Integrating the Internet into the Social Studies Classroom Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Techn...
Topics <ul><li>Internet-based Social Studies learning applications </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Internet  integration ...
Internet-based Learning Applications
Learning Applications <ul><li>Enrichments </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons/online tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul...
Enrichments <ul><li>Use media from the Internet as springboards to further discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to cartoon...
 
UnitedStreaming.com http://www. unitedstreaming .com
Lessons/Online Tutorials <ul><li>Targets specific learner outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Guides a user through instructional s...
Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www. britannica .com
Interpreting Political Cartoons http://www1. moe . edu . sg / edsoftware / ir /soc.html
Why do Civilizations Fall?  http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government (for kids)  http:// bensguide . gpo . gov /
The Story of Elizabeth Whitney Williams  http://www. michiganepic .org/ KeeperOfTheLightFlash /
Tools <ul><li>Require student input used to quickly generate output </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine is most used tool </li...
Alterna Timelines http://www2. canisius . edu /~ emeryg /time.html
History.NET Discussions http:// historynet . zeroforum .com/
Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/
Maritime History Archive http://www. mun .ca/ mha /
Spartacus Educational http://www. spartacus . schoolnet .co. uk /
Reference Resources <ul><li>Comprehensive in scope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIA World Factbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sta...
CIA World Fact Book http://www. cia . gov / cia /publications/ factbook /
iTools.com http://www. itools .com/
Microsoft Encarta http:// encarta .msn.com
HistoryCentral.com http://www. multied .com/
U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census. gov /
Historical Russia http://www.departments. bucknell . edu / russian
Information Resources <ul><li>Collections of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Castles on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Castles on the Web http:// castlesontheweb .com/
50States.com http://www.50states.com/
U.S. State Department: Regions http://www.state. gov /www/regions.html
Virtual Tour: Secrets of the Pharaohs  http://www. pbs .org/ wnet /pharaohs/digging.html
Virtual Tour: Tower of London  http://www. nationalgeographic .com/ ngkids /0101/tower/tower2.html
Virtual Tour: Williamsburg, VA  http://www.history.org/visit/ tourTheTown /
WWW Virtual Tours  http://www. virtualfreesites .com/tours.html
Internet Projects <ul><li>Long-term interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </...
Children of Dreams http://www. gsn .org/programs/dreams/ lessonplan .html
KidLink.org http://www. kidlink .org
Activities <ul><li>Online activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas/topic searches </li>...
WebQuests <ul><li>Internet inquiry-based activities </li></ul><ul><li>“Online lesson plans” </li></ul><ul><li>Provides cha...
The WebQuest Page http:// webquest . sdsu . edu /
TechTrekkers WebQuests http://www. techtrekers .com/ webquests
Strategies for Internet Integration
Identify the Goal <ul><li>Link to Web sites that you find useful </li></ul><ul><li>Create a page with the links </li></ul>...
BackFlip http://www. backflip .com/
Bookmark Tracker http://www. bookmarktracker .com/
Multimedia Scrapbook <ul><li>Internet links to media </li></ul><ul><li>Students can discover artifacts on a topic </li></u...
Filamentality http://www. filamentality .com/wired/ fil /index.html
Exploring China http://www. filamentality .com/wired/China/scrapbook.html
Treasure Hunts <ul><li>Find Web sites that hold information </li></ul><ul><li>Guide students through their “hunt” </li></u...
Civil War Activities http://www. libsci .sc. edu /miller/ CivilWar . htm
African American History Treasure Hunt http://www.kn. pacbell .com/wired/BHM/ bh _hunt_quiz.html
Subject Sampler <ul><li>Prepare smaller variety of Web sites organized around a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Choose intriguing ...
American Revolution Sampler http:// oncampus . richmond . edu /academics/education/projects/samplers/revolution.html
Putting it Together
How do I start? <ul><li>With the end in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the intention? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What ...
How do I start? <ul><li>Set goals for you and your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
How do I start? <ul><li>Set goals for you and your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Where do I start? <ul><li>Look at current curriculum with an eye towards where it may be lacking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do ...
