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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

sschat = success

Our first #sschat is over, and with the help of a number of very enthusiastic social studies teachers across the country, we were able to share, learn, collaborate and grow in just one hour!  (6-7pm est.)

Since I've never organized or tried to manage a #discussion before, I'm trying to figure out how to sort through and figure out exactly what we discussed...and after some searching, I came across two #hashtag organizers that provided some great data on the discussion.

Here is the link to The Archivist analysis of #sschat, and here is the link to the What the Hashtag analysis.

After looking through the data, I have to give a special thanks to:
@Ron_peck
@Ellsbeth
@Dontworryteach
@Cybraryman1

Without their active participation, #sschat wouldn't have been a success.

Here is a brief summary of what we all came away with from the discussion.

- Voicethread: Upload a primary source document & have students comment / doodle to demonstrate their understanding of the document.
- Worlde: Turn a document, speech or reading into a word cloud.  Have students analyze the document visually before reading & then compare the visual analysis to reading the document. (thanks to @Agins213)
- Great set of voicethread resources. (thanks to @cybraryman1)
- Create historical figure facebook pages (thanks to @kyteacher)
- Students tweet as historical figures & recreate an event (thanks to @woodenmask)
- The American Objects Project ( thanks to @woodenmask)
- Google Voice as an oral homework assignment tool & cellphone to mp3 creator
- Project Based Learning Resources (thanks to @cybraryman1)
- Ancient Civilizations Resources (thanks to @cybraryman1)
- You are here podcast resources (thanks to @classroomtools)
- Doc of the Day: National Archives (thanks to @ellsbeth)
- Edmodo for backchannel discussions
- Polleverywhere: Cell phones as classroom clickers
- Social Studies Research Resources (thanks to @findingdulcinea)

Thanks again to everyone who participated.  We look forward to growing #sschat, and keeping the weekly discussion lively and engaging.  Please let me know of any topic or idea you would like to discuss in the next #sschat, @gregkulowiec.

Next Monday @ 6pm est!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for organizing this. If you ever want help with a summery, let me know (@stephenlazarotc)

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  2. Edmodo is more than just a backchannel chat :) It's also a great place to post resources, assignments, polls, and anything else you want to share and engage online with your students.

    -Jeff
    Edmodo

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  3. Thanks for all the resources!

    I'm dying to try Facebook pages for historical figures with my students. Do you know of any websites that allow you to create a profile for a fictional character, or that don't require a confirmation email address? Would Edmodo allow students to create a secondary profile?

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