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Web Tools for the Social
           Studies


Michigan Digital Learning Conference
Macomb Intermediate School District

Sheila Majask
Chippewa Valley Schools
Are your students
    bored???
Who wants to see more
technology in the classroom?
Tools & Resources for
      Teaching
Edmodo




                        www.edmodo.com
Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and
collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework,
grades, class discussions and notifications.
Prezi




                          http://prezi.com

Prezi’s zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and
interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable, and fun.
Prezi Tips

• Have students research important points before
  introducing Prezi
  • I like to have groups of 2 research 20 – 25 facts from
    categories that they must cover

• Show tutorial videos supplied by Prezi. These videos are
  good background on how to use the program.

• Encourage students to list each point individually for the
  most interesting presentations

• Search Google images for 3D images related to the topic
Glogster




                      http://edu.glogster.co
                                m
Create glogs - interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music,
videos, and more

       Example: http://www.glogster.com/schsap/revolutionary-war/g-6obi9qaidr73ju6o3omqr27
xTimeline




                  www.xtimeline.com

xtimeline is a free web-based timeline. Easily create and share
timelines with pictures and videos


                              Example: http://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/Roman-Republic--510-27BC-
Dipity




                        http://www.dipity.com
Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Users can create, share, embed and
collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video,
audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.


                        Examples: http://www.dipity.com/TheAgenda/Iran-Timeline/
Weebly



                        www.weebly.com

Weebly is an easy to use web based web page creator where teachers can
easily create a classroom website and blog, manage students’ accounts,
accept homework assignments online and keep parents up to date.
Wikispaces




                         http://wikispaces.com

Wikispaces is a space on the Web where you can share work and ideas, pictures
and links, videos and media — and anything else you can think of. Wikispaces is
special because we give you a visual editor and a bunch of other tools to make
sharing all kinds of content as easy for students as it is for their teachers.
Wikispaces - Ideas

• Photo Gallery
  • Find 10 pictures of an event (Civil Rights)
  • Give it a title
  • 3-5 Description of image related to event

• Collaborative Study Guides

• Content Management System
Popplet




                          http://popplet.com

Poppletdelivers an interactive way to create concept maps, mind maps, and
options to brainstorm or storyboard right along with peers. The “popplets” can
be constructed, moved, color coded, typed in, drawn in, and have images or
videos inserted
                                         Example: http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/489
Fakebook



                  http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page


"Fakebook" allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for
study purposes.


                          90 Second video tutorial - http://vimeo.com/25366185

                         Woodrow Wilson Example - http://www.classtools.net/fb/56/WmNKhC
Wallwisher




                       http://wallwisher.com
You get a blank page (a wall). You put anything you want on it, in the form of
repositionable post it notes.
Wallwisher - Ideas

• Pre-reading/reading questions

• Exit Slips

• Opinion Sharing

• Ice Breakers
DocsTeach



                           http://docsteach.org/
 Educators can “find and create learning activities with primary source
 documents that promote historical thinking skills.” Use the more than 3000
 original documents from the National Archives to create rich, online learning
 experiences for students.

Tip: Use the interactive learning activity tools to help students “think like
                                 historians.”
                                   http://docsteach.org/activities/7785
DocsTeach – Common Core

 Visit this link for DocsTeach aligned to the Common Core
                           Standards:


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7impFZuDi9mZ1RhdHkwR19XbjQ/edit?
                                    pli=1
iWitness




                    http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/


Over 1,000 online video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other
  witnesses are housed in this website maintained by the University
  of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute.
History Pin




                       http://www.historypin.com/


Historypin, in partnership with Google, is a way for millions of people to come
together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small
glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Upload
pictures, audio, or video, and pin them to a satellite map.
Tagxedo



                      http://www.tagxedo.com



Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even
your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized
appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Tagxedo Examples
EPals




                       http://www.epals.com

A Learning Community of Teachers, Students and Parents From Over 200
Countries
Classroom-Ready Projects and Activities
Collaborative Learning Tools such as Blogs, Wikis and Media Galleries
Quality, Standards-Aligned Content from Respected Educational Brands
Showcase of Outstanding Teacher and Student Work
Distance Learning &
Electronic Field Trips
TWICE: Two Way Interactive
 Connections in Education




