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The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 Presidential Election

Excerpt from NPR program on the hypothesis that the book, The Wizard of Oz, was based on the 1896 presidential election and the controversy over gold vs. sil...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:23 AM

I have recently read the book the Wizard of Oz with my children and the book fits this hypothesis much more accurately than the movie does.  The Emerald City wasn't truly that color but everyone was force to wear emerald-colored glass (hence, they all believed that the ordinary things had extraordinary monetary value).

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:28 AM

Henry Littlefield's "Parable on Populism" covers this hypothesis in great detail and is worth the read. 

Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:35 AM

I have been discussing this hypothesis with my classes for years..finally a short video to promote discussion!

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | AP US History | Scoop.it
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:44 AM

I think if departments reviewed their faculty, it would become clear to them which teachers should *not* be forced into using technology in the classroom.  Questionably, if those teachers cannot teach the assigned material any longer, they may be driven to learn it in order to keep their jobs, but honestly, if teachers don't possess these traits in today's world, the only thing they should probably be driven to is a different job....

Manuela Bazen's curator insight, May 14, 2013 11:42 PM

Prachtige infographic!

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:52 AM

Got this from David W.

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1-to-1 Essentials Program

1-to-1 Essentials Program | AP US History | Scoop.it

Rolling out a 1-to-1 technology program can be a daunting task for any school or district. After talking to some of the most forward-thinking 1-to-1 administrators and teachers, we've got the inside scoop ... and we're here to share it with you!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:51 AM

Good source of advice if you are thinking of doing this in your school.

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101 Recommended Educational Web Tools

101 Recommended Educational Web Tools | AP US History | Scoop.it
In an effort to showcase the best educational web tools for teachers, here are some of the most popular and most talked-about options around.

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Patty Ball's comment, April 20, 2013 7:13 AM
this works!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 12:17 PM

Some of the most popular and interesting web tools for educational purpouses

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:07 PM

another comprehensive tool list!

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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms | AP US History | Scoop.it
Here's a useful list of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, complete with what each tool is and how teachers are using it right now!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 6, 2013 7:09 AM

 

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms

 

lynnegibb's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:04 AM

Something I need to look seriously into

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, April 7, 2013 9:55 AM

Interesting, some known, some new.  Need to be browsed and weighed up.  Thanks!

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | AP US History | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.

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stevecarter's comment, April 16, 2013 3:45 AM
Much needed - thanks
stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:45 AM

Good start for our schools

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 19, 2013 5:04 PM

add your insight...

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The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

Speeches that move and inspire from all of History.

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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

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The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies: Crash Course US History #4

In which John Green teaches you about some of the colonies that were not in Virginia or Massachussetts. Old New York was once New Amsterdam.
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Twitter thrashes Facebook in Super Bowl battle of the social networks

Twitter thrashes Facebook in Super Bowl battle of the social networks | AP US History | Scoop.it
Super Bowl XLVII was close on the pitch, but the battle of the social networks was a walkover, with Twitter being mentioned in half of all adverts aired during coverage on the US television network CBS.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:54 AM

This is why I keep harping on educators to join Twitter--it's function let's it occupy a different ecological niche than Facebook.  This function is towards professional and personal interests, and not based on who you already know.  In other words, you can absolutely be a professional on Twitter and get a professional network that will help facilitate your growth. 

Tim Johnsom's curator insight, February 5, 2013 7:30 PM

Interesting stuff about the battle of the 2 social media titans!

Sean Barn's curator insight, February 13, 2013 1:40 PM

MyHub Social Stats......


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Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices

Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | AP US History | Scoop.it
If you use PowerPoint lectures in your face-to-face classes, you can use those same lectures as jumping-off points for creating narrated animations for your online students to watch. That’s the good news.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:37 AM

Powerpoint used poorly can be a mind-numbing experience that hinders learning.  This article gives some good advice on how to use powerpoint more effectively for an online audience. 

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Why Our Schools Need EdTech Professionals

Why Our Schools Need EdTech Professionals | AP US History | Scoop.it

The professional workforce has been quick to adopt new technology tools. We readily accept that tablets and smartphones, teleconferencing and social media are now essential fixtures of the workplace for millions across the globe. Yet we've been slow in extending these advances to our schools, and in particular our K-12 schools. While many children's home lives are abuzz with the same platforms and devices as the 21st century workplace, school just hasn't kept pace, and in many classrooms pedagogies are barely more inclusive of new technology than they were in the 1980s.


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Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning

Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning | AP US History | Scoop.it

There is already evidence that teachers are using social media as part of teaching strategies, with the aim of encouraging students to view social networks as less of a pleasurable distraction, and more as something that can be used in projects and for personal expression in a medium they prefer.


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Mark Keane's comment, December 3, 2012 1:49 AM
The use of social media for learning is essential, particularly in secondary (high schools). Too many teens are engaged with social media, for fast periods of time, with no return on their investment. Schools and their pupil's would benefit from the social media angle.
Mark Keane's comment, December 3, 2012 1:49 AM
The use of social media for learning is essential, particularly in secondary (high schools). Too many teens are engaged with social media, for fast periods of time, with no return on their investment. Schools and their pupil's would benefit from the social media angle.
Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:20 PM

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | AP US History | Scoop.it

The two teachers admit when they started flipping their classrooms they put everything into video form. Now, they’ve taken a step back and realized some things shouldn’t be in lecture form, and therefore shouldn’t be videos either. Instead, the two teachers have embraced what they call mastery learning, with an emphasis on students taking control of their own learning. Instructional videos are an optional part of a bigger move towards asynchronous learning.

