Event Title

Session B-4: Research and writing in the 1:1 Social Studies Classroom

Presenter Information

Shawn McCusker, Fremd High School

Session Number

B-4

Grade Level

Grade level: 6-12

Start Date

28-2-2014 9:35 AM

End Date

28-2-2014 10:35 AM

Description

The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studies classroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resources for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writing skills.

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Feb 28th, 9:35 AM Feb 28th, 10:35 AM

Session B-4: Research and writing in the 1:1 Social Studies Classroom

The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studies classroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resources for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writing skills.