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The Flip: End of a Love Affair

The Flip: End of a Love Affair | AP US History | Scoop.it
Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed.

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What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags

What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags | AP US History | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 14, 3:41 PM

This collection isn't meant to be serious, but these images would get students to think about how historical events were played out and see the internal social and political dynamics in ways that they can relate to. 

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Tuskegee's Lynching Map of the United States

Tuskegee's Lynching Map of the United States | AP US History | Scoop.it
This map, compiled using data gathered by the Tuskegee Institute, represents the geographic distribution of lynchings during some of the years when the crime was most widespread in the United States. Tuskegee began keeping lynching records under the direction of Booker T. Washington, who was the institute's founding leader.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 17, 2:06 PM

A disturbing map for students to look at for the 1900-1931 time period.  Some ideas for questioning - why were these happening?  did the Great Depression have any effect?  Who is the Tuskegee Institute and why would they make such a map?  Going deep into a primary source can always lead to great discussion and analysis!

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7 Top Reasons Why Educators Need To Use Social Media | Edubabbling for the Masses

7 Top Reasons Why Educators Need To Use Social Media | Edubabbling for the Masses | AP US History | Scoop.it
As educators, it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to help our students learn. As such, we need to utilize every tool which is provided for us.

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Melvin Garcia's curator insight, February 15, 6:27 PM

7 Razones Por Que los Educadores Tienen Que USAR vereda Los Medios Sociales:

Celeste Weinstein's curator insight, February 20, 9:51 PM

EDCI397 emphasizes the need for teachers to develop their PLN, and this blog post demonstrates the positive impact these connections can have on the classroom as a whole. Teachers who become connected through social media, such as Twitter or Pinterest, can gain the tools they need to better engage their students. Although I was initially reluctant to use Twitter and other social media as an educational tool, the collaborative opportunities and the chance to help students and their parents connect with the classroom and the world around them made me realize how essential the use of social media in the classroom can be. 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, May 5, 11:06 AM

I recently began a school wide twitter and facebook.  Great article.

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED | AP US History | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:45 AM
Nice collection of educational YouTube videos categorized and described for ease of use. Covers topics from the arts to engineering.
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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | AP US History | Scoop.it

If catching people’s interest is about seizing attention and providing stimulation, holding it is about finding deeper meaning and purpose in the exercise of interest. Caution is required here, however. Research has found that infusing a subject with meaning by stressing its future utility can produce the opposite of its intended effect.


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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:12 PM

Several good take away messages here.  Liked the idea of focusing more on the questions we're asking.  Also found it interesting that students lose interest if we tell them how this will apply in their lives, while asking them to identify how this concept or task will be used in their future lives results in increased interest.

Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:14 AM

By @anniemurphypaul.

 

Via @David Álvarez: "Se citan varias investigaciones sobre la influencia de nuestros intereses en nuestra vida académica y profesional, aportando algunas pistas sobre la forma de sacarle partido, tanto desde la perspectiva de las familias como del profesorado. Si nuestras aficiones e intereses confluyen con nuestras aptitudes hemos descubierto nuestros talentos." (Reseña en: http://e-aprendizaje.es/2013/11/10/el-aprendizaje-es-una-cuestion-de-pasion/)

Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:30 PM

Interesting article about what captures and holds attention and some strategies to engage your students.

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What your Facebook updates say about your age

What your Facebook updates say about your age | AP US History | Scoop.it
By analyzing Facebook posts, a new study uncovers which words best distinguish age groups from each other

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:59 PM

Please forgive the profanity, but this demographic profiling of facebook posts is another great example of how the mundane can actually be used as relevant data.  I'm definitely in the 30-65 age range based on my posts.  

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | AP US History | Scoop.it

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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9 tools for creating great animations | Animation | Creative Bloq

9 tools for creating great animations | Animation | Creative Bloq | AP US History | Scoop.it
These web-based applications will have you creating animations in no time.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:07 PM

heat resources and fun. Thx Susan

Fernanda Santos's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:37 PM

Vale a pena "espreitar"!

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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | AP US History | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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Tom cockburn's comment, September 20, 2013 5:09 PM
Absolutely agree,Marian!
Amy Marques's curator insight, February 6, 5:09 PM

These maps are a great way to see what North American cities used to look like in comparison to what they are now. Some great transformations are Chicago and NYC.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

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Great Teaching: What A Messy, Successful School Year Looks Like

Great Teaching: What A Messy, Successful School Year Looks Like | AP US History | Scoop.it
Great Teaching: What A Messy, Successful School Year Looks Like Mediocre teaching is not difficult. Great teaching is another matter entirely. For those teachers who constantly push, revise, take notes, Google, blog, connect, download, falter,...

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | AP US History | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:27 PM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | AP US History | Scoop.it

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:40 AM

Fantastic post Susan!  I love the following line:

 

Whoever thought of the title "no child left behind" gets irony!

 

 

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Abolitionist or Terrorist?

Abolitionist or Terrorist? | AP US History | Scoop.it
Why Denmark Vesey remains a divisive figure in South Carolina.

