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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20123:58 PMRT @Becky_Ellis_: checking into #sschat... the biggest and most productive social studies department meeting in the country
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Becky_Ellis_7/2/20123:58 PMchecking into #sschat... the biggest and most productive social studies department meeting in the country
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WMStribling7/2/20123:59 PM“@Becky_Ellis_: checking into #sschat... the biggest and most productive social studies department meeting in the country” awesome!
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Becky_Ellis_7/2/20123:59 PMyes I do realize that the phrase "productive department meeting" is oxymoronic #sschat
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kyteacher7/2/20124:00 PMHello #sschat -ers. I'm Angela from Kentucky.
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:00 PMHey, it's time for #sschat! Welcome and let's get started with introductions. Then it's all about Current Events.
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TeachHub7/2/20124:00 PM50 Ways to Use #Twitter in the #Classroom http://t.co/rXf3bbeY #edtech #edutech #edchat #engchat #sschat #mathchat #scichat
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burgessdave7/2/20124:01 PMHi, I'm Dave from San Diego #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:01 PMShawn from the steaming hot suburbs of Chicago, where we are currently doing a slow roast at 104. #sschat
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davejwallace7/2/20124:01 PM#sschat Dave checking in from Southwest Ohio
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:01 PMHi, I'm Ron from Southern Oregon. Enjoying the summer...finally! #sschat
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bcurrie57/2/20124:01 PMBrad Currie, Vice Principal at Readington Middle School in Whithouse Station, NJ. Former middle school social studies teacher. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:01 PM@Becky_Ellis_ By oxymoronic do you mean impossible. Like An enjoyable IRS Audit. #sschat
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classroomtools7/2/20124:01 PMBill Chapman from Berkeley, CA checking in to #sschat
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FundforTeachers7/2/20124:02 PMRT @TeachHub: 50 Ways to Use #Twitter in the #Classroom http://t.co/rXf3bbeY #edtech #edutech #edchat #engchat #sschat #mathchat #scichat
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bkuhl2you7/2/20124:02 PMBen, from Chicago, teaching SS (and reading) in a middle school (7th grade). #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:02 PM@burgessdave It must be summer! Dave is here. #sschat
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coachwhite277/2/20124:02 PMTim from TX. #sschat
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GeoPenny7/2/20124:02 PMPenny in Virginia!! Hi!! #sschat
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mraabbe7/2/20124:02 PMAlex from a cozy 99 degrees in southern Iowa. Love #sschat ! @HideTag
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iyellyahtzee7/2/20124:03 PM@Ron_Peck what's the topic tonight? sometime i'd like to read a log about procedural ways to check comprehension/understanding. #sschat
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EWaxman7/2/20124:03 PMEliot Waxman from CT soon to be Fairfax County VA #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:03 PM@GeoPenny #sschat@mraabbe #sschat@coachwhite27 #sschat Hello all! Welcome back! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_7/2/20124:03 PMBecky Ellis, now an assistant principal but a die hard #sschat fan! Glad to be here!
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LauraGilchrist47/2/20124:03 PMHi! Laura Gilchrist from KC, North KC Schools. 6th grade ancient civ. Taught SS 4 many yrs but not for the past 4...glad to be here! #sschat
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drjolly7/2/20124:03 PM#sschat I'm Darin, principal from Texas
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PSNTPS7/2/20124:04 PMFront page newspaper coverage from 100 years ago today 07/12/1912 http://t.co/nj3E5bCC #tlchat #sschat #historyteacher
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snipit7/2/20124:04 PM@Ron_Peck Happy summer teachers! #sschat @davidwalace @shawnmccusker @burgessdave @geopenny @kyteacher @mraabbe
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:04 PM@athomp526 Welcome back to the Chat :) #sschat
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:04 PMWell, as we wait for others to get in here let's get crackin'. First question coming up on using Current Events in the classroom. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_7/2/20124:04 PM@ShawnMcCusker I just think when you hear department meeting you certainly don't envision the intensity (in a good way) of #sschat
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burgessdave7/2/20124:04 PM@ShawnMcCusker Exactly! Stay cool my friend...weather sounds miserable #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:05 PM@ancientcivteach Current event today Mendy. #sschat
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:05 PMQ1: What does current events look like in your classroom? #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:05 PM@Becky_Ellis_ It certainly is a regular love fest. Its much more administrata driven #sschat
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ancientcivteach7/2/20124:05 PMHappy Monday, #sschat - what's the topic? Mendy from SC
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burgessdave7/2/20124:05 PM@Becky_Ellis_ You will always be a teacher at heart, just like all great admins. #sschat
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kyteacher7/2/20124:06 PMWe look at current events more deliberately in my Gov classes, but try to weave connections in US as well. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:06 PMQ1 First of all it happens as much as possible. Connecting to currents events is my daily endgame. #sschat
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eevansHHS7/2/20124:06 PM#sschat havent been able to participate in a while, excited to jump in tonight!
