Here are my two presentations today…

First: – modified Settlers of Catan in the classroom

I have modified the gaming tiles from 5 to 3 to make it easier for the class to be divided into various nations, compete for resources and be able to develop. It is very basic but does allow for a variety of social studies subjects (identity to nationalism) to be developed.

Second: – developing effective communication tools in the classroom

The intent was to describe the various pieces of technology that I use in my classroom from texting software and polling to developing and maintaining a website. Overall, I know I still have a long way to develop but I thought that I would make it a discussion and hear what other people are doing and hopefully improve the structure of my own teaching.

hopefully you will find them helpful as well.