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Technology in the field of Social Studies

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CSE 627 Assignment 6a: Powerpoint presentation on incorporating technology in the field of Social Studies

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Technology in the field of Social Studies

  1. 1. Technology: A bridge for teaching Social Studies in the 21 st century.
  2. 2. Integrating Technology <ul><li>Change the way you teach </li></ul><ul><li>Change the way you interact with your students </li></ul><ul><li>Change the expectations you have for your students </li></ul><ul><li>Free you to really do what you do best: TEACH! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Discover new uses for technology tools Invention Focus on cooperative, project-based, and interdisciplinary work Appropriation Integrate new technology into traditional practice (application software) Adaptation Use new technology to support traditional instruction (create puzzles or worksheets, use for information) Adoption Learn the basics of using the new technology (skill) Entry ACOT Stages of Technology Integration
  4. 4. Issues of Computer Use <ul><li>Expectations : What do you hope to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Room Arrangement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do students use the computer? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management/Scheduling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When do students use the computer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do students use the computer? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do students use the computer? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Room Arrangement <ul><li>Easy access for students and for teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Easily supervised </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of space </li></ul><ul><li>Neatly organized </li></ul>
  6. 6. Planning the When <ul><li>Be fair </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Have the computer in use all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using Friday as “catch-up” day </li></ul><ul><li>Use time or defined task to determine how long each child or group can be at the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to track usage </li></ul>
  7. 7. Planning the How <ul><li>Develop a system for using the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Think small </li></ul><ul><li>Assign learning groups </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize pre-planning </li></ul><ul><li>Limit data entry </li></ul><ul><li>Create a homepage with agendas and links </li></ul><ul><li>Use “class buddies” to update computers users who miss classwork </li></ul>
  8. 8. Integration <ul><li>Examine current unit or activity for ways to add technology </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite the lesson unit to identify changes due to technology </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare materials and create schedule </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ideas… <ul><li>Look up info related to current class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Daily info like sunrise/sunset, tides, temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Class newspaper or journal </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing story </li></ul><ul><li>Class web page </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ideas… <ul><li>Have students create task cards for a particular activity or web site </li></ul><ul><li>Draw story webs </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate vocabulary words </li></ul><ul><li>Make lists, sort lists, organize lists </li></ul><ul><li>Print out clip art or graphics to use in collages </li></ul><ul><li>Add graphics and pictures to a class collection </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-lessons </li></ul>

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