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SS_Disciplines_Lecture (1) Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas. Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate.

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas

In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. There are many gray areas for teachers to navigate, like setting guidelines, accessibility at school, and student safety. But to help teachers navigate this ever-changing landscape of social media tools, here are some of the best guides on the web for four popular networks, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. More Great Reads From Edutopia In addition to those great guides, there is a lot of useful information right here on Edutopia. Data Access Tools.

Interactive Internet Data Tools Data Visualization Gallery - A weekly exploration of Census data used to promote visualization and make data accessible to a broader audience.2010 Census Interactive Population Map - Use this tool to explore 2010 Census statistics down to the block level, compare your community with others, and embed charts on your web site.The American FactFinder - This interactive application provides statistics from the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, and the 2010 Census, among others.QuickFacts - State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, county, and city level.Easy Stats - quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the U.S.

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Research Data Centers Software to Download. Ballotpedia. 1373739856 where-are-male-teachers-web. Social_Studies_Resources_-_by_discipline (2) Social_Studies_is_EVERYWHERE_ Students recording Kane County veterans for Library of Congress archive. By Mike Danahey mdanahey@stmedianetwork.com @DanaheyECN March 6, 2014 11:38AM The Freshman Student Council at St.

Students recording Kane County veterans for Library of Congress archive

Charles East High School sent a care package to U.S. Marine Cpl. Johnathon Soderstrom, a 2007 graduate of St. Charles East, while he was serving last year in Afghanistan. East students learn about local history to create books - McDowellNews.com: News. Tales of the past were given new life during Local History Day at East McDowell Junior High.

East students learn about local history to create books - McDowellNews.com: News

The event brought together eighth-grade history students from Danny Shaw’s and Jessica Reel’s classes with local historians and gave students a glimpse of the region’s past. “Eighth-grade studies North Carolina history, so we try to pull in a McDowell County unit because we feel like that part of history is sometimes lost,” said Media Coordinator Vickie Blankenship. “We wanted the kids to pick something that they’re interested in and learn about different topics from our region.

We have presenters talking about gold, the history of local business Jack Frost, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and other topics related to the area.” Students put research to use at social studies fair. Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch Graeson Malashevich, 13, of Ceredo-Kenova Middle School looks over another students project while attending the RESA II Social Studies Fair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

Students put research to use at social studies fair

Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch Judges Margaret Williamson, principal of East Lynn Elementary School, and Marshall student Tyler Minor look over a project at the RESA II Social Studies Fair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch The RESA II Social Studies Fair was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:56 AM HUNTINGTON -- More than 88 social studies projects filled the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center Wednesday morning during the RESA II Social Studies Fair.

The annual event features projects researched and assembled by students from Cabell, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties. (u'addcomment',) Comments. Skimming: The Overlooked Close Reading Strategy. By Sarah Tantillo Although it might seem as though skimming is the opposite of close reading (and in a way, it is), it is also a crucial skill for pulling information out of a text.

Skimming: The Overlooked Close Reading Strategy

One day when I was sitting in a seventh-grade classroom, the teacher asked her students to describe Ponyboy in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Literature_and_Language_Arts_in_the_Social_Studies_-_rev. Kids' Books for Women's History Month. Although anytime’s a good time to teach your kids about fearsome women in history, Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time for me to give you a book list!

Kids' Books for Women's History Month

As a parent I like to use picture book biographies to teach my kids about historical figures, but these stories are not just dry texts. I’ve selected what I think are some of the best books for children that are not just about significant or famous women, but also have great illustrations and an all-around entertaining story. You can supplement your reading about awesome women who changed history with books from my list of biographies about amazing African-American women. In addition, several children’s literature bloggers are publishing the month-long Kid Lit Celebrates Women’s History Month, with daily reviews, interviews and thought on women’s biographies and history books for kids.

I highly recommend adding their blog to your reader so you can follow along. How to Keep History Lessons Meaningful During Role Play. By Aaron Brock Most social studies teachers are expected to cover very specific content, whether or not it resonates with the students personally or politically.

