Presentation handouts and resources

Follow the links below to go to specific presentations and workshops that I do either at ESSDACK in Hutchinson, Kansas or onsite at schools and conferences.

You will find presentation descriptions, web resources specific to the presentation, materials and handouts. All handouts will be in PDF format. I usually do not send out copies of my slideshows but you can always view them again at my Slideshare page.

(You can contact me directly for onsite presentations.)

To get more information on presentations at ESSDACK, you can go online to register, you can call Pam at 620-663-9566 or you can email Pam directly.

21st Century Learners and the Common Core

There are many different tools, both new and old, which teachers can use to support the learning of 21st century skills. in high levels of learning. Together we'll look at some of the most effective including online simulations, writing strategies, fiction and non-fiction, primary documents, and problem-based learning.

 


 

Resources

Picture One
Picture Two

P21 / Common Core Toolkit

21st Century Skill Maps
 (Core classes)
FACs
Health / PE
CTE

 

Collect

Kahoot
Readability
Docs Teach
BibMe
KeepVid
TubeChop
CiteLighter
ReadWriteThink

ReadLists
Purify
Shmoop
PrintFriendly

Evernote
Google Shortener
ThinkFinity
Citelighter
National Archives
National Archives Lessons
Library of Congress
Docs Teach
Editable Graphic Organizers
Smithsonian for Educators

Pocket
 

Collaborate

MentorMob
Thinglink
Padlet
DropBox

BetterLesson
LiveBinders

Diigo
Delicious
Edmodo
Collaborize Classroom

DropBox
Send to Dropbox

Create

Infogram
PowToon
My Histro

Classtools
PowToon
ePubbud
Tagxedo

Mixbook
Window Movie Maker
iMovie

MyHistro
Google Lit Trips

Google Tour Builder
iBooks Author

Communicate

Socrative
Infuse Learning

Readlists
TedEd

Celly

Slideshare
Issuu

Kahoot
TedEd
/ Zombies
Remind 101



 

30 Sites in 60 Minutes

More and more tools, applications and software are living in the cloud - that is, online and accessible no matter where you're at. More and more teachers are taking advantage of these web 2.0 tools. This quick workshop is designed to introduce you to a variety of online tools and how they might be used in the classroom.


Presentation Handouts

Rural Vista Survey

30 Sites in 60 Minutes slideshare presentation
Technology in the 21st Century slideshare presentation

Sites

For students:

FlipSnack
Joopz
Wifitti
Tagxedo
Word Magnets

TripLine
Qwiki
ZimmerTwins

Picnik
SweetSearch
Wolfram|Alpha
Glogster

StoryLine
Dumpr
Picasa
That's Not Cool
ZooBurst
Cooliris

MyFakeWall
Readability

Google Earth
BibMe

For teachers:

TubeChop
Purify
KeepVid
Plurk
Twitter4Teachers

Edmodo
Groups
Slideshare
Issuu

QRStuff
BetterLesson
WorksheetWorks

Ge.tt
Urlist

Celly
FutureMessage
LiveBinders

Print What You Like
iPod / iPad apps
Shmoop
ThinkFinity
Pics4Learning
Google Forms

 

For Social Studies Teachers

Primary Sources

National Archives
Library of Congress
Docs Teach
National History Educational Clearinghouse

Lessons

ThinkFinity
Kan-Ed Nettreker
Stanford History Education Group

Tools

PollEveryWhere
BibMe
Google Earth
Shmoop
Delicious
Livebinders
Editable Graphic Organizers

General Sites

Reading Quest
NCSS Notable Trade Books
National History Education Clearinghouse
Best History Web Sites

Google Survey

 

 

 


 

Don't Just Hope, Plan: Using Understanding by Design to Create Quality Instruction

Developed by nationally recognized educators Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, Understanding by Design (UbD) is a structure that works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities. UbD is based on the idea that the primary goal of education should be the development and deepening of student understanding through the completion of complex and authentic tasks.

Wiggins and McTighe also suggest that the most effective way to plan instruction and assessment is to begin “with the end in mind.” By focusing first on what students should learn rather than what students should do, teachers who use UbD can avoid assigning “busy work” and help insure that quality learning remains centered on standards.

Join Glenn as he explains the steps necessary to complete your first UbD unit. Be sure to bring classroom materials and resources that you can use to create your unit.

Presentation resources

Arlington VA Curriculum Areas
Arlington VA Science Elementary Curriculum
Cheney KS UbD Units
UbD Samples

Life Cycle resources
List of UbD resources
Grand Island Curricular Areas
Plumsted Township Units
Montgomery County Schools 

UbD Wiki
Colorado Springs examples
Delicious sites

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks

Google has become the standard for finding online information. But Google isn’t just about finding stuff! Google offers so much more. Word processing, photo management, geography tools and web page creation are just a few of the things you can do with Google. Join Glenn as he helps you explores some of the free goodies Google has to offer including: Search Engine Hacks and Tips, Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Google Earth, Picasa, Google Sites and iGoogle

 

Workshop Resources

Google Forms in Education
What's your googleness level?
Workshop presentation
Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers
100+ Google Tricks to Save You Time in School
Google Educator Resources

The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs (Click here for PDF version)
 

Google Search

Martin Luther King: An Historical Examination
Choose the Best Search
Bernie Dodge’s Specialized Tools
Google Guide - Making Searching Even Easier
Google SearchStory
Google's Inside Search
Helping Students Become Better Searchers

Google Drive

Google Drive
Google Drive Tutorial
Online Learning Module
Google Docs Help
Google Docs Tour
Google Docs in Plain English video
Google Docs - A Love Letter video
Docs and Spreadsheets in the Classroom (PDF)
MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorial
40* Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs (Click here for PDF version)
 

Google Extras

Google+
How to Use Google+
Google+: The Complete Guide

iGoogle
iGoogle Help
Google Language Tools
Google News
Google Images
Google Blog Search
Google Web Directory
Google Scholar
Google Books
Google Product Search
Even More Google Tools