                         http://www.twice.cc
Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE) is Michigan's organization for
   videoconferencing in K-12 education. TWICE promotes and supports collaborative
   connections for the benefit of all students.
TWICE: Two Way Interactive
 Connections in Education
Skype in the Classroom




                      https://education.skype.com


A free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new
people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences
with teachers from around the world.
Web tools for the social studies
National Park Service




  http://www.nationalparks.org/our-
     work/programs/electronic-field-trip
Each Electronic Field Trip consists of two components: a televised broadcast
from a national park featuring National Park Service Rangers and youth
hosts a website featuring downloadable lesson plans for teachers and
interactive games for students. The broadcast and the website complement
each other and teach with rich imagery and content in three different
modalities.
Web tools for the social studies
Colonial Williamsburg




      http://www.history.org/history/teaching/eft/index.cfm

Colonial Williamsburg’s EFT is an interactive multimedia educational program that
focuses on themes and stories drawn from American history. It includes a live
television broadcast (also available online via live video streaming) and a
companion website with student activities and teacher resources for use in the
classroom.
http://www.history.org/media/videoPlayer/index.cfm?cat=vodcast&file=WhatsanEFT#
Web tools for the social studies
Video Conferencing in
        Education: Tips
• Plan ahead!
• Test Equipment – Seek help of your IT coordinator
• See if money is available in your district for
  distance learning
• Write a grant!
• Review lesson plans and materials that
  accompany conference. Great information is
  included to prepare and wrap up distance learning
  event
Video Resources
You Tube Time Machine




                             http://yttm.tv
YTTM is a sweet little tool that lets you search for video primary sources by year.
Grab the slider and pull it to a specific year. YTTM then displays a series of videos
from that year. You do have a few filters to increase or limit the number of videos -
commercials, music, current events, sports, etc
Horrible Histories
                              (via Youtube)




http://youtu.be/-fadCAHjN-s              http://youtu.be/tsnH8WX1MHY
Crash Course World History
                              (Via Youtube)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vufba_ZcoR0&feature=share&list=PL46F97F
C8C3FCBC4B
Khan Academy




                http://www.khanacademy.org

With a library of over 3,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics,
finance, and history, and hundreds of skills to practice, Khan Academy is on a
mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

              http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history/us-history
WatchKnowLearn Video



                  www.watchknowlearn.org


WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 33,000+ educational videos, placing them
into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any
registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home
24/7.
YouTube EDU




         http://www.youtube.com/education

Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities.
TeacherTube




                    www.teachertube.com



Like YouTube, but for teachers.
Animoto




                            http://animoto.com
Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with
everyone. Fast, free, and easy!

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Web tools for the social studies

