The Great Thanksgiving Listen by Storycorps Inc

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Would you like an activity for your students that will having them listen while utilizing technology? How about an assignment that with leave your students with a better appreciation of history? If your answer is Yes then you will want to include your students in The Great Thanksgiving Listen by Storycorps Inc!

This Thanksgiving weekend, StoryCorps will work with teachers and high school students across the country to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

Open to everyone, The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. The pilot project is specially designed for students ages 13 and over and as part of a social studies, history, civics, government, journalism, or political science class, or as an extracurricular activity. All that is needed to participate is a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app.

NPR featured this exciting event this week, have a listen:

StoryCorps Inc has put together a teachers resource kit to help you get started:
storycorps kit

And finally here are links to the Apple and Android Store. I hope everyone reading this blog will jump on board with this great project. Please share in the comments below any stories or recordings from you students.

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Mike is currently the Instructional Program Director for the Montana Digital Academy, Montana's state virtual school. Teaching Elementary and Middle school, technology directing, grant writing, presenting, and now managing instruction at a virtual school has given Mike a wide range of experiences in the educational field. Being able to teach and lead technology integration has brought a great pedagogic balance to Mike’s facilitation/instruction. With degrees from Carroll College (Elementary Education), Boise State University (Educational Technology), and pursuing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana, Mike is well versed in both content and technology integration. Mike has been honored as an Outstanding Teacher by the Helena Education Foundation and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award. Mike is a NCCE Tech-Savvy Teacher in Residence and blogs regularly at the NCCE blog.