Technology inSocial Studies InstructionA report by Riza MercadoFor Educational TechnologyClass 2012 – 20132nd Semester
What is Social Studies?
What is Social Studies? -Isthe “integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence -- Draw...
Sociology            Political Science
History
Economics
Religious Studies
Geography
Psychology
Anthropology
Civics
What is Social Studies? -Isthe “integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence -- Draw...
How do we teach Social StudiesTraditionally?
How do we teach Social Studies traditionally?  - Reading
How do we teach Social Studies traditionally?  - Memorization
What are the different ways toimprove Social Studies Instruction?
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Interviews/Field Trips -Research -Power  Point Presenta...
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Interviews
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Research
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Power   Point Presentation
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Video   Clips
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Internet   or Websites
What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Interviews/Field Trips -Research -Power   Point Present...
Let us focus on the Internet
Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. One example of how we can use technology to prepare social studies teachers to extend ...
Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. For example, let’s click on the following link: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/index.php...
Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. Using the digital archives of primary sources available online through the Virginia Ce...
Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. The Valley of the Shadow Project is a multimedia archive that follows two communities,...
Guidelines in using technologyin Social Studies Instruction
Guidelines in using technology in Social StudiesInstruction 1.   Extend Learning beyond what could be done      without te...
Discussion
Discussion 1.   Technology opens the door to learning social      studies skills and content in ways impossible in      th...
Discussion 1.   Social Studies educators must be able to meet      the demands of the electronic or knowledge      age and...
Conclusion
Conclusion-   To summarize it all, what I have shared is not how    to rely on the internet to make the students know    a...
Resources
Resources- Mason, C., Berson, M., Diem, R., Hicks, D., Lee, J., &   Dralle, T.(2000). Guidelines for using technology to  ...
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Technology In Social Studies Instruction

  1. 1. Technology inSocial Studies InstructionA report by Riza MercadoFor Educational TechnologyClass 2012 – 20132nd Semester
  2. 2. What is Social Studies?
  3. 3. What is Social Studies? -Isthe “integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence -- Draws upon various fields such as …
  4. 4. Sociology Political Science
  5. 5. History
  6. 6. Economics
  7. 7. Religious Studies
  8. 8. Geography
  9. 9. Psychology
  10. 10. Anthropology
  11. 11. Civics
  12. 12. What is Social Studies? -Isthe “integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence -- Draws upon various fields such as sociology, political science, history, economics, religious studies, geography, psychology, anthropology, and civics
  13. 13. How do we teach Social StudiesTraditionally?
  14. 14. How do we teach Social Studies traditionally? - Reading
  15. 15. How do we teach Social Studies traditionally? - Memorization
  16. 16. What are the different ways toimprove Social Studies Instruction?
  17. 17. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Interviews/Field Trips -Research -Power Point Presentation -Video Clips -Internet or Websites
  18. 18. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Interviews
  19. 19. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Research
  20. 20. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Power Point Presentation
  21. 21. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Video Clips
  22. 22. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Internet or Websites
  23. 23. What are the different ways to improve SocialStudies Instruction? -Interviews/Field Trips -Research -Power Point Presentation -Video Clips -Internet or Websites
  24. 24. Let us focus on the Internet
  25. 25. Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. One example of how we can use technology to prepare social studies teachers to extend learning in a meaningful way is by using digital archives, such as the ones found at the Virginia Center for Digital History . The Virginia Center for Digital History has developed a series of digital history projects including the award-winning Valley of the Shadow Project: Two Communities in the American Civil War , Virtual Jamestown , Race and Place: African American Community History , Presidential Recordings Project , and Dolley Madison Project. The Virginia Center for Digital History `s mission is to develop high-quality, well-researched, and reliable history materials for the World Wide Web and deliver them to schools, colleges, libraries, historical societies, and the general public.
  26. 26. Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. For example, let’s click on the following link: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/index.php?page=VCDH
  27. 27. Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. Using the digital archives of primary sources available online through the Virginia Center for Digital History, students can conduct historical research to construct the significance of people and events in history. These materials provide students with the opportunity to access, manipulate, and interpret raw materials of our past.
  28. 28. Let us focus on the Internet – e.g. The Valley of the Shadow Project is a multimedia archive that follows two communities, one northern and one southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. It contains searchable and browsable newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, military records, and census manuscripts from Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Researchers at all levels can explore the material and create authoritative historical accounts of the experiences of families, women, soldiers, immigrants, politicians, African Americans, and farmers during the Civil War years. Although the documents are organized chronologically as the years just before or during the Civil War, the archive contains rich material for teachers and researchers interested in exploring other important themes in American History, such as slavery, immigration, ethnic groups, womens lives, reform movements, economic development, and political culture.
  29. 29. Guidelines in using technologyin Social Studies Instruction
  30. 30. Guidelines in using technology in Social StudiesInstruction 1. Extend Learning beyond what could be done without technology 2. Introduce technology in context 3. Include opportunities for students to study relationship among science, technology, and society 4. Foster the development of the skills, knowledge, and participation as good citizens in a democratic society 5. Contribute to research and evaluation of social studies and technology
  31. 31. Discussion
  32. 32. Discussion 1. Technology opens the door to learning social studies skills and content in ways impossible in the traditional classroom 2. “… [we need to] consider if the technology is allowing them to learn in a way they could not without the technology or if they are at best learning in a more meaningful way.
  33. 33. Discussion 1. Social Studies educators must be able to meet the demands of the electronic or knowledge age and must deal with the impact of technology on development of society 2. Social Studies instruction must account for the changes in society resulting from the use of technology (Glenn, 1990) and must consider the critical thought required for processing information generated by technology (Parker, 1991)
  34. 34. Conclusion
  35. 35. Conclusion- To summarize it all, what I have shared is not how to rely on the internet to make the students know about social studies but on how the technology was utilized to supplement and improve learning.- I believe therefore that technology in Social Studies instruction is on how we can maximize technology to improve and supplement learning which includes (and is not limited to) the internet, websites, electronic programs, and so on.
  36. 36. Resources
  37. 37. Resources- Mason, C., Berson, M., Diem, R., Hicks, D., Lee, J., & Dralle, T.(2000). Guidelines for using technology to prepare social studies teachers. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 1 (1). Available:http://www.citejournal.org/vol1/iss1/curre ntissues/socialstudies/article1.htm

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