This week teachers in the Educational Technology Endorsement class learned about different ways they could use Twitter in the classroom. One way that was discussed was using twitter to reenact historical events. Teachers in the endorsement class had the opportunity to create a reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The teachers worked in small groups and were given eyewitness accounts or primary documents of different historical figures who witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Each group read the eyewitness account or primary document of their historical figure and composed tweets that their historical figure would tweet during the attack. The tweets were recorded on Google spreadsheets and later scheduled to go out into the twitterverse. If you have a Twitter account, follow the hashtag #csdendorse on May 13, 2012 and experience "the day that will live in infamy." Or, the tweets were also recorded on Twhistory.org. (Below is a picture from the twitter feed on Twhistory.org)
Classroom Technology Showcase
Learning with technology is a regular feature in Canyons District schools. Here are a few examples that have caught our eye.