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Bringing Social Studies to Life with Social Media

Bringing Social Studies to Life with Social Media | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Social media includes web- and mobile-based technologies to support interactive dialogue and communication between organizations, communities, and individuals. ( Wikipedia ) The ways in which...
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I just included this site because it led to so many good lesson plans.

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20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom

20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom
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This has a great idea for government classes that are using Twitter to reach out to political candidates.

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Mr. Kindred's U.S. History Blog » Student Blogging

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This is a site designed by a teacher who uses blogging for students to argue out the top people and events in U.S. history.  Really cool idea and the students make good arguments about why they think people or events should be ranked higher or lower.

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Fakebook - create a fake social profile at www.classtools.net (@classtools)

Fakebook - create a fake social profile at www.classtools.net (@classtools) | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Fakebook - create a fictional social profile at www.classtools.net
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Fakebook is a place designed for students to create fake profiles for historical and fictional characters.

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The Enlightenment meets Twitter: Using social media in the social studies classroom

The Enlightenment meets Twitter: Using social media in the social studies classroom | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Social media services afford users ways to digitally interact, communicate, and collaborate that were not available just a decade ago. While citizens worldwide use these media for democratic and imaginative purposes, social studies educators, and
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This is an outstanding activity in which the teacher uses Twitter to teach his high school students about philosophy.  He has the students assume the identity of philosophers like Rosseau and Locke and then use Twitter to share information about themselves.  He takes it farther by having them also tweet about their opinions on more modern philosophies that didn't exist in their time.  Outstanding idea!

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How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies

How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach history and current events.
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A lot of this article is just untested ideas however there are a couple of ideas that were implimented in the classroom that were really cool.  The best was a blogging testbook where kids would discuss online with each other and others around the world the teacher is presenting the lecture.  They use Coverit Live and the comments have to be approved by another teacher.

 

 It also has a good one about creating Facebook pages for historical figures and using that to discuss them.

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“A Push” in the Right Direction | Teachinghistory.org

“A Push” in the Right Direction | Teachinghistory.org | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
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This teacher used Twitter as an authentic assessment tool to see what students were learning.  They were required to tweet what they had learned in class and to use hashtags.  They could work in groups as well.

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Edmodo | Teachinghistory.org

Edmodo | Teachinghistory.org | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
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This had a good Geography lesson where the teacher puts a question on Edmodo and allows the students to blog it out.

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Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange » Tweeting from the Titanic: All Hands On Deck!

Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange » Tweeting from the Titanic: All Hands On Deck! | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
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This is awesome using a site called TwHistory and Twitter to create tweets from the Titanic.  Great use of modern technology applied to a historical event.

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TWITTER IN A HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS - YouTube

A teacher explaining how she incorporates the use of Twitter in her high school Social Studies classroom. They are studying Current Events and with Twitter, ...
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This is great because it is a video explaining how they use Twitter to keep track and comment on current events.  She also shares some great grading ideas.

 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade Class

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade Class | Social Media Projects in Social Studies | Scoop.it
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This article talks about using Facebook to post writings and make comments and connecting to other classrooms.

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