SOURCES TO USE IN A SOCIALSTUDIES CLASSROOM     Created by Michella Joseph     Friday, April 22, 2011; EDLD 5362-8011
2   1st   Website to use in classroom                Parentella                             Saturday, July 23, 2011
Parentella    Our mission is to strengthen the home-school tie by encouraging parent teacher                              ...
Parentella – Teacher Perspective4       “Teachers can share class news, homework,        important notes, alerts, documen...
Parentella – Parent Perspective5       “Parents can ask questions, share information, and        ideas.”       “It’s an ...
Why use Parentella?6       Parentella is a user friendly website. Parents with        varying degrees of computer knowled...
Impact on Professional Practice7       Using this site I can:         Increase  communication with parents         Crea...
8   2nd   Website to use in classroom           Teaching Digital History                              Saturday, July 23, 2...
Teaching Digital History9       http://teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com/       This community is focused on ideas and res...
Teaching Digital History10        All resources are categorized by historical topics        Resources include photos, vi...
Why use Teaching Digital History?11        This website has a variety of tools available for use         such as videos, ...
Impact on Professional Practice12        Using this site I can:          Use  a variety of mediums to introduce topics o...
13   Resources used in PowerPoint                       Saturday, July 23, 2011
Resources14        Parentella - Online Social Network for Parents in         Collaboration with Teachers. (n.d.). Parente...
Resources15        Ramirez, L. (n.d.). Parent Teacher Communication and         How It Benefits the Child. Parenting Maga...
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  1. 1. SOURCES TO USE IN A SOCIALSTUDIES CLASSROOM Created by Michella Joseph Friday, April 22, 2011; EDLD 5362-8011
  2. 2. 2 1st Website to use in classroom Parentella Saturday, July 23, 2011
  3. 3. Parentella Our mission is to strengthen the home-school tie by encouraging parent teacher communication.3  http://www.parentella.com/  Used to create and strengthen teacher – parent communication  Middle School parents and teachers usually do not have communication until it is too late  This network will have both parties start the school year with open communication http://www.parentella.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  4. 4. Parentella – Teacher Perspective4  “Teachers can share class news, homework, important notes, alerts, documents, and links.”  “Teachers can also use it in the classroom with students.”  “They can choose to post content in the parent group or the student group or both to enhance classroom interaction.” http://www.parentella.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  5. 5. Parentella – Parent Perspective5  “Parents can ask questions, share information, and ideas.”  “It’s an online social network for parents that enhances parent teacher communication and collaboration.”  “We also have tools to help with parental involvement and engagement in schools.” http://www.parentella.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  6. 6. Why use Parentella?6  Parentella is a user friendly website. Parents with varying degrees of computer knowledge can easily navigate through the website.  Teacher-Parent communication is vital to student success  “When parents and teachers work together, a child has a team of adults who are committed to bringing out his best.” (Ramirez, 2006) http://www.parentella.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  7. 7. Impact on Professional Practice7  Using this site I can:  Increase communication with parents  Create a network for parents with students in the same class  Allow parents to take a more active role in their student’s education  Allow students to communicate with the teacher and/or parents outside the classroom  Demonstrate to student’s that they have a network that cares for them and their success http://www.parentella.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  8. 8. 8 2nd Website to use in classroom Teaching Digital History Saturday, July 23, 2011
  9. 9. Teaching Digital History9  http://teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com/  This community is focused on ideas and resources for teaching social studies using digital historical resources  This community is an interconnected blog created for social studies teachers by social studies teachers  With this blog in particular the “readers can reply easily and participate in a discussion in which they share knowledge and reflect on the topic” (Pitler, et al. 55) http://teachingdigitalhistory.nig.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  10. 10. Teaching Digital History10  All resources are categorized by historical topics  Resources include photos, videos, and blogs  Each blog includes lesson topic, tools to use in each lesson, videos or pictures related to each lesson, and feedback from others who have taught the lesson http://teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  11. 11. Why use Teaching Digital History?11  This website has a variety of tools available for use such as videos, pictures, links to other sites  Tools are free and easy to use  Input on lessons that work or don’t work are readily available  Diverse forms of media that will capture and captivate students attention http://teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  12. 12. Impact on Professional Practice12  Using this site I can:  Use a variety of mediums to introduce topics or teach lessons  Make history “come to life” for the students  Turn a “boring” subject for students into an exciting experience for them  Slowly creating a 21st century, technology capable, student centered classroom  Introduce topics to students and have them create blogs, wikis, lessons that are engaging http://teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011
  13. 13. 13 Resources used in PowerPoint Saturday, July 23, 2011
  14. 14. Resources14  Parentella - Online Social Network for Parents in Collaboration with Teachers. (n.d.). Parentella - Online Social Network for Parents in Collaboration with Teachers. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://www.parentella.com/  Pitler, H., Hubbell, E. R., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works . Alexandria: ASCD. Saturday, July 23, 2011
  15. 15. Resources15  Ramirez, L. (n.d.). Parent Teacher Communication and How It Benefits the Child. Parenting Magazine Offers Parenting Advice and Insights about Child Development. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://www.parenting- child-development.com/parent-teacher.html  Teaching Digital History - ...using documents, images, maps and online tools. (n.d.). Teaching Digital History - ...using documents, images, maps and online tools. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://teachingdigitalhistory.ning.com/ Saturday, July 23, 2011

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