SmartBoards in Social Studies

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SmartBoards in Social Studies

  1. 1. SmartBoards in Social Studies How to use a SmartBoard in your classroom and useful sites.
  2. 2. Why SmartBoards? <ul><li>Media in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students interact with media </li></ul><ul><li>Draw, comment, and save notes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Class Activities <ul><li>Class notes: take notes and save for later </li></ul><ul><li>Display class projects </li></ul><ul><li>Make videos and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Activities where students interact with board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeopardy: students choose their category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online activities and games </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Use of Clickers <ul><li>Instant data from students </li></ul><ul><li>Progress check or final test </li></ul><ul><li>Data anonymously or with student names </li></ul><ul><li>Games, group work, or attendance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sites for Teachers <ul><li>Check out these resources for teachers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.unitedstreaming.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://school.discovery.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sites by other teachers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.liberty.k12.mo.us/~elanghorst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hilton.k12.ny.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.teachers.santee.k12.ca.us/cwilliams/index.htm </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sites for Students <ul><li>Historical thinking matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive units on four topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches students importance of historical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-made units for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.historicalthinkingmatters.org </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sites for Students <ul><li>PictureHistory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical images for any unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can use in presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers can use in lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.picturehistory.com/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sites for Students <ul><li>PrimaryAccess </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online movie maker for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a storyboard, add pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations in movie form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.primaryaccess.org </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sites for Students <ul><li>Covers all content areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History and Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes, maps, puzzles and games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different levels to challenge students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.shepardsoftware.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Places to Look <ul><li>Social Education magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles on technology integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews of new social studies sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on validity and classroom use </li></ul></ul>

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