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Wednesday, July 30 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Creating a Culture of Research and Writing in a 1:1 Classroom

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The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studies classroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resource for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writing skills.

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Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a Social Studies teacher and department... Read More →


Wednesday July 30, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
Rm 204