Internet Moments - please share your reflections on these tools and share what you might be able to implement in your classroom.
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That was an amazing, living graphic...I've thought about how Jason Hohn or Jill and I could connect what something was worth at a certain time in history with what that would translate into now; so when they see that a 20 pound bag of oranges cost 29 cents during the Great Depression, how much money would that be now? Also, maybe somehow connecting Sociology and biology??? How have social changes led to longer lives? Just brainstorming here...Tina does a good job of matching up some of the literature with the time periods I'm covering in history...it would be great to have those Fridays to work with each other on these types of things if we go to a 4-day week? Phil B
The Let's Give Thanks website was cool. I know many of my students would love that one. Also, the history site that lets you take a tour was cool. I could definitely see using these both this year.
Oh the possibilities it would open up. I can only imagine what kind of connection the students could make in all subject areas. It would definitely keep their interest!
The 200 countries in 200 years video was a really neat graphic. I know my 9th graders really like to see visual representations of things and then I have them do a quickwrite. This would be something I can definitely use for that!
I like the letters to the soldiers too; just a quick little activity to teach the kids that it doesn't take very long to do a little something for someone else. I also liked the Mystery History tours. They would be good for a quick summarizing activity as well as for the kids to search for quick neat facts for introducing a paper or speech.
The visuals were amazing in the 200 years video. Wow - kids would find that amazing and would zone into a lesson like never before! What a cool way to show and compare a lot of information in one visual.
I have used the LetsSayThanks.com before and completely forgot about it. Good reminder - we'll use it. We've been working on writing letters and making complete thoughts with correct punctuation. Having the letter go to someone besides just me may encourage the students to be more mindful of what they're writing.
The knowledge webs would be very interesting to incorporate. I can see them used to link any subject to another or even to link topics within one class. It would be a good way to get kids to think outside the box and figure out their own way to connect things. It is another way for students to make connections to the material as well.
Wow, the 200 countries over 200 years video was awesome. I can see how beneficial video representations are. The video contained tons of statistical information. To read that information in a textbook would have been very boring and confusing, but the way it was displayed, it was interesting and easy to understand. I could see this being a fun way to integrate both math and science concepts.
I loved the Let's Say Thanks site. This is a very user friendly site that says so much. I will definitely have my kids do this during our computer time! Jacey
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