Google Reader
Google Reader Help Page
Google Alerts
Google News
GMail

Google Groups
Google for Educators
Google Tutor


Google Sites

Sites home page
Sites help page
Google Sites video overview
Google Sites video tutorial
Google Sites tutorial
Google Sites Help Page

Burrton Elementary
ACE Fellowship
Know Your Vote
Rodriguez High School US History

Google Earth

Activity answers
Google Earth Tutorial
Crack the Code student activity (hands-on inquiry)
Las Vegas Math (homework)
Migration Patterns of 4th Graders (teacher presentations)
8 Wonders of Kansas (assessment)
Kite Runner (cross-content integration)

Google Earth
Google Earth Gallery
50 Ideas for the Classroom
Google Earth User Guide
Google’s Lat Long Blog
Google Earth Lesson Plans
Google Earth Blog
Google Earth Hacks
Google Lit Trips
Google Earth Education Community
Glenn’s Google Earth del.icio.us links
Social Studies Central resources
Really ambitious? Try using the Google Outreach spreadsheet template to create very professional looking tours!(Check out an example of the spreadsheet idea from the Smithsonian and view this how-to video)

Google Maps
Google Maps User Guide
Google Maps Mania
Glenn’s Google Maps delicious links


GE Teaching Resources & Samples

Goggle Earth Education page
Google Earth / Maps Lesson Plans
Crack the Code student activity
Where Are You From student activity
Editing placemark description boxes
Paul Revere elementary lesson (United Streaming)
All Quiet on the Western Front secondary lesson (United Streaming)


Picasa

Picasa Web Albums Uploader for the Mac
Picasa web site
Picasa help page
eHow Picasa 3 tutorials
Picasa in Education

 

 

Great Minds Don't Think Alike: Differentiated Instruction

 Differentiation Toolbox
          Learn more about DI & find helpful resources

Enhance Learning with Technology
          Some good examples of the process
          and steps in DI
 Differentiated Instruction
          A great list of "practical tips" for the classroom
Differentiated Instruction
          Huge list from Lee's Summit district

Using Technology with Differentiated Instruction: A
          Five Part Workshop

          Lots of great ideas

 
Presentation stuff

Google Survey

Presentation slides
Presentation handout (pdf)
Differentiated Instruction: A Tool for All Students (pdf)
Exit Cards (pdf)

Lexile
Document Reading Level

Cubing
Graphic Organizers
Editable Graphic Organizers
Starfall
Khan Academy
Comic Life / ToonDoo / Make Beliefs Comix / Comiqs
Internet Picture Dictionary
Google Translator
Yippy
WallWisher
Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop
Picnik
Delicious
BibMe
Read the Words

Tagxedo
Wordle
Word Magnets
Triptico Tools
Many handy gadgets
47 Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom

Readability
WebQuests
Google Docs
Photostory 3 / GarageBand

The Differentiator
A easy to use tool to generate ideas

My Action Plan (pdf)
 

Basics

Reconcilable Differences? Standards-Based Teaching and Differentiation
Online version of the article
Dare to Differentiate
A teacher-created wiki with tons of handy resources
Adapt Lessons to Reach All Students
Lesson plans and tutorials

Differentiated Instruction for the Inclusive Middle School and High School Classroom

Helpful ideas for MS / HS

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction
Many specific ideas

Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Classroom
Specific examples for grade school
What Works for Differentiating Instruction in Elementary Schools
How to start in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 weeks & 5 months
Elementary Lessons
Tons of sample lessons for K-6
Reading Rockets
Nice stuff for elementary and ELL
Differentiation for High Ability Learners
A helpful LiveBinder of sites

DI for ELL Students
List of useful sites
Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction
Organizers help kids make sense of dense content

ESL Reader
Use to speed up student reading time and improve reading skills
 

Assessments

Authentic Assessment Toolbox
A how-to text on creating authentic tasks and rubrics
Assessment Strategies
Has three main sections:  Pre-assessment, On-going Assessment, and Final Assessment
A Collection of Assessment Strategies
Examples of classroom-based assessment
Using Portfolios with Gifted Students


Technology

Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners
A site created by the West-Ed people
Technology & Multiple Intelligences
Focus on MI resources and examples in a variety of grades and contents
A Tacklebox of Technology Tools - DI for the 21st Century
Nice collection of tech tools
50 Great iPod Apps to Get Kids Reading & Writing
Technology in Elementary Spanish
TeacherTube video clip highlighting use of clickers in Spanish class


Enhance Learning with Technology
Some good examples of the process and steps in DI
Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
An overview of the process and tech examples in several different contents
Technology & Differentiated Instruction: Websites for Further Exploration (pdf)
Ready to use strategies and activities
The Differentiator
A easy to use tool to generate ideas
Ten Tips For Personalizing Learning Via Technology
Helpful ideas from Edutopia
Video Games
List of educational games


Examples / Lesson Plans

Sample Layered Curriculum Units
Tiered Curriculum Project

Applying Bloom's Taxonomy
Differentiating Instruction
Sample Units and Lessons for Differentiating Instruction
Instructional and Management Strategies
Layered Curriculum

Glenn's delicious links


Surveys

MiQ Personal Profile
Online MI test by David Lazear
Adult Multiple Intelligences Test
Birmingham School District MI Test
All great online tools to learn about your MI and that of your students

Multiple Intelligences test
Easy to print version

What's Your Multiple Intelligence?
from Edutopia

What's Your Learning Style?
Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire

A list of inventories from eMints

 

Student Learning Style Inventory lesson plan

 


Ken Robinson - How Schools Kill Creativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having Fun Is a Good Thing: Video Games in Education

Have you ever wondered, even just once, about using video games in your social studies classroom?

You’re not alone! Many teachers now understand that today’s kids just think differently and that video games (and other technology!) can help encourage high levels of learning. Find out what Steven Johnson, John Beck, Marc Prensky and James Paul Gee are saying about the use of video games as teaching
and learning tools.

There are plenty of resources to help you as you begin to integrate console games, PC games, simulations and other types of video games into your classroom. We’ll talk not just about the different types of games but more importantly, some specific ways to use them.

