Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011 NETA - Not Your Dad's History Class


  1. Hi Mr. Langhorst,

    My name is Lisa May and I am a student in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama. I enjoyed your slide show! I am sure that it was a hit at the conference! I look forward to the day that I can attend these conferences to further my own education and hopefully incorporate that which is being done with technology into my own classroom!

    I completely agree that there has to be an evolution in the classroom. Technology has presented us with so much information and so many tools that can make our education system so much more rewarding for the student if it is used! The old way in which I was taught through lectures and memorization is so outdated! The students have access to all the facts,they are right there at their finger tips at all times. We as educators now need to focus on how to use it and to develop their creativity and innovation skills to put this technology and information to use. So much is being lost when we focus only on the facts and test taking. We need to make the past come to life so the students can learn the lessons not just the facts!

    This evolution needs to take place in all classrooms - not just history if we want to engage the students so that they become a contributing force in not just society but the world!

    I invite you to visit my blog and see the summary I have written of your slideshow!

  2. My name is Ashley Welch and I am in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class. I have really enjoyed looking at your blog and learning how technology should be used in the classroom. History has always been my favorite subject, so I am always excited to learn more about history. You give great examples of how social media can be helpful for students. Thanks!