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Technology That Will Transform Social Studies Teaching and Learning


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Technology That Will Transform Social Studies Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. Technology That Will Transform Social Studies Teaching and Learning<br />Presented by Betsey Kennedy<br />4th Grade Teacher, Big Shanty Intermediate School<br /><br />
  2. 2. Materials and Links<br />All materials and links available at:<br />
  3. 3. Class Wikis<br />Free for teachers (no ads, private or public)<br />Endless Possibilities:<br />ABC “Book”<br />History Yearbook/Encyclopedia<br />Project Organizing Space<br />Book Chats<br />Spot to collaborate with other classes<br />
  4. 4. School Keys: Technology Standard<br />
  5. 5. CLASS Keys:Technology Standard<br />
  6. 6. Vocabulary<br />
  7. 7. Word Review/<br />Can be used as a review before a test or as a preview for an upcoming unit<br />Pre-assessment option: Students list things they already know<br />
  8. 8. Unique Biography Reports<br />Word art can be used to display knowledge about a particular topic<br /> allows you to format the words in the shape of letters (careful about ads on this website) <br />
  9. 9. Unique Interactives<br />Website sponsored by International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English<br />Huge number of Student Interactives<br />Everything from acrostic poem builders to timeline creators <br />
  10. 10. Favorite Interactives from<br />
  11. 11. Other Great Interactive Websites<br />Created by the Annenberg Foundation<br />United States Geography<br />Indians<br />Colonies<br />The Nation Expands<br />Numerous other interactives available from<br />
  12. 12.<br />Allows students and teachers to create multimedia, interactive posters that include everything from movies to Wordlesto weblinks<br /><br />
  13. 13. Glogster Basics<br />Can register students without email addresses<br />Students can comment on each others glogs<br />Glogs can be linked to TypePad blogs easily<br />
  14. 14. Glogster Tips and Tricks<br />Provide students with a selection of pictures, videos, etc.<br />Limit choices (for example: “You may only use the ‘Papers’ theme.”)<br />Have students sketch their basic plan before using the computer, all text should already be written<br />
  15. 15.<br />Collaborative, multimedia slide shows<br />Holds images, documents, and videos<br />Allows people to navigate slides and leave comments:<br />using voice (with a microphone or telephone) <br />text <br />audio file<br />video (via a webcam)<br />
  16. 16. VoiceThread Student Sample<br /><br />
  17. 17. VoiceThread Tips and Tricks<br />Provide a selection of pictures in student drives for students to use<br />Have students complete a storyboard before ever touching the computer<br />Provide thumbnails of the pictures for the storyboard<br />Have two students work together <br />
  18. 18. Easy to Embed<br />1. Choose “Embed” at the end of the slide show<br />2. Select TypePad<br />3. Login to Typepad<br />4. Click “Post”<br />5. You’re done!<br />
  19. 19. Materials and Links<br />All materials and links available at:<br />Add to this wiki!<br />