Technology integration into social studies classroom
Technology for Social Studies By superizci
Using technological tools for social studies classrooms These technological tools have some helpful features that can help social studies teacher for class preparation.
Some useful tools and websites for social studies teacher1. Our basic helpful tools: Power points, word processor and Microsoft paint.These are most applied technological tools for social studies classes.2. http://www.mrdonn.org/You can find tons of lesson plans and materials for class preparation within this site.3. http://classtools.net/To apply for ready to use templates4. http://www.google.com/earth/index.htmlGoogle Earth continues to mesmerize young people with its ability to put the worlds geographic information at their fingertips
5.http://docs.google.com/demo/edit?id=scABiWQkram9V8Gue xElDc3e3&dt=document#documentCreate and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys and more6. http://www.icivics.org/Web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in U.S. democracy7.http://www.pcworld.com/article/184619/the_greatest_window s_tips_of_all_time.htmlFor using Windows more efficiently
8. www.edu.glogster.comGlogster is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.9. http://www.timetoast.com/Create timelines, share them on the web10. www.twiducate.comSocial networking for the schools11. www.datamasher.orgThis website may not be used for all level social studies classroom but can be used in AP classes. The following link shows how to use this site. http://www.datamasher.org/node/10612. https://www.dropbox.com/Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
13. http://www.diigo.com/Research and knowledge sharing community14.http://k6educators.about.com/od/lessonplanheadquarters/tp/ 8_steps_lp.htmTop 8 Components of a Well-Written Lesson Plan15. http://www.google.com/educators/tools.htmlTools for your classroom16.https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?continue=http%3 A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2F&followup=http%3A%2F%2F sites.google.com%2F&service=jotspot&passive=true&ul=1Google site for web page hosting
17. http://www.slideshare.net/You can share and find presentations, documents, and videos on this site.18. http://video.pbs.org/Watch award-winning national programming and locally produced shows19. http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/10/100- helpful-web-tools-for-every-kind-of-learner/100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_PageWikipedia: The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit
21. www.history.com/gamesTons of instructional games22. http://www.xtranormal.com/Creating videos with animated characters. &
There are many tools introduced by technology developers to integrate technology into classrooms,but we should have some meaningful reasons to use technology appropriately. The followinglinks have some principles as guides for technology integration into social studies.http://www.citejournal.org/vol1/iss1/currentissues/socialstudies/article1.htmhttp://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/top-6-ways-to-use-tech-to-boost-student-achievement.shtml Best Wishes,