Tag Archives: web 2.0

Get the KCSS fall update. And try out Smore

KCSS is giving an online tool called Smore a test drive for publishing our quarterly newsletter. First things first. Head over and get the newsletter here.

But I also think that Smore is a handy tool for teachers and students for creating all sorts of products and projects. It seems very easy to use and has some cool sharing tools.

Create a free account and Continue reading Get the KCSS fall update. And try out Smore

Edudemic, handy teacher guides, and how-tos

Okay. I’m a bit off task but does the lack of an apostrophe in “how-tos” bug anyone else? Pretty sure this is correct but it sure looks weird. Especially when my built-in spell checker is telling me it’s wrong.

Anyway . . . where were we?loc edudemic

Handy teacher guides and how-tos.

Edudemic is not a social studies site but it is a very sweet place to catch up on your tech integration knowledge. The tagline says it all: Continue reading Edudemic, handy teacher guides, and how-tos

Integrating Technology in Social Studies Curriculum

Here are some happenings within the social studies department at my school:

About a year ago, my social studies department decided we wanted to step outside of the box. We were tired of sharing our building-wide computer carts and iPad cart with the other departments (especially ELA – what ever happened to hand-writing an essay?). Our administrators were totally on board and willing to support us in any way that they could.

We contemplated many different options before settling on Discovery Education’s new curriculum – the Techbook. No we didn’t spend our summer’s creating our own iBooks – that will come later, at least for me. But we were preparing ourselves for some intense professional training a few weeks before school started from Discovery Education to introduce us to this new curriculum.

However, in true eduction fashion, that training didn’t happen before school started, and our new iPad minis (One cart for every social studies teacher! I feel blessed!) weren’t placed in their new otter boxes and weren’t configured with apps that would enhance our teaching experience, hooked in to the shiny new carts placed in our classrooms, ready for students to use on the first day. Continue reading Integrating Technology in Social Studies Curriculum