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Publicness and the Classroom

I just finished Jeff Jarvis' new book, Public Parts. As part of my personal development plan this year, I want to become more public with my students and online in general. How do the members here interact with the web in professional terms? Just curious.
Oct 10, 2011
John Marr replied to ron_peck's discussion EdCamp SS Ideas for format, content and presenters. in the group EdCamp SocialStudies
"If you guys need anything, please let me know. I am willing to volunteer."
Aug 4, 2011
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EdCamp SocialStudies

Anyone interested in attending or organizing an EdCamp focused on Social Studies. We are planning this for summer 2012!
Aug 4, 2011
John Marr replied to Michael Agnew's discussion Classroom Rules and Procedures in the group Middle School Social Studies
"There is a difference between rules and expectations. Check out http://teachers.net/gazette/MAR02/marshall.html for more on this.   I only have three rules in my classroom at the start of the year.  I have many expectations. 1) no…"
Aug 3, 2011
Shawn McCusker left a comment for John Marr
"Welcome to the #sschat Ning! I hope hope you find useful connections and resources.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Also, I hope you can join us on twitter for #sschat on Mondays at 7pm est.     Shawn McCusker"
Jul 19, 2011
John Marr commented on Jeff Kohls's group Games in Social Studies
"I do a number of simulation activities each year with my students. We start the year with an Iroquois Confederation simulation where each of my classes is a tribe of the Iroquois. I play the nation elder, and I have my English teacher dress as a…"
Jul 17, 2011
John Marr commented on Jeff Kohls's group Games in Social Studies
"I have used risk on the interactive whiteboard to have students understand strategy, logistics, geography and alliances. I usually use it with my "flex" group or in extra help with a small number of students. I have a mac, so I use Lux,…"
Jul 17, 2011
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Games in Social Studies

Games and simulations used in all realms of social studies classes.
Jul 17, 2011
John Marr replied to Kristi Barber's discussion First Week of School in the group Middle School Social Studies
"I spend time doing project adventure activities with my classes. I focus on communication skills, and spend the first or last 10 minutes each day doing this. The first friday I usually play a game called "tank" where students are teamed…"
Jul 17, 2011
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Middle School Social Studies

Place where middle school teachers can share lessons, questions, tools, books, or really anything. Also a place to start dialogue with high school teachers to alleviate transitional issues between middle school and high school.
Jul 17, 2011
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Edmodo

This group is a support/help group for Edmodo users. Please share ideas and resources.
Jul 17, 2011
John Marr commented on David Wallace's group Google+
"My name is John Marr and my twitter handle is @JohnMarr"
Jul 17, 2011
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Google+

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 17, 2011
John Marr is now a member of Social Studies Chat
Jul 17, 2011

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Work / School Affiliation:
Long Beach Middle School
About Me:
I currently teacher seventh grade social studies at Long Beach Middle School in New York. I love learning, and received a doctorate in Educational Administration after examining technology professional developer knowledge and effective technology professional development practices.
Website:
about.me/jpmarr
Blog:
jpmarr.com
Twitter Account:
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Publicness and the Classroom

I just finished Jeff Jarvis' new book, Public Parts. As part of my personal development plan this year, I want to become more public with my students and online in general. How do the members here interact with the web in professional terms? Just curious.

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 5:40pm

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At 11:23pm on July 19, 2011, Shawn McCusker said…

Welcome to the #sschat Ning! I hope hope you find useful connections and resources.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Also, I hope you can join us on twitter for #sschat on Mondays at 7pm est.  

 

Shawn McCusker

 
 
 

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