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Texas History Mystery 2009

  1. 1. texas History Mystery a 4th/7th Grade Videoconference Project
  2. 2. Overview
  3. 3. Overview • designed for 4th/7th grade students studying Texas History • modeled after the MysteryQuest project • facilitated by Humble ISD & ESC 12 IT/DL Specialists • State-wide • FREE!
  4. 4. Participation • 16 sessions • 5 days • 64 sites • 22 districts • over1,600 students and teachers
  5. 5. Registration/ Participation
  6. 6. Registration/ Participation • May 11-15, 2009 • http://texashistorymystery.pbwiki.com • Indicate preferred dates/times • Receive confirmation e-mail
  7. 7. Teacher Preparation
  8. 8. Teacher Preparation • Choose ONE significant event, location, person, or invention from Texas’ rich past • Plan a 5 to 7 minute presentation • Contact your technology coordinator for help with equipment and preparation • Prepare a short introduction about your school and geographic location
  9. 9. Teacher Preparation
  10. 10. Teacher Preparation • Divide students into teams • Video Releases • Go over the agenda with students • Practice, practice, practice • Prepare a visual to reveal the answer to your presentation • Gather research materials
  11. 11. Student Presentation Preparation
  12. 12. Student Presentation Preparation • Choose ONE significant event, location, person, or invention from Texas’ rich past • Plan/create a 5 to 7 minute presentation • Make visuals to include in presentation • Gather research materials • Practice, practice, practice...
  13. 13. Sample Presentation
  14. 14. Organizing it all!
  15. 15. Event Details
  16. 16. Event Details • Introductions and Videoconference Directions • Classroom Presentations • Research • Question and Answer/ Reevaluate • Each classroom presents their guesses • Correct mysteries revealed by each classroom • Congratulations and sign-off
  17. 17. Revealing the Mystery
  18. 18. After The Connection
  19. 19. After The Connection • Evaluation • Exchange contact information • Partner up again for other projects
  20. 20. Contact Information Humble ISD Instructional Technology www.humbleisd.net/it Angela Conrad: text aconrad to 50500 Paige Parker: paige.parker@humble.k12.tx.us Region 12 ESC www.edlink12.net Roxanne Glaser: rglaser@esc12.net

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