Friday, December 18, 2009
If you are a classroom teacher who teaches American History and have a Twitter account please send me a tweet - my Twitter name is @elanghorst - and I will add you to the list.
More on this project later but I wanted to start to get the word out to get the ball rolling. Thanks.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
There are a ton of ways this could be used in a classroom to start a discussion with students. Incredible. A couple of years ago I would have never used this tool and tonight it was one of my first thoughts as I began to think about the speech.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Direct link to Podcast #204 - The History Geeks Book Club
Monday, November 09, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It was a pleasure working with Joel and the staff in Canada and I thank them for asking me to write for their publication. I encourage you check out the education issue with lots of great ideas for connecting with history students in the classroom. I also encourage you to check out Joel's blog : The New Digital History Education.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday I'm spending some time with the staff at Wright City, Missouri to discuss the use of technology in the classroom. I'm providing a morning session on podcasting and editing audio, at lunch I'm giving a short presentation entitled "Does Technology Really Make You A Better Teacher?" and in the afternoon my session is on the power of collaboration and a variety of web 2.0 tools which can help teachers in the classroom. I'm excited and looking forward to a great day of discussing and sharing ideas about technology in the classroom.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Direct link to Podcast #203 - History Geeks Author Visit - Cheryl Harness
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Click to subscribe at the Zune Social
Direct link to Podcast #202 - Using History Alive! to Teach the Constitutional Convention
Monday, September 28, 2009
1776: The Illustrated Edition
Direct link to Podcast #201 - Using David McCullough's 1776 - The Illustrated Edition In the Classroom
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Just a couple personal observations here from me :
Once again, as is the case in many of these "sound bite" stories, there is no discussion about a solution. Please don't just gripe, offer a solution.
The survey was a phone survey that these students were not aware they would be taking. A little different than an actual school situation or taking a citizenship test.
Once again education is bashed because it takes makes up a large portion of the budget. I would hope that education makes up a large percentage of any local or state government - don't you?
What do you think after watching this clip? Please leave a comment on this blog post.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Hello. Today is the 200th episode of Speaking of History!
This crazy adventure started on July 7, 2005 as an experiment to see if I could use the hardware and manage the software to post a podcast. It has resulted in over years of reflection, meeting amazing people and learning a ton from my personal learning network.
In this episode I look back over the past four years and try to answer the question - Why do I podcast?
Thanks for listening and if you have any comments, questions or thoughts please leave a comment on this post or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct link to Podcast #200 - Why Do I Podcast?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
History Channel's Online Jamestown Exhibit
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Direct link to Podcast #196 - Visual Timeline Activity
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Nice idea, I'm sure you were able to get your student's attention and imagination going with this one!
I recently visited a relative living in Armenia. It turns out that a similar practice is used in this part of the world as well (and in other places I'm sure). I ate lunch with a family in a small village north of the capital city, and while I was there I noticed brown blocks lining the wall in the backyard. I asked what they were, and sure enough they were blocks of cow dung, cut and dried for heating the home next winter. The family said that about 3-4 blocks will heat the home for hours, and doesn't smell as bad as one would think.
When I heard the podcast for this post I was reminded of this, and thought some might be interested in hearing it. Keep up the good work!
Monday, June 01, 2009
Direct link to Podcast #192 - Making Smores over a Buffalo Chip Campfire
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I must admit that I’m a little jealous since Washington DC is my favorite city to visit. I’ve been able to visit DC several times in the past couple of years and several listeners have e-mailed me questions about suggestions on what to do, where to stay, etc. I don’t consider myself an expert on DC in any manner but today’s podcast is a collection of suggestions and tips for visiting Washington DC – either for NECC 2009 or another trip.
If you have any suggestions for visiting DC - during NECC 2009 or any other time of year - please leave a comment on this blog for all to see and share. Thanks.