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rpickett776/18/20123:57 PMgreetings #sschat - ers! How are you doing out there?? excited to chat tonight :)
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ThalesDream6/18/20123:58 PM@rpickett77 Thanks for moderating, Rachel! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20123:58 PMHey #sschat I know there are a lot of Lurkers out there-Which is OK!, but feel free to jump in. All are welcome here.
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TchEngRox6/18/20123:59 PMLooking forward to a discussion about discussions! #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20123:59 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: Hey #sschat I know there are a lot of Lurkers out there-Which is OK!, but feel free to jump in. All are welcome here.
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rpickett776/18/20123:59 PM@ThalesDream hey! great to see you here! :) how is your summer? #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20123:59 PM@ThalesDream @rpickett77 YEp! thanks for moderating Rachel! #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:00 PMGreetings everyone! please jump in and introduce yo'self! I'm a s.s. teacher from denver :) #sschat
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42ThinkDeep6/18/20124:00 PMLove with #sschat goes meta. RT @TchEngRox: Looking forward to a discussion about discussions! #sschat
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kconners096/18/20124:00 PM@rpickett77 Excited to be here! Missed several weeks and glad to be back. #sschat How is everyone??
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GeoPenny6/18/20124:01 PM#sschat I teach #geography in Virginia. glad to be here.
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Soni426/18/20124:01 PMHello all. Teacher from Delphi Indiana #sschat
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kconners096/18/20124:01 PMHello all, Kay from Northern Va, #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:01 PMRT @42ThinkDeep: Love with #sschat goes meta. RT @TchEngRox: Looking forward to a discussion about discussions! #sschat
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thelkowski6/18/20124:01 PM@snipit Looks like fun! History is Fun Contest! http://t.co/GR19Rwz7 Top history buff wins an iPad #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:01 PMRT @TchEngRox: Looking forward to a discussion about discussions! #sschat
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Ron_Peck6/18/20124:02 PMHi, Ron from Southern Oregon. Summer is here. Yay! #sschat
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42ThinkDeep6/18/20124:02 PMI'm Michael. I teach World History. #sschat Just a few days until summer break (don't spoil it for me, can't wait to see how it turns out)
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rpickett776/18/20124:02 PMWell, let's start going meta w/ Q1: In your experience, what structures work to create meaningful and engaged socratic seminars? #sschat
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Optimus_Ben6/18/20124:02 PMBen from Plymouth here, looking forward to improving my socratic seminars tonight. #sschat
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:02 PMHello. Nate from New Bedford MA (with a busted hand) mostly watching the great dialogue and collaboration go by tonight. #happy #sschat
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kconners096/18/20124:02 PMAlthough in NC tonight... #sschat #summer
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cybraryman16/18/20124:02 PMA Socratic Seminar - ‘collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated with open-ended questions about a text.’ #sschat I am hear to learn!
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mraabbe6/18/20124:02 PM7th Grade S.S. tchr from Kalona, Iowa. 3rd #sschat and ready to learn more with this great PLN!
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snipit6/18/20124:03 PM@ThalesDream Sorry to hear about your hand #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:03 PM@42ThinkDeep welcome! #sschat
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kyteacher6/18/20124:03 PMAngela here from central Kentucky...I hope to add more Socratic Seminars to my APUSH & APGOV courses next year. #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:03 PM@Soni42 welcome brian! glad to have you here :) #sschat
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PWilson_146/18/20124:03 PMPeter Wilson, History teacher from Mobile, Alabama #sschat
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TchEngRox6/18/20124:03 PMEnglish Teacher from Maple Grove, MN. #sschat
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42ThinkDeep6/18/20124:03 PMOh, I'm from Massachusetts. #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:04 PMsimple site to help understand socratic seminars http://t.co/hJv7BxQw #sschat
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TchEngRox6/18/20124:04 PMGreat discussions come from great texts. #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:04 PM@TchEngRox glad you're here :) #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20124:04 PMHello all! Shawn From Northern Illinois which is baking at a warm 100 degrees right now. #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:04 PM@Ron_Peck Hi ron! and yes, yay summer! :) #sschat
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kyteacher6/18/20124:05 PM@rpickett77 I use them some, but not enough. Students love them! #sschat
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MapM8ker6/18/20124:05 PM#sschat just got home from #edcampcville ! Great day collab with Blue Ridge area educators ! Great to catch up w/ friends from Richmond too!
