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ACDCLeadership - YouTube

ACDCLeadership - YouTube | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
My name is Jacob Clifford and I am an Advanced Placement Economics teacher and College Board Consultant in San Diego, California.The use of these videos for ...
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Perfect example of using YouTube as a major part of connecting with kids in Education.  Mr. Clifford's ACDC  Leadership Channel consists of hundreds of videos that fulfill every single AP standard for both Micro and MacroEconomics.  Even though he can sometimes seem cheesy, this is a vital tool for students and teachers alike.

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'Vining' the Bill of Rights: History lesson taps social media | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

'Vining' the Bill of Rights: History lesson taps social media | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
Students in Andy Kastl’s (second from left) social studies class at Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit use the social media app Vine for a lesson on the Constitution. Photo by Mike Fritz/PBS NewsHour At the time of the ratification … Continue reading →
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Very cool lesson utilizing the Social Media platform Vines to break down and share the Bill of Rights in video snippets of 6 seconds or less.  Takes creativity and the ability to be concise while maximizing technology that most students have in hand - their phones.

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Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.
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This one isn't a single lesson per se, but rather a tremendous source of lessons.  The learning blog at the New York Times operates as a de facto curation site, and gathers all the best lessons for various school subjects in one place on the web.  A great source of lessons for all of the subjects I teach and have taught in the past.

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THe CoNCH | CYOA American Revolution

THe CoNCH | CYOA American Revolution | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
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An analysis of the American Revolution using mutliple forms of social media including blogs, Youtube videos, and Google slides.  The lesson gives students the freedom to choose their own method of displaying a timeline of the American Revolution.

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Education 2.0: Teaching Economics Using Digital Tools | INOMICS blog

Education 2.0: Teaching Economics Using Digital Tools | INOMICS blog | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
Shelving overhead projectors and boring PowerPoint slides, some professors have converted to “education 2.0”, integrating new tools and applications i
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This spells out the way that Twitternomics, using Twitter to teach, works.  Twitter often seems a little too overwhelming for teachers to functionally use in the classroom - this gives the skeleton flesh and makes twitterteaching a possibility.

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Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative

Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
What if the British won the Revolutionary War? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis started World War III? What if John Lennon had not died when he was shot? In this skills lesson, students write narratives imagining alternate histories for events of their choice.
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This excellent lesson asks students to consider the question: "What if?"  In considering what might have happened in alternative versions of history, students learn to better understand what really happened.  Additionally, it calls on students to create a YouTube video and connect their alternate visions via the world wide web.

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Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the political and economic crisis consuming Ukraine, first by getting an overview of the basic facts and then by digging deeper in small research groups.
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Excellent current events lesson based on events in the Ukraine.  Utilizes interactive video streaming online along with providing links to multiple sources to gain a better idea of what is happening in Kiev and Moscow.

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Text to Text | 'I Have a Dream' and 'The Lasting Power of Dr. King's Dream Speech'

Text to Text | 'I Have a Dream' and 'The Lasting Power of Dr. King's Dream Speech' | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
In this Text to Text, we pair Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a reflection by the Times literary critic Michiko Kakutani, who explores why this speech has such lasting power.
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A lesson that utilizes multiple online sources to reflect upon the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The activity then calls on students to interpret those sources via blog.  

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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
The 50 tips and projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.
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This might be stretching things a bit, but one of the ideas shared in this article was to use Twitter to create a unit based on World Religions.  While the Article itself doesn't post a link to that lesson, but rather recommends it, it did become the basis for our final group project, which can be found here:  https://sites.google.com/a/u.boisestate.edu/world-religions-project/ ; I wasn't sure that I should be posting out own lesson to the curation site, but all of our use of social media for World Religion stems from this recommended article.

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Facebook | Teachinghistory.org

Facebook | Teachinghistory.org | Social Media and Social Studies | Scoop.it
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This illustrates how to successfully use Facebook in history lessons, links to outside materials to incorporate into those lessons, and gives the reasoning behind utilizing social media's most ubiquitous site.

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