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June 2009 Blog Posts (5)

More from the Ackerman Conference

More good ideas being shared today.



Michael Berson and Kerry Poole showed off Legislative Aide, a simulation that puts students in the role of a congressional intern, and combines real world interviews and research with an online simulation and social network. It's being piloted in Florida. Check it out here: http://ckbsoftware.com/



Joe O'Brian gave a very energetic talk about considering the implications of the commercialization of the Web for civic society. His paper is… Continue

Added by Justin Reich on June 20, 2009 at 3:42pm — No Comments

More resources for social studies teachers from Ackerman

Meghan Manfra shared a digital history inquiry project in a low-track high school history classroom: http://digitalhistory.edublogs.org/.

Tim Newby and Peg Ertmer showed a wiki created by their students with chapters about different Web 2.0 tools. A terrific resource for people exploring Web 2.0 tools: http://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/Social/INSITE+Main.

Added by Justin Reich on June 19, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

The Ackerman Civics 2. 0 Conference

About 25 social studies researchers are gathered at Purdue this weekend for the Ackerman Colloquium on Technology and Civics Education to discuss Civics 2.0- the role of new social media in civics and citizenship education. .



Our opening Keynote was delivered by Anne Collier an expert in youth online safety, who runs Net Family News, Connect Safely. Anne currently serves as co-chair of the Obama… Continue

Added by Justin Reich on June 19, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

Facebook Manners Video

This video was shared on Twitter by Pat recently. I think it is a great video because it is amusing but makes some good points at the same time. I will be using this in my middle school class next year and wanted to share it with everyone on NCSS. Enjoy… Continue

Added by Michelle DeSilva on June 18, 2009 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

GradePad 1.0, iPhone/iPod Touch performance assessment tool for teachers

GradePad, a mobile performance assessment tool for teachers and trainers, is now available at the iPhone App Store for $1.99. With GradePad, teachers and trainers can make observational assessments anywhere. Manage the groups. Assess performance. Track improvement. Share data.



GradePad’s main benefits are:

• Simplicity. Teachers, trainers, and… Continue

Added by Mike Palmquist on June 4, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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