Technology integration in the social studies classroom 2013
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOMUsing Technology to EnhanceStudent Learning – AnIntroduction
Collaboration Introduction & To Tech Organization Tools Tools Back Channeling & BYODCommon Core & TechPrimary IntegrationSources in the Social Mapping Studies Tools Student Response & Video Common Tools Feedback Problems and Concerns – Q&A
WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION LOOK LIKE?WHY DID I NEED TO INTEGRATE IT? HOW?
“THINK BACK TEN YEARS AGO. WHAT WASTECHNOLOGY LIKE? NOW TRY TO IMAGINEWHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TEN YEARS FROMNOW.” SIR KEN ROBINSON
TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH! Engagement Cooperation Collaboration Life Long LearnerWhere does technology fit in to whatwe are doing?
BLENDED LEARNINGSTART 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.
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.
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
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
SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOMHTTPS://EDUCATION.SKYPE.COM/
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CONFERENCINGGOOGLE+ HANGOUTS
GLOBAL CONNECTION TOOLSFLAT CLASSROOM - www.flatclassromproject.orgDavis, 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 CONNECTIONSEPALS - http://www.epals.com/
ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT IDEAS FORGLOBAL 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 CREATIONTOOLSScreencasting Tools Video Creation Tools ScreenCast-O-Matic Animoto Screenr Common Craft GoView Qwiki CamStudio Masher Camtasia Studio Xtranormal ScreenFlow YouTube Webinaria School Tube
ACTIVITIES AND LESSONS FOR VIDEO TOOLS Flippingthe 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
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.