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, February 26, 10:02 PM

An excellent article about historical memory and seeing history through modern lenses.

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Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom

Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom | AP US History | Scoop.it

"...teachers are in fact more valuable when they teach using a flipped approach.  If all teachers did was deliver content, then maybe the legislators were right.  But I believe students need teachers physically there. This is because we humans are, as a whole, relational beings.  And teaching is a social interaction between teacher and students and students and students.  Our students need us more than they need a video made by someone they don’t know teaching them something they may or may not want to learn about. Teaching is fundamentally about human interactions and that can’t be replaced by technology."



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Great Storytelling - Lessons From Ira Glass

Great Storytelling - Lessons From Ira Glass | AP US History | Scoop.it
Great storytelling is a lot of very hard work. It's sad that so many individuals (and this includes marketing professionals) feel that there is either a story to tell or that there isn't. This isn't always true.

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50 Core Documents | Teaching American History

50 Core Documents | Teaching American History | AP US History | Scoop.it
Our list of 50 Core Documents invites teachers and citizens alike to join in this American political dialogue. And because these documents can help citizens better understand the true principles of liberty and acquire the prudence needed to apply them in the varying circumstances of American politics, we consider them to be essential reading for high school students, who will have the responsibility of sustaining and administering our republic in the future.
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Tom Perran's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:49 AM
50 of the most important primary source documents for the #social studies classroom
cameron kopp's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:19 PM

This is a very cool site which contains 50 documents from American History.  I would use this in my history classroom because many of this documents are covered, and necessary in a high school history class.  I would use this site to study some of the documents with the students, as well as a reference that the students can go back to outside of the classroom.

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The Path to Success

The Path to Success | AP US History | Scoop.it

"Great poster to share with students & display in the staffroom & classroom!"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:08 AM

Failure and struggle is a necessary part of learning; at times many in education act as though failures are to be avoided at all cost and we should ensure that our students only have opportunities to succeed.  Children learn to walk after falling down; a teacher's job to to motivate them to keep getting up and trying. 

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:48 AM

This graphic really says it all!

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The 10 Modern Teaching Skills

The 10 Modern Teaching Skills | AP US History | Scoop.it
Improve your Teaching Skills with 10 tips for modern teachers. This post outlines the skills teachers need when teaching the new generation of students.

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Make Social Studies Come Alive with Web Maps

Make Social Studies Come Alive with Web Maps | AP US History | Scoop.it

"Web maps can transform subjects such as geography, history, and civics from long reading assignments into visual learning experiences."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 29, 2013 3:53 PM

I'm a believer in using Web Maps in my geography courses and I think that is fairly obvious why.  This article expands the uses of web maps beyond just the geography classroom to all the social studies.  Thanks to Joseph Kerski, one of the best advocates that GIS educators could ever have, for writing this article.

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Isolation is now a choice educators make.

Isolation is now a choice educators make. | AP US History | Scoop.it

When I started a blog, I thought it was kind of a useless activity, but when I immersed myself in it, I found it to be the best thing that I have ever done for my own professional development.


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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:42 AM

Blogging is a good way to build your professional network and to contribute to community.

The Rice Process's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:42 PM

Blogging provides a reflective stance.  It is an energizing exchange of ideas. I find it empowering.

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How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools

How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools | AP US History | Scoop.it

The fact that knowledge is no longer fixed, but constantly evolving, and the speed at which new knowledge appears online have contributed to our sense of “information overload,” Weinberger said. And that leads to another way that our evolving sense of knowledge is transforming how we learn: We must learn to accept that true mastery is impossible.


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Diana Montes's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:18 PM

Conocimiento = adapatación, interesante artículo.

Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:49 PM

redefine  true mastery

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giving credit… | pia jane bijkerk

giving credit… | pia jane bijkerk | AP US History | Scoop.it
UPDATE: there have been many requests to buy the print – thank you! We’ll be looking into it this week – so hopefully by the end of the week (that being Friday March 25), we should have something available. Thanks again for all your support and positive attitude, it’s so wonderful to see so many of you enthusiastic about giving credit where credit is due. x

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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:15 PM

Yes I think giving credit to other people's material we use is the right thing to do. Thanks for posting this.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:13 PM

Lots of steps to go through before using that copyrighted material. Maybe if the students had to look at this each time, they would just take your word for it and use Creative Commons licensed images to begin with! 

Linda Denty's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:46 PM

Thanks Pia.

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Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games

Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games | AP US History | Scoop.it

To evaluate the bonanza of apps, games, and websites that claim to have educational value, Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization best known for rating commercial media for age-level appropriateness, has developed a new rating system called Graphite.


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Douglas Allen Lawslo's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:43 PM

This should help lots of people who are trying to learn which tools are most effective for what.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:39 AM

Thanks! Worth a try.

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:27 AM

#edtech #edchat

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | AP US History | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...

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Debra Evans's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:52 PM

An excellent account of Inquiry. Thought provoking and presents a clear case.

bookjewel's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:54 PM

Excellent insights

 

Debra Evans's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:11 PM

This is essential reading if you are serious about inquiry based Learning.