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Technology That Will Transform Social Studies Teaching and Learning

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  • 1. Technology That Will Transform Social Studies Teaching and Learning
    Presented by Betsey Kennedy
    4th Grade Teacher, Big Shanty Intermediate School
    elizabeth.kennedy@cobbk12.org
  • 2. Materials and Links
    All materials and links available at:http://TechnologyAndSocialStudies.wikispaces.com/
  • 3. Class Wikishttp://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers
    Free for teachers (no ads, private or public)
    Endless Possibilities:
    ABC “Book”
    History Yearbook/Encyclopedia
    Project Organizing Space
    Book Chats
    Spot to collaborate with other classes
  • 4. School Keys: Technology Standard
  • 5. CLASS Keys:Technology Standard
  • 6. Vocabulary Explorations:www.visuwords.com
  • 7. Word Review/Brainstormingwww.wordle.net
    Can be used as a review before a test or as a preview for an upcoming unit
    Pre-assessment option: Students list things they already know
  • 8. Unique Biography Reports
    Word art can be used to display knowledge about a particular topic
    http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/ allows you to format the words in the shape of letters (careful about ads on this website)
  • 9. Unique Interactiveshttp://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/
    Website sponsored by International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English
    Huge number of Student Interactives
    Everything from acrostic poem builders to timeline creators
  • 10. Favorite Interactives from www.ReadWriteThink.org
  • 11. Other Great Interactive Websites
    Created by the Annenberg Foundationhttp://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/index.html
    United States Geography
    Indians
    Colonies
    The Nation Expands
    Numerous other interactives available from www.learner.org/interactives/
  • 12. www.Glogster.com/edu
    Allows students and teachers to create multimedia, interactive posters that include everything from movies to Wordlesto weblinks
    http://thilby.edu.glogster.com/glogsteredu/
  • 13. Glogster Basics
    Can register students without email addresses
    Students can comment on each others glogs
    Glogs can be linked to TypePad blogs easily
  • 14. Glogster Tips and Tricks
    Provide students with a selection of pictures, videos, etc.
    Limit choices (for example: “You may only use the ‘Papers’ theme.”)
    Have students sketch their basic plan before using the computer, all text should already be written
  • 15. www.VoiceThread.com
    Collaborative, multimedia slide shows
    Holds images, documents, and videos
    Allows people to navigate slides and leave comments:
    using voice (with a microphone or telephone)
    text
    audio file
    video (via a webcam)
  • 16. VoiceThread Student Sample
    http://voicethread.com/share/1602641/http://bigshanty.blogs.com/kennedy/
  • 17. VoiceThread Tips and Tricks
    Provide a selection of pictures in student drives for students to use
    Have students complete a storyboard before ever touching the computer
    Provide thumbnails of the pictures for the storyboard
    Have two students work together
  • 18. Easy to Embed
    1. Choose “Embed” at the end of the slide show
    2. Select TypePad
    3. Login to Typepad
    4. Click “Post”
    5. You’re done!
  • 19. Materials and Links
    All materials and links available at:http://TechnologyAndSocialStudies.wikispaces.com/
    Add to this wiki!

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