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but we have always taught this way


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This presentation was given by Eric Langhorst at the Technology Innovations conference on July 18, 2008.

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but we have always taught this way

  1. 2. July 18, 2008 post
  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. 7. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  5. 12. Started my journey in spring of 2005 when I purchased my first MP3 player
  6. 15. Speaking of History podcast and blog began in June 2005 visitors from 145 countries in past two years
  7. 16. Speaking of History Podcast / Blog Visitors - August 2007 to July 2008 162,879 podcast downloads in 2008 to date
  8. 17. Edit audio with a free program named AUDACITY
  9. 18. Teaching the Declaration of Independence as a break up letter activity podcast
  10. 19. 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 - Books have been recorded for students with reading disabilities - Record young students reading for fluency
  12. 22. Currently part of a pilot using Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player Transfer pictures, audio and video podcasts with wireless connections – studycasts, presentation notes
  13. 24. AT&T Grant to create historical information about Liberty using Guide by Cell technology Students will narrate museum artifact information
  14. 26. Boston Massacre LIVE! Newscast Historical perspective and power of media Students write the scripts
  15. 27. Microsoft’s PhotoStory 3 – create video from still pictures
  16. 28. TV commercials from history using PhotoStory3 Create a TV election ad for Lincoln to help him win the presidency in 1860
  17. 29. Create a TV commercial supporting either the Federalist or Anti-Federalist Students understood the subject more than they ever had before
  18. 30. Liberty Minutes video project 3-5 minute videos on local historical topics Hollywood Night with parents and guests
  19. 31. Need to be using Web 2.0 tools to connect my classroom with the rest of the world
  20. 32. Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project – 2007 and 2008 350 Liberty students with parents, students in California and Illinois, home school students and the author in Philadelphia
  21. 34. Donner Party Debate Record class debate with MP3 player Send experts MP3 file of debate and they respond with comments – 2 pages each
  22. 35. E-Mail an Expert Teacher sends the e-mail and 10 question limit Archaeologist answered during a hurricane from her laptop on kitchen floor of her home
  23. 36. Classroom connection on the Internet for parents and students
  24. 37. Online assessment Quia and QuizStar Immediate data and feedback on tests and pretests
  25. 38. <ul><li>South Valley Jr. High 8 th Grade Social Studies test results: </li></ul><ul><li>Highest score of any content area </li></ul><ul><li>Largest yearly improvement </li></ul>
  26. 44. Eric Langhorst [email_address] 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High Liberty, Missouri