Thanks for the invite David. I will check it out. In the mean time, I am looking for a class anywhere in the world that is interesting in a skype long distance debate with my class this semester. I teach 8th grade U.S. History. Last year we debated against Terry Parent's class out of Hollywood, California. The topic was Democratic Republicans vs. Federalists. I would like to repeat this event yearly. Perhaps even more than once a year. Anyone interested...especially a class in a time zone that is closer to us, please email me at email@example.com. I am in Central Time Zone.
thanks for the invite. will try to check out your site asap. we are in the second week of our six week SF Freedom School summer program so a bit overwhelmed right now. I do have a team working on lesson plan ideas and we are hoping our group site will become a bit more active in the near future.
Thanks David. I will certainly take you up on your offer. I may not - probably won't - have a thing to share, but I'm always looking for new ideas and this is just the kind of "place" I was hoping to find. Sue
I'm going to check it out! History is the only subject I do not teach, but I'll get my teammate Amy Ertel (also a member) on the site as well.
We will be sharing lots as the school year starts in August.
Hi David. Thanks and to be honest, the American system (from the way you described the Australian system) is pretty much the same. Looks like that we both have a similar interest in curriculum excellence, which in the American public system has its problems and I strongly prefer teaching outside the box. To answer your question, I am still in the learning process about tying educational technology to the history curriculum. I will stop by and check out the ideas that are posted and discover some that I would like to use next school year.
David, I maintain an archive of historical art and architecture images up on Flickr that I license with Creative Commons noncommercial licensing so they can be freely used by teachers and students. The link is:
Dear David, thanks very much for your comment however, I am not teaching History this year. I will note the resource for future use. Do you have any resources or links for English Literature? (esp. interactive stuff)?
Hi. Thanks for the request and the biggest question that I have for you is: what is it like teaching history in a private school? I have spent the last few years working in a public high school and would love to make the change.
The tools I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording conducted by Nellie Deutsch on Technology Integration.
I am a "newby" to this site and was introduced to it my an article in Edutopia magazine. I have taught for 41 years and am always interested in making my classroom a better place to learn. I will be watching Classroom 2 for lots of new ideas.
Hi, David. I am very glad to meet you! I have a feeling better to have been here in Korea. It's a little difficult for me to read quickly all the writings you and many people here have. I think it'll be better as times go by. It's good to share good ideas, when teaching students.