How to Keep History Lessons Meaningful During Role Play

This often leads us to fall back on reenactments as the primary method of giving students an historical “experience.” While there is value in these activities, it is important to reflect on the purpose of any hands-on lesson. Women's History Month 2014. Social Studies for Kids. Literature_Circle_Role_Descriptions. How_to_Lead_a_Literature_Circle. Nonfiction_Discussion_Foldable. Student-made_visuals_for_Rudy_Rides_the_Rails. Character_map. Rudy_Rides_the_Rails_-_book. Inquiry_Learning_copy. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers. Learning is all about being curious and inquisitive.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers

It is a process in which learners explore the unknown through their senses using both sensory and motor skills. Being involved and engaged in the learning task is the key to a successful learning journey and to elicit this kind of engagement from learners, teachers need to nurture a learning environment where students take responsibility for their learning and 'where they are only shown where to look but not told what to see'. Such environment definitely requires a solid approach and an informed strategy to learning one that is dubbed: inquiry-based learning.

Inquiry-based learning is essential in developing the most solicited 21st century skills : problem solving and critical thinking.As a teacher, you might be wondering about ways to inculcate the precepts of strategy into your teaching and lesson planning. Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson (Author) and E.B. White (Illustrator)

Lessonplanet. Friday reflection idea. Pin by Beth Pearse on 5th Grade Fun! 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit.

You should also check out ChartsBin.com. 1. Map by Google 2. Map via Wikimedia Commons 3. Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph) 4. Map by eatrio.net via Reddit Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. Map by Business Management EU 6. Map by The New York Times. Cube Creator. Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned.

The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Among its multiple applications, the Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary from this popular genre, and sort and summarize information. Story Cube: In this cube option, students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Pin by Julie Jenkins on Social Studies. Me on the Map. We are in the middle of our map unit.

The kids have a really hard time remembering which is the city, state, country, etc. Here is a visual project that might help from my awesome team member, Robi. First, I found our school on Google Earth and slowly zoomed out. Then we made this project. Our School. Early Industrialization: Activity 1: Student Packet. Student Activity Packet Activity #1: Inventing the Cotton Gin? A Class Debate Description The simple historical statement found in most social studies textbooks tells us "Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. " After reading the student essay "Why A Plantation? " Eli Whitney in Georgia. Eli Whitney, a Massachusetts native, only spent a few months living in Georgia, but during that time, in 1793, he invented the cotton gin. Whitney's machine expedited the extraction of seeds from upland cotton, making the crop profitable and contributing to its expansion across the South. This deepened the region's commitment to slave labor and ultimately placed the country on the path to the Civil War (1861-65).

Born on December 8, 1765, in Westboro, Massachusetts, Whitney was the son of a small farmer. Social Studies Lesson Plans - Educational resource for schools for grades 1 to 8. Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin. Background Eli Whitney and the Need for an Invention As Eli Whitney left New England and headed South in 1792, he had no idea that within the next seven months he would invent a machine that would profoundly alter the course of American history. A recent graduate of Yale, Whitney had given some thought to becoming a lawyer. File. Instructional-Guide-Grade-8-Georgia's-Economy. Teacher's Resources: King Cotton and the Cotton Gin. Cotton-Eyed Joe. "Cotton-Eyed Joe" is a popular American country song known at various times throughout the United States and Canada, although today it is most commonly associated with the American South.

Inquiry_Lesson_-_Cotton. Cotton-Eye Joe Lyrics. The Thinking Hats - by janeh271. DEBONO 6 HATS SUMMARY 2 PAGES. What IS Social Studies by Lynn Rambo on Prezi. The Evidence Base for Social Studies: Social Studies in Elementary Education. What We Know. Elementary_Students_Can_Learn_to_Cooperate_and_Cooperate_for_Learning_-_Colomb_Chilcoat_and_N._Stahl. Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Cooperative_Learning_in_the_Social_Studies-_Balancing_the_Social_and_the_Studies_-_Slavin.

The Race Card Project ® - Submit your 6 Word Essay on Race. Hello and thank you for visiting My idea was to use these little black postcards to get the conversation started. But I quickly realized once I hit the road on my book tour that I didn’t really need that kind of incentive. All over the country people who came to hear about my story wound up sharing their own.

Despite all the talk about America’s consternation or cowardice when it comes to talking about race, I seemed to have found auditorium after auditorium full of people who were more than willing to unburden themselves on this prickly topic. So the postcards that were supposed to serve as a conversation starter wound up instead serving as an epilogue. I asked people to think about their experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations about race and identity. The submissions are thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking, brave, teeming with anger and shimmering with hope. Here’s the answer. I am grateful for the tremendous response.

Go ahead. Diversity. Social Studies K-5. NCSSTeacherStandardsVol1-rev2004.