Episode 014 - SCRIBLE
MTT014|Scrible, Modern Research Platform for School and Work - with Matt Menschner, High School ELA teacher
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A little about Matt Menschner:
“I am a fourth-year teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Temple University in December 2014. My content area of focus in college was history, but after graduation I also pursued a certification in English. After graduating I began teaching at a middle school in West Philadelphia, but the following year I returned to the neighborhood high school in North Philadelphia where I completed my student teaching fieldwork the year prior. As an advocate of technology in the classroom, I am constantly adapting and modifying the way that I teach my students and meet their diverse educational needs. I occasionally act as a consult for Scrible, Inc. and I have incorporated a myriad of other educational technologies in my class to improve instructional outcomes. In addition to teaching and consulting, I am also a Fellow with the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. Through TIP, I conduct research and publish original curriculum units that are available to educators across the world. As a staunch advocate of educational technology and personalized learning, I encourage and model for my students inquisitiveness, adaptability and digital citizenship in an age of boundless opportunity and information.”
Matt tells us how he uses Scrible, “Scrible is a tool that takes much of the micromanagement and headache out of facilitating research-based assignments and projects in the classroom. It has been a dream come true for teachers like myself who are teaching humanities courses that require students to research and manage a collection of sources in an inquiry-based model. Scrible is cloud-based so any device with internet can access student and teacher libraries. Assignments both large and small work well with Scrible due to its text editing, citation and realtime collaborative features. It also affords teachers the ability to modify their instruction or manage projects based on data-driven results.
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Lies my Teacher Told Me: Everything your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen
The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth et al.
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Contact Matt Menschner on LinkedIn!
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