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History Tech Live Stream – Top 10 Tech List and Hexagonal Thinking

Dan Krutka and I got to know each other several years ago when he was teaching and working at Wichita State.  Dan was one of the original #sschat folks and did a ton for social studies ed here in Kansas. He’s since moved to Texas but continues to be a force in the social studies education and edtech world.

A couple of months ago, we started thinking about doing a series of livestreams. And we figured, why not? We’d get smarter together, maybe a few other people might get smarter, and it gave us both an excuse to spend some time talking about social studies. Cause who doesn’t love talking about social studies? So we sketched out a quick plan that let us hang out once a month, talking about, well . . . social studies tech related stuff.

Dan set up some quick StreamYard / YouTube connections and we streamed a couple of test runs. And last week, we rolled out an actual episode on what we hope will be a regular schedule – the first Monday of the month.

The March episode started with what turned out to be an extended conversation around a Top Ten tech list that Dan had created back in 2017. Dan was curious if any tools that made his list were still usable. We decided yes and no.

The highlights?

  • We’re upset about Google Expeditions
  • We love Smithsonian Learning Lab
  • Docsteach is still awesome
  • Chronicling America has been updated

We eventually got to a discussion about the power of Hexagonal Thinking and a few tech tools that can help you pull it off.

Catch the latest episode below and save the date to stop by April 5 on Dan’s channel:

(And, yes, we definitely need to edit the banner. I haven’t worn a jacket in years. Not sure where Dan pulled that from.)

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Maggie Fountain #

    The video was fantastic. Thanks for all the great tech ideas and I love how Glenn reacts to them! Does Dan have his list typed up? Thanks for the reminder of some great websites to use.

    March 17, 2021
    • glennw #

      Maggie,

      Thanks for watching! We always have a lot of fun doing these – next live version is April 5. I don’t know if Dan has a typed version or not. If you’re super curious, try his email at: dankrutka@gmail.com or DM him on Twitter at: @dankrutka

      (Hope you’re reading this on a beach somewhere during your spring break!)

      glennw

      March 17, 2021

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