TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN
THE SOCIAL STUDIES
CLASSROOM

Using Technology to Enhance
Student Learning – An
Introduction
Introduction
To Tech
Tools

Common
Core &
Primary
Sources

Student
Response
&
Feedback

Collaboration
&
Organization
Tools...
WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION LOOK LIKE?
WHY DID I NEED TO INTEGRATE IT? HOW?
“THINK BACK TEN YEARS AGO. WHAT WAS
TECHNOLOGY LIKE? NOW TRY TO IMAGINE
WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TEN YEARS FROM
NOW.”

SIR KEN...
TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE
TEACH!
 Engagement

 Cooperation
 Collaboration
 Life

Long Learner

Where does tech...
DO YOU KNOW A SITUATION LIKE THIS?
BLENDED LEARNING

START SLOW AND THEN ADD A LITTLE AT A TIME.
BLENDED LEARNING IS FLEXIBLE
Students receive instruction at a
traditional school setting.
And
 At least part of the lear...
SEARCH ENGINES
Sweet Search
 Google Scholar
 InstaGrok (edmodo app)
 iSeek

BACKCHANNELING
Twitter
 Today’s Meet
 LocaModa
 Edmodo
 Collaborize Classroom

BYOD – BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE
Bring Your Own Device
is a Solution to a lack
of resources.
 Make sure you have a
policy in ...
STUDENT RESPONSE/FEEDBACK
POLL EVERYWHERE
SOCRATIVE
WWW.SOCRATIVE.COM
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
www.edmodo.com
MOODLE
HTTP://MOODLE.ORG/
FLEXIBILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY
APPLICATIONS IN SOCIAL STUDIES
 Why

an LMS?
 How can I apply it in Social Studies?
 Videos
 Question and reflection
...
BEGINNER TIPS AND TRICKS
 Start

small
 Set guidelines for use.
 Send a letter to parents about what it is and
how you ...
ADVANCED TIPS AND TRICKS
 Communities

 Link

your resources in your library.
 Giving feedback to your students.
 Writ...
ORGANIZATION: LIVEBINDERS
COLLABORATION TOOLS


Collaborative Writing and Communication


Google Apps
G O LE D CS
OG
O

ht t ps://dr i ve.googl e.com
/
Lessons & Activities for Collaborative Writing
Peer Research, Writing and Editing
 Project Outlines
 Creative Writing St...
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING
 Skype
SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM
HTTPS://EDUCATION.SKYPE.COM/
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING
GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS
GLOBAL CONNECTION TOOLS
FLAT CLASSROOM - www.flatclassromproject.org

Davis, Vicki A., and Julie Lindsay. "Flat Classroom ...
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
EPALS

- http://www.epals.com/
ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT IDEAS FOR
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Current Events Sharing
 Cultural Exchange
 Flat Classroom Projects
...
SCREENCASTING AND VIDEO CREATION
TOOLS

Screencasting Tools Video Creation Tools
ScreenCast-O-Matic
 Screenr
 GoView
 C...
SCREENCAST-O-MATIC
JING
HTTP://WWW.TECHSMITH.COM/JING.HTML
VIDEO CREATION TOOLS
ANIMOTO HTTP://GOO.GL/N5RI1
YOUTUBE TEACHERS
ACTIVITIES AND LESSONS FOR VIDEO TOOLS
 Flipping

the Classroom
 Create Current Events videos
 Create a video about a h...
MAPPING TOOLS
GOOGLE EARTH
GOOGLE MAPS
HTTP://HISTORYGEEK29.BLOGSPOT.COM/2012_11_01_ARCHIVE.HTML
DAVID RUMSEY’S HISTORICAL MAPS
HTTP://WWW.DAVIDRUMSEY.COM/
STRATALOGICA
PRIMARY SOURCES
NATIONAL ARCHIVES – DOCS TEACH
EDSITEMENT
HTTP://EDSITEMENT.NEH.GOV/
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
HTTP://WWW.LOC.GOV/INDEX.HTML
PROCON.ORG
HTTP://WWW.PROCON.ORG/
COMMON PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS
Lack of technology training – Students and Teachers
 Students level of comfort with Technolo...
KEYS TO SUCCESS
 Start

small – Try a few tools and activities
to get your students going.
 Add a Little
 If it doesn’t...
Q&A
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NCSS Technology integration in the social studies classroom 2014

