Friday, November 30, 2007

NCCS Presentation - "Using Web 2.0 in the Social Studies Classrooom"

Hello. Today I did my individual presentation at the NCSS conference in San Diego. I was really pleased with the turn out - almost a full room and I thought the presentation went well. The presentation that I did is one that I have given several times in the past couple of months and is really a survey of the ways that I'm using a variety of tools with my students.

I did record the presentation with my i-River MP3 and had intended on posted it as a podcast but something really cool happened at rigth before the session started. Matt Montagne, of the Middle School Blog, asked if he could Ustream the presentation with his i-Book. I thought that was a great idea and so Matt did record the presentation. How cool is that! Click here to wach the entire presentation via Ustream. Five gold stars to Matt for recording the session - I owe you one.

If you have any comments on the presentation please leave a comment or e-mail me.


  1. Could you post the information about the recording device your referred to in your presentation? It sounds like a great investment for our classroom use.

    Margo in VA

  2. Eric-

    One other idea for your presenation in the future (this one just hit me at 4:56 am PST!)

    If possible, skype-in a few of your students in Missouri and do a little Q/A with them about their experiences in your classroom using some of this software. How cool would that be?!

    Anyway, just a thought.

    Matt Montagne
    University School of Milwaukee
    Middle School Ed Tech Blog

  3. Margo - Thanks so much for your question. I really like the iRiver products. I recently bought a T-60 and really like it. The 1 GB model is about $75 and as with all the iRiver portable MP3 players that I have bought - this is my 3rd one - it has an excellent internal microphone.

    Here is a link to the T60 page on iRiver -



  4. Matt - Thanks for the suggestion of bringing in students via Sykpe. I will have to give that a try in the future!