Lunch & Learn: Teaching History, 2/10/2011 1:00pm

Please join us on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 12:00pm, in Morrill Hall room 340 for the second in this semester’s Lunch & Learn: Teaching History sessions sponsored by H-Net and the Department of History. Light lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP if possible so that we have a firm count for lunch orders.

Lawrence Bruce, Union City Schools and doctoral student in the MSU College of Education’s hybrid Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program, will demonstrate and instruct on the uses of Wikispaces in the history classroom.

Larry Bruce teaches History and Social Studies to middle and high school kids in Union City, MI.  He has created and continues to develop an innovative teaching platform for his classes that uses the easy and accessible features of as a collaborative work space where students, instructors, and parents share class work.  He will demonstrate the site; indicate how its features can be adapted to adult learners at the college level; and provide some basics on how to set up accounts, create pages, and launch your own site as an alternative or supplement to Angel.  Larry worked with MSU historians on a Teaching American History professional development program in the Battle Creek Area Schools; the teachers in that program were so impressed with his project that they adopted wikispaces for their own classes and for TAH project work.

Thanks in advance for your attendance!

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