Social Studies

Timelines (History Tech #37)

May 31, 2016

Do  you want the ability to do lots and lots of things with only one tool? Creating a timeline is not always a simple task, however technology is making it easier.  A couple of Glenn’s favorite tools for creating timelines are the free web-based tools called Padlet and HSTRY. Padlet not only can be used for collaboration, but can help you  build a functional and chronological presentation with text, dates, images and even videos for a visually appealing and stimulating timeline. HSTRY seems perfect for the “show me what […]

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Making Time to Write (Better Learning For Schools #38)

February 29, 2016

In this podcast, we visit with Glenn Wiebe.  He is an educator, social studies guru, and blogger on the widely popular website History Tech.  Glenn shares his thoughts on the need for teachers to regularly write alongside their students. Curtis Chandler can be contacted at: Twitter @curtischandler6 Blog:  Prescriptions For Education

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Preparing for State Assessments with DBQs (History Tech #31)

February 20, 2015

We may not know exactly what the Muti-Disciplinary Performance Tasks will look like in 2016, but we do know that this latest iteration of state assessments will ask students to make sense of information that is provided to them.  They will be asked to solve problems, analyze information, and draw conclusions from the evidence that is presented.  That sounds a lot like Document Based Questions (DBQ).  Join Glenn as he shares information about the upcoming changes to Kansas State Assessments […]

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National Council Of Social Studies 2014 (History Tech #30)

February 4, 2015

Deb Brown, Social Studies Consultant extraordinaire, from Shawnee Mission – a large district near Kansas City. Because we’re presenting as part of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program, most of them obviously lead back to the Library’s stuff. Analysis Worksheet American Memory Education Page Teacher Resources America’s Library Kindergarten example / video We also looked at a few online tools, including Padlet: Child Labor Immigration For creating final products, Deb shared a mobile app called Our Story. Perfect for […]

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Legacy Voices of Civil Rights Heroes (History Tech #29)

January 29, 2015

Civil rights leaders Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Fred Korematsu, and Cesar Chavez are no longer with us, but their message lives on through the voices of their descendants, Kenneth Morris, Karen Korematsu, and Anthony Chavez.  Join Glenn as he shares their stories and educational resources presented at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) national conference in Boston, November 2014.   Frederick Douglas Family Initiatives “It’s easier to build strong children than repair broken adults.” Fred Korematsu Institute  Much […]

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