 

Presentation Handouts

Video Gaming Handout

Games

Web Rangers
Magic Pen
Stop Disasters
You Are the Historian
Team Treks
Third World Farmer
Minyanland
ElectroCity
EnergyVille
Nanoquest
Real Lives
Social Impact Games
Traveler IQ
Using the Wii in the Classroom
Moonbase Alpha
Manga Math
Absurb Math
EnergyVille
Immune Attack

Discover Babylon
Dimension Math
Physics / Math Simulations
Online Math Learning
Lunar Quest
Myst
Peacemaker
Budget Hero
Caduceus
Goldburger to Go
EdHead’s Simple Machines
Planets
Immune Attack
Vector Racer
Literature-inspired games

60 Educational Games Sites That You've Probably Never Seen
Grammar Ninja

Web sites

More resources here at Social Studies Central
Games / Parents / Teachers
Gamer Dad
Common Sense Media
What They Play
SuperSmartGames
Resources for Parents from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board
GetGameSmart

 

Resources

Glenn’s delicious video game links
Civilization III Lesson Plan (pdf)
Teaching with Games: Guidance for Educators (pdf)
Seven Things to Know About the Wii (pdf)
Using the Wii in the Classroom
Video Games in the Middle School Classroom
Using Myst to Increase Literacy Skills (includes ideas, lessons, presentations)
Video game activity suggestions
Assessing Higher Order Thinking in Video Games
Video Games Start to Shape Classroom Curriculum

Books

Don’t Bother Me, Mom - I’m Learning!
Mark Prensky
How Computer Games Help Children Learn
David Williamson Shaffer
Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom
David Hutchinson
Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Video Games
Lawrence Kutner & Cheryl Kutner
Everything Bad is Good for You
Steven Johnson

 

iBooks, iTunes U, and the Future of Education

Use the following resources as you develop iBook and iTunes U materials:
 

iBooks:

iBooks Author
iBooks Author Video

Apple iBooks Author Online Manual
How to Tips for Working with iBooks Author
Publishing with iBooks Author ebook
5 Examples of How Students Can Use iBooks Author

Bookry
Bookry help videos
iBook Widgets
YouTube iBooks Author videos
iBooks Video Tutorials
iBooks Author resources via Pinterest

 

iTunes U:

iTunes U Info Page
iTunes U Course Course Guidelines

iTunes U Course Manager Support page
iTunes U Course Manager Site
iTunes U K-12 Public Site Manager Info

iTunes U tutorial and resources
 

Sample Courses / Books / Documents

Civil War iBooks sample (iBooks)

New iBook

Duke Core Concepts in Chemistry (iTunes U course)
Civil War (iTunes U course)

 

Social Studies Apps (doc) (pdf)
Civil War Timeline Activity (doc)
History Frame Graphic Organizer (pdf)
Iceman artifacts (pdf)
Cuban Missle Crisis (epub)
A Christmas Carol (epub)

 

Sample Resources (Dropbox folder)

 

iOS Devices

Use the following resources during mobile devices training:


General resources:

SAMR Model and examples here, here and here

Apple Tutorials (iTunes U courses)
Apple iPad Support Page
iOS Apple App Tutorials

23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad
Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom
A Practical Guide for Teachers Who Just Got iPads from Edudemic
iPad Training 101: A New Users Guide to the iPad


62 Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom
iPads in Schools
iPads in Schools - Livebinder
Best iPad Tips and tricks
There's More to iPads Than Apps

AirPrint Basics (includes list of iOS compatible printers)
 

iLife Tools
iMovie Help

iMovie Trailer storyboard templates
13 Ways to Use iMovie in the Classroom
Using iMovie at Every Level of Bloom's
iMovie Trailers Across the Content Areas


iPhoto Help
Five Photo Story example
Easy iPad Projects for Elementary Students
Lesson Ideas for iPhoto
Using iPhoto in the Classroom
100 Ways to Use Digital Cameras

iWork
Keynote Help

Pages Help

C4 Framework
Complete list: Social Studies Apps

Collect

AirServer
Reflector
Apple TV
iTunes U

Paper by 5
Sandbox Web Browser
BibMe

Collaborate

Padlet
Instashare
Google Drive
DropBox
/ Send to DropBox
Showbie


 

Create

iCard Sort
FlowBoard
Notability
Tellagami
Our Story
iMovie / iPhoto / Garageband

Storehouse
(sample)

Communicate

Kahoot - Teacher
Kahoot - Student

Whiteboard
Socrative

TedEd

 


Content Exploration, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, Apps

I want my students to . . . (apps for different tasks)

Apps for Pre-K / ElementaryMiddle School / High School
Apps for Music / PE here, here, and here / Art
Apps for Productivity
Apps for Teachers

Apple Apps Page
Apple iPad Resources

Quixey – Search Engine for Apps
TechChef4U app for finding apps
iEAR – Education App Review

Apps in Education
Google Docs App List
Apps by Gardner’s / 21st Century Skills / Bloom’s (pdf)
Apps by McREL strategies
/ Classroom Instruction That Works
App Evaluation Tool


Sample PDFs / Documents
Civil War Timeline Activity (doc)
History Frame Graphic Organizer (pdf)
Iceman artifacts (pdf)
Cuban Missle Crisis (epub)


iBooks / iTunes U
iBooks Author Tutorial
iBooks Author Video


iTunes U Info Page
iTunes U K-12 Info

iTunes U Course Manager
Duke Core Concepts in Chemistry (iTunes U course)
Civil War (iTunes U course)
iTunes U Course Manager Support page


Sample Lessons 
Sample iPad Lessons
Training list with attached resources & lesson plan ideas
Apptivities
How to Create an iPad Lesson
iPad Lessons


Accessibility Features & Special Needs
Apple Accessibility

Apps for Special Ed
Apps for Special Needs
Special Needs Apps for Kids

 

Plagiarism, Copyright and Intellectual Property for the 21st Century

In the new world of cyberspace, finding great classroom materials is incredibly easy for teachers. But the ease of cutting and pasting can also mean copyright violations.

