Middle Level-Jr. High School

Engaging Student Producers Using Web 2.0 Tools


Classroom Web 2.0 tools can bring social studies concepts and processes alive for students. See how to support students as information producers with Web 2.0 tools! Bring your laptop!

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Eric LeMoine, Kinnaman School, Beaverton, OR

Room: 
605
session id: 
908
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Literacy Strategies: Windows to Success in the Social Studies Classroom


It is important for social studies teachers to incorporate literacy strategies to increase comprehension and promote concept retention. Literacy strategies help students become engaged and increase enjoyment of social studies.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Regina Rees, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH; Mary Lou DiPillo, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
918
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Living in the World With Hope: Reading, Writing, Living History


This session explores how teachers partner history, literacy, and literature to help students wrestle with complexities of racism and injustice through a Storypath unit tied to the events and issues of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Tracey Drum, Bow Lake Elementary School, Seattle, WA; Janine King, Whitman Middle School, Seattle, WA

Room: 
606
session id: 
426
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Digital Timelines: Communicating Historical Chronology in a Digital World


Learn to use Photo Story to create dynamic timelines using a single classroom computer. The finished product features student artwork and voiceovers. Participants receive handouts and a CD of materials.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Kevin Tierney, Rolling Hills Middle School, El Dorado Hills, CA

Room: 
212
session id: 
375
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Diggin' up Dirt with Google Earth: Integrating Real-World PolarTREC Archaeology


The past can be tough to relate to, but projects like PolarTREC- bringing teachers out in the field to share real science with students online- make it a lot easier!

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Wendy Gorton, PolarTREC, Fairbanks, AK

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
990
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From China to Al-Andalus: Windows on Global Interdependence through Letter-Writing


Learn how students can share their research about historical characters, world religions, and ancient cities through exchanging letters, art and artifacts in order to understand the global exchange of ideas.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Rebecca Kaye Smith , City and Country School, New York, NY; Jessica Vander Salm, City and Country School, New York, NY

Room: 
307
session id: 
264
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NCSS Notable Trade Book Committee Author Talk


Come to this session to listen to authors Helen Wilbur and Katherine Schlick Noe talk about their work and how it relates to social studies.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Gregory Imbur, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Doug Selwyn, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Room: 
3A
session id: 
390
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Exploring Asia through Performing Arts


Explore Asia through its performing arts and receive the featured curriculum unit, "Performing Arts of Asia," published by The Seattle Times and UW's Jackson School of International Studies.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Mary Cingcade, East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Tikka Sears, Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
494
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My Pocket to the World: Student Voice with Mobile Technologies


The proliferation of mobile technologies has incited a new ecology of teaching and learning in the social studies. Presenters will explore applications of mobile devices to facilitate student engagement.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Teresa Bergstrom, Dunedin Highland Middle School Center for Gifted Studies, Dunedin, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph O'Brien, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA; Justin Reich, Harvard Graduate School of Educa

Room: 
303
session id: 
18
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Seeing is Believing: Media/Visual Literacy with National Geographic Education


Images can reveal faraway places and unimaginable truths -- but they also have the power to mislead and misrepresent. Integrate media effectively with FREE NG Education resources and strategies.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Patricia Norris, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC; Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
930
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