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Posted Tablet Recommendation on our Blog

If your school is looking to purchase or you are, I put up a blog post making three recs for tablets this holiday season. http://bit.ly/uZs35S I love my iPad but…Continue

Started Nov 10, 2011

9/11 Lesson Activity with Word Clouds
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I posted a free lesson activity to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary on the TCI Blog.  The activity has students gather the memories of people who remember the day and turn it into word art.  Students…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by HeyMrsTE4chr Sep 4, 2011.

Summer Reading for Students
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What books do you recommend your students to read over summer as they transition to the next school year?  I'm gathering suggestions for a blog post and webinar I am planning.  I'd love to hear what…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by HeyMrsTE4chr Jun 24, 2011.

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Prepping for the 6/25 #sschat on Tech Tools

To prime the pump for our time together this coming Monday, here are our discussion points:Q1: What tech tools (sites) do you use to help prepare for your instruction? How? Give an example.Q2: What tech tools do you use to get students into content? How? Give an example.Q3: Which tech tools allow your students rich collaboration and discussion? How? Give an example.Q4: What tech tools allow your students to show what they know in creative ways? How? Give an example.Please take a moment to look…See More
Jun 21, 2012
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"Shawn...thanks so much for the love on this picture!  Will you be in Philly next month?"
Feb 14, 2012
Brian Thomas posted a blog post

How to Engage Students with Web 2.0 - Presentation used at NCSS11

For those that were not able to attend, and for those that did, here is the presentation that I used at NCSS this year.  Please feel free to use as you like, tweak, or trash.  The tools are free, the strategies that I showcased using these tools can be found embedded in all TCI resource programs.  Learn more about them and try them out free today at www.teachtci.com. Here's the link to the presentation:…See More
Dec 6, 2011
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Posted Tablet Recommendation on our Blog

If your school is looking to purchase or you are, I put up a blog post making three recs for tablets this holiday season. http://bit.ly/uZs35S I love my iPad but see Amazon and Nook coming on strong!See More
Nov 10, 2011
Brian Thomas replied to Kristi Barber's discussion Colonial America lessons in the group US History Educators
"Kristi, Here is a free lesson that does the trick! I put everything you need handouts, chapter, and interactive student notebook pages all in one doc. Here's an overview:  In this lesson, students learn about the similarities and…"
Oct 18, 2011
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Oct 18, 2011
HeyMrsTE4chr replied to Brian Thomas's discussion 9/11 Lesson Activity with Word Clouds
"What a great question!  I can take that in so many directions for World History or U.S..  Thanks for sharing!"
Sep 4, 2011
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Sep 1, 2011
Livia Marlene Perez commented on Brian Thomas's blog post Online Multiple Intelligence Test
"Will try this out thanks for sharing"
Aug 30, 2011
Brian Thomas posted a discussion

9/11 Lesson Activity with Word Clouds

I posted a free lesson activity to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary on the TCI Blog.  The activity has students gather the memories of people who remember the day and turn it into word art.  Students then immerse into a discussion on the essential question: How do people remember 9/11? You can download the lesson activity free here: http://bit.ly/qAOS9NSee More
Aug 29, 2011
Brian Thomas replied to Kristi Barber's discussion Interactive Notebooks in the group Middle School Social Studies
"I wanted to give the SSchat folks a preview of some of the content we have created to support use of the Interactive Student Notebook.  We have filmed a series of short videos on various topics related to the ISN.  You can view them here:…"
Aug 5, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on David Wallace's group Google+
"I am on now!  Thanks!  It's my gmail address below if you'd like to be in a circle."
Jul 25, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on David Wallace's group Google+
"Can any of you send an invitation?  I'd love to check Google+ out.  You can use my gmail address brianthomastci@gmail.com or my TCI email bthomas@teachtci.com .  Thanks!"
Jul 25, 2011
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Another way for us to connect, using Google+ if you would please leave your name as well as your twitter handle so that we are sure to look up the right people!
Jul 25, 2011
Brian Thomas posted a blog post

Online Multiple Intelligence Test

Many teachers who are familiar with TCI strategies or lessons know how important the Multiple Intelligence theory by Howard Gardner is.  We created a multiple intelligence test for our trainings and methods book.  While there are MI tests out there online, none are quite kid-friendly like the one we use.  I've looked for a web tool to create one, but found that none really allow me to create it the way I'd like.  I created a Google doc spreadsheet though that will do the trick.  You can follow…See More
Jul 25, 2011
Brian Thomas replied to Kristi Barber's discussion 7th Grade Orientation in the group Middle School Social Studies
"One thing I used to do at orientation night was to put the parents through a sample lesson activity, so they would understand what to expect for the coming year.  Now that I type this....do you mean student orientation or orientation night for…"
Jul 22, 2011

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I've been a social studies teacher since 1992. For twelve years I taught just north of Cincinnati in the Lakota Local Schools as a junior high US History and World History/Geography teacher. I left the classroom in 2004 to work full-time for TCI, which is a K-12 social studies provider (whose materials and strategies I used to great success in my class). I am currently the lead blogger for TCI.
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Prepping for the 6/25 #sschat on Tech Tools

To prime the pump for our time together this coming Monday, here are our discussion points:

Q1: What tech tools (sites) do you use to help prepare for your instruction? How? Give an example.

Q2: What tech tools do you use to get students into content? How? Give an example.

Q3: Which tech tools allow your students rich collaboration and discussion? How? Give an example.

Q4: What tech tools allow your students to show what they know in creative ways? How?…

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Posted on June 21, 2012 at 8:30am

How to Engage Students with Web 2.0 - Presentation used at NCSS11

For those that were not able to attend, and for those that did, here is the presentation that I used at NCSS this year.  Please feel free to use as you like, tweak, or trash.  The tools are free, the strategies that I showcased using these tools can be found embedded in all TCI resource programs.  Learn more about them and try them out free today at www.teachtci.com.

 

Here's the link to the presentation:…

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Posted on December 6, 2011 at 8:30am

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Posted on September 1, 2011 at 10:44am

Online Multiple Intelligence Test

Many teachers who are familiar with TCI strategies or lessons know how important the Multiple Intelligence theory by Howard Gardner is.  We created a multiple intelligence test for our trainings and methods book.  While there are MI tests out there online, none are quite kid-friendly like the one we use.  I've looked for a web tool to create one, but found that none really allow me to create it the way I'd like.  I created a Google doc spreadsheet though that will do the trick.  You can…

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Posted on July 25, 2011 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

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