How do I start? <ul><li>Once you feel comfortable with the tools, you change YOUR way of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Become...
Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Carefully guided and structured </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Stu...
Steve Spengler Contact Info: Phone: 610-515-6533 Email: sspengler@ciu20.org
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  1. 1. Integrating the Internet into the Social Studies Classroom Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Technology Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Internet-based Social Studies learning applications </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Internet integration in the Social Studies Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it all together </li></ul>“ Working the Web for Education” and “What’s on the Web” by Tom March “ The Internet Connection: Exploring the Power of the Web as a Teaching Tool” by Educational Research Corporation
  3. 3. Internet-based Learning Applications
  4. 4. Learning Applications <ul><li>Enrichments </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons/online tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Reference resources </li></ul><ul><li>Information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Enrichments <ul><li>Use media from the Internet as springboards to further discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to cartoon on the overhead or beginning a lesson with a story </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion/story starters </li></ul><ul><li>[PSSA] Writing prompts </li></ul>
  6. 7. UnitedStreaming.com http://www. unitedstreaming .com
  7. 8. Lessons/Online Tutorials <ul><li>Targets specific learner outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Guides a user through instructional steps </li></ul><ul><li>May have feedback, benchmarks or checkpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Technologically difficult to create </li></ul><ul><li>Newer technologies allow for more! </li></ul>
  8. 9. Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www. britannica .com
  9. 10. Interpreting Political Cartoons http://www1. moe . edu . sg / edsoftware / ir /soc.html
  10. 11. Why do Civilizations Fall? http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/
  11. 12. Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government (for kids) http:// bensguide . gpo . gov /
  12. 13. The Story of Elizabeth Whitney Williams http://www. michiganepic .org/ KeeperOfTheLightFlash /
  13. 14. Tools <ul><li>Require student input used to quickly generate output </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine is most used tool </li></ul><ul><li>Online databases </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher tools </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular tools </li></ul>
  14. 15. Alterna Timelines http://www2. canisius . edu /~ emeryg /time.html
  15. 16. History.NET Discussions http:// historynet . zeroforum .com/
  16. 17. Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/
  17. 18. Maritime History Archive http://www. mun .ca/ mha /
  18. 19. Spartacus Educational http://www. spartacus . schoolnet .co. uk /
  19. 20. Reference Resources <ul><li>Comprehensive in scope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIA World Factbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical Abstract of the US </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ready reference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTools.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Encarta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HistoryCentral.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrow focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Russia </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. CIA World Fact Book http://www. cia . gov / cia /publications/ factbook /
  21. 22. iTools.com http://www. itools .com/
  22. 23. Microsoft Encarta http:// encarta .msn.com
  23. 24. HistoryCentral.com http://www. multied .com/
  24. 25. U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census. gov /
  25. 26. Historical Russia http://www.departments. bucknell . edu / russian
  26. 27. Information Resources <ul><li>Collections of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Castles on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50States.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secrets of the Pharaohs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tower of London </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour Colonial Williamsburg </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Castles on the Web http:// castlesontheweb .com/
  28. 29. 50States.com http://www.50states.com/
  29. 30. U.S. State Department: Regions http://www.state. gov /www/regions.html
  30. 31. Virtual Tour: Secrets of the Pharaohs http://www. pbs .org/ wnet /pharaohs/digging.html
  31. 32. Virtual Tour: Tower of London http://www. nationalgeographic .com/ ngkids /0101/tower/tower2.html
  32. 33. Virtual Tour: Williamsburg, VA http://www.history.org/visit/ tourTheTown /
  33. 34. WWW Virtual Tours http://www. virtualfreesites .com/tours.html
  34. 35. Internet Projects <ul><li>Long-term interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long-term Web projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GlobalSchool.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KidLink </li></ul></ul>
  35. 36. Children of Dreams http://www. gsn .org/programs/dreams/ lessonplan .html
  36. 37. KidLink.org http://www. kidlink .org
