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Primary Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences is a new learning area in the Australian Curriculum. This site captures current new resources for teaching and research about best practice in this teaching in primary school.
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The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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Yes excellent Apps - I especially like the translater App!!!
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Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Given social media’s popularity as a news source, writes With social media a prime news source it’s critical to equip students with the analytical skills to
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Not only students need help with detecting fake news.
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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Nowadays, many educators use the same methods over and over again in their lessons for students to express themselves and demonstrate their new knowledge. Today’s students want to express themselves in a variety of different ways. They want their academic work to be relevant, engaging and fun.

Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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Love this - and need it- innovative assessment.
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
By Dr. Tammy Stephens - Blended learning is one of the fastest growing education sectors. This blog and infographic address 6 of the common myths around it.
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Blended learning - something to consider.
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Interactive Climate Map

Interactive Climate Map | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

"Obsessed as we are with cartography we in Staridas Geography perceive any aspect of the actual 3D World as a constant opportunity for another pretty map creation!"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 11:35 AM

This is a great interactive map of the world's climate zones. 

 

Tags: ESRIStoryMapedtech, GIS, mapping, cartographyphysical.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 19, 7:47 PM

Great map to discuss global distribution of biomes and links to climate 

Sally Egan's curator insight, August 21, 6:24 PM
Fun way for students to learn about the diverse climates around the world, by selecting a location on the map students are shown the climatic data of the selected place.
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Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can
be used for free. I’ve made simple graphics for 15 of them. Most of the
tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer
labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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This looks simple and worth a try -also looks like it could be done on the run on fieldwork and similar.
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GeoInquiries - Grade 4 Interdisciplinary

GeoInquiries - Grade 4 Interdisciplinary | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

"GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

The Elementary, Grade 4 GeoInquiry collection is under-development."


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Chase these resources geography and environmental education
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For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Teachers are using Minecraft in surprising and creative ways that might inspire others to try this tech tool.
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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News) | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Despite all the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's
declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20% of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to John Hopkins and Civic Enterprises, “unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners,
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Soft Skills for a New Vision for Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching

Soft Skills for a New Vision for Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
"As the digital economy transforms the workplace, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills become more important. This World Economic Forum report emphasizes the importance of skills such as collaboration, communication and problem solving and says that these will become ever more important as more traditional roles are mechanized." | E-Learning and Online Teaching
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12 Facets of Education That Will Be Obsolete By 2025 - InformED

12 Facets of Education That Will Be Obsolete By 2025 - InformED | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Educational research is especially fertile right now, and efforts to integrate it into curricula over the next decade are going to leave some of us high and dry unless we start paying attention this second. Significant findings range from brain-based study habits to insights into the nature of intelligence and motivation. They also include glimpses... Read More
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Some interesting views of the future of education. Just imagine, more focus on interdisciplinary studies.  We may be able to solve "real " problems, not just textbook ones. Great for HASS .
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Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
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This story map will introduce you to ways to get the most out of my Geography Education websites.  Updates are available on social media via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest. 


I’ve organized some of more ‘evergreen’ posts by the AP Human Geography curriculum unit headings as well as ‘shortlist’ for each unit.       

Geography: It’s Nature and Perspectives (shortlist)Population and Migration (shortlist)Cultural Patterns and Processes (shortlist)The Political Organization of Space (shortlist)Agriculture, Food Production and Rural Land Use (shortlist)Industrialization and Economic Development (shortlist)Cities and Urban Land Use (shortlist)


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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.


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Nothing new here but good to reinforce this
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abdoss's curator insight, October 18, 9:15 AM
Working on those 21st Century Skills!
Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 18, 2:33 PM
Great global perspective on Essential Skills for ALL Learners
J A Jones's curator insight, October 20, 8:08 AM
These "soft skills" will provide students for a changing workplace.  
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bright classroom ideas - ideas you can take to class today

bright classroom ideas - ideas you can take to class today | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
ideas you can take to class today
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New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher - Class Tech Tips

New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher - Class Tech Tips | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Coding in schools? It's easy to get started with these tips featuring one of my favorite coding tools - Pythonroom! Are you ready to get started?
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Nik Peachey's Educational Technology Newsletter - August 18th 2016

Here’s the latest edition of my Educational Technology Newsletter.
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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
It can be overwhelming, frightening and even discouraging to try and shift the culture of your classroom, especially when no one else around you seems to think
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Inquiry learning - so important- lets encourage curiosity and meaningful learning.
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A Quick Visual Guide To Education Technology

A Quick Visual Guide To Education Technology | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A Quick Visual Guide To Education Technology, from MOOC, Adaptive Learning, eLearning, Blended Learning, flipped classrooms, and gamification.
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My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015

My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015 | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
In lieu of writing a reflective blog for this year I thought I would share the top ten iPad Apps that have been impactful in my working with hundreds of schools and teachers around the world this y…
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Great to get up to date feedback on good Apps. Good that we don't have to test every new App ourselves. !!!!
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
By making lengthy links more shareable, QR codes help teachers distribute educational resources, student work and parent surveys.
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Although I still havent had a chance to play with these very much they are certainly a great boon for HASS students.
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Saving the art of mapmaking

Saving the art of mapmaking | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
If you're heading out on the road for your vacation this year, you'll probably get directions from a GPS or navigational system. Does that mean that the traditional map is a relic of the past? Mark Albert hits the road to find out.
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Yes learning how the traditional arts and skills are still very important in everyday life.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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Vocab practice. I saw another blog about geography vocab but have lost it. In the meantime see how these work in schools.
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