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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Garth Holman

Garth Holman

Introduction :: European History - 71 views

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    A digital history reader.  Modern European and USA history. Cool resource for upper level history classes.   
Garth Holman

PediaPress - Home - 43 views

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    Take several articles form wikipedia and save and print or send as PDF in book formate.  Digital content created fast and easy. 
Garth Holman

easyWhois: Lookup Domain Whois Records and Research DNS Information - 0 views

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    find out who owns most websites. Important in doing research
Garth Holman

IANA - Root Zone Database - 0 views

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    Use this to find extensions for global research: Example to find schools in England teaching "American Revolution" 
    Site:sch.UK "American Revolution" 
    This will search only schools in England that are teaching about the American Revolution. 
Garth Holman

ClassParrot - Safe Texting for the Classroom -- ClassParrot - 133 views

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    Text parents and students updates for free
Garth Holman

Harvard Education Letter - 126 views

  • When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections and discoveries on their own.
  • Typically, questions are seen as the province of teachers, who spend years figuring out how to craft questions and fine-tune them to stimulate students’ curiosity or engage them more effectively.
  • to introduce students to a new unit, to assess students’ knowledge to see what they need to understand better, and even to conclude a unit to see how students can, with new knowledge, set a fresh learning agenda for themselves. The technique can be used for all ages.
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  • ask as many questions as you can; do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer any of the questions; write down every question exactly as it was stated; and change any statements into questions.
  • for an open-ended thinking process.
  • The teacher begins this step by introducing definitions of closed- and open-ended questions.
  • “Choose the three questions you most want to explore further.”
  • Students will be asking all the questions. A teacher’s role is simply to facilitate that process. This is a significant change for students as well.
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    Mike and I have been using this in our classrooms for a few years and it has really made a difference...it helps to inspire learning.  
Garth Holman

Quick Links For Middle School Teachers | Teachinghistory.org - 96 views

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    Teaching History is a great tool to engage students in historical thinking. 
Garth Holman

Garth Holman & Mike Pennington        Two middle school teachers        Imple... - 63 views

  • Garth, Steph and I are currently listening to Alan November speak at a technology conference at Bowling Green State University.  He started with a question: "what is the most important skill we should be teaching students?".  Alan then said thathat the president of HSBC, West Point University and a college professor all said that it should be EMPATHY.  Interesting talk Mr. November is giving about all the ways we, as teachers, should be using technology, but he is very pessimistic about teachers changing, giving students more control and bringing social networking into the classroom.  Great talking points, lots to think about.  More from the road as it occurs.
  • I read Harry Wong's First Days of School years ago.  I bought in to his ideas on teaching rules and procedures for the first days of school.  However, doing that on the first day of school made me just like everyone else.  That is not me, I am not everyone else. 

    I stand at the door and greet my students.  At th
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