Jeff sits down with Bill Krakower, Ron Peck and David Hunter to discuss how Zombies can be used in the Social Studies curriculum. We also discuss our favorite Web 2.0 tools and how we use them in our classrooms.
- Zombies in the Classroom
- The Zombie Curriculum
- Kickstarter Campaigns
- Classroom Feedback using Class websites
- Things to look forward to this year
- New Technology for the school year
- Professional Development
- Continuing Education
- Social Studies Chat
- Learning Management Systems (Edmodo/Schoology/My Big Campus)
- Ticket Management Systems (Eventbrite/Ticketleap)
- Digital Publishing Platforms (ISSUE)
Bill Krakower teaches in the Woodland Park School District. He teaches Computer Skills to grade three & four. He also teaches special education students in grades three, four and five. Recently, he finished his advance certificate in Educational Leadership at Long Island University Hudson Campus and also has received a dual Masters Degree in Special Education & Elementary Education from the Hudson Campus. Bill is the co-founder of #elemsci chat and co-moderators for #njed chats. He has developed wiki sites for #elemsci, #njed, #satchat & #edcampnj. Bill enjoys doing mystery Skype’s with his computer classes when he is not teaching them the important 21st skills. @wkrakower firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Peck is a AP US History, AP World History and Social Studies Teacher, tech integrator, helper of other teachers, & life long learner. He Co-Created, moderate #sschat on Twitter. In addition Ron is part of a group that developed and maintain the SSChat Ning for social studies teachers.
David Hunter graduated from The Evergreen State College’s Master in Teaching program. He lives in Seattle and teaches at the Bellevue Big Picture School, an alternative project-based public school. He designs project-based curricula with the intention to engage students. Outside school, David has worked with with Valve Software to design lessons for teachers to integrate video games as a text in the classroom. He is also working with TED-Ed to design video lectures. David created Zombie-Based Learning and he is currently designing a geography curriculum set in the zombie apocalypse and based on national middle school geography standards.