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning – An Introduction
  2. 2. Introduction To Tech Tools Common Core & Primary Sources Student Response & Feedback Collaboration & Organization Tools Back Channeling & BYOD Tech Integration in the Social Studies Common Problems and Concerns – Q&A Mapping Tools Video Tools
  3. 3. WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION LOOK LIKE? WHY DID I NEED TO INTEGRATE IT? HOW?
  4. 4. “THINK BACK TEN YEARS AGO. WHAT WAS TECHNOLOGY LIKE? NOW TRY TO IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TEN YEARS FROM NOW.” SIR KEN ROBINSON
  5. 5. TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH!  Engagement  Cooperation  Collaboration  Life Long Learner Where does technology fit in to what we are doing?
  6. 6. DO YOU KNOW A SITUATION LIKE THIS?
  7. 7. BLENDED LEARNING START SLOW AND THEN ADD A LITTLE AT A TIME.
  8. 8. BLENDED LEARNING IS FLEXIBLE Students receive instruction at a traditional school setting. And  At least part of the learning takes place outside of school in an online environment where students have some control over time, place and pace of the instruction. 
  9. 9. SEARCH ENGINES Sweet Search  Google Scholar  InstaGrok (edmodo app)  iSeek 
  10. 10. BACKCHANNELING Twitter  Today’s Meet  LocaModa  Edmodo  Collaborize Classroom 
  11. 11. BYOD – BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Bring Your Own Device is a Solution to a lack of resources.  Make sure you have a policy in place.  Survey your students.  Devices can be used for a variety of activities. 
  12. 12. STUDENT RESPONSE/FEEDBACK POLL EVERYWHERE
  13. 13. SOCRATIVE WWW.SOCRATIVE.COM
  14. 14. LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS www.edmodo.com
  15. 15. MOODLE HTTP://MOODLE.ORG/
  16. 16. FLEXIBILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY
  17. 17. APPLICATIONS IN SOCIAL STUDIES  Why an LMS?  How can I apply it in Social Studies?  Videos  Question and reflection  Feedback  Quizzes  Connecting and collaborating  Blogging
  18. 18. BEGINNER TIPS AND TRICKS  Start small  Set guidelines for use.  Send a letter to parents about what it is and how you will be using it with students.  Build your library.  Set Notifications the way you want to communicate.
  19. 19. ADVANCED TIPS AND TRICKS  Communities  Link your resources in your library.  Giving feedback to your students.  Written  Audio  Video
  20. 20. ORGANIZATION: LIVEBINDERS
  21. 21. COLLABORATION TOOLS  Collaborative Writing and Communication  Google Apps
  22. 22. G O LE D CS OG O ht t ps://dr i ve.googl e.com /
  23. 23. Lessons & Activities for Collaborative Writing Peer Research, Writing and Editing  Project Outlines  Creative Writing Stories  Collaborative Cause and Effect Writing  Document Mash-ups  Character Letter Exchange  Global Connection Lesson Writing 
  24. 24. COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING  Skype
  25. 25. SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM HTTPS://EDUCATION.SKYPE.COM/
  26. 26. COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS
  27. 27. GLOBAL CONNECTION TOOLS FLAT CLASSROOM - www.flatclassromproject.org Davis, Vicki A., and Julie Lindsay. "Flat Classroom Project Home." Flat Classroom Project - Home. Wikispaces.com, n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2012. <http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/>.
  28. 28. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS EPALS - http://www.epals.com/
  29. 29. ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT IDEAS FOR GLOBAL CONNECTIONS Current Events Sharing  Cultural Exchange  Flat Classroom Projects  Guest Speakers: Historians, Authors    Kenneth C. Davis www.dontknowmuch.com Time Period Perspective WWI/WWII  1920’s & 30’s  Cold War  Social Movements  How do I get started? Websites, Twitter, Conferences
  30. 30. SCREENCASTING AND VIDEO CREATION TOOLS Screencasting Tools Video Creation Tools ScreenCast-O-Matic  Screenr  GoView  CamStudio  Camtasia Studio  ScreenFlow  Webinaria  Animoto  Common Craft  Qwiki  Masher  Xtranormal  YouTube  School Tube 
  31. 31. SCREENCAST-O-MATIC
  32. 32. JING HTTP://WWW.TECHSMITH.COM/JING.HTML
  33. 33. VIDEO CREATION TOOLS ANIMOTO HTTP://GOO.GL/N5RI1
  34. 34. YOUTUBE TEACHERS
  35. 35. ACTIVITIES AND LESSONS FOR VIDEO TOOLS  Flipping the Classroom  Create Current Events videos  Create a video about a historical event, person, concept or time period.  Create Screencasts about a topic or concept.  Record a How-to video  Create a Travel Video  Create a spoof of a historical event
  36. 36. MAPPING TOOLS GOOGLE EARTH
  37. 37. GOOGLE MAPS HTTP://HISTORYGEEK29.BLOGSPOT.COM/2012_11_01_ARCHIVE.HTML
  38. 38. DAVID RUMSEY’S HISTORICAL MAPS HTTP://WWW.DAVIDRUMSEY.COM/
  39. 39. STRATALOGICA
  40. 40. PRIMARY SOURCES NATIONAL ARCHIVES – DOCS TEACH
  41. 41. EDSITEMENT HTTP://EDSITEMENT.NEH.GOV/
  42. 42. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HTTP://WWW.LOC.GOV/INDEX.HTML
  43. 43. PROCON.ORG HTTP://WWW.PROCON.ORG/
  44. 44. COMMON PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS Lack of technology training – Students and Teachers  Students level of comfort with Technology  Access for students  BYOD – Accessibility for all 
  45. 45. KEYS TO SUCCESS  Start small – Try a few tools and activities to get your students going.  Add a Little  If it doesn’t work, try something else.  Let students be the judge  Use what works best for you and your students.
  46. 46. Q&A

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