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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it

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Curation is a valuable skill for today’s learner. In a culture of content overload, members that provide great content to their audience will be recognized leaders in network communities. Optimally, we equip students to differentiate good content from bad in preparation for their further education and careers. Curating an online topic (and allowing comments) also increases self-awareness and provides additional insight from others. The nuances of sharing content and writing to an audience become much better understood through interactivity between the curator and participating audience.


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I think the scope for Scoop it is sensational. It's a great way to organise, filter, select and highlight online digital resources around a topic, theme or idea.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:06 AM

Students as curators...using critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning...love it!

Maree Whiteley's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:07 AM

Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning...love it!

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I love the way you mention digital citizenship =D
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VoiceThread - About - Digital Library

VoiceThread - About - Digital Library | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it

The 5th Grade teacher on this website uses 'Voicethread' with historical photographs. Click on the video "Ellis Island" to see how primary students build a historical narrative around a visual image. Voice thread transforms media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

 

Don't underestimate the importance of historical language in developing historical understanding. Provide opportunities for students to expand their historical vocaulary and to use language for a variety of purposes.

Young students need explicit instructions for when and how to use conventions of language.

 

Husbands (1996) identifies different types of historical language including:

1. The language of the past (e.g. convict, First Fleet, monarchy, revolution)

2. The language of historical time (century, period, modern, decade)

3. The language of historical processes (cause, chronology, similarity, difference)

4. The language of historical description and analysis (revolution, monarchy, democracy)

 

Use 'Word Walls' or word charts to help students keep track of information and terminology that is used in a Unit of Work and keep adding new words.

 

 

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Education Creations's curator insight, June 5, 6:05 PM

Use Voicethread and historical photographs to create digital historical narratives.  Much more engaging than the written version.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.
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Drawing on educational research, this article opens up new ways of thinking about learning.

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The inclusion of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander content in the Australian Curriculum (Research paper)

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Does the Australian curriculum provide opportunities for students to learn and understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture? This research conducts an analysis of content tagged "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander" in the curriculum.

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Past/Present online interactive game

Past/Present online interactive game | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
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The purpose of this interactive online game is to develop historical literacy. Desgined for middle school students, it shows what life was like in America in the early 1900s.

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Education Creations's curator insight, June 5, 6:16 PM

A game designed to develop historical literacy.  Specifically created for American students it still is a lot of fun.  

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64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
"Julie Greller's blog A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there's also a link to some free ebooks. ...
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Digital stories can mirror the discipline of history through the process and product of what and how they are created.  On this blog, there are a ptethora of resources, links and tips for using digital stories in the classroom.

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Stimulating oral storytelling using QR codes

A presentation explaining how I used QR codes to stimulate oral storytelling in my primary classroom.
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There is lots of potential in using QR codes to teach history.  For example, students could create a QR code when analysing an artefact or to record and present information about objects in a museum.  Julian Hood, a primary teacher in the UK, explains what QR codes are and shows how he has used them in a primary classroom.

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storyboards

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Create a historical narrative using digital stories. Consider the substance of the story as well as technical aspects using a storyboard to plan.

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30hands app for storytelling and presentation

Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling. Like pages in a book, photos or images are dragged around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, the teacher or student records audio over each image. Finally, the story or presentation can be published to the device’s photo area or uploaded to a 30hands collaborative learning site.


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Chaiyi Bee's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:30 AM

手機可用的

designandtech's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:25 AM

Very easy to use with elementary grade students. 

Samantha Ellis's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:23 PM

This is fabulous, Could be a valuable source for all levels of learners, easy to use and could help establish new ideas.

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Frames - Claymation Samples | Tech4Learning

Examples of student claymations created in Frames in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and more.
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Create a historical narrative using claymation. This website features practical information and tips.

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MapStory

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MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history. - See more at: http://mapstory.org/#sthash.LOS4Q20k.dpuf

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Making_Claymation_in_the_Classroom.pdf

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Primary students LOVE claymation. Claymation is an animation using characters made out of clay. It is a hands-on and engaging activity that is especially useful in teaching history.

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Use PicMonkey to Make Digital Posters

Use PicMonkey to Make Digital Posters | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when PowerPoint was your only option for presenting material. Today, there are lots of web 2.0 tools out there to make presentations fun and engaging. Popular tools like Glogster allow manipulation of images, animations, and other graphics to make digital "posters," and I feel like there's a new web-based image editing tool popping up every day. Surely one of these image editors could be harnessed to create a digital poster for free, right?