 


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Lisa Simmons's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:24 AM

This is an Interesting article and something to think about for Flipped Classrooms

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:23 PM

Interesting ...scaffolding what should be flipped and what not ...

James Wilson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:28 AM

A useful insight into the developing attitude towards the Learner Centred approach - "Mastery Learning".

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Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool

Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool | AP US History | Scoop.it

 

 


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Andreas Kuswara's comment, June 11, 2013 6:22 PM
I supposed twitter can be used or any tool can be used for anything,but some tools are made with certain intended affordance by the creator that would make the tool less effective for certain functions. curation in a way is capturing things void of time (i probably drawing too much from museum), while twitter is fast pace timeline of interactive (or one way) discourse.... they seems to be inherently different.

i'm just automatically sceptical when 'one tool can be use for all' theme appear. but it is an interesting suggestion.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 11, 2013 6:33 PM
Many people learn one tool and then move on to others. I like to analyze each and use the best features of that particular 2.0 project. I use twitter as a push tool to share info for the most part.
Ali Anani's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:18 PM
The right way to write
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | AP US History | Scoop.it

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...


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maite collados's curator insight, January 14, 8:24 AM

Las infografías son una herramienta muy útil por su factor visual: en poco espacio y de forma visulamente agradable y atrayente, engloba datos y relaciona conceptos.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 30, 4:50 AM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl




Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 11:45 AM

apps

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today | AP US History | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:30 PM

It looks very helpful and practical. We cannot be expert in all things digital.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:16 AM

Need to look into this... I love it when people take the strain off by finding sites for me.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:51 PM

Thanks for the great list of tools. Symbaloo itself is a great one for using with students. I try to use a small set at a time with children.

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier an...

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Heather MacCorkle Edick's comment, March 30, 2013 11:53 AM
I agree, Linda. Thank you, Susan!
Heather MacCorkle Edick's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:54 AM

I am going to use this as a good link to reference during an upcoming event.  Thanks to those who found it and wrote it.

Linda Alexander's comment, March 30, 2013 12:23 PM
Thanks, Heather, for your confirmations!
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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | AP US History | Scoop.it

Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:41 AM

Useful text to get the best of videos in the classroom.

stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:42 AM

Start your Flip Learning & Teaching

Terry Haddow's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:02 PM

A good read in a shifting world.

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Inside the Conclave

Inside the Conclave | AP US History | Scoop.it
The world watches with interest as cardinals gather in conclave to elect the next pope. This infographic was produced for the Catholic News Service.

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Rogério Rocha's comment, March 11, 2013 6:57 AM
Parabéns pela postagem. Bastante esclarecedora. Um abraço.
Trisha Klancar's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:28 AM

LIVE HISTORY...for kids today.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:12 AM

Infographic looking at what goes on inside the Conclave.

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Is Educational Technology Worth the Hype?

Is Educational Technology Worth the Hype? | AP US History | Scoop.it
Each January, I have the opportunity to facilitate a course in Leading and Managing Technology for the Educational Leadership Program at St. Mary's College of California.

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Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes

Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes | AP US History | Scoop.it
Turn meaningful words into beautiful images in just seconds

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Kenneth Holm's curator insight, March 13, 2013 1:58 PM

Lav flotte citater!

Peggy Hood Pridgen's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:10 PM

You have to know it to teach it...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:47 AM

gostei da simplicidade da ferramenta para visual thinking

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The Tech Curve: Digital Portfolio System

The Tech Curve: Digital Portfolio System | AP US History | Scoop.it

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Patty Ball's curator insight, January 20, 2013 8:25 AM

the digital portfolio process outlines

AAEEBL's comment, January 20, 2013 5:12 PM
ReScooped, but I want to raise some questions about some of the key values eportfolios offer such as peer interaction and social learning and integrative knowledge and reflection. This 3-step process seems to make it all look very simple, but there's a good deal of educational transformation and adjustment to new pedagogical practices that go along with these three steps.
AAEEBL's curator insight, January 20, 2013 5:13 PM

I'd be very interested in comments on these three steps?  What's being left out?  Social learning?  Integrative learning?  Reflection?  This does not reflect any values in eportfolio work or actual LEARNING advantages.  Thoughts?

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Educause survey finds rise in use and demand for classroom technology | Inside Higher Ed

Educause survey finds rise in use and demand for classroom technology | Inside Higher Ed | AP US History | Scoop.it

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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

Scaffolding for Deep Understanding | AP US History | Scoop.it

That learning takes place in a social context is a significant issue. This is why collaboration or ‘cooperative learning’ has become so popular – but it has to be more than social collaboration. Cognitive collaboration needs to be encouraged. As students communicate their ideas, they learn to clarify, refine, and consolidate their thinking. Schoenfeld has said that, ‘Groups are not just a convenient way to accumulate the individual knowledge of their members. They give rise synergistically to insights and solutions that would not come about without them.’


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