Exploring History Vol VI

Every semester students publish a collection of historical thinking skills lessons in a showcase. In prior years we used iBooks Author. This year we switched to Microsoft Sway. Here’s our Fall 2018 showcase. American Reactions to the Vietnam War by Nick Krautscheid Ending WWII by Nicole Matier War and Society by Gabriel Bruneau Equality on the Front […]

Class 13: Lesson Design With Sway

Today’s class will meet in the Clark Library Digital Lab where we will begin design of our final project – a historical document-based lesson (DBL). Your DBL will include: Essential question for student to consider. Open ended, invites discussion / debate. If possible phrase so it continues to be a relevant question. Introduction of the […]

Class 12: Teaching with Video

Edtech guru, Kathy Schrock defines screencasting as “the capture of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made with many tools and are often used to create a tutorial or showcase student content mastery.” A related practice is slidecasting (creating a PowerPoint or Apple Keynote slideshow and then screencasting your narration of […]