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Ron_Peck2/27/123:57 PMAs #sschat gets going, please share your simulations on this GDoc: http://t.co/qU6H7fFB
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/123:59 PMChecking into #sschat for the next hour. Excited to hear how you use simulations to teach social studies!
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:00 PMI'm Becky Ellis from Northern Utah. I am a former history teacher and now I am one of "them" in the district office! O_o #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:00 PMRT @Ron_Peck: As #sschat gets going, please share your simulations on this GDoc: http://t.co/qU6H7fFB
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:00 PM@Ron_Peck Thanks for setting up the Gdoc Ron, it's going to be fun to watch it expand. #sschat
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B_KOL2/27/124:00 PMGoing to miss #sschat tonight...family dinner & a much needed glass of wine. Will catch up with archives.
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:01 PMPlease introduce yourself to #sschat. Always good to know the company you keep!
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Sirotiak022/27/124:01 PMInvesting simulation- During the study of Economics, http://t.co/buKigUzc Virtually invest $100,000 into stocks. Monitor portfolio #sschat
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MCSTechCoach2/27/124:01 PM“@cybraryman1: Monday Chats 1: #mathchat #engchat #sschat #musedchat #ellchat #kinderchat #4thchat: http://t.co/ntbwcJff” #MCSlearn
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tritondboyle2/27/124:02 PMHi #sschat Dan Boyle from Byfield, MA. Many of the simulations I use come from Interact, some great one days. There is some cost.
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rggillespie2/27/124:02 PMI'm from Virginia. Now an asst principal after 17 years in the ss classroom. #sschat
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Sirotiak022/27/124:02 PMDana, 7th grade SS Teacher NJ 7 yrs experience #sschat
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:02 PMMatt from Southern Minnesota. Currently teaching APUSH and American Studies. #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:02 PMHi #sschat I'm Bill Chapman from Berkeley, CA checking in to discuss simulations in the social studies classroom.
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historyfriend2/27/124:03 PMMolly from Baltimore checking in. I teach World and US surveys & senior electives on Asia and Middle East
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Ron_Peck2/27/124:03 PMHi, Ron from Medford, Oregon. I teach AP World and U.S. History. I hope everyone is doing well. #sschat
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:03 PMOh, I teach at Burlington High School, MA #sschat
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khewett1022/27/124:03 PMHi #sschat! Kristen from NC. I teach US Hist & Civics. Going to try to check in while lesson planning
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classroomtools2/27/124:03 PM@Sirotiak02 Welcome to #sschat Dana.
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:03 PMHi! I'm Michael. I teach World History (and English). My twitter handle is a reference to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. #sschat
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oswego982/27/124:04 PM#sschat - Jason from Upstate NY - I've been teaching 8th Grade US History for 14 years
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stileskelly2/27/124:04 PMKelly from Cincinnati...looking forward to the discussion! #sschat
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AJBianco2/27/124:04 PMAJ from NJ... I teach 7th grade Social Studies. Hope Everyone is doing well and is ready for #EdCampSS in less than a month! #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:04 PMHi #sschat I'm Heather I teach Psych & Sociology in NW IL Taught Us & Global in past. #missit I'm also lurking in #engchat today too
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:04 PM@rggillespie Glad to have you with us Reed. 17 years is a long time in the classroom! #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:04 PM@Ron_Peck Doing well here, Ron. Hope the same for you in Medford. #sschat
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Joe_Varano2/27/124:04 PMJoe from Mt. Carmel, PA. Teach Geography and Civics #sschat
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MrsBeck252/27/124:05 PMAnne Beck, Oklahoma Going on my 5th year as a teacher #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:05 PM@AJBianco You know it! I'm so pumped to meet/see everyone at #EdCampSS #sschat
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tritondboyle2/27/124:05 PM#sschat Big fan of the 2 mission US simulations
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oswego982/27/124:05 PM@Becky_Ellis_ Same to you Becky! #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:05 PM@Becky_Ellis_ That depends on one's perspective, Becky. 17 years doesn't seem all that long to me. :) @rggillespie #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:05 PM@oswego98 Glad to see you tonight Jason! Welcome to #sschat
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oswego982/27/124:05 PM#sschat - Will be in and out as It is bedtime for my kids :)
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mikekaechele2/27/124:05 PMMike from GR, MIchigan 9th grade World History #sschat
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ELanghorst2/27/124:06 PMJoining #sschat while finishing up a meal - Eric Langhorst, 8th gr Am Hist in Liberty, MO
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:06 PM@tritondboyle How long do the Mission US games take? What age group would it be most appropriate for? #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:06 PM@rggillespie @classroomtools ... yes, good that we have perspective as history teachers right! #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:06 PM@MrsBeck25 Welcome to #sschat Anne!