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classroomtools7/2/20124:06 PM@Ron_Peck A1 - Well, when I had a classroom it looked like critical analysis of news items (print, audio & video). #sschat
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drjolly7/2/20124:06 PM@bcurrie5 Hi Brad! #sschat
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snipit7/2/20124:06 PM@PSNTPS very cool! RT Front page newspaper coverage from 100 years ago today 07/12/1912 http://t.co/lDQu9QEy #tlchat #sschat #historyteacher
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:06 PMRT @Ron_Peck: Q1: What does current events look like in your classroom? #sschat
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tweetsbyjocelyn7/2/20124:07 PMRT @snipit: @PSNTPS very cool! RT Front page newspaper coverage from 100 years ago today 07/12/1912 http://t.co/lDQu9QEy #tlchat #sschat #historyteacher
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:07 PMCurrent events are a part of most of what we do. Trying to tie it into history and geography. #sschat
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classroomtools7/2/20124:07 PM@Ron_Peck A1 - Had it been around then, I'd have used this book http://t.co/cfKPsO08 as a framework to analyze all current events. #sschat
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bcurrie57/2/20124:07 PMA1 Five students each week in my classroom would find an article, summarize and present at end of week. #sschat
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Mr_Brett_Clark7/2/20124:07 PMJoin us at 8 PM EDT #flipclass chat. Topic How will you start next year's flipclass differently? #edchat #mathchat #scichat #engchat #sschat
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mraabbe7/2/20124:07 PM@HideTag I incorporate CC reading/writing standards with my7th gr. They write one pg. paper completely tied to CC standards #sschat
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coachwhite277/2/20124:07 PMStds can bring in an article about an event they were interested In. Student interest helps drive the discussions. #sschat
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jackehill7/2/20124:07 PMSimons: Forget whitewashing history celebrate the truth http://t.co/6FJm0p1l The merits of civility? How do we teach history? #sschat #k12
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:07 PM@eevansHHS Welcome back. Glad you could join us. #sschat
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bkuhl2you7/2/20124:07 PMA lot of CNN student news, occasional article printed from the Internet (USA TODAY usually works because of reading level). #sschat
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42ThinkDeep7/2/20124:08 PMThis year it was more haphazard & teacher driven. Next year, I want to weave it into participation-w Ss connecting to content! #sschat
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mraabbe7/2/20124:08 PM#sschat Try to get them to "actively" read and transfer thoughts from brain to hand to paper. Also make connections with article @HideTag
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GeoPenny7/2/20124:08 PM@Ron_Peck #sschat A1- current events are EVERYWHERE in my geography classroom. as hooks, as lesson plans, as assignments
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bcurrie57/2/20124:08 PMA1 As an admin I encourage teachers to use Storify, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 Tools to find articles, curate, and present #sschat
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bkuhl2you7/2/20124:08 PMSometimes just finding articles about things that related to curriculum. Like immigration (e.g. news about "English Only" laws) #sschat
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GeoPenny7/2/20124:09 PMRT @Ron_Peck: Current events are a part of most of what we do. Trying to tie it into history and geography. #sschat
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bkuhl2you7/2/20124:09 PMNever enough. I would love to use more. #sschat
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burgessdave7/2/20124:09 PMA1: Always combing the news for something going on in the world that can make the curriculum relevant #sschat
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bcurrie57/2/20124:09 PMA1 Current Event topics would always focus on the region of the world we were studying at the time. i.e. Latin America, Asia, Africa #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:09 PM#sschat a good way to get to current events is to ask the students- HOw might this matter today? when in the lesson.
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burgessdave7/2/20124:10 PMA1: love to have students find stuff and draw the connections, as well. #sschat
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bcurrie57/2/20124:10 PMRT @Ron_Peck: Q1: What does current events look like in your classroom? #sschat
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:10 PMA1: In addition to specific current events assignments, I connect past events to current events by making the connections. #sschat
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MrsBeck257/2/20124:10 PMSorry, running late tonight!! A1: Depends what unit, Middle East: Big impact!! #sschat
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davejwallace7/2/20124:10 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: #sschat a good way to get to current events is to ask the students- HOw might this matter today? when in the lesson.
