Tech In Pedagogy

Tech Resources For Your Teaching

News and Map Resources for the Social Studies Classroom

Maps and news sources are an essential part of many social studies courses. What if it is a history or global culture course? Are there better options? Sometimes you don’t want a current or local newspaper or map.  To start, I want to acknowledge the National Archives, a great source for primary source and historical…

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Building a Cognitive Presence in an Online Course

I recently posted about some strategies for building a Social Presence in an online course. This is important because a social aspect is not something that comes naturally in online learning. Making the effort to foster a social presence can improve engagement because people feel more connected with each other. A social presence is one-third of the Community…

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Open Educational Resources

The first official Educational Technology Summer Institute has come and gone. Fifteen teachers with various backgrounds gathered for one week to improve how they use technology in the classroom. We focused on technologies that don’t regularly appear in the classroom. Technologies included virtual reality, augmented reality, QR codes, and a list of others. If you…

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Importance of Building a Social Aspect in an Online Course

Teaching online is not as simple taking what you do in the classroom and shifting it online. Take a presentation by a very dynamic educator who really engages their audience and simply videotape them for online learning, and you will lose something. That being said, online learning has a lot of potential. In this series,…

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Technology in the Social Studies Classroom

Becoming a teacher can be a daunting task. A new teacher has to take in a lot of information ,which can be overwhelming. There are many different things to remember including the different sets of standards teachers needs to consider when creating lessons. A normal lesson plan in a methods course can possibly include content…

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