Twitter Resources

Thanks again to all of you for inviting me to join you yesterday. I enjoyed the discussion a great deal. Here I’m just including links to a few of the resources I put together to run the Twitter project in my American Revolution course, which several people asked about.

@KillingStamp feed
Tips for how to draft good tweets
Assignment prompt (including assessment rubric)
Student reactions (posted at the Junto)

 

Classroom Blogs

I’ve had students write blogs as individual assignments, however, hearing all about blogging from Dr. Adelman has made me begin thinking about trying to implement some sort of classroom blog that students could participate in throughout a unit, term, semester, or even the whole year. Has anyone had any experience with this? How did it go, and what site(s) do you use to have the students blog on?

Excited about Digital Maps

Some of the digital maps and tools we just saw presented were really intriguing. I’ve been trying to think of more ways to incorporate maps into my history classes, since the couple of times I’ve used them students have been really interested in them. I have a historic map of Dedham in my classroom, and it’s always a conversation piece for the students. Now I’m starting to think that these tools may be useful to develop some sort of lesson using that map.

On a side note, the Stanford History Education Group, or SHEG for short, has some amazing lesson plan resources. There were a couple that used maps that I used this year and were some of the students’ favorite lessons this year. Here are the links…

http://sheg.stanford.edu/mapping-new-world

http://sheg.stanford.edu/manifest-destiny