  • 1. Web Tools for the Social Studies Michigan Digital Learning Conference Macomb Intermediate School District Sheila Majask Chippewa Valley Schools
  • 2. Are your students bored???
  • 3. Who wants to see more technology in the classroom?
  • 4. Tools & Resources for Teaching
  • 5. Edmodo www.edmodo.com Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.
  • 6. Prezi http://prezi.com Prezi’s zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable, and fun.
  • 7. Prezi Tips • Have students research important points before introducing Prezi • I like to have groups of 2 research 20 – 25 facts from categories that they must cover • Show tutorial videos supplied by Prezi. These videos are good background on how to use the program. • Encourage students to list each point individually for the most interesting presentations • Search Google images for 3D images related to the topic
  • 8. Glogster http://edu.glogster.co m Create glogs - interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music, videos, and more Example: http://www.glogster.com/schsap/revolutionary-war/g-6obi9qaidr73ju6o3omqr27
  • 9. xTimeline www.xtimeline.com xtimeline is a free web-based timeline. Easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos Example: http://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/Roman-Republic--510-27BC-
  • 10. Dipity http://www.dipity.com Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps. Examples: http://www.dipity.com/TheAgenda/Iran-Timeline/
  • 11. Weebly www.weebly.com Weebly is an easy to use web based web page creator where teachers can easily create a classroom website and blog, manage students’ accounts, accept homework assignments online and keep parents up to date.
  • 12. Wikispaces http://wikispaces.com Wikispaces is a space on the Web where you can share work and ideas, pictures and links, videos and media — and anything else you can think of. Wikispaces is special because we give you a visual editor and a bunch of other tools to make sharing all kinds of content as easy for students as it is for their teachers.
  • 13. Wikispaces - Ideas • Photo Gallery • Find 10 pictures of an event (Civil Rights) • Give it a title • 3-5 Description of image related to event • Collaborative Study Guides • Content Management System
  • 14. Popplet http://popplet.com Poppletdelivers an interactive way to create concept maps, mind maps, and options to brainstorm or storyboard right along with peers. The “popplets” can be constructed, moved, color coded, typed in, drawn in, and have images or videos inserted Example: http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/489
  • 15. Fakebook http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page "Fakebook" allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes. 90 Second video tutorial - http://vimeo.com/25366185 Woodrow Wilson Example - http://www.classtools.net/fb/56/WmNKhC
  • 16. Wallwisher http://wallwisher.com You get a blank page (a wall). You put anything you want on it, in the form of repositionable post it notes.
  • 17. Wallwisher - Ideas • Pre-reading/reading questions • Exit Slips • Opinion Sharing • Ice Breakers
  • 18. DocsTeach http://docsteach.org/ Educators can “find and create learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills.” Use the more than 3000 original documents from the National Archives to create rich, online learning experiences for students. Tip: Use the interactive learning activity tools to help students “think like historians.” http://docsteach.org/activities/7785
  • 19. DocsTeach – Common Core Visit this link for DocsTeach aligned to the Common Core Standards: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7impFZuDi9mZ1RhdHkwR19XbjQ/edit? pli=1
  • 20. iWitness http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/ Over 1,000 online video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses are housed in this website maintained by the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute.
  • 21. History Pin http://www.historypin.com/ Historypin, in partnership with Google, is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Upload pictures, audio, or video, and pin them to a satellite map.
  • 22. Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
  • 24. EPals http://www.epals.com A Learning Community of Teachers, Students and Parents From Over 200 Countries Classroom-Ready Projects and Activities Collaborative Learning Tools such as Blogs, Wikis and Media Galleries Quality, Standards-Aligned Content from Respected Educational Brands Showcase of Outstanding Teacher and Student Work
  • 26. TWICE: Two Way Interactive Connections in Education http://www.twice.cc Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE) is Michigan's organization for videoconferencing in K-12 education. TWICE promotes and supports collaborative connections for the benefit of all students.
  • 27. TWICE: Two Way Interactive Connections in Education
  • 28. Skype in the Classroom https://education.skype.com A free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from around the world.
  • 30. National Park Service http://www.nationalparks.org/our- work/programs/electronic-field-trip Each Electronic Field Trip consists of two components: a televised broadcast from a national park featuring National Park Service Rangers and youth hosts a website featuring downloadable lesson plans for teachers and interactive games for students. The broadcast and the website complement each other and teach with rich imagery and content in three different modalities.
  • 32. Colonial Williamsburg http://www.history.org/history/teaching/eft/index.cfm Colonial Williamsburg’s EFT is an interactive multimedia educational program that focuses on themes and stories drawn from American history. It includes a live television broadcast (also available online via live video streaming) and a companion website with student activities and teacher resources for use in the classroom. http://www.history.org/media/videoPlayer/index.cfm?cat=vodcast&file=WhatsanEFT#
  • 34. Video Conferencing in Education: Tips • Plan ahead! • Test Equipment – Seek help of your IT coordinator • See if money is available in your district for distance learning • Write a grant! • Review lesson plans and materials that accompany conference. Great information is included to prepare and wrap up distance learning event
  • 36. You Tube Time Machine http://yttm.tv YTTM is a sweet little tool that lets you search for video primary sources by year. Grab the slider and pull it to a specific year. YTTM then displays a series of videos from that year. You do have a few filters to increase or limit the number of videos - commercials, music, current events, sports, etc
  • 37. Horrible Histories (via Youtube) http://youtu.be/-fadCAHjN-s http://youtu.be/tsnH8WX1MHY
  • 38. Crash Course World History (Via Youtube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vufba_ZcoR0&feature=share&list=PL46F97F C8C3FCBC4B
  • 39. Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org With a library of over 3,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history, and hundreds of skills to practice, Khan Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history/us-history
  • 40. WatchKnowLearn Video www.watchknowlearn.org WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 33,000+ educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7.
  • 41. YouTube EDU http://www.youtube.com/education Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities.
  • 42. TeacherTube www.teachertube.com Like YouTube, but for teachers.
  • 43. Animoto http://animoto.com Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and easy!