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PodOmatic | Best Free Podcasts

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Cotham History Dept

andallthat.podomatic.com - Today’s episode is the first of a two part programme with Dr Martin McCauley, formerly a senior lecturer in Russian and European history at the University of London. Dr McCauley has a long standing...

Civic Action Project-Using the Common Core to Create Effective Citizens

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NCSS

members.socialstudies.org - Webinar: Civic Action Project-Using the Common Core to Create Effective Citizens Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT Civic Action Project (CAP) is a free, national, web based supplemental...

KerryHawk02: Teaching HistoryTech: Animate Your DBQ

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Kerry Gallagher

kerryhawk02.blogspot.com - Animate Your DBQ Teenagers send videos to each other all the time via iMessage, Snapchat, and YouTube. Why not teach them to make videos that answer deeper historical questions? The document based ...

Why Do Military Leaders Dominate the Civil War Classroom?

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Nicholas K. Johnson

cwmemory.com - Leave it to a thoughtful student to point out aspects of our Civil War memory that often go unacknowledged. I have no idea why this video was done, but in it Christian Patterson, who is a student i...

Revision activities for history teachers

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NortonTandL

pjlovingthelearning.wordpress.com - It’s that time of year again when the nights get lighter, the Premier League season gets to ‘squeaky bum time’ and students start revising for their exams. Here are 15 revision activities for histo...

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator

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leo clark

classtools.net - QR Challenge: World War II WebQuest: Background Information View the questions! | Get the QR Code for each question!

Teaching History with Technology – Cambridge

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Greg Kulowiec

edtechteacher.org - The Teaching History With Technology Workshop is an intensive hands-on environment for history and social studies educators to explore practical, dynamic and creative ways to use technology in the ...

Bedside Guardian and Alistair Cooke: teaching resource from the GNM Archive April 2014 | GNM education centre

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Guardian EduCentre

theguardian.com - During the 62 year period of the Bedside anthologies the Guardian has undergone enormous change. The Manchester Guardian changed its name to the Guardian in 1959. The move from Manchester to London...

Victorians | GNM education centre

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Guardian EduCentre

theguardian.com - Students will have the opportunity to research, write and edit an A4 Victorian newspaper front page in pairs using original news stories from The Guardian and Observer, fact files and reference boo...

10 Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Darren McCarty

educatorstechnology.com - It's Spring now, flowers are coming out and the weather is getting better, hopefully no more snow. Teachers are getting ready for field trips and students are over excited about them. Unfortunately...

New education resource for First World War centenary launched | QA Education | Educational Magazine

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QA Education

qaeducation.co.uk - At this year’s Education Show, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will launch an exciting new education resource to help teachers engage students in the Centenary of the First World War....

Beyond the Textbook?

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Shawn McCusker

dougbelshaw.com - A couple of days ago I noticed #beyondthetextbook emerging on Twitter. It turns out that this hashtag related to an gathering sponsored by Discovery Education in Washington D.C. My (remote, somewha...

Life of an Educator: 10 things your students need from you this year

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Beth Still

justintarte.com - 1). Your students need you to recognize and accept that the world they are growing up in is quite different than the world you grew up in. As a result, classroom instruction and learning must be an...

In an Era of Increasing Fiscal Constraints, an Inexplicable Shift in Hiring Patterns in Higher Education

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David M. Perry

academeblog.org - In this past week’s issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, there is a very revealing graph representing the changes in employment in colleges and universities from 1976 to 2011. The graph is b...

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

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History Explorer

teachthought.com - The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning Reading recently through Edutopia’s resources on informal learning, the distinction between formal and informal learning resonated more ...

Change agents and the hiring dilemma 

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Beth Still

dangerouslyirrelevant.org - The organizations that most need change agents probably are the least likely to hire them because change agents typically make people with non-change orientations scared or nervous. If the people w...