New technology allows teachers to find and use a vast amount of information. But the same technology allows owners of copyright to monitor and control those who use that information. What is legal? What can we copy and what can’t we? This workshop will attempt to clear the air over present copyright law, the concept of Fair Use and how it applies to educators.

Part of the day will also be spent discussing student plagiarism. Students also have a wider access to information because of new technology. How should we as educators act and react to the changing world of information sharing? We will also discuss ways to prevent plagiarism while improving learning.

Actual exercises, examples and discussion will give workshop participants the ability to monitor their own behavior as well as that of their students.

 

Presentation Handouts

Copyright Handout
Beating the No U-Turn Syndrome 

Plagiarism Handout

 

Copyright resources

Copyright / Copywrong Quiz
A Visit to Copyright Bay
The Copyright Web Site
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom
Libraries & Copyright in the Digital Age
Copyright for Kids
Cable in the Classroom
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

Teach Act web site
Permission Template
Hopkins District Copyright Policy
Greenville County Schools Copyright Policy
Bellingham Washington Copyright

Citing Internet Resources
How to Cite a Web Resource
Automatic Citation Machine
EasyBib
BibMe

Kent Schools Copyright Quiz
CyberBee Quiz
Copyright for Kids Quiz
Teaching Copyright

Podcasting Legal Guide
Flickr Creative Commons
Wikipedia Commons
Creative Commons
Educator’s Guide to the Creative Commons
Code of Best Practices for Fair Use

Podsafe Music
Public Domain Music
Public Domain Photos
Public Domain Art, Books, Images, Links
Pics4Learning
Multimedia Resources for Educators & Students
Freefoto
Audiofeeds
PodSafe Audio
Finding Music
Iodapromonet
Gcast

Plagiarism resources

School Sucks
Big House of Cheat
Paper Mill List
Specific Content Paper Mills
Cheating 101

TurnitIn
Plagiarism Checker

Template for an Academic Honesty Policy
Lowell HS policy
Hopkins HS policy

Academic Honesty: Guidance for Schools (pdf)

Avoiding Plagiarism
Plagiarism Court: You Be the Judge
Sample Papers: What's Wrong With These?
Plagiarism: A WebQuest for HS Students
Plagiarism Tutorial
Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
Plagiarism Examples & How to Avoid Them
Center for Academic Integrity
Preventing Academic Dishonesty
Chuck III (Online Paper Mill)

Dr. Dhil Show video
A Fair(y) Use Tale

Inspiration
Wordpress
Comic Life
Google Earth
Historical Scene Investigation
PhotoStory3
TeacherTube
Footnote
Wii & video games

 

Reading & Writing in Social Studies

Students often struggle to understand the increasingly complex content and vocabulary presented in social studies. Frustrated teachers often feel that it is easier to just cover the information presented instead of working to help students make meaningful connections. Effective strategies increase student learning and build scores on standardized social studies reading and writing tests.

Glenn will share successful strategies that target the unique features and constructions of social studies texts as well as other forms of non-fiction & fiction. Handouts and materials provided can be used immediately to modify your social studies instruction.


Presentation Handouts

Common Core and Social Studies Grades K-2 (pdf)
Common Core and Social Studies Grades 3-5 (pdf)
Common Core and Social Studies Grades 6-12 (pdf)

Slideshare presentation (long)
Slideshare presentation (short)

 

Workshop Resources

Historical Thinking sites

National Archives for Teachers
NARA: Teaching with Documents
Library of Congress Learning Page
Our Documents
America's Library
University of Kansas Document Links
Social Studies Central Documents page
Reading Quest: Making Sense in Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
ThinkFinity


Tech Tools

Video game resources
Graphic Organizers from TeacherVision
Editable Graphic Organizers

Word Magnets (word sorts)
Image resources


Wordle
Tagxedo
Tell Me a Digital Story
Shmoop
ZooBurst

Edmodo
iPod / iPad resources
BibMe
Readability
xTimeline

PhotoStory 3
Comic Life
Wiffiti
Edmodo

My Fake Facebook
 

Helpful book sites

Literacy Connections
Children's Literature with Social Studies Themes
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
What's New in Children's Lit
Cyberguides
PBS TeacherSource: Recommended Books
Carol Hurst's Children's Lit Site
K12 Literary Genres
Suggested Children's Lit Activities
Opening Doors to Social Studies with Children's Literature
NCSS Notable Tradebooks
Social Studies Central reading resources

 

Seeing is Believing: Using Google Earth to Improve Learning

Google Earth is free software that lets us see the world in brand new ways. The beauty is that it works at every grade level and in all content areas. Travel to the Great Pyramids, analyze live earthquake data, compare before and after images of deforestation or integrate literature and social studies. It’s the Swiss army knife of instructional tools!

But how best to use it to improve learning? During this presentation, Glenn will demo the Google Earth interface, provide opportunities to explore the many capabilities of Google Earth, look at existing Google Earth tours and illustrate how to easily create your own. You’ll walk away with practical ideas, lesson plans and resources!

 

Presentation Handouts

Activity answers
Placemark HTML Template (PDF)
Las Vegas Math (homework)
Migration Patterns of 4th Graders (teacher presentations)
8 Wonders of Kansas (assessment)
Kite Runner (cross-content integration)

 

Google Earth / Google Maps Resources
Google Earth
Google Earth User Guide / Tutorials
Google Earth Gallery
Google Earth for Educators
Google’s Lat Long Blog


Feeling ambitious?
Use pre-built templates - Building Better Ballons
Google Earth Outreach Tutorial - Creating an Immersive User Experience
Or try using the Google Outreach spreadsheet template to create very professional looking tours! (View this how-to video)


Teaching Resources & Samples
Google Earth Lesson Plans
Google Earth Blog
Google Earth Hacks
Google Lit Trips
50 Exciting Google Earth Ideas for the Classroom

Google Earth in the Classroom

Google Earth Education Community
Google Earth lessons & resources
Teaching with Google Earth
My Reading Mapped