  37. 38. Activities <ul><li>Online activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas/topic searches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offline activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debates </li></ul></ul>
  38. 39. WebQuests <ul><li>Internet inquiry-based activities </li></ul><ul><li>“Online lesson plans” </li></ul><ul><li>Provides challenging task, scenario, or problem to solve </li></ul><ul><li>Provide resources for students </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing activity is meant to synthesize prior learning </li></ul>
  39. 40. The WebQuest Page http:// webquest . sdsu . edu /
  40. 41. TechTrekkers WebQuests http://www. techtrekers .com/ webquests
  41. 42. Strategies for Internet Integration
  42. 43. Identify the Goal <ul><li>Link to Web sites that you find useful </li></ul><ul><li>Create a page with the links </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use your list for guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Post your list on the Web to bookmark sites </li></ul>
  43. 44. BackFlip http://www. backflip .com/
  44. 45. Bookmark Tracker http://www. bookmarktracker .com/
  45. 46. Multimedia Scrapbook <ul><li>Internet links to media </li></ul><ul><li>Students can discover artifacts on a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students can download the items to be used in presentations </li></ul>
  46. 47. Filamentality http://www. filamentality .com/wired/ fil /index.html
  47. 48. Exploring China http://www. filamentality .com/wired/China/scrapbook.html
  48. 49. Treasure Hunts <ul><li>Find Web sites that hold information </li></ul><ul><li>Guide students through their “hunt” </li></ul><ul><li>Pose one key question per page to define scope of topic </li></ul><ul><li>Include a culminating higher order thinking skills activity </li></ul>
  49. 50. Civil War Activities http://www. libsci .sc. edu /miller/ CivilWar . htm
  50. 51. African American History Treasure Hunt http://www.kn. pacbell .com/wired/BHM/ bh _hunt_quiz.html
  51. 52. Subject Sampler <ul><li>Prepare smaller variety of Web sites organized around a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Choose intriguing sites </li></ul><ul><li>Students are asked about their perspectives on topics, comparisons, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate into oral history projects </li></ul>
  52. 53. American Revolution Sampler http:// oncampus . richmond . edu /academics/education/projects/samplers/revolution.html
  53. 54. Putting it Together
  54. 55. How do I start? <ul><li>With the end in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the intention? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I want the end result to be? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on technology skills or production? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What end results will I facilitate? </li></ul></ul>Kelly, Deidre, “The Year Ahead”, Classroom Connect, September 2000, p. 16.
  55. 56. How do I start? <ul><li>Set goals for you and your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I want to feel confident when my students use the Internet. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I want to learn how to use the Internet to find teacher materials. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I want to integrate the Internet into my curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul>Kelly, Deidre, “The Year Ahead”, Classroom Connect, September 2000, p. 16.
  56. 57. How do I start? <ul><li>Set goals for you and your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I want my students to treat the Internet as a tool, not a toy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I want my students to learn how to use the Internet as a publishing tool. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I want my students to learn how to use the Internet as a research tool. </li></ul></ul></ul>Kelly, Deidre, “The Year Ahead”, Classroom Connect, September 2000, p. 16.
  57. 58. Where do I start? <ul><li>Look at current curriculum with an eye towards where it may be lacking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do learners come out of the unit knowing enough information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the students actively engaged? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do they pursue higher-level thinking? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a Web-based activity for the learning aspect that you would revise anyway (WebQuest, Treasure Hunt…) </li></ul>
  58. 59. How do I start? <ul><li>Once you feel comfortable with the tools, you change YOUR way of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Become creative and internalize the use of the tools </li></ul><ul><li>NETS (http://cnets.iste.org) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards for teachers and students </li></ul></ul>
  59. 60. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Carefully guided and structured </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Students must understand exploration (not playing around) </li></ul><ul><li>Students are investigating, asking questions, writing, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing reading, writing, and thinking skills. </li></ul>
  60. 61. Steve Spengler Contact Info: Phone: 610-515-6533 Email: sspengler@ciu20.org
  61. 62. Integrating the Internet into the Social Studies Classroom Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Technology Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

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