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Four Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Four Ways to Increase Student Engagement | Teaching History | Scoop.it
Just like great cross-cultural missionaries, shouldn't we find ways to connect with the people we're attempting to reach? Wouldn't it make sense to use the vehicles of communication they prefer?

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The founding conservatives: how a group of unsung heroes saved the American Revolution

The founding conservatives: how a group of unsung heroes saved the American Revolution | Teaching History | Scoop.it
On a warm day in late summer, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention sat by the banks of the Delaware River to witness America’s future. They had yet to resolve some of the most contentious...
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Twitter / MostSecretFacts: Creepy American History.. ...

Twitter / MostSecretFacts: Creepy American History.. ... | Teaching History | Scoop.it
RT @MostSecretFacts: Creepy American History.. http://t.co/TbDhxRLX5w
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Complex Texts in a 9th Grade History Classroom

Complex Texts in a 9th Grade History Classroom | Teaching History | Scoop.it
How do we incorporate the Common Core's complex texts in a way that students will read, engage with, debate, and discuss? Join us as we explore non-freaked implementation.

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Speaking of History........: Teaching the Declaration of Independence as a Break Up Letter - Podcast and Video

Speaking of History........: Teaching the Declaration of Independence as a Break Up Letter - Podcast and Video | Teaching History | Scoop.it
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'Flipped classrooms' in North Texas turn traditional teaching on its head - Dallas Morning News

'Flipped classrooms' in North Texas turn traditional teaching on its head - Dallas Morning News | Teaching History | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News'Flipped classrooms' in North Texas turn traditional teaching on its headDallas Morning NewsAlex Austin, 14, listens to Cristi Derow's eighth-grade American history class at Forestwood Middle School in Flower Mound, as the class...

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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | Teaching History | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r

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Henry Rollins Filming Tv Show About America's History - Contactmusic.com

Henry Rollins Filming Tv Show About America's History - Contactmusic.com | Teaching History | Scoop.it
Henry Rollins Filming Tv Show About America's History
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"It's about American history but our locations were quite amazing - two days at the National Archive and a day at the Library of Congress.
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Essential rules for effectively using iPads in middle school classrooms | iSource

Essential rules for effectively using iPads in middle school classrooms | iSource | Teaching History | Scoop.it

"In the two years of being a principal of a school that has been using iPads on a 1:1 device to student ratio, I have learned a lot about classroom rules that are needed to ensure that the iPads are an effective learning tool rather than a learning distraction.

 

If managed properly, iPads offer amazing benefits to learning and are almost limitless classroom tools.  However, if not properly managed, iPads can also be a detriment to classroom learning and be a major distraction for students.

 

During my time using the iPads in the classrom, I have found the following 11 rules to be essential for keeping the iPads as a learning tool and not a learning distraction."


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IncitED's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:39 AM

iPads add value to middle school classes.

Lin Knappett's comment, April 8, 2013 1:04 PM
Excellent tips for all teachers. Thanks so much!
Cavett Binion's curator insight, April 8, 2013 5:03 PM

Educators, iPads, and Middle School Classrooms: Herding Digital Cats and Living To Tell About It. If you're using iPads in the classroom, this may be a helpful read.

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Education Technology: Apps in the Middle School Classroom

Education Technology: Apps in the Middle School Classroom | Teaching History | Scoop.it

Karin has three kids, two in middle school. Like most people who live with or teach kids this age, she knows that what’s in now will be passé in a day, and that few kids want to admit that school can be cool. So when her daughter came home from a friend’s house chattering about life in Jamestown in colonial days, Karin was eager to know what sparked this enthusiasm. Perhaps she should have guessed: It was an iPad app. Karin looked up the Early Jamestown history app in the App Store (it’s free), and she found other interactive history apps there as well. Maybe one of them will also interest her kids."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 26, 2013 3:02 AM

Nicely targeted for the middle school (Mandarin = chu zhong) field.

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My Middle Schoolers Actually LOVE Our Unit Overview Sheets! | transformED

My Middle Schoolers Actually LOVE Our Unit Overview Sheets! | transformED | Teaching History | Scoop.it

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I mean, when was the last time you stumbled across a middle schooler who LOVED -- all caps on purpose -- ANY handout that had to do with school?

But it's true: My students -- who I surveyed last week in an attempt to gather some feedback about the unit overview sheets that my learning team developed together -- really dig the tool that we're using to give them opportunities to reflect on what they're learning. 


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I loved the Unit Overview sheets, and how students rate their mastery of the objectives. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:59 PM

Bill Ferriter suggests a different way to share objectives with students through the use of an Overview Sheet. What is an Overview Sheet. Ferriter states it is a  "one-page handout that includes a list of every objective that students need to master written in student-friendly language.  The handout also includes unit vocabulary and a few essential questions designed to spark thinking and start conversations."

An example of one is provided in the post (which you may download and you see part of in the image) as is a download where he shares students thoughts on self assessments. This may be something you would like to try with your students.

LeeAnn LaSota's curator insight, July 20, 2014 9:06 PM

This may not be tech, but it fits perfectly for the new interactive text books!