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John Evans

Historical Inquiry: 20+ Creative Ways History Teachers Can use Primary Sources @coolcat... - 1 views

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    "Historical inquiry helps make history class exciting. History teachers can use primary sources in creative, exciting ways to make history come alive. Many people in history might be dead, but your teaching doesn't have to be. Let's dive in. What is historical inquiry? How can it be used to teach history? How can you use technology, creativity, and exciting projects to teach history? Here's how."
John Evans

Here Is An Interesting New Tool for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobil... - 1 views

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    "Chronas is an interesting new web tool we discovered through Larry Ferlazzo. This is a history application that link Wikipedia and Wikidata with a chronological and cartographical view. Chronas allows you to explore the world history through the use of a colourful map together with a time slider beneath it. You can use the time slider to select a given period in time and view the events that marked its history. You can also click on the different regions and locations on the map to access and read Wikipedia articles related to them."
John Evans

Making (in) History: Learning by Reinvention | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "The history classroom was a mess. There were wires, nails, brads, and wooden pieces on every desk, and students around me struggled with a difficult task. I knew that, in the middle of the mess, I had reached a good balance between student independence and teacher instruction, between hands-on experience and historical material, when one of my students looked up and said, "Mrs. Pang, this is fun! It's really hard, but it's fun." She looked back down at the length of wire in her hands and kept winding it onto a large nail. She was following instructions to create the electromagnet on a telegraph machine. This student and her partner got theirs to work on the second try.

    Through this small making project, they were exploring the history of innovation and communication. At the same time, they were learning about making electrical connections, how to use tools, and how to troubleshoot their work when it failed. And they said it was fun. In my mind, they were referring to Seymour Papert's kind of fun: hard fun."
John Evans

5 More Free History Education Resources You'll Love Exploring - 5 views

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    "Humans are just so fascinating, which is why history just might be the most engrossing topic to learn about. Whether you're a student or just someone who wants to learn, here are five websites that look at different parts of history in unique ways.

    I outlined some history education resources earlier this year, and you all seemed to like it, so I'm back at it again today. These sites are all different, but they all offer ways to look at the past and learn something."
John Evans

Making (in) History: Learning by Reinvention | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "While the introduction of FabLabs and makerspaces into schools tends to focus on the importance of hands-on projects in the STEM or STEAM fields, it's just as important that students engage in maker projects in their humanities and social science classes. History teachers should bring making into the classroom, even at schools that don't have formal makerspaces."
Nigel Coutts

Learning from History - 1 views

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    There is an innate beauty and wonder in History. How might we ensure students receive the maximum benefit from their study of History? How do we encourage them to see History as more than content?
John Evans

Salad Selfies & Art History | iPad Art Room - 1 views

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    "Providing an opportunity for students to connect with portraiture through the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) is engaging stuff.
    This Italian painter is most famous for his imaginative faces made up entirely of fruit, vegetables, meat and other objects of significance, and they continue to be a source of wonder for children of all ages.

    Students can use the Pictoboldo app to create their own digital collages."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Zoom In - US History Lessons Based on Primary Sources - 2 views

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    "Zoom In is a new resource that US History teachers will like. After reading Glenn Wiebe's and Larry Ferlazzo's glowing reviews of it, I had to try it out too. Zoom In provides units of lesson plans built around primary source documents. The collection of lesson units is organized into six eras of US History."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Video Series About the Search for the Nort... - 2 views

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    "Journey Into the Arctic is a neat choose-your-own-adventure series of videos about the search for the Northwest Passage. The series of videos, produced by Canadian Heritage, puts viewers in the role of an explorer leaving England in the 19th century to search for the Northwest Passage. At the end of each segment in the series viewers have to make decisions about navigation and logistical concerns. Each decision will lead to another segment in which viewers can continue or turn back in the exploration."
John Evans

Over the Rainbow: History Through a Pop Music Lens | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "I urge more history teachers to embrace music, including rock'n'roll, as effective and legitimate primary sources. In eight years of teaching, I have found no other way to engage student interest as quickly and effectively -- pushing the door wide open to other types of learning activities and assignments. Consider a few of my examples when teaching the following units."
John Evans

Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads | Class Tech Tips - 1 views

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    "In the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that presents informational text, primary source documents and interactive maps on the screen.  Students can tap, zoom and explore this period in history."
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