How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies
Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Blogging the Textbook "As a teacher, to make social studies more fun, I use the CoveritLive blogging tool. While I talk and read from the textbook, some of the kids have a blog conversation about what I am presenting. I can be sure they are staying on topic because another teacher approves their comments. CoveritLive is a publishing tool that allows users to instantly publish their blog posts, which allows it to serve somewhat like a chat room. Battle It Out "In history, instead of just reading about battles from World War II, have students recreate them on film. For online tutorials about filmmaking—from the planning stage to shooting to editing—the American Film Institute's ScreenNation offers a wealth of free resources. "Friending" Thomas Paine "We could use MySpace to create profiles about important people in history. I made a page for Thomas Paine. Going to the Source If you have all that, you're set to Skype!
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