How to Overcome What Scares Us About Our Online Identities - The Digital Campus 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Caleb McDaniel

chronicle.com - "If you were thinking about hiring a new faculty member in your department, how would you learn more about her?" That is the question I’ve found most helpful whenever I begin one of the workshops I...

Integrating Map Tools in the Social Studies Classroom

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NCSS

members.socialstudies.org - Webinar: Integrating Map Tools in the Social Studies Classroom Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT This presentation will focus on the utilization of online map tools to engage students a...

Center for Civic Education Newsletter

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Center for Civic Ed.

civiced.org - Programs Community Community Students Teachers Professional Development Civic Ed Awards Teacher Links Lesson Plans Grant Opportunities Resource Materials Donors Choose Coordinators Volunteers Alumn...

To Connect or Not Connect?

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Beth Still

smore.com - Friday 1:30-2:15 Marriott Library In this conversation we will discuss what being connected means and why it is important. There are so many educators who have discovered the power of being connect...

Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

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Mx A. Matienzo

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com - The Digital Public Library of America, a project aimed at providing free online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size to more than seven million items from more than 1,3...

Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity - Forbes

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Cameron

forbes.com - In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines c...

“House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm and does not concern itself alone with stimulating arrangements of color, form, and design.—Edward Hopper When we look at visual art, we c...

School funding reform

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mikeherrity

kristianstill.co.uk - Last time I checked, ‘School funding – for Dummies’ was not an Amazon best seller. Truth is, I didn’t check. Apart from school leaders and school business managers, who has an interest in school fu...

The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Ryan Folmer

educatorstechnology.com - April 22, 2014 In a fast-paced world where information travels at the speed of light, note taking skills can make all the difference between effective and ineffective learning. Students can perform...

KerryHawk02: Teaching HistoryTech: Students Teach Teachers the Power of Paperless

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Kerry Gallagher

kerryhawk02.blogspot.com - If you read my blog with any regularity or follow me on Twitter you know I've transitioned to a paperless classroom this year. I've been lucky enough to have students who are willing to be on this ...

Workshop: Usability and Accessibility and aspects of digital preservation

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Mx A. Matienzo

alliancepermanentaccess.org - The workshop consists of a number of outcomes of the APARSEN project. APARSEN is a European project that runs until the end of this year, aimed at the establishment of a Virtual Centre of Excellenc...

Listening to Poetry: Sounds of the Sonnet

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - "Pleasure" is probably not the first word that springs to the mind of a high school student required to study rhyme schemes, iambic pentameter, enjambment, quatrains, and epigrammatic couplets. Whi...

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix

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Thomas Riddle

edsurge.com - Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and acc...

21st C Social Studies at edcampOCSS - Portland Ore

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Mike Gwaltney

peterpappas.com - Calling all educators interested in Social Studies, History, Geography, Government, and Economics who live in the NW. Plus Humanities, Librarians, Technology and Administrators. K-12 plus college l...

Reach Every Child - Educators get connected: Pinterest edition

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Amanda Dykes

reacheverychild.com - If all of the other social media tools are just too much to handle, Pinterest is a great start. It is much more than just crafts and recipes. Education is already a category for their search, so it...

Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class

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Paula Naugle

blogs.kqed.org - Physically acting out a written text—as an actor would walk himself through the gestures and emotions of a soliloquy during rehearsal—is an effective way to commit that text to memory. For adults, ...

Diehard Playmobil Confederates

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Kevin Levin

cwmemory.com - I don’t think I’ve ever seen Playmobil soldiers used in quite this way. The screenplay is full of errors, but the filming is quite impressive. Five Playmobil Confederates survive the war and pledge...

National Poetry Month: Exemplars from EDSITEment: Poetry for the Common Core

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom — Robert Frost This year for National Poetry Month, in response to the Common Core State Standards initiative, EDSITEment has strung a garland of multime...