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:06 PM@MrsBeck25 You teach English and SS as well? #sschat
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ElizabethM48122/27/124:07 PMHi I'm Elizabeth from Long Island. I teach 7th/8th grade U.S. History. #sschat
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Folmerica2/27/124:07 PMRyan, 12 years teaching and it just keeps getting better... #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:07 PMLet's get started with Q1. What is the purpose of doing a simulation in class? #sschat
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UkiahCoachBrown2/27/124:07 PMHi #sschat! Jeff from Ukiah, California. Interested in simulations that are quick, to-the-point, and cause organized chaos. Yum!
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MrsBeck252/27/124:07 PM@classroomtools thank you! Its been a few weeks #sschat
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:08 PMWell put! RT @UkiahCoachBrown Interested in simulations that are quick, to-the-point, and cause organized chaos. Yum! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:08 PMAlso we have a gdoc created for you to post your simulations https://t.co/HVqZyadd Because at #sschat #sharingiscaring
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ELanghorst2/27/124:08 PM#sschat Mission US can be modified for different time limitations - good info in teacher FAQ on site
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ayscueaquestion2/27/124:08 PMI'm Samantha from Chicago. I've never done a simulation before so I'm hoping to get some good ideas tonight. #sschat
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tritondboyle2/27/124:08 PM#sschat Q1 to give students as close to a "real" experience as possible
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Ron_Peck2/27/124:08 PMSimulations are all about engagement. #sschat
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:08 PMQ1 To allow Ss to interact with history to gain a deeper understanding #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:08 PM@Folmerica I agree it gets better each year! #sschat
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:08 PMI created a page to organize all of the great games and simulations I've run across for American History http://t.co/2porFHZB #sschat
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rmjohnson452/27/124:09 PMRiley from Ft Wayne, IN...PBL Geography. #Sschat
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:09 PMQ1 To allow students to see connections/analogies to the past #sschat
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khewett1022/27/124:09 PM“@42ThinkDeep: Q1 To allow Ss to interact with history to gain a deeper understanding #sschat” I agree it helps them connect
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irishteach2/27/124:09 PM@UkiahCoachBrown Organized chaos is engagement in my class! Iove it! So do kids! Get them moving & they dont realize they r learning #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:09 PMA1 - I used simulations to engage students with ideas & info they might not otherwise grasp easily. Also helps develop group skills. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:09 PMRT @tritondboyle: #sschat Q1 to give students as close to a "real" experience as possible
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:10 PM@ayscueaquestion Simulations are so fun... it really engages kids and enmeshes them in history or topic!. #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:10 PMQ1: Simulations connect kids to content. Connection lead to deeper & meaningful learning. critical thinking & quesitoning! #sschat
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MrsBeck252/27/124:10 PMQ1: Students take ownership of their own learning! Thats when true learning begins #sschat
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Joe_Varano2/27/124:10 PMQ1 Helps students solve real world problems, authentic learning, furtehrs understanding #sschat
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:10 PMQ1 To make the abstract a concrete shared experience. #sschat
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mikekaechele2/27/124:10 PMDoing is Learning. I want my students to "experience the emotions" of history #sschat
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Folmerica2/27/124:10 PMSimulations try to get the time, place and perspective of the people you are studying... Getting " in their shoes." #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:10 PM@khewett102 @42ThinkDeep Not just history, any other social study too. http://t.co/sS48AXuk #sschat
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ElizabethM48122/27/124:10 PMQ1: I think students like simulations because they are taking an active role in the lesson, learning through doing. #sschat
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MrsBeck252/27/124:10 PMQ1: It makes what we are studying relevant. Kids are more involved in the process #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:10 PM@ayscueaquestion YAY Chicago! welcome to #sschat It is a good time
