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Top 10 strategies for integrating technology in social studies

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Top 10 strategies for integrating technology in social studies

  1. 1. TOP 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION<br />
  2. 2. Adventure learning<br />This provides students with opportunities to collaborate with other students, teachers, and experts<br />Using a research-based curriculum, they study authentic real-time adventures taking place around the world<br />
  3. 3. Virtual field trips<br />Will help students learn about other cultures. The wealth of information available on the web allows students to study other lands and ways of life<br />
  4. 4. Geocaching treasure hunts<br />www.geocaching.com<br />These activities allow students to spend more time studying geographical information and techniques in a fun and engaging way<br />
  5. 5. “Live through” history<br />Simulated immersion experiences, such as Muzzy’s Lane, allow students to play the role of decision maker in historical situations to see the relevance of the event and to develop better problem-solving skills <br />
  6. 6. Webquests<br />Internet research can help students learn about current events that have historical roots in past events and debates<br />
  7. 7. Geospatial technologies<br />Google Earth, the most widely-known geospatial technology, allows for real-world analysis as students study content such as history, economics, and geography<br />
  8. 8. Stock Market Simulations<br />Students can learn economic principles with simulations games. They will better understand the complexities of the stock market by playing the role of stockbroker, investing “their” money, and seeing the return over time<br />
  9. 9. Electronic storytelling<br />Students can watch history come alive and learn local and other history with images and audio that tell the stories of lives, events, or eras when preparing oral histories.<br />
  10. 10. VoiceThread<br />Use software such as this to allows students to collaborate in real-time with numerous forms of content (photos, videos, pdfs, etc) and comment on each other’s work in an online learning environment<br />
  11. 11. Digital Cameras<br />Allows students to capture images from their vantage point, participate in the construction of knowledge, and learn how diverse perspectives can be shaped.<br />Info from Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching 5e by Roblyer and Doering page 351<br />

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