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PWilson_146/18/20124:05 PMRecommend National Paideia Center in Chapel Hill, NC for Socratic seminar training http://t.co/HeDbknAN #sschat
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:05 PM@snipit Thanks! Still waiting for the Twitter brain implant... no wait. No, I'm not. #sschat
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snipit6/18/20124:05 PMSnip.it is a great platform for #sschat teachers to create collections and engage online with students. http://t.co/vcAYHrML
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rpickett776/18/20124:05 PM@kyteacher greetings :) i'd guess socratic seminars would be awesome for AP! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20124:05 PM@ThalesDream Hey I once had my hand broken by the pacific ocean and an ambitious attempt at body surfing #hardware #happy #sschat
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michelerehder6/18/20124:06 PM#sschat Hi #sschat Michele from Minnesota.
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rpickett776/18/20124:06 PM@MapM8ker welcome! sounds like a great time :) #sschat
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cpaterso6/18/20124:06 PMHi, I'm Cameron, a History teacher from Australia. Looking forward to discussion about socratic seminars. #sschat
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mraabbe6/18/20124:06 PM@HideTage Have yet to do one in mid. sch. but would think a controversial txt or one that challenges previous ideas would work well #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:06 PMYou should join #sschat tonight. we are talking about socratic seminars. we could use your input @english_78
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GeoPenny6/18/20124:06 PM@rpickett77 #sschat A- I've done a few with topic prompts for students. planning is the key for my 14 YO students.
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PWilson_146/18/20124:06 PMQ1: Challenging but not impossible text (or visual) that contains ideas and values worth uncovering. #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:06 PM@ShawnMcCusker 95 in Denver... glad you're chillin' with the tweeters ;) #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:07 PM@michelerehder hi Michele! #sschat
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mraabbe6/18/20124:07 PM@HideTag How about a thought provoking primary source??? #sschat
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:07 PMQ1 Dialogue more than debate. I really need to get better at this... #sschat
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GeoPenny6/18/20124:07 PM@cpaterso welcome!! a dear teacher friend of mine is on her way to Australia today! she's missing #sschat!!
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kyteacher6/18/20124:07 PMQ1: Focus on "big" question with meaningful documents, images, videos, etc. to provide support. #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:07 PM@cpaterso welcome! so cool you're from Australia! #sschat
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snipit6/18/20124:07 PMRT @thelkowski: @snipit Looks like fun! History is Fun Contest! http://t.co/GR19Rwz7 Top history buff wins an iPad #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:07 PM@kyteacher my students do too. so, Q1: In your experience, what structures work to create meaningful and engaged socratic seminars? #sschat
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:07 PMRT @rpickett77: Q1: In your experience, what structures work to create meaningful and engaged socratic seminars? #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:08 PM@ThalesDream Having clear, thoughtful, even controversial Qs is 1st step in my experience. #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:08 PM@Ron_Peck thanks!! I have not used them in class yet!! so glad we are taling about this tonight #sschat
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:08 PM@Ron_Peck Thanks, Ron. #sschat
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MapM8ker6/18/20124:08 PM#sschat learned a lot about Soc Seminars at AVID training last summer! If your school has #AVID get in touch w/ your site based coordinator!
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:08 PMRT @PWilson_14: Q2: Prep essential. Different types of questions for different purposes. #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:08 PMdo most of you create the questions or does your students? #sschat
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Ron_Peck6/18/20124:08 PMA1: It's important to teach structure. Here is my handout on Socratic Seminars to students. http://t.co/2Sw0BJEo #sschat
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PWilson_146/18/20124:08 PMQ2: Prep essential. Different types of questions for different purposes. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20124:09 PM@MrsBeck25 That depends on the level. I have had higher level classes create, I lean towrds creation with frosh #sschat
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jgmac11066/18/20124:09 PMHello everyone been working the last few years on developing blended and online socratic circles #sschat
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cpaterso6/18/20124:09 PMFor History, I find a deep primary source the most effective starting point. #sschat
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GeoPenny6/18/20124:09 PM@ThalesDream RT @PWilson_14: Q2: Prep essential. Different types of questions for different purposes. #sschat> agreed!!
