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ICE Students as Historians

  1. 1. Students as Historians Using VoiceThread in the Classroom Illinois Computer Educators Conference 2009 Amy Kenyon (akenyon@nscds.org) Vinnie Vrotny (vvrotny@nscds.org) North Shore Country Day School
  2. 2. National Council of Social Studies Teachers <ul><li>&quot;Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy.&quot;   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  From NCSS website www.socialstudies.org - &quot;About Us&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. National Council of Social Studies Teachers <ul><li>NCSS Core Values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratic principles and values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity and Inclusiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Interconnectedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open and reasoned civil discourse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursuit of Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altruism and Commitment  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  NCSS website www.socialstudies.org - NCSS Strategic Plan </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Council of Teachers English <ul><li>&quot;Literacy education supports all students in the use of language to interact, imagine, reflect, think critically, and create knowledge in order to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>From NCTE website www.ncte.org - &quot;Bedrock Beliefs&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. 21st Century Learning - NCTE <ul><li>Twenty-first century readers and writers need to . . . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• Develop proficiency with the tools of technology • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems     </li></ul><ul><li>  collaboratively and cross-culturally • Design and share information for global communities to meet  </li></ul><ul><li>  a variety of purposes </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>from NCTE Executive Committee, Towards a Definition of 21st Century Literacies </li></ul>
  6. 6. VoiceThread as Tool to allow for this to happen <ul><li>Allows students to create meaningful, non-static content </li></ul><ul><li>Invites discussion and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia format allow for variety of learning styles to access </li></ul><ul><li>Updates, changes, additions easy to add </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul>
  7. 7. First Grade - Community <ul><li>Essential Question: </li></ul><ul><li>     Identify different communitites and how they relate to each  </li></ul><ul><li>         other (i.e. classroom, school, town.) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>First graders North Elementary School in Lander, Wyoming created a movie of a walking tour of Lander </li></ul><ul><li>Our first graders created a VoiceThread tour of our school and one of Winnetka, IL </li></ul>
  8. 8. Third Grade - Colonial America <ul><li>Studying the Timeline of Important Events </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1) The old way - teacher directed </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2) The new way - student created but static </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3) Last year - VoiceThread </li></ul>
  9. 9. Third Grade - Dig <ul><li>Classroom of the Mysteries - Drama and Record of Findings </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1) The old way - drawing and writing for classroom journal </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2) The new way - a PowerPoint of photos, drawings, text </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3) This year - VoiceThread </li></ul>
  10. 10. Eleventh Grade - 13 Days Project <ul><li>  Post AP United States History Project </li></ul><ul><li>Students developed individual lists of 13 Days </li></ul><ul><li>Students narrowed combined list to 13 Day </li></ul><ul><li>Created Digital Stories which were integrated into VoiceThread for final documentary to allow for people to comment </li></ul>

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