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Continental Congressional Law & Order: How I Intend to Use the Declaration of Independence (Next Year)

While some may want a time machine to witness seminal moments in history, I just want to go back a month ago. It was a simpler time back then, a younger Michael Milton went to begin teaching a unit that … Continue reading

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Preparing for Exams like a Conspiracy Theorist

My favorite tools to prepare students for midterms is not an app or notecards (although both can absolutely be useful) but rather kitchen twine and Gorilla tape. A few summers ago, I read Making Thinking Visible: How to promote Engagement, … Continue reading

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Hamilton vs. Jefferson: Using Hamilton the Musical in the Classroom | Discovery Education

Below is the start to my post for Discovery Education about using Hamilton the Musical in the classroom! Check it out! _____________________________________________________________________ “And the world’s gonna know your name – What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander … Continue reading

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“Rare Unearthed George Washington’s Christmas Card 1776”

What if on Christmas day in 1776 while preparing for the epic Battle of Trenton, George Washington took the time to write an annual holiday letter? It might look something like this…

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Non-Linear Google Slides Presentations: Weimar Republic Political Parties

Last spring in my Digital Literacies and Emerging Technology grad class, we were asked to create a non-linear experience using PowerPoint or another similar tool.  In addition to the non-linear format, there had to be a place for discussion. My … Continue reading

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Thoughts on PowerPointing

My friend Joe Sangillo wrote a great post for Discovery Education about how he uses PowerPoint presentations in the class. It got me thinking a lot about the struggle that I am currently having with “PowerPoints.” My thoughts. I love … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment Meets Social Media: Want to Help?

(Update Below) This week, my students have become consultants to Enlightenment thinkers and are attempting to reintroduce themselves to the modern world using Twitter and Blogger. Tomorrow they will begin to broadcast the beliefs of the Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, … Continue reading

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