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How To Visualize Where Your Tweets Go | Edudemic

How To Visualize Where Your Tweets Go | Edudemic | AP US History | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever tweeted something and it’s gotten retweeted a few times, you probably thought ‘hey that’s great, a few extra people saw what I wrote’ and patted yourself on the back.

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Twitter 101 For School Leaders: Four Reasons to Join the Conversation Today!

Twitter 101 For School Leaders: Four Reasons to Join the Conversation Today! | AP US History | Scoop.it

Twitter serves a number of purposes for the professional educator and just the human being in general. If you’re thinking about joining the Twitter conversation but you need a little more convincing, here are some compelling reasons to get started...


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:32 AM

Useful suggestions.

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The Importance of Original Artifacts in Professional Development

The Importance of Original Artifacts in Professional Development | AP US History | Scoop.it

"Too often the words that come to mind when people think about libraries are dusty, quiet, and boring. At the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), particularly through our involvement with Teaching American History (TAH) grants, we have tried to change this perception by showing just how powerful direct contact with historical documents and images can be." 


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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers | AP US History | Scoop.it
The 101 best websites for Social Studies, U.S. History, World History, Government, and Civics teachers.
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US History Teachers Blog: The US Melting Pot Map

US History Teachers Blog: The US Melting Pot Map | AP US History | Scoop.it

More than half of the nation’s 3,143 counties contain a plurality of people who describe themselves as German-American, according to a Bloomberg compilation of data from the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey.
Use the interactive graphic below to explore the results of the survey and see the distribution of other heritages across the country. Select an ancestry from the menu on the left to see its concentration, county by county, then choose one from the right to compare their relative prominence in a region.


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I highly recommend it – The 1940 Census goes digital

I highly recommend it – The 1940 Census goes digital | AP US History | Scoop.it

The 1940 census was released on April 2, 2012.  How could you use it in the classroom?


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What Happens in an Internet Minute [Infographic]

What Happens in an Internet Minute [Infographic] | AP US History | Scoop.it

Everyone says that everything moves fast on the Internet, but just how fast are we talking about here? How much data gets shared across the Internet? -- and how does this change how we view K-12 education?  


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TPS Journal | For Teachers - Library of Congress

TPS Journal | For Teachers - Library of Congress | AP US History | Scoop.it

Read the inaugural issue of The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal, which explores teaching about the Civil War with primary sources across disciplines.

Formerly known as Teaching with Primary Sources Quarterly, this online journal presents strategies and resources for the K-12 classroom from the Library of Congress. The TPS Journal is published quarterly by the Library of Congress Educational Outreach Division in collaboration with the TPS Educational Consortium.


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British Library newspaper archive puts 300 years of history online - Telegraph

British Library newspaper archive puts 300 years of history online - Telegraph | AP US History | Scoop.it
Sixty-five million historic newspaper articles, covering the most significant
events over the last 300 years, are now fully available online from today in
a new archive created by the British Library.

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Educational Technology Guy: Five Free Screen Recording Apps and Services

Educational Technology Guy: Five Free Screen Recording Apps and Services | AP US History | Scoop.it

Screen Recording is a very handy tool to have. You can use it to create presentations, help sessions, and more. I've used them to create review sessions for students, as well as presentation videos and even live, remote presentations.


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Multimedia | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Multimedia | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | AP US History | Scoop.it

A bank of videos of prominent historians discussing the major topics of US History.

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The Social Media Alphabet - Social Media Today

The Social Media Alphabet - Social Media Today | AP US History | Scoop.it
There was a time when the phonetic alphabet (Cfr. Wikipedia) was used to spell out letters. Remember the “T for Tango” or “C for Charlie”.

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, April 11, 2012 8:24 PM
Hi Marty,
Glad you liked this! I thought it was great.
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Hi Petra,
Glad you liked this. I thought it was great!
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 11, 2012 10:23 PM
Hey Susan yes this was a great way to look across social that isn't as overwhelming as those endless logo charts. Great find and very sticky way to organize the social scrum.
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instaGrok: The Search Engine Made Just For Education | Edudemic

instaGrok: The Search Engine Made Just For Education | Edudemic | AP US History | Scoop.it

Oh sure, Google’s great and all…until you realize it’s not perfect. Google is designed for everyone on the planet. But what if Google was totally rebuilt with education in mind? It’d probably look exactly like instaGrok.

