NCSS Technology integration in the social studies classroom 2014
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An introductory course presented by National Council for the Social Studies on 2/4/14.

An introductory course presented by National Council for the Social Studies on 2/4/14.

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NCSS Technology integration in the social studies classroom 2014 NCSS Technology integration in the social studies classroom 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • 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 Back Channeling & BYOD Tech Integration in the Social Studies Common Problems and Concerns – Q&A Mapping Tools Video 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 ROBINSON
  • TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH!  Engagement  Cooperation  Collaboration  Life Long Learner Where does technology fit in to what we are doing?
  • 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 learning takes place outside of school in an online environment where students have some control over time, place and pace of the instruction. 
  • 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 place.  Survey your students.  Devices can be used for a variety of activities. 
  • 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  Feedback  Quizzes  Connecting and collaborating  Blogging
  • 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.
  • ADVANCED TIPS AND TRICKS  Communities  Link your resources in your library.  Giving feedback to your students.  Written  Audio  Video
  • 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 Stories  Collaborative Cause and Effect Writing  Document Mash-ups  Character Letter Exchange  Global Connection Lesson Writing 
  • 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 Project Home." Flat Classroom Project - Home. Wikispaces.com, n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2012. <http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/>.
  • GLOBAL CONNECTIONS EPALS - http://www.epals.com/
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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 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
  • 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 Technology  Access for students  BYOD – Accessibility for all 
  • 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.
  • Q&A