Google Tour Builder

 

Social Media in the K-12 Classroom

There are many different tools and strategies that can help us integrate the use of social media into our classrooms. This is a short list. Do your own Google searches to find even more with terms like:

Twitter

Beginner:

Twitter site

Twitter for Educators (pdf)
A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Twitter for Teachers
A Graphic That Summarizes Twitter for Teachers
The Honest-To-Goodness Beginner's Guide to Twitter for Teachers
Twitter Cheat Sheet

 

Intermediate:

35 Interesting Ways (and tips) to Use Twitter in the Classroom
28 Simple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

10 Rockstar Teachers to Follow in Twitter
Best Tweeters to Follow
Using Twitter for Professional Development
 

Advanced:

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
60 Ways to Use Twitter by Category

Live Twitter chat schedule
Hootsuite
Tweetdeck

 

Hashtags:

The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Educators
Educational Twitter Hashtags Being Used Right Now
Educational Hashtag List
Most Popular Educational Hashtags to Follow

 

Social Studies Standards Series: Geography

During this workshop, participants will experience engaging hands-on lessons that address the standards including Google Earth, IQ Traveler and Material World. Participants will leave with access to resources to support teaching and learning of both tested and non-tested state indicators in geography.

 

Presentation Handout

 

 

Workshop Resources

Geocaching
Glenn's Delicious geocaching links
GIS ArcLessons

Traveler IQ Home
Traveler IQ 5th Grade Locations (Facebook version)
Traveler IQ 5th Grade Locations

Traveler IQ Middle School Locations
(
Google Pages version)

Exodusters: A New Beginning for Former Slaves
The Trail on Which They Wept
Little House in the Census

U.S. Geological Survey
Social Explorer
National Historical Geographic Information System
Historical Census Browser
ZipSkinny

National Archives
Library of Congress
My Wonderful World
Best of History Web Sites
United States Geological Survey for Educators
Xpeditions - National Geographic
Global Gateway
World Atlas
Thinkfinity

 

Google Earth
Google Earth Hacks
Google Earth Community
Google Earth Resources for Geography Teachers
More Google Earth resources at Social Studies Central

Google Maps
Google Maps Tour & Tutorial
Another Google Maps tutorial

What is a Region?
US Regions
Introduction to Longitude & Latitude
Pictures of Places
Picture History
Public Domain Photos
Flickr
Printable Maps
Maps That Teach
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms


Social Studies Central geography resources
Glenn's Delicious geography resources

TeamTreks
Pyramid Challenge
Stop Disasters

Where the Hell is Matt?

 

Social Studies in the 21st Century

Social Studies ain't what it used to be! 

Our students need to do more than simply memorize social studies content. They need to be using that content to solve problems and to think historically. The C4 Framework focuses on four overarching themes - Collect, Collaborate, Create, and Communicate – that can help you design high-quality instruction focusing on those skills.

Online tools, cool primary document sites, new Google Earth goodies and mobile devices now make social studies fun, engaging and, yes, even educational. During this session, we'll share a variety of free and easy to use resources aligned to the C4 Framework to encourage high-level thinking, documents analysis and literacy skills. Handouts, online materials and giveaways are all part of the fun!

 

Presentation handouts

Social Studies in the 21st Century November 2013 Slideshare presentation
Literacy graphic organizers

Common Core resources
MACE 2013 presentation

Forget What You Know About History article
Making the Declaration of Independence Come Alive video

Picture One
Picture Two

Kansas Standards - Full Document
Kansas Standards - Literacy Expectations. Best Practices, Standards & Benchmarks

C4 Mobile Apps (Word / PDF)
 

Collect

Readability
Reading Like an Historian
Docs Teach
BibMe
KeepVid
TubeChop
CiteLighter
ReadWriteThink

ReadLists
Purify
Shmoop
PrintFriendly
Pocket
You Are the Historian

Evernote
Google Shortener
ThinkFinity
Citelighter
National Archives
National Archives Lessons
Library of Congress
Docs Teach
Editable Graphic Organizers
Historical Thinking Matters
National History Educational Clearinghouse
Smithsonian for Educators

 

Collaborate

MentorMob
Thinglink
Padlet
DropBox
#sschat

BetterLesson
LiveBinders

Diigo
Delicious
Edmodo
Collaborize Classroom

DropBox
Send to Dropbox

Zombies

Create

Infogram
PowToon
My Histro

Classtools
PowToon
ePubbud
Tagxedo

Mixbook
Window Movie Maker
iMovie

MyHistro
Google Lit Trips

iBooks Author

Communicate

Socrative
Infuse Learning

Readlists
TedEd

Celly
Remind 101

Slideshare
Issuu

Kahoot
TedEd
Beyond The Bubble

 

Useful Common Core / Historical Thinking sites

Grades 6-12 Literacy Standards in the Social Studies
Let’s start with the basics.
Trickle or Tsunami?: Getting Involved with the Common Core Standards
Does a great job of unpacking the Common Core literacy pieces for you. Provides specific examples and rational while calming us all down by letting us know that we’ve been doing this all along.
Teaching the Common Core
Article and sample lessons from 2009 Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Tim Bailey.
What Do the Common Core State Standards Mean for History Teaching and Learning?
Highlights a round table with teachers, curriculum directors, ed professors, and the director of the Common Core during which participants shared ideas, suggestions, and encouragement. Some veryuseful and practical advice here.
Bruce Lesh Lesson Plans
Posted on the Century of Progress TAH site, you'll find lessons, documents, and instructional tools.
Teaching Channel: Common Core Videos
Useful collection of Common Core overviews and specific social studies lesson plan ideas.


