Digital Classroom Introduction
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Visit Digital Classroom to learn about new digital tools, ask questions, and watch examples of effective history teaching with technology. Explore the many possibilities:
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Tools & Resources in Digital Classroom Video
- Historical Thinking Matters
- Magic Lens
- Mind Mapping
- The Lost Museum
- John Adam's Twitter
- Free Tech for Teachers
- NASA Video
- Albany Institute Videoconferencing
- Zoom-in Inquiry
- Google Earth
- Google Docs
- Web Poster Wizard
- Social Explorer
- Living Room Candidate
- Google Translate
Image CreditsVisuals (in order of appearance):
- Animoto Productions. Animoto. 2011.
- Center for History and New Media. Historical Thinking Matters. "Rosa Parks." 2008.
- Bringing History Home. "3rd Grade Photo Analysis Part 1." Sept. 10, 2010.
- NASA. 'I Was Strolling on the Moon One Day.' Dec. 11, 1972.
- Albany Institute of History & Art. Prod. by Time Warner Cable. "Videoconferencing Preview."
- Voicethread. "Higher Ed from Della Curtis."
- iCivics. Do I Have a Right?
- Classroom of Loudoun County Public Schools.
- Winchester Public Schools, classroom of Marti McKenzie.
- American Social History Productions. The Lost Museum. 2002-2006.
- Foundation for the National Archives. DocsTeach.
- Pew Internet & American Life Project. "Change in internet use by Age 2000-2010." 2010.
- Arafeh, Sousan et al. Pew Internet. "The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools." Aug. 14, 2002.
- Museum of the Moving Image. The Living Room Candidate. 2010.
- Advertisement, Eastman Kodak Company. "Brownie Camera." 1900.
- Social Explorer. Social Explorer. 2011.
- Zimmerman, Susie. Bullis School. YouTube. "Using Facebook to Teach."
- mickey@gearthhacks. "Pearl Harbor X (Overlay), December 10, 1941." Aug. 17, 2005.
- Everist, Burton. Mindmeister. "Two Teaching Tools." April 2008.
- Film Study Center. DoHistory.
- Feinberg, Jonathan. Wordle. 2009.
- ALTEC at the University of Kansas. Web Poster Wizard. 2000-2009.
- Massachusetts Historical Society. Twitter feed "JQAdams_MHS." Jan. 21, 2011.
- Lee, John. Ning account "Teaching with Digital History." Dec. 6, 2010.
- Byrne, Richard. Free Technology for Teachers. Jan. 21, 2011.
- Montgomery County Public Schools, classroom of Christine Valenti.
- Montgomery County Public Schools, TAH professional development workshop.