My love relationship with Twitter is how much I have learned from everyone on Twitter! Since I missed the chat, I got on and look at a couple of the posts that went through. If you want to go see it is always #sschat and the moderator tonight was @SHEG_Stanford. They did a great job talking about teaching ideas with primary sources and helping the students read as historians. I want to do a quick run down of what I learned and my own ideas since I didn't know the time difference.
- Students need to be writing about what they are reading--and it doesn't have to be an essay because we all know that we are SO busy to grade. There was a def theme of even writing a paragraph is great because you can focus on different things at different times.
- I retweeted the best idea I saw: : frequent quick writes on 3x5 cards. Thesis para on front, 6 bulleted pieces of evidence on back I can see my students actually maybe willing to do this.
My Quick Ideas
- Along the same lines as the 3x5 cards, since I have the benefit of a small class but you could do this in groups too--come up with what the main purpose/thesis of the source was and then have the students chalk write the supports/evidence of that thesis
- I love the site: http://web.wm.edu/hsi/?svr=www because they are set up for the kids to be detectives. I did The Case of Sam Smiley to introduce the ideas of being detectives. The kids really got off on the CSI idea of it.
P.S. Tomorrow there is a #Wrldchat at 8 pm est...so I will be getting on promptly at 6 pm....if I remember :P