Literacy Strategies & Book Sites

Children's Literature with Social Studies
Great resources for K-6 teachers
Glossary of Instructional Strategies
Hundreds of effective strategies to try
Literacy in Social Studies
Some useful links and tutorials
ReadingQuest: Making Sense in Social Studies
A website designed for social studies teachers who wish to more effectively engage their students with the content in their classes
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
Use these practice activities to help struggling readers with comprehension
Reading as a Strategic Activity
Four types of strategies: reading, vocabulary, discussion, organization

 

Notable Tradebooks
Yearly list of K-8 tradebooks by the National Council for the Social Studie
Annontated Book List
An older but still useful list of books by topic
Schools of California Online Resources for Education / History & Social Studies
Lessons and extensive book lists by grade
Opening Doors with Childrens Lit
Book titles by topic
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom (pdf)
Helpful ideas from middle school teachers
Recommended Reading List
Extensive list from the California DOE


 

 

Social Studies Standards Series: History

Kansas state social studies assessments are coming soon. Are you ready? During this workshop, participants will experience engaging hands-on lessons that address the standards including online history simulations, writing exercises and brain-based learning. Participants will leave with access to resources to support teaching and learning of both tested and non-tested state indicators in Kansas, US and World history.

 

Presentation Handouts

 

Workshop Resources

PBS List of Boston Massacre witnesses
Captain Preston's Boston Massacre account
Anonymous Boston Massacre account
Visions of the Dust lesson plan

Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop / netTrekker
National Archives for Educators
Library of Congress for Teachers
Internet History Sourcebooks
Smithsonian for Educators
Edsitement lessons
ThinkFinity lessons
Mr. Donn's lessons
New York Times lessons
History Matters
Digital History
Center for History and the New Media

Otzi the Iceman HD images
Artistic Interpretations of the Signing of the Constitution
Who's Who at the Signing
I Smelt a Rat investigation
Separate is Not Equal

Google Search Story Video Creator
Writing a History Essay


Literacy strategies

Language Strategies for Social Science
Strategies for integrating language and literacy learning from Stanford University
Literacy in Social Studies
Some useful links and tutorials
ReadingQuest: Making Sense in Social Studies
For teachers who wish to more effectively engage their students
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
Use these practice activities to help struggling readers with comprehension
Strategies in Action: Being a Strategic Teacher of Social Studies
Over 100 helpful ideas
Editable Graphic Organizers

Google Earth
Google Earth
Google Earth Gallery
Google Earth User Guide
Google’s Lat Long Blog
Google Earth Lesson Plans
Google Earth Blog
Google Earth Hacks
Google Lit Trips
Google Earth Education Community
Glenn’s Google Earth del.icio.us links

xTimeline
Capzles
TimeToast
TimeGlider
PhotoStory 3
BibMe

Primary Sources
Winged Sandals
Studying Greek mythology? Try out this very interactive site. Neat animations with games and activities
Little Horus
Egyptian web site designed and developed specially for kids
Medieval Sourcebook
Medieval History sites
Ancient History sites
Our Documents
Primary Documents page at Social Studies Central
Jefferson's West - Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lewis & Clark resources
Lewis & Clark from PBS

Video Games
Webrangers
Stop Disasters
You Are the Historian
Team Treks
Third World Farmer
Minyanland
ElectroCity
Real Lives
Traveler IQ
The Forbidden City
Virtual History: Settling America
Discover Babylon

Budget Hero

 

Standards and the Common Core in the Social Studies Classroom

With the coming of the Common Core, English teachers are being asked to include more social studies content into their instruction – a good thing.

But social studies teachers are also being asked to include much more reading, writing, and communicating into their stuff – which is a very good thing. Quality social studies folks have been doing this sort of thing forever. There’s just no way to do Social Studies right without “English/Language Arts” skills embedded into our instruction.

But I know that the Common Core is freaking some of you out. So a few things that might help settle the nerves a bit.

Presentation Goodies
Slideshare version of K-3 presentation (Fall 2014)
Slideshare version of K-5 presentation (Spring 2014)
Slideshare version of 6-12 presentation (Spring 2014)
C4 Framework presentation (Spring 2014)

Forget What You Know About History article
Making the Declaration of Independence Come Alive video

If They Can Google It . . .

Photo One / Photo Two
Salute Photo One / Two / Three
Latest version of state standards
NCSS College, Career, and Civic Life national standards
State Assessment Template
8th Grade Assessment Sample

Useful Common Core / Historical Thinking sites
Grades 6-12 Literacy Standards in the Social Studies
Let’s start with the basics.
Trickle or Tsunami?: Getting Involved with the Common Core Standards
Does a great job of unpacking the Common Core literacy pieces for you. Provides specific examples and rational while calming us all down by letting us know that we’ve been doing this all along.
Teaching the Common Core
Article and sample lessons from 2009 Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Tim Bailey.
What Do the Common Core State Standards Mean for History Teaching and Learning?
Highlights a round table with teachers, curriculum directors, ed professors, and the director of the Common Core during which participants shared ideas, suggestions, and encouragement. Some veryuseful and practical advice here.
Bruce Lesh Lesson Plans
Posted on the Century of Progress TAH site, you'll find lessons, documents, and instructional tools.
Teaching Channel: Common Core Videos
Useful collection of Common Core overviews and specific social studies lesson plan ideas.

Historical Thinking & Primary Sources

Teaching with Primary Sources / Library of Congress Journal
Library of Congress Teacher Page
National Archives Teacher Page
National Archives: Teaching with Documents
National Archives: Our Documents


KSHS / Read Kansas
Kansas Memory
Historical Thinking Matters
Historical Scene Investigation
Teaching History with Technology

Center for History and New Media
Newspaper Archive
Historical Thinking Skills Interactives
Footnote
List of Primary Sources
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Collect Tools
Library of Congress Analysis Worksheets
Reading Like A Historian (Stanford)
Kahoot - Students
Kahoot - Teachers

Socrative
Infuse Learning


Readability
PrintFriendly
BibMe
KeepVid
TubeChop
WhatWasThere

CiteLighter
ReadLists
Purify
Pocket
Evernote

Collaborate Tools
TedEd / TedEd Zombies
Thinglink
Padlet
DropBox
LiveBinders

Google Tour Builder
Diigo
Edmodo
DropBox
Send to Dropbox

Create Tools
Canva
Google Lit Trips
Google Tour Builder
Mixbook
iMovie

MyHistro
iBooks Author
Infogram
PowToon
Classtools

Storehouse (sample)