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rpickett776/18/20124:09 PM@ThalesDream yes, having good questions is essential for this #sschat
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MicheleHarris36/18/20124:09 PMHello from Catlettsburg, Ky. Excited to learn more about the Soc seminar! #sschat
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Ron_Peck6/18/20124:09 PM@kyteacher I just changed it. Thanks. #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:10 PM@ShawnMcCusker when introducing it for the first time do you have any exercises or warm ups you do? #sschat
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ThalesDream6/18/20124:10 PM@jgmac1106 Me = very interested in thoughts on effective online Soc Sem #sschat
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Ron_Peck6/18/20124:10 PMThis is an intro activity I borrowed from another #sschat er http://t.co/lZl58dPu
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Optimus_Ben6/18/20124:10 PM@Ron_Peck Awesome! #sschat
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42ThinkDeep6/18/20124:11 PM@ShawnMcCusker I'm all about the favoriting! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20124:11 PM@MrsBeck25 Honestly the first time I give just basic structure and then we debrief. #sschat
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jgmac11066/18/20124:11 PMRT @snipit: @rom_peck Will all questions in this session be answered with questions? #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:11 PMIm thinking that Socratic Seminars would be great in out Student Council meetings #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20124:11 PMOh boy. The tabs in chrome are already overflowing. Here we go. #thisiswhatwedo #infooverload #sschat
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snipit6/18/20124:11 PM@rom_peck Will all questions in this session be answered with questions? #sschat
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jgmac11066/18/20124:11 PM@cpaterso I think it will lend itself well to learning to read and write for and with evidence #sschat
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PWilson_146/18/20124:11 PMQ3: Formative assessment of participation. Ss self-assessment. Extension: blog, summary of seminar, respond to question. #sschat
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jgmac11066/18/20124:12 PMMake sure that any answer is based on the text you are using. Try to stray away from just personal connections. #sschat
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MrsBeck256/18/20124:12 PMme two!! RT @42ThinkDeep: @ShawnMcCusker I'm all about the favoriting! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker6/18/20124:12 PM@42ThinkDeep I have gone to a combo of stumble upon and Pinterest for sharing and curating and Evernote for myself #multitask #sschat
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GeoPenny6/18/20124:12 PMPrimary sources?? try interesting or unusal maps for class discussions. makes for heated topics when students think maps are wrong #sschat
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cpaterso6/18/20124:12 PMEncourage students to refer to text "where do you see that?" Not a memory test. Goal is to understand ideas. #sschat
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rpickett776/18/20124:12 PM@ThalesDream @jgmac1106 4 our final this yr, here is a link 2 the soc semin Qs https://t.co/1FVMmFWs these led 2 powerful discussion #sschat
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WMStribling6/18/20124:12 PM#sschat I ask students a combo of questions I think they should answer plus 3-5 questions they want answered. See where the convo goes
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cpaterso6/18/20124:13 PMRT @MapM8ker: @jgmac1106 #sschat tell us more about online Soc Circles!
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Soni426/18/20124:13 PM#sschat we use lists to create background. Find 5 items of importance from source. Ss then Q&A each other from lists
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TchEngRox6/18/20124:13 PMI give 3 big ideas before discussion, which in circ ranks by importance to the text; questions flow from there. Round 2 = new themes #sschat
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kconners096/18/20124:13 PM@MrsBeck25 agree, Socratic Circles really helps Ss focus on listening. #sschat
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jgmac11066/18/20124:13 PMYou know if we switched the #sschat hashtag with the #ccss one would think our talk on socratic circles was about text dependent questions
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