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This is my space to share technology ideas for the social studies classroom.
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How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek

How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek | Technology in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Google is a powerful tool, but you’re missing out on a lot of that power if you just type words into it. Master Google and find the best results faster with these search tricks.
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The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags - Edudemic

The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags - Edudemic | Technology in Social Studies | Scoop.it
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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 2:56 PM

For those educators that are beginning with Twitter or starting to engage deeper, this resource provides terrific opportunities to grow your personal use of Twitter. From specific hashtags to follow to ways to utilize this growing technology based tool. It offers great ideas in information sharing, learning opportunities, and digital growth!

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Connecticut History

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This is an awesome resource for CT digital history stuff.  They have a really great, really local This Day in History feature.

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Teaching American History: Home - EastConn

This is the EastConn TAH group I worked with last year.  Lots of our cohort contributed as well as some really awesome teachers around the state.  The lesson plans went through a QA process and some of the primary sources are a great start as well.

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@adamnem/CT History on Twitter

This is my CT History list of people I follow on Twitter.  Cool local resources.`

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ETT - Best of History Web Sites

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Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites and activities.

 

This is an awesome starting point for any unit especially if you don't know where to begin.

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The History 2.0 Classroom

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This is Greg Kulowiec's website.  He's a social studies teacher in Mass.  He is also an awesome contributor to #sschat on twitter.  He does tons of PD work especially about using iPads (meanginfully!) in the social studies classroom.

 

He has lots about using GoogleDocs and using GoogleApps in the classroom as well.

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 2:51 PM

Adding to our digital community, this article provides multiple resources to create a digital classroom using multiple 2.0 technology resources. It provides not only ways to digitize your classroom for the teacher, but also technologies for students to incorporate in their learning. Greg provides a great resource that should be a read for all technology based teachers or teachers looking to begin that transition.

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History & Social Studies | EDSITEment - Lesson Plans Browser

History & Social Studies | EDSITEment - Lesson Plans Browser | Technology in Social Studies | Scoop.it

The lesson plans are awesome and they go through a rigorous review process.

 

I met the guy that heads it at NCSS in the exhibit hall space.  They also have a great twitter account that posts most of the updates.

 

If you don't want lessons, I recommend it for the open use primary sources that are attached.

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Social Studies Chat - Ning Page

Social Studies Chat - Ning Page | Technology in Social Studies | Scoop.it
The network dedicated to connecting social studies teachers everywhere.
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

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Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first.
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Smithsonian | Virtual Exhibits

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Great virtual exhibits from the Smithsonian.

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 2:43 PM

There is nothing that brings students engagement levels to new highs like seeing the actual historical evidence in live picture. These awesome virtual exhibits from the Smithsonian bring history a new lens thanks to the new digital world.

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Teachinghistory.org - National History Education Clearinghouse

Teachinghistory.org - National History Education Clearinghouse | Technology in Social Studies | Scoop.it

This has great digital resources.  They have lots of resources from multiple Teaching American History Grants around the country.

 

They have whole features on interpretting historical films, working with technology and much more.

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@adamnem/History Resources on Twitter

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This is the beginnings of what I had for History Resources on twitter.  There are museums, film companies, PBS groups, government resources, journals and more. These are some folks that post a lot about cool stuff and history.

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 2:47 PM

This site offers great resources on Twitter to follow for the social studies teacher out there. It provides great digital ideas to utilize technology and digital media to the best of our ability. It provides a critical resource that determines the best Twitter handles to follow for social studies teachers to incorporate within their curriculum.

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George Mason University - History News Network

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This is an awesome site from the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

 

If you are looking for real historian's analyzing current events, this works really well.

 

They also have a HNN Teacher's Edition on the site!

 

They have everything from the election, to current events, to blogs by famous historians (including Jim Loewen).

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ETT - The Center for Teaching History with Technology

Teaching History with Technology is an EdTechTeacher resource created for K-12 history and social studies teachers to incorporate technology into their courses.

 

They have lots about specific websites for finding digital content but also how to create meaningful digital activities.  Much of this would compliment well with some of the assessments and grouping strategies talked about in methods.

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American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page

The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience.
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Google Cultural Institute - Virtual Museums and Field Trips

Google Cultural Institute - Virtual Museums and Field Trips | Technology in Social Studies | Scoop.it

This is a project from google that allows users to view tons of cultural exhibits.  A lot of them are associated with famous museums.  They also have tools that explain to students how to navigate the site.  The resources definitely bridge into many different types of media and across many disciplines.

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