Tech Tuesday – Social Studies Content-Area Tech Integration

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

How do you teach culture and history “above the line”? In this session, learn how to move toward transformational learning tasks (modification, redefinition on SAMR) in the social studies classroom. Agenda As a conversation starter, we reviewed this SAMR Introduction video from Common Sense Media Using our idea walls, sketch out what a technology infused lesson Read More …

#UIWP2012 Writing Marathon: review of the renovated Lincoln Hall @LASillinois

Today during my time at the Univ of IL Writing Project, I participated in a Writing Marathon.  We broke down into nomadic teams.  Each team would wander campus; find a place to be inspired by; and freewrite for a time before sharing and moving onto a new location.   It’s s new car smell.  Note Read More …

an educator’s look at the New York Times’ Time Machine

http://timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser Talk about a culture cache, a great place to find primary sources and an outstanding historical resource for the classroom…  The New York Times’ Time Machine caught my eye on a feed of education-related links. What can you use it for?  Well, to start off, feel for yourself how eerie it is to read Read More …

surgery

Odd choice for a one-word title?  Yes.  However, this evening I had a long conversation about my grandfather’s medical history today after he had some light surgery for a hernia.  The man (now almost a full-blown cyborg/Energizer bunny after adding a build-in defibrillator to his body on top of already having two hearing aids) survived Read More …