Yo Hablo HTML – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Jeff McClurken

chronicle.com - We are nearly five months into Britain’s “Year of Code,” an effort to promote computer-coding skills among Britons young and old. The British media’s coverage spiked in February, when the campaign’...

History of Cartography: Volumes One, Two, and Three

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Lincoln Mullen

press.uchicago.edu - The first volume of the History of Cartography was published in 1987 and the three books that constitute Volume Two appeared over the following eleven years. In 1987 the worldwide web did not exist...

The problem with Crum Creek Meander

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Timothy Burke

swarthmorephoenix.com - Public art is always contested — it would be preposterous to think that a community of more than 1500 students, let alone faculty, staff, and visitors to campus, could ever agree on the aesthetics ...

Selected Titles on Capitalism and Its Discontents

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Caleb McDaniel

hup.harvard.edu - 2013 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociology Association • Co-Winner, 2013 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Soc...

2012 Jefferson Lecture with Wendell Berry

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EDSITEment

neh.gov - The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the human...

ISTE Learning and Leading

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Greg Kulowiec

iste.org - FEATURE: The Maker Movement: A Learning Revolution The impulse to create is one of the most basic human drives. As far back as the Stone Age, we were using materials in our environment to fashion t...

DHCommons Journal Seeks Mid-Stage Digital Humanities Projects for Review in Inaugural Issue – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Jeff McClurken

chronicle.com - Many—though far from all, I realize—ProfHacker readers are involved in the digital humanities (DH). More than two years ago I wrote about the launch of DHCommons, a resource for connecting scholars...

College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2013 High School Graduates

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Rob Townsend

bls.gov - For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, April 22, 2014 USDL-14-0657 Technical information: (202) 691-6378 • cpsinfo@bls.gov • www.bls.gov/cps Media contact: (202) 691-5902 • PressOffice@bls.gov COLLE...

CREC: About (EdCamp Hartford)

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Paul Bogush

crec.org - Saturday, April 26 9am - 4pm The Learning Corridor 15 Vernon St., Hartford, CT (Directions) (Google Maps) EdCamp is “free, democratic, participant-driven professional development for teachers, by t...

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Webinar - Five Fun Uses of Comics In the Classroom

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Michael Zimmer

freetech4teachers.com - Back in January and February I conducted a couple of free webinars about digital storytelling with comics. Storyboard That has offered to sponsor a new webinar. In this next webinar hosted by Story...

New Manassas Battlefield Park Superintendent on the Job - Government - Manassas, VA Patch

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Kevin Levin

manassas.patch.com - As Jon G. James, “JJ” arrives on the job this week, he will bring not only an impressive knowledge of American history, but also a passion to preserve and share events that have shaped our nation. ...

UC grad student employees bargain for right to gender-neutral bathrooms, lactation stations

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Jeff McClurken

insidehighered.com - In what advocates are calling an extremely significant development in the fight for gender-neutral restrooms on college campuses, graduate student workers across the University of California System...

The 43rd Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities Tickets in Washington, DC, United States

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Rob Townsend

neh.ticketleap.com - Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, CEO of the Aspen Institute, former Chairman of CNN, and managing editor of Time magazine will deliver the 2014 Jefferson Lect...

Impact of Social Sciences – Are 90% of academic papers really never cited? Reviewing the literature on academic citations.

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Joseph Adelman

blogs.lse.ac.uk - It is widely accepted that academic papers are rarely cited or even read. But what kind of data lies behind these assertions? Dahlia Remler takes a look at the academic research on citation practic...

Rice historian earns national book prize

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Caleb McDaniel

news.rice.edu - Caleb McDaniel, an assistant professor of history and a scholar of the 19th-century United States, received the 2014 Merle Curti Award for the “best book in American intellectual history” from the ...

Games for Change on Livestream.

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Matthew Farber

new.livestream.com - Games for Change (G4C) is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact. Founded in 2004, G4C facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that s...

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I teach High School Social Studies in Western New York. History nerd and tech geek. This is me, not my employer.