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100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students

100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | AP US History | Scoop.it

Some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools for teachers and students, ways to integrate mobile devices into the classroom, social learning tools, elearning and online learning resources and finally some test prep, textbook, educational gaming and a few other random resources.


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The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics

The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics | AP US History | Scoop.it
It's not good enough anymore to simply graph data using Excel or Numbers. These free tools will visualize your data in a way that'll make your presentations look uber-professional and kick your website up a few notches.

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What is Historical Thinking? | Teachinghistory.org

Watch this introductory video (or download the transcript) for an overview of ways of thinking inherent in knowing and doing history. Historical thinking is complex and multi-faceted; we focus on five key aspects particularly relevant to the K-12 classroom. These are:

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Teachers need Twitter

Why teachers need to Twitter. A brief video explaining how useful Twitter is for keeping current in technologies, pedagogy, and creativity. This was apart of...

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10 ways to differentiate learning…

10 ways to differentiate learning… | AP US History | Scoop.it

Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way. Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed and were labelled ever after.  The focus was on teaching, not on learning.  


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US History Teachers Blog: Paying for Emancipation

US History Teachers Blog: Paying for Emancipation | AP US History | Scoop.it

The slaves in D.C. were emancipated in the spring of 1862, nearly a year before the Emancipation Proclamation. But the key in D.C. is that slaves were released (as opposed to the Jan 1963 document which initially only released those in the southern held territories), but the slave owners were compensated for each slave. Slaves only received compensation for themselves if they agreed to leave the country.


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Flickr: Architecture of Days Gone By

Flickr: Architecture of Days Gone By | AP US History | Scoop.it

Architecture of Old, (Buildings, Houses); a particular style or fashion of a building, especially one that is typical of a period of history or of a particular place.


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Yuqing Pan's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:08 PM

Architecture---start at 1st century ,the process of planning ,designing ,building and also art.In fact ,architect was kind of art ,the relationship betweeb art and architecture were very directly .Since human live in cage ,art starting integration into the architecture ,people painting on the wall ,about what they do daily .After that ,when human begin socical life , people use mural and some plants to decorate thier house.More time past ,people start hire someone to painting theirselves and put the picture on the wall to show his/her 's right in the family.(Only respected people 's pictrue can be put on home).Later on, people not only using the art to decorate the house ,they put the art in the house' s structure ,acient Rome and Greek Doric,Ionic ,and Corinthian are typical architectral style ,during Middle ages Gothic was become popular ,used in the church ,the Late Renaissance architecture style was Baroque and so on.

In Summary the architecture and art was combine together ,therefore ,architecture is kind of art .

 

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Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia's mountains

Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia's mountains | AP US History | Scoop.it
Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is a half mile (800 m) square and rises 700 feet (213 m) in...

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Renato Xavier - www.renatoxavier.com's comment, January 26, 2012 10:03 AM
Do you know about Katipsoi Zunontee. He is an old Mayan
descent who claims that the world will not end. It is not just a misinterpretation.I'm still not know if the story is true. http://www.renatoxavier.com/katipsoi-zunontee
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Concrete Classroom: Chicken or the Egg?

Concrete Classroom: Chicken or the Egg? | AP US History | Scoop.it

This post is part of a series where I look at the "recipe" of PBL (problem based learning) and give an overview of each step and then explain how I have adapted it to the "flavor" of my teaching philosophy and style. I also use SBG (standards based grading) for my assessment method and that influences some of my methods. My hope is that it will be both a good introduction to someone new to PBL and a source of ideas for those who are already teaching with PBL.

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History by Era | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

History by Era | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | AP US History | Scoop.it

“History by Era” is the Institute’s innovative new approach to our shared national history. At its core it is a collection of fifty individual introductions written by some of the most distinguished scholars of our day. It thus speaks to the reader not in one voice, but in fifty different, unique voices as each of these scholars interprets the developments, movements, events, and ideas of a particular era.

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How to Leverage Backchanneling & the Long Tail of Learning

How to Leverage Backchanneling & the Long Tail of Learning | AP US History | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there. Two colleagues across the room tap away at their phones, while the principal describes the rationale for cutbacks in funding for new technology initiatives.
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