Technology integration in the social studies classroom
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN
THE SOCIAL STUDIES
Using Technology to Enhance
Student Learning – An
in the Social
WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION LOOK LIKE?
WHY DID I NEED TO INTEGRATE IT? HOW?
“THINK BACK TEN YEARS AGO. WHAT WAS
TECHNOLOGY LIKE? NOW TRY TO IMAGINE
WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TEN YEARS FROM
SIR KEN ROBINSON
TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE
Where does technology fit in to what
we are doing?
START SLOW AND THEN ADD A LITTLE AT A TIME.
BLENDED LEARNING IS FLEXIBLE
Students receive instruction at a
traditional school setting.
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
Make sure you have a
policy in place.
Survey your students.
Devices can be used
for a variety of
BEGINNER TIPS AND TRICKS
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
ADVANCED TIPS AND TRICKS
your resources in your library.
Giving feedback to your students.
SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING
GLOBAL CONNECTION TOOLS
FLAT CLASSROOM - www.flatclassromproject.org
Davis, 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/>.
ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT IDEAS FOR
Current Events Sharing
Flat Classroom Projects
Guest Speakers: Historians, Authors
Kenneth C. Davis www.dontknowmuch.com
Time Period Perspective
1920’s & 30’s
How do I get started? Websites, Twitter,
SCREENCASTING AND VIDEO CREATION
Screencasting Tools Video Creation Tools
ACTIVITIES AND LESSONS FOR VIDEO TOOLS
Create Current Events videos
Create a video about a historical event,
person, concept or time period.
Create Screencasts about a topic or
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
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