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Started by Janice Haraz Apr 12, 2011.

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Started by Thomas Daccord. Last reply by Lea Hansen Jan 6, 2011.

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Comment by Sandra Wozniak on December 5, 2011 at 2:08pm

Want your kids to think historically?  Go to the source!  Check our these links and resources for primary sources gathered at NCSS 2011. http://scan-werecriticaltothinking.blogspot.com/2011/12/want-kids-t...

Comment by Sandra Wozniak on October 10, 2011 at 2:46pm
What's stopping you?  What obstacles do your teachers have to integrating the latest and the greatest in technology tools?  http://scan-werecriticaltothinking.blogspot.com/
Comment by Bill Gaskins on August 7, 2010 at 7:22pm
I am doing a presentation for K-5 Social studies teachers on effective strategies for small group instruction.The real focus in how do you differentiate instruction. I want to include more use of technology for small groups. Here is my wiki page as plan out the presentation. Please share any suggestions
Comment by Jeff Mummert on June 24, 2010 at 10:02am
Hello All-

I'm interested in a little feedback if you have the time. Some fellow educators and I have developed a proposal that would greatly benefit student motivation and achievement, and would certainly heighten public interest in the plight of Civil War sites and museums. Our proposal and web presences are:

General Project Proposal
http://bit.ly/bt7yJe

ACWAR Project Blog
http://acwarproject.wordpress.com/

Facebook
The Civil War Augmented Reality Project (Page)

Twitter
@ACWAR_Project

Thanks for your time,

Jeff Mummert
Comment by Tom Shreve on March 13, 2010 at 10:10am
Anyone else using the Delicious social bookmarking service? We decided a couple of years ago to set up an account for our social studies dept. so we could add and share bookmarks. We tag them so we can quickly see what is available for our various courses. A benefit of Delicious is that you can network with other users and see their bookmarks and sort them by tags as well. All of a sudden, we have access to a huge number of resources. Our dept. account is at http://delicious.com/ohsss Feel free to take a look.
Comment by Swathi Balasubramanian on January 12, 2010 at 3:41pm
My name is Swathi Balasubramanian and I work at the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), a Washington DC-based international non-governmental organization.

We are implementing a program that connects US high school classes with classrooms in Kyrgyzstan (in the former Soviet Union) through educational online projects.

Our projects are:

-Free
-Take place on our secure forum board or ning site in English
-Flexible to meet your curriculum goals.

We are currently looking for high school classrooms to participate. If you would be interested, please contact me here or via email at swathi@irex.org.

Thank you!
Comment by Marcy Prager on January 6, 2010 at 10:33am
For students who need less distractablity, this is a necessary program. This site can be classified as "Assistive Technology." I almost majored in this for grad school and am sorry I didn't. Not enough schools know about all the assistive technology that really help students. Did you know that under "preferences" in the MAC computers, you can set how easy it will be to type the keys, etc. Check it out and experiment. For those of you who live in the Boston area and are thinking about a Master's Degree in Assistive Technology, Simmons College has this program. Madeleine Puglisi is the leading Assistive Technology person in the country. She has enabled so many people to access their brilliance with technology. I took one course with her and she changed my teaching.
Comment by Jeff Williams on January 6, 2010 at 8:23am
Alex, Readability is awesome! Thank you.
And a note to everyone, if you ever project web pages i class as part of instruction and want to focus on the text of that page, you NEED to try this.
Comment by Marcy Prager on January 5, 2010 at 3:49pm
I just received this from a friend. It's awesome!
Comment by Alex Wood on January 5, 2010 at 10:40am
A great tech resource I just discovered is a web-browser tool called "readability". It strips away all non-text parts of a website and blows up the text into large font. This is perfect for when you want to project webpage text for a class in a size that all students can see. It's just a button on your browser's bookmark toolbar, and can be turned on and off at will.

http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/
 

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