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004: Kim Cristal and the Social Studies Revolution



Dan interviews Kim Cristal, social studies curriculum coordinator, about the shift in social studies teaching from names and dates to focused historical research, analysis of sources from differing perspectives, and application of learnings to new and unique situations. Also, we hear from listeners as to their educational technology wish lists for 2019! Check it out at http://k12ccc.com, and feel free to leave us feedback on our feedback line at 346-FAQ-HELP.

Question of the day for this episode: How do you develop critical thinking skills in your classroom?  Let us know at 346-FAQ-HELP!

00:00 Note to Audience

00:55 Introduction

01:45 Review previous question of the week: What ed tech are you looking forward to in 2019?

01:52 Colleen discusses frustrations with cell phones in the classroom and her wish for an adaptive questioning algorithm.

04:30 Tim requests a segment on implementing Desmos in a high school mathematics classroom.

05:15 This week’s question: How do you incorporate critical thinking skills in your classroom?  Give us a call at 346-FAQ-HELP!

05:45 Dan interviews Kim Cristal, social studies curriculum coordinator at West Irondequoit Central School District

06:24 What changes are occurring in social studies

09:23 First high school citizenship conference

15:10 Newsela Pro in the classroom

19:50 Push for more time to better use the tools available

22:51 Closing