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:
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!