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coachwhite277/2/20124:10 PMNot a huge emphasis on grades. Trying 2 spur interest in monitoring news. Sometimes the events have a focus: Econ, global, domestic #sschat
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classroomtools7/2/20124:10 PMIf looking at the % of people who don't believe the Pres was born in the US, discuss how the truth of any historical item is est. #sschat
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kyteacher7/2/20124:10 PMWe read, discuss, & analyze a ton of articles over the course of the year. No way to teach APGOV without them. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:11 PM@MrsBeck25 Better late than never. What is the kid bribe tonight? MCd's Icecream? #sschat
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B_KOL7/2/20124:11 PMChecking in to #sschat a little late. What question are we on?
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cybraryman17/2/20124:11 PMMy Current Events page http://t.co/iPHm3uRA How I taught current events #sschat
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snipit7/2/20124:11 PM@bcurrie5 Like Snip.it :) MT I encourage teachers to use @Storify Twitter & other Web 2.0 Tools to find articles, curate, & present #sschat
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kyteacher7/2/20124:11 PMStudents loved CNN Student News. #sschat
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mraabbe7/2/20124:11 PM#sschat C.Events are great way to have students work on looking at bias and credibility of a source (Ex: MSNBC vs. Fox News) @HideTag
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MrsBeck257/2/20124:11 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: #sschat a good way to get to current events is to ask the students- HOw might this matter today? we dont do this enough
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burgessdave7/2/20124:11 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: #sschat a good way to get to current events is to ask the students- HOw might this matter today? when in the lesson.
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:12 PMI also like to aplaud really interesting connections, like the Iraq war led to starvation in Mexico connection from years ago. #sschat
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cybraryman17/2/20124:12 PMA1 Daily HW to either read, listen to or watch news. Next day would discuss major news stories #sschat
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MrsBeck257/2/20124:12 PM@ShawnMcCusker no bribe tonight! dad is home and Im at barnes and noble lol #sschat
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GeoPenny7/2/20124:12 PM@ShawnMcCusker #sschat YES... and ask students how the current event matters to THEM!!
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davejwallace7/2/20124:12 PMRT @kyteacher: Students loved CNN Student News. #sschat
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classroomtools7/2/20124:12 PMIf your school has Channel One newscasts, one might ask students what important events aren't reported there & why not. #sschat
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:12 PMA1: I always explain that the news is the first rough draft of history. Ss get it. #sschat
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bcurrie57/2/20124:12 PMRT @cybraryman1: My Current Events page http://t.co/iPHm3uRA How I taught current events #sschat
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LauraGilchrist47/2/20124:13 PMYes! RT @cybraryman1: My Current Events page http://t.co/k8rfgxXA How I taught current events #sschat
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classroomtools7/2/20124:13 PM@Ron_Peck The News360 iP@d app is great for doing just that, Ron. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker7/2/20124:13 PM@GeoPenny It is the best way to make the connections real and not contrived. their connections will mean more than ours do. #sschat
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coachwhite277/2/20124:13 PMStds are constantly pressed to make connections to their lives. To see relevance and why they need to b educated about the issues. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_7/2/20124:13 PMRT @burgessdave: @cybraryman1 Jerry, you are like clockwork...5,4,3,2,1...here comes the page!!! You're awesome. #sschat
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classroomtools7/2/20124:13 PM@cybraryman1 I also liked to discuss what important things were not reported on the newscasts, and why they weren't. #sschat
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MrsBeck257/2/20124:13 PMI have the most problem w/ kids not interested in current events! need some engaging techniques #sschat
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davejwallace7/2/20124:13 PMRT @Ron_Peck: A1: I always explain that the news is the first rough draft of history. Ss get it. #sschat
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Ron_Peck7/2/20124:13 PMA1: I use many different news sources like Al Jazeera, BBC, NPR, CNN, etc. to examine one story. #sschat
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EWaxman7/2/20124:13 PMDepends on the class. Often have to spend much time providing background info at expense of standards #sschat
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burgessdave7/2/20124:13 PM@cybraryman1 Jerry, you are like clockwork...5,4,3,2,1...here comes the page!!! You're awesome. #sschat
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