Welcome to PrimaryAccess Askthejudge - Answers for teens about the law World Digital Library Home Making Current Events Accessible to Kids Many parents and teachers grew up doing dull current-events reports based on static text found in newspapers. Today's students, who are immersed in a world in which news can be updated by anyone 24/7, need a different skill set to read and understand the world. Classroom current-events time provides the perfect opportunity to practice critical-thinking and text-analysis skills using timely and real-world sources. Everyday Interest In my classroom, Fridays are dedicated to current events, but that doesn’t mean the world waits. Flipboard – Curate news stories to share through an iOS app. Almost daily, I read the news and use the bookmarklet to add stories to a Flipboard Magazine students subscribe to. Newsela – Provide leveled readings of news stories. For students to be regularly engaged in the readings, they need to be able to comprehend what they read. Flocabulary – The lyrics of the Week in Rap are major news stories. Map Story – Create timelines on top of map layers. Related Posts:
Resources for Primary Source Documents Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection. I have been scouring the web for several hours and finally come up with this selection. Whether you teach social studies, history, literature, Geography or any other content area where there is a need for original and primary source documents, the list below will definitely be a good starting point for searching and assembling primary sources. 1- Library of Congress 4- Chronicling America Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. 6- Digital Archive Wilson Centre 8- Persus Digital Library 9- Life Photo Archive
Google Earth for Educators Timeline JS CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies Hammond, T. C., & Manfra, M. M. (2009). Giving, prompting, making: Aligning technology and pedagogy within TPACK for social studies instruction. Giving, Prompting, Making: Aligning Technology and Pedagogy Within TPACK for Social Studies Instruction Thomas C. Meghan McGlinn ManfraNorth Carolina State University Abstract Technological pedagogical content knowledge (now known as technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge, or TPACK) has become a widely referenced conceptual framework within teacher education. In 1997, Peter Martorella wrote, “Arguably, technology is a sleeping giant in the social studies curriculum” (p. 511). Perhaps the durability of this image is due to its continued relevance – technology typically plays a marginal role in most social studies instruction (e.g., Becker, Ravitz, & Wong, 1999; Hicks, Doolittle, & Lee, 2004; vanFossen & Waterson, 2008). Theory, Purpose, and Practice in Technology Integration Into the Social Studies Giving: Tell It to Me Straight
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