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rggillespie2/27/124:10 PMQ1: Simulations = Real-life situations, increase student interest, bring the subject alive, relevance, higher-order thinking #sschat
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AJBianco2/27/124:11 PMA1- I use simulations like everyone else... To get Sts active and to think about S.S. in real life terms. Make it come to life! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:11 PM@historyfriend Molly, couldn't agree more... empathy is highly desirable in a social studies classroom. #sschat
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:11 PM@historyfriend Empathy! Excellent idea. I've never thought about it that way. #sschat
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michelerehder2/27/124:11 PMQ1: Students also learn better when active. Up and involved. #sschat
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Ron_Peck2/27/124:11 PMA1: Simulations get the students involved with the curriculum. #sschat
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tritondboyle2/27/124:11 PM@mooresclassroom #sschat the mission US simulations can be done in a class period + or - an hour
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classroomtools2/27/124:11 PM@irishteach I agree, but would add skills to content. #sschat
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ELanghorst2/27/124:11 PM#sschat i have long been a fan of Interact simulations - old school, low tech (binder)
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rmjohnson452/27/124:11 PMA1: To give students access to career fields that SS reach. #sschat
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historyfriend2/27/124:11 PMSimulations get kids to see dilemmas, choices, decisions that historical actors had. Can help create empathy #sschat
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42ThinkDeep2/27/124:11 PMRT @MrsBeck25: Q1: Students take ownership of their own learning! Thats when true learning begins #sschat
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rggillespie2/27/124:11 PMImpressive! RT @mooresclassroom: I created a page to organize all of the great games and simulations http://t.co/2fWwZtgv #sschat
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irishteach2/27/124:12 PM@Becky_Ellis_ let's them walk in another persons shoes. Really helps them out! #sschat
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findingDulcinea2/27/124:12 PMArticle extolling simulations and deriding non-active learning. From 1977. http://t.co/rD847XZF #sschat
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ELanghorst2/27/124:12 PM#sschat Q1 to help students build a personal connection to content
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mikekaechele2/27/124:12 PMYes, and they can be referenced back to later RT @42ThinkDeep: Q1 To make the abstract a concrete shared experience. #sschat
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historyfriend2/27/124:12 PMDoing great simulation in Modern World - Urbanization game - http://t.co/u9lx5PLR #sschat
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emakelky2/27/124:12 PMEric from Wyoming, looking for some simulations that allow students to explore their own questions and curiosities #sschat
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lamoureuxr2/27/124:12 PMSimulations have come a long long way! #sschat
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Edu_Trends2/27/124:12 PMA1: Simulations get the students involved with the curriculum. #sschat http://t.co/qIF5IoEa
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tritondboyle2/27/124:12 PM@mooresclassroom #sschat I also use them as part of my layered curriculum and allow students to move at their own pace through them
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mooresclassroom2/27/124:12 PMRT @historyfriend: Simulations get kids to see dilemmas, choices, decisions that historical actors had. Can help create empathy #sschat
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MrsBeck252/27/124:12 PM@Becky_Ellis_ This is an awesome Idea!! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_2/27/124:13 PM@cybraryman1 is unable to join us tonight #sschat, but of course he left us his page with simulations. http://t.co/sSYcPfeK #lovethatman
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historyfriend2/27/124:13 PMSimulations that are well done allow students 2 suspend what they know about the end to see the possibilities - little is inevitable #sschat
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MrsBeck252/27/124:13 PM@tritondboyle @ELanghorst if it isnt personal, it isnt going to b remembered #sschat
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classroomtools2/27/124:13 PM@HistoryCzar0 Does it involve a guillotine? :) #sschat
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