Communicate Tools
Beyond the Bubble

DocsTeach - (Click here to get PDF aligning DocsTeach lessons to Common Core)
Remind 101

Video Games & Mobile Apps

Mission US
Mission US: iPad app
Stop Disasters
iCivics
Pocket Law Firm app

Stop Disasters
Playing History
Historia / Historia article

SimCityEdu
Minecraft EDU


Civilization V
Assassins Creed III
Games for Change

Educade
Mission to Learn Games
iOS resources
Social Studies iPad Apps

Having Fun is a Good Thing resources
Online Interactive Simulations
Gaming Can Save the World - TEDTalk
TeachThought articles
Twitter #gbl
TeachingHistory Series: Games in the History Classroom

Gamification / Mr. Gonzalez
Gamification / Mr. Matera

Web Sites & Lesson Plans

ThinkFinity
Smithsonian Lessons
Teaching History
Best of History Web Sites
Gilder Lehrman Modules

Digital History
Read and Writing in the Social Studies
Teaching Tolerance
My Wonderful World

Edsitement: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
National Park Service: Links to the Past
Social Studies Central Lesson Plans page


Literacy Strategies / Book Sites

Children's Literature with Social Studies
Great resources for K-6 teachers
Glossary of Instructional Strategies
Hundreds of effective strategies to try
Literacy in Social Studies
Some useful links and tutorials
ReadingQuest: Making Sense in Social Studies
A website designed for social studies teachers who wish to more effectively engage their students with the content in their classes
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
Use these practice activities to help struggling readers with comprehension

ReadWriteThink
Goal is to provide educators with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts
Reading as a Strategic Activity
Four types of strategies: reading, vocabulary, discussion, organization

Notable Tradebooks
Yearly list of K-8 tradebooks by the National Council for the Social Studie
Annontated Book List
An older but still useful list of books by topic
Schools of California Online Resources for Education / History & Social Studies
Lessons and extensive book lists by grade
Opening Doors with Childrens Lit
Book titles by topic

Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom (pdf)
Helpful ideas from middle school teachers
Recommended Reading List
Extensive list from the California DOE


 

 

Technology for Social Studies Teachers

From the beginning to the expert teacher, using technology as part of social studies instruction in the 21st century is essential. K-12 students use cell phones, the Internet, video games and many other forms of technology. To maintain relevance in the lives of those students, classroom instruction needs to include not only social studies content but 21st century tools and skills. Join Glenn and others as he showcases content specific web sites and technology examples that you can use right away.


Session Materials

Slideshare presentation
MACE 2014 Tech in Social Studies preso (PDF / Slideshare)
MACE 2014 Gamifying Social Studies preso (PDF / Slideshare)


Photo One / Photo Two

Salute Photo One / Two / Three
Latest version of state standards
NCSS College, Career, and Civic Life national standards
State Assessment Template
8th Grade Assessment Sample

 

Historical Thinking & Primary Sources

Reading Like A Historian
Beyond the Bubble
Teaching with Primary Sources / Library of Congress Journal
Library of Congress Teacher Page

Library of Congress Analysis Worksheets
National Archives Teacher Page
National Archives: Teaching with Documents
National Archives: DocsTeach - (Click here to get PDF aligning DocsTeach lessons to Common Core literacy standards)

National Archives: Our Documents
Kansas Memory
Historical Thinking Matters
Historical Scene Investigation
Teaching History with Technology

Center for History and New Media
Newspaper Archive
Historical Thinking Skills Interactives
Footnote
List of Primary Sources
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Collect Tools
Readability
PrintFriendly
BibMe
KeepVid
TubeChop
WhatWasThere

CiteLighter
ReadLists
Purify
Pocket
Evernote

Collaborate Tools
Thinglink
Padlet
DropBox
LiveBinders

Google Tour Builder

Diigo
Edmodo
DropBox
Send to Dropbox

Create Tools
Canva
Google Lit Trips
Google World Wonders
Google Treks
Mixbook
iMovie

MyHistro
iBooks Author
Infogram
PowToon
Classtools

Storehouse (sample)

Communicate Tools

Kahoot - Students
Kahoot - Teachers

Socrative
Infuse Learning
TedEd / TedEd Zombies
Remind 101

 

Video Games & Mobile Apps

Mission US
Mission US: iPad app
Stop Disasters
iCivics
Pocket Law Firm app

Stop Disasters
Playing History
Historia / Historia article

SimCityEdu
Minecraft EDU


Civilization V
Assassins Creed III
Games for Change

Educade
Mission to Learn Games
iOS resources
Social Studies iPad Apps

Having Fun is a Good Thing resources
Online Interactive Simulations
Gaming Can Save the World - TEDTalk
TeachThought articles
Twitter #gbl
TeachingHistory Series: Games in the History Classroom

Gamification / Mr. Gonzalez
Gamification / Mr. Matera

Web Sites & Lesson Plans

ThinkFinity
Smithsonian Lessons
Teaching History
Best of History Web Sites
Gilder Lehrman Modules

Digital History
Read and Writing in the Social Studies
Teaching Tolerance
My Wonderful World

Edsitement: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
National Park Service: Links to the Past
Social Studies Central Lesson Plans page

Social Networks & PLNs

#sschat
Professional Organizations


 

 

The Problem is the Solution: PBL in the Social Studies

How can we as Social Studies teachers engage our students at deep levels so true learning occurs? The answer is simple!

Brain researchers and educational leaders such James Zull and Robert Marzano are all saying the same thing. Develop your instructional units around the mysteries of history, provide the resources needed to solve the problem and let your kids go! We will use resources from the Buck Institute and others to focus on both the theory and implementation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

Who killed the Iceman? What really happened at the Battle of the Little Big Horn? What became of the lost colony of Roanoke? Who was the Man in the Iron Mask? How did Cortez conquer the Aztecs? Teachers can use these and mysteries like them to focus student attention AND meet state standards by using the technigues and strategies of PBL. During this workshop, Glenn will share current research, suggest different resources, provide some examples and give you time to begin constructing your own PBL unit.


