Matthew Farber
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Paul Basta commented on Matthew Farber's blog post Using "Assassin's Creed" to Teach the Renaissance
"I had a girl (!) record a gameplay run around Florence as she described the buildings she was climbing.  It was the result of an independent project of their choice.  Good descriptions and all were engaged.  Did the info get through…"
Jul 23, 2012
Matthew Farber commented on Matthew Farber's blog post Using "Assassin's Creed" to Teach the Renaissance
"No problem! :)"
Jun 10, 2012
ron_peck commented on Matthew Farber's blog post Using "Assassin's Creed" to Teach the Renaissance
"Thanks Matt! I always struggle to get boys hooked on activities but using video game references and activities is an easy one. Thanks for sharing."
Jun 10, 2012
Matthew Farber commented on Matthew Farber's blog post Using "Assassin's Creed" to Teach the Renaissance
"Thanks! I framed the PBL around historical fiction, much of which isn't "school appropriate," due to violence, etc. For example, Saving Private Ryan or Titanic (or even true stories, such as Glory). Assassin's Creed is rated M,…"
Apr 23, 2012
Jason Eifling commented on Matthew Farber's blog post Using "Assassin's Creed" to Teach the Renaissance
"Great idea. Curious if you had any complaints from parents based on 1. video games in general and 2.  the game's rating since you are teaching middle schoolers."
Apr 22, 2012
Matthew Farber joined Angela Cunningham's group
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber joined Jeff Kohls's group
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Games in Social Studies

Games and simulations used in all realms of social studies classes.
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber joined Timothy Monreal's group
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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.
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber joined Gregory Kulowiec's group
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Skype Connections

Lets use this forum to connect our #sschat classrooms for debates, projects & unique perspectives on our curriculum.
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber joined ron_peck's group
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Edmodo

This group is a support/help group for Edmodo users. Please share ideas and resources.
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber posted a blog post
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber posted a status
"I am the North Jersey director of the NJ Council for the Social Studies & I curate their tweets. Please follow: twitter.com/NJCSSNetwork :)"
Apr 21, 2012
Matthew Farber is now a member of Social Studies Chat
Apr 21, 2012

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Work / School Affiliation:
Valleyview Middle School
About Me:
North Jersey director of the NJ Council for the Social Studies (NJCSS) & I curate their tweets @NJCSSNetwork. I am a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network and a member of the Teachers Leaders Network Forum. I am a recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge fellowship to an Earthwatch Institute expedition. I teach middle school social studies. I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and I teach professional development workshops at Morris County's ETTC (Educational Technology Training Center). I have delivered teacher training on Podcasting in Education, Skype, Digital Storytelling, iPads, and Social Media. I am the Vice Chairperson in the School-Based Professional Development Committee. I also co-advise our school's Kiwanis Builders Club community service organization.
Website:
http://tinyurl.com/FarberHW
Blog:
http://mrfarbersroom.blogspot.com/
Twitter Account:
http://twitter.com/matthewfarber
Other Account:
http://twitter.com/NJCSSNetwork

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