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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:33 PM

 I think this is a great Web 2.0 tool. Students will have a wonderful time making their visual presentations more interesting. 

Kim C's curator insight, June 3, 2013 5:52 AM

I love this idea. Easy to follow too!

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Using Technology to Connect Students & the Environment

How technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom. An educator toolkit is available free at - http://go...
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Although this video focuses on geography and science topics, it has a range of ideas that can be applied to teaching history. I love how the students are using a range of technologies to record and collect data. There is a real sense of purpose to their learning and the different technologies are useful and engaging. Getting outside of the classroom to teach history is essential.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:33 PM
So much potential for developing geographical understanding in the primary classroom.
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Keeping the past in the future with breakthrough 3D mapping technology

Keeping the past in the future with breakthrough 3D mapping technology | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
Today marks the start of National Heritage Week – a time to celebrate Australia’s unique and fascinating heritage. We are kicking off the festivities by presenting new 3D data from Fort Lytton, one...

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:53 PM

Past - Present - Future...History and Geography working together!

Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:56 PM

Geography meets History...past, present, future!

Cameron Crowell's curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:32 PM

Interesting form of mapping the ancient world

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Primary sources and digital storytelling connect students to history

Primary sources and digital storytelling connect students to history | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
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A classroom teacher talks about how the process of digital storytelling helped immerse her students in the past as they learnt about colonial times.

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Education Creations's curator insight, June 5, 6:13 PM

This site is a good example of how to use a digital story telling tool in your history classroom.  

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How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg

How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how to make one of those fun QR codes you see in stores and online? It’s actually not that tough!

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There are many affordances for QR codes in history. Pose an historical inquiry question and get students to gather clues (evidence) using primary sources embedded with a QR code at a museum, local community, school etc. Or, get primary students to create their own QR codes for artefacts. This could engage students in historical inquiry and the analysis and use of primary and secondary sources.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 8, 2013 10:47 AM

Ipad+QR: a new advantage for BYOD learning

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My students love doing scavenger hunts, but I've never tried one like this before. This could be really cool for reviews.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:51 AM

Thank you John Evans for sharing this infographic on creating QR code scavenger hunts via iPads on your scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education page.  

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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
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Historical narratives are a powerful and effective way to develop historical understanding in young children. To help students create historical narratives, Barton & Levstik (2005) suggest the following questions:

1. What would you need to know in order to write this story?

2. Where would you find the necessary information?

3. Could this story be told from different points of view?

4. In what ways might this story have been different had it been set in our time and place?

 

Adapt some of the ideas in this TED talk to help students create an historical narrative.

 

 
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Lost Films

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This online website is an archive of films, pictures and documents from around the world that were believed to be lost. There are a number of films from Australia dating from 1900s.

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Digital Storytelling

Digital stories help students construct a narrative around events and people. This website offers practical advice and tools for teachers to use in the classrom. 

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Build a QR Talking Museum « Interact Cafe

Build a QR Talking Museum « Interact Cafe | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
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Create QR codes (or get students to create a code) for artifacts or documents about a history topic. This site has links to different apps and a template for tracking QR codes.

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Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines

Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
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Timelines are a way to organise historical information. However, dates alone do not allow students to vlsualise the time being referred to. Dipity is a useful tool to help students associate their visual images of history with the corresponding dates. Timelines should be comparative to help students see what life was life for a range of people at a given time.

Understanding historical time includes two important aspects: 1) chronology which is being able to order moments in time; and 2) being able to match moments in time to specific dates. Research suggests children find it easier to sequence historical pictures than assign dates or names to historical periods (Barton, 1994,2002; Barton and Levstik, 1996).

As children get older, they become better at ordering historical pictures on the basis of clues in technology, fashion and social roles. Primary children know what dates sound like and usually know what the current year is, but they find it difficult to associate periods in history with specific years.

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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro | Teaching history with ICT | Scoop.it
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This interactive timeline technology allows you to create a mashup using maps, text, video and pictures.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:55 PM

Create a story of Australia's history using this online interactive timeline technology that allows you to combine maps, photos, video and text.

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Claymation in the Elementary Classroom. pdf

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A practical guide to using Claymation in the primary classroom. Use Claymation to develop an historical narrative. Students can recreate historical biographies or historical stories using historical data.

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Teaching ideas on using animations and digital stories

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This Canadian resource explores how innovative technologies can be used across a range of curriculum areas.

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ClassMovies—Documentary making for schools...

Capturing the magic rampant in classrooms and celebrating teachers through mini-documentaries
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An innovative project designed to support the making of class movies and documentaries.

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