This semester my EdMethods students used Microsoft Sway for their final lesson design projects. This document-based lesson by Nick Krautscheid explores American reactions to the Vietnam War through a variety of source material – popular music, news coverage, letters and videos.
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Teachers are looking for resources for online instruction. So I am reposting lessons from my Social Studies Methods Course at the University of Portland’s School of Education. See original post here. Our class begins with a review of the Sam Wineburg reading and TEDEd flipped lesson&
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This semester my EdMethods students used Microsoft Sway for their final lesson design projects. This document-based lesson by Jordan Bonnell explores the essential question: Did the Western Migration in the mid 19th century draw women to fight for equality as they obtained more responsibility?
I teach two courses in the School of Education at the University of Portland – a social studies methods class in the fall and an ed tech methods class in the spring. Content differs, but the approach is the same. This spring, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and mid course I made the transition to on
Teachers are looking for resources for online instruction. So I am reposting lessons from my Social Studies Methods Course at the University of Portland’s School of Education. See original post here. Most materials are in the public domain if they were produced before 1923. I see this as rough
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I’m always on the lookout for tools that make it easy for students to be digital storytellers. I just took Microsoft’s Sway for a test ride and I am impressed. (Sway is part of the Office365 suite and free for students and teachers.) See student projects made with Sway Here’s my fi
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