachers.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Resources for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.uen.org/curriculum/ multimedia_resources.shtml> </li></ul></ul>
    75. 83. <ul><li>New York Times Teacher Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/index.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mr. Donn’s Pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li><members.aol.com/donnandlee/ SiteIndex.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>George Lucas Education Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.edutopia.org> </li></ul></ul>
    76. 84. <ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.teachertube.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for Reading, Writing, and Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/ 6-12/Tools/Index.htm> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Council for the Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.socialstudies.org> </li></ul></ul>
    77. 85. <ul><li>Startspot </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.startspot.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FirstGov </li></ul><ul><ul><li><firstgov.gov> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portals to the World </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.loc.gov/rr/international/ portals.html> </li></ul></ul>
    78. 86. Give one / get one <ul><li>Make a list of three great sites that you use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotate through room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get at least three new ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick your favorite to share </li></ul></ul>
    79. 87. For kids <ul><li>Yahooligans </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.yahooligans.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KidsClick </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.kidsclick.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask Jeeves for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>< www.ajkids.com> </li></ul></ul>
    80. 88. <ul><li>Safe Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.safekids.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Awesome Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.awesomelibrary.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kid Info </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.kidinfo.com> </li></ul></ul>
    81. 89. <ul><li>KidSpace <www.ipl.org/div/kidspace> </li></ul><ul><li>42explore <www.42explore.com> </li></ul>
    82. 90. Did the Holocaust happen? <ul><li>Auschwitz: Myths and Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ihr.org/leaflets/auschwitz.shtml> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A short introduction to Holocaust Revisionism </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ibiblio.org/team/history/controversy/ abutz/intro.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holocaust Hoax </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.natvan.com/national-vanguard/assorted/hoax.html> </li></ul></ul>
    83. 91. Did the Holocaust happen? <ul><li>Holocaust Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/ holocaust/timeline.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United States Holocaust Memorial Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ushmm.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Introduction to the Holocaust” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors </li></ul><ul><ul><li><fcit.usf.edu/Holocaust/people/survivor.htm> </li></ul></ul>
    84. 92. Evaluation skills <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tilde (~) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.easywhois.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul>
    85. 93. Evaluation skills <ul><li>Quality Information Checklist </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.quick.org.uk/menu.htm> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Rubrics for Web Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/edu/evaltr.htm> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ten C’s for Evaluating Internet Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.uwec.edu/library/Guides/tencs.html> </li></ul></ul>
    86. 94. Reflection <ul><li>Go to History Tech: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><history-tech.blogspot.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are your aha? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you use right away? </li></ul>
    87. 95. “ The cookies on my daughter’s computer
    88. 96. know more about her than her teachers do .” Henry Kelly Federation of American Scientists

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