Strategies That Work Social Studies and Technology

Watch this video and start and stop to explore all the resources linked below.

Rationale and Objectives for this Professional Learning

Description

This professional development video lesson connects social science and technology with strategies that work.

Rationale

Catching up and keeping up with good instructional strategies is a challenge for classroom teachers. This lesson will introduce teachers to new resources.

Outcomes After Watching the Video

  1. After watching the video lesson teachers will have new resources they can use with students.
  2. As a result of this lesson teachers will be able to more efficiently use technology in the classroom.
  3. After this lesson teachers will be able to share what they have learned with colleagues.
Online Resources Featured in this Lesson

Resources and Tutorials

The sschat https://sschat.org

The archives from the #sschat https://sschat.org/archives/

Specific #sschat https://sschat.org/twitter-chats/

Meet the History Geek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6AUicJcDeo&feature=youtu.be

The map game http://www.classtools.net/mapgame/

Map Creator http://www.zeemaps.com/

Scribble Maps http://www.scribblemaps.com/

Map your list connect spreadsheet data to maps http://www.mapyourlist.com/

Teaching with topographical maps http://education.usgs.gov/lessons/teachingtopomaps.html

Lessons from USGS http://education.usgs.gov/

Mystery Skype https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/mystery-skype

Street view of Mt. Everest https://www.google.com/streetview/#the-khumbu-nepal

Virtual reality in the classroom http://blog.williamferriter.com/2016/03/09/tool-review-googleexpeditions-virtual-reality-app/

Watch a video about virtual reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlYJdZeA9w4

Google expeditions https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/

Google cardboard https://vr.google.com/cardboard/

Get Google Cardboard https://vr.google.com/cardboard/

Build Google Cardboard yourself https://vr.google.com/cardboard/get-cardboard/

Help with Google Cardboard https://support.google.com/cardboard/answer/6295051?hl=en&ref_topic=6295044

Newsela for current events https://support.google.com/cardboard/answer/6295051?hl=en&ref_topic=6295044

Video Choices free video collection https://support.google.com/cardboard/answer/6295051?hl=en&ref_topic=6295044

NY Times weekly current events quiz http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/learning/sept-13-19-2016.html?_r=1

All about explorers http://allaboutexplorers.com/

Fifty States notebook http://allaboutexplorers.com/

State box project https://www.pinterest.com/pin/459859811923815275/

State bird map https://www.pinterest.com/pin/459859811923815443/

Google cultural institute https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/u/0/

Google Cultural institute collections https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/u/0/partner

Google historical moments https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/historic-moments

Google World Wonders https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/u/0/

Tour a palace today https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/u/0/partner/palace-of-versailles

Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/

Library of Congress collections https://www.loc.gov/collections/

Virtual field trips https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/virtual-field-trips

Skype in the Classroom https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/overview

Amazon Inspire coming soon https://www.amazoninspire.com

Discussion Questions

Review or Dissemination Question

  1. Twitter is a great source for personal professional development. Are you currently using Twitter in this way? Please explain why or why not.
  2. How are you currently using technology in the classroom?
  3. A number of mapping websites were introduced select two of the resources and compare and contrast the websites.
  4. Which of the USGS lessons could you use with students?
  5. In the restructured novel study about Peak which of the resources would you like to explore more deeply?
  6. What are your thoughts or question about virtual reality in the classroom?
  7. How would you explain Google Cardboard to someone?
  8. Which of the current event websites will you research more deeply?
  9. What is one student project you would like to restructure?
  10. Select one additional resource and share how you will use it with students.