The Digital Broadside
The Tramp Stamp of Teacher Information
Are You a Whole Teacher?
"Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no?"
It is 30-questions, there aren't buttons to click on, but the questions are interesting to think about:
- Do you and your learners use a variety of tools to solve new problems?
- Do you create opportunities for learners to put empathy into action; engage in pro-social behavior intended to benefit others?
- Do you encourage your learners to add their own “personal touches” to their learning experiences?
Check it out...
National Museum of African American History and Culture
If you're interesting in going up as a group, click here.
- Everything will be in Schoology, only. I'm not moving anything from School Space anymore as it's old, bad, or won't fit the 2015 Curriculum Framework. I'm moving anything from Google into Schoology. I will no longer use Google docs to share resources, just Schoology.
- I have a group in Schoology for all Social Studies teachers. Soon, I will shut down the Google Group. To gain access to the group, go to Groups>Click Join>Paste in the following for the code to get in: 89QMX-SRCK4.
For those who are new to Schoology, there are many ways I can share resources with you all. Each has pluses and minuses. Other Specialist may do things differently, but for us, I am using COLLECTIONS which is a tool in the Resources section of Schoology. My number 1 goal is for you to have access to a folder that updates on your end whenever I upload items into a folder.
If I just used the Resources folders in the Group, or had you link to my Personal folder, as soon as you have access to my folder, you won't get new things I upload unless if you deleted the folder and then re-linked. That's a pain.
So, I will personally add each and every one of you to a collection. But once that is done, whenever I update, you'll be updated without even knowing it. That will be the easiest way.
Richmond's own Black History Museum
Henricus Summer Fun
Pamplin Park Summer Institute
This summer Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering educators an opportunity to study the Civil War and Reconstruction through classes that combine classroom experience with tours and hands-on activities at Pamplin Historical Park.
They are offering two seminar programs this year; a 5-day program and a compressed, 3-day program. Each program has a different theme, so you can pick your favorite or take both.
Digital resources for SOL courses including state guidelines, online textbooks, and other resources to use in the classroom.
Sorry if it's late APUSH
Tom Richey has put together a great page of resources for students who are reviewing for that exam. Tom's AP US History review page includes short strategy guides for each part of the exam. Those guides include PDFs and videos with strategy hints.
Students in need of specific content area review will find plenty of videos. The videos are organized by period according to the AP exam structure. The videos on Tom Richey's AP US History review page are produced by Tom as well as others including Keith Hughes, Daniel Jocz, and Timothy Betts who all have large followings of their own on YouTube.
Make Homework Fun?
When’s the last time your students got excited to do homework? Or said things like, “Wow…just WOW. It is amazing how much is out there that we just don’t know about”? What if every homework assignment could expand a student’s worldview while engaging a kid’s natural curiosity? One middle school teacher took on this challenge — so you don’t have to.
This is about the TED Ed Site with lessons you can use and create.
Learning from Others
The blogger is a middle and high school history teacher named Jenna. One of her posts showed how you can create an acrostic poem (It's National Poem Month) to use as a quiz. It gives student choice and really can show you what kids know and understand.
Breaking the Zimmerman Code
"Chances are that you have studied the Zimmermann Telegram in a history class, but have you ever actually seen the coded message? German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann sent the diplomatic message to Heinrich von Eckardt, the German ambassador in Mexico City, instructing him to speak to the president of Mexico. He proposed that the two nations strike an alliance; if Mexico waged war against the United States, thereby distracting Americans from the conflict in Europe, Germany would lend support and help Mexico reclaim Texas, New Mexico and Arizona."
Trivia and Other Balderdash
Trivia 2015 - 2016: Teachers- 13 and Me- 11.5
Last week: Drew Baker sort of won from Glen Allen. He didn't get one of the 5 questions correct.
Last week's Connections question:
- Springsteen and Martin Sheen have this in common (Badlands)
- One Tree Hill and unnamed streets have this in common (Joshua Tree)
- Joe Walsh and John Denver have this in common (Rocky Mountain High)
- Eleanor and Franklin have this in common (Teddy Roosevelt)
- Dressage and race walking have this in common (Olympics)
What do they all have in common? They're all National Parks, celebrating the Park Service's 100th Anniversary.
- Your best card
- 1956 slogan, at any price
- 1928 movie staring Madge Bellamy
- Nigerian Princes and Charles Ponzi qualify as this
- 2015 "Mockumentary" about Ingrid Porrez and Simon Vos
What do they all have in common?