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How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies

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. (Every comment must be approved by a teacher.) 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

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Middle School Social Studies What Student Engagement Is, and Is Not Teachers, of course, have always sought to engage students, but that phrase is so very broad, and desperately needed clarity when it became the predominant “look-for” in classrooms.Read more. Virtual Field Trip: Constitution Day in Philadelphia On September 17, Discovery Education celebrated Constitution Day with an exclusive day of events in Philadelphia, and we invited teachers and students nationwide to join us for a Virtual Field Trip to learn about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the foundation of our democracy.Read more. {*style:<a href=' Education Resources on the Atomic Bombs of World War II{*style:</b>*}{*style:</a>*}{*style:<br>*} August 9th will mark the 70th anniversary of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. August 15th is the 70th anniversary of V-J Day and the end of World War II. Students can examine the facts of these events in a narrative, basic-recall fashion.

How to Teach with Technology: Language Arts Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Video Dialogues "I think students would retain a lot more information if they made a video about the person they're studying or created an instant message dialogue in which they imagine a fictional conversation between characters, as opposed to just taking a test or writing an essay. "If every class could use some type of blog or Web page, students could post their questions and the teacher would be able to respond for the whole class to see. This means the teacher wouldn't have to answer the same question multiple times, and students would understand homework better.

50 Educational Technology Tools Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning

LiteracyCCGPS - Social Studies Informational Text Resources Skip to main content Try Wikispaces Classroom now. Brand new from Wikispaces. guest Join | Help | Sign In How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach scientific and mathematical concepts. Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Science In former teacher T.J. Fletcher's honors chemistry class at Eagan High School, in Eagan, Minnesota, students worked in groups to conduct video interviews of local experts on a research topic of their choosing. (Look at information and examples of their completed projects.)

5 Great Sites for Student-Friendly Informational Texts - Green Light Learning Tools by Helen Beyne You already know that one main mission of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is to help students comprehend a wide variety of informational texts—nonfiction texts that inform readers about a topic. But with the vast amount of information available online, you might not know where to go to find appropriate informational texts for your students. 15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration By Jacob Gube No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer. Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features. In this article, you’ll find 15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration.

Common Core Lesson Plans English Language Arts A Harry Potter Discussion Guide Theme, setting, characters and more Teacher Reviews New Student Participation App A new web-based classroom tool called GoSoapBox is one possible solution to this problem. With GoSoapBox, students can simultaneously interact with the class in real time as well as participating with any Internet connected device. I am currently accessing GoSoapBox with my classroom set of iPod Touches; however, the app will run on laptops, notebooks, iPads or other mobile devices. Common Core: Reading in Science Class Science & Literacy Resources What’s Your Evidence? Engaging K–5 Children in Constructing Explanations in Science By Carla Zembal-Saul et al. The Common Core standards require evidence to support conclusions. This book—which includes a DVD of real classroom exchanges—will help elementary teachers model and initiate scientific discussions. The Essentials of Science and Literacy: A Guide for Teachers By Jeff Winokur et al. Authored by a team of science and literacy experts, this book includes concrete ideas teachers can use to increase both literacy learning and the quality of science instruction.

Let's Get SMART® Be sure to check the SMART Resources page at the left. Use the custom Google search engine there to find specific SMART Notebook resources. Easy Steps to Get Going! Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators By Laura Turner This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science.

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