Presentation Handouts

Presentation slides
 

Resources

Glenn's Delicious PBL links

Buck Institute for Education
PBL Online
Webquests
Webquest search tool
Who Killed William Robinson?
Video game ideas
HSI - Historical Scene Investigation
PBL Reading List
PBL Starter Kit
Useful PBL Downloads
PBL Online Discussions via Edutopia
Designing Your Project
PBL Camp Wiki (collection of resources, discussion and ideas from teachers)

 

Thriving in the 21st Century: Speaking the Language of the Digital Native

According to technology author Marc Prensky, teachers are "Digital Immigrants" when it comes to integrating Internet technology into the classroom. Prensky suggests that our students are the true "Digital Natives."

The 21st century requires more than just reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. To thrive in today’s world, educators and students require a wide range of abilities not dreamed of when we were training to become teachers. Information, visual and technology literacy skills in the 21st century include the ability to search, evaluate
and communicate effectively.

You will use tools such as Google, Google Notebook, Ning, mashups, TeacherTube, Box, NetVibes and Skype. You will leave with a basic understanding of how these tools can help you grow professionally and impact student learning.
 

Presentation Handouts

Workshop presentation

 

Workshop Resources

Internet

Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division
DHMO: Your All-Natural Friend

Urban Legends
Truth or Fiction
A Short Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism
Holocaust Hoax
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors

Way Back Machine
Case Analysis of a Historic Killer Tornado Event in Kansas on 10 June 1938

Martin Luther King: A Historical Examination
StormFront


URL Info

Learn the Net / Domain Names
Learn the Net / Country Codes
Easy Who Is


Search Engines

Google
Google search features
Altavista

Searcheric
Alltheweb
Ask
Yippy


Search Directories

Yahoo
Librarians Index to the Web
Digital Librarian
RefDesk
NetTrekker


Newer

FactBites
Wolfram|Alpha

Kid Friendly Search Tools

Kidsclick
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Family Friendly Search
Awesome Library
KidInfo
42explore
KidsSearch Tools


How to search

List of Search Tools
NoddleQuest
Finding Information with Search Engines
Bernie Dodge's Specialized Search Tools
Quiz on Search Techniques
Google News
Google Images
Google Maps


Social Networks

Shelfari
Classroom 2.0
Wikipedia
Skype
Twitter
Plurk
Edmodo
Grou.ps
Ning


Organizing information

Delicious
BibMe
LiveBinder
MyYahoo
Netvibes
iGoogle
Bloglines

Copyright & Citation

Permission Template Sample
A Visit to Copyright Bay
Copyright and Fair-Use in the Classroom
Style Sheets for Citing Internet & Electronic Resources
Citing Internet & Electronic Resources
Notestar
Automatic Citation Machine
EasyBib
Bibme


Video Games

Traveler IQ
Magic Pen
Having Fun is a Good Thing

Google Earth
Graphic Organizers
Coin Flipper
Wallwisher
BibMe
ThinkFinity
Wikipedia
Common Craft
Shmoop
Teach-nology
Brain Games
Spelling City
Newspaper Clipping Generator

Wordle
Google Docs
Google Picasa
Tagxedo
Slideshare
Word Magnets


Lesson Plans

Literacy Matters Plans
Media Awareness Plans
TechLearning Plans
PBS Plans
Education World Plans
CyberSmart
NetSmartz
SafeKids
Wired Safety


Multimedia Resources

YouTube
TeacherTube
Flickr
Compfight
Flickr CC
iTunes
Google Image Search
Multimedia Presentation Resources for Teachers
classroomclipart
DiscoverySchool
pics4learning
SSC Photo Resources for Teachers page


Handhelds

iPods, iPhones and Handhelds
PollEveryWhere
Wiffit
Joopz
ReQuall
Delicious resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom

The research is clear!

The use of primary sources as an instructional tool in the social studies classroom will engage students, encourage high levels of learning and raise test scores. But with so much to do and so little time, how can teachers know what strategies and resources work best?

Join other social studies teachers to find the answer to that question. As a certified state standards trainer and with experience working with Social Studies School Services and Teacher Created Materials trainers, Glenn will share both online and print materials with you and provide specific examples of how to use those resources with your students.

You will leave with ideas that can be used immediately in your classroom and the skills needed to begin developing your own activities.


Presentation Handouts & Resources
Presentation at Slideshare

Social Studies Central Primary Sources page
 

Workshop Resources

PBS List of Boston Massacre witnesses
Captain Preston's Boston Massacre account
Anonymous Boston Massacre account
Historical Scene Investigation
Making Sense of Evidence
Document Based Analysis Worksheets

National Archives Digital Classroom
NARA: Teaching with Documents
Library of Congress Teachers Page
Library of Congress American Memory
Digital Vaults
Kansas Memory
Footnote
Our Documents
Newspaper Archive

America's Story from America's Library (Library of Congress)
University of Kansas Document Links
Picturing Modern America

Making Sense of Films
NARA for Teachers
National History Day
National Council for the Social Studies Teaching with Documents
Google Earth resources


Pearl Harbor examples

Wiki
Blog
Naval dispatch
Man on the Street interviews
Chart of Pearl Harbor on Google Earth

National Council for the Social Studies
Marco Polo
Edsitement
History Matters
History and Politics Outloud

Wayback Machine
Smithsonian Institute for Educators
Internet History Sourcebook Project
National Park Service / Links to the Past
Teaching & Learning with Historical Documents

Reading, Writing and Researching History
NCSS Notable Books

Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
Columbia Guide to Online Style
Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Resources

Evernote
Evernote tutorial

BibMe

Teaching History with Technology
Center for History and New Media
Using Primary Sources with Students
Center for History and the New Media
Teaching History with Technology
Best of History Web Sites
Documents For The Study Of American History
Teaching History
Thinking Historically Matters
Primary Source Learning
Historical Scene Investigation
Picturing Modern America 1880-1920 
Reading Like a Historian Curriculum