5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Lately, I’ve concentrated on social studies. I chatted with my PLN, browsed forums where I knew efriends hung out, and taught a slew of online grad school classes to teachers who always are willing the discuss their newest favorite social studies tech tool. Like social studies.

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Opportunities prisoners have to study

Ask a Tech Teacher

She’s written a thoughtful article about the availability of education, books, and learning even for those without access to where you and I typically fulfill our need for knowledge: What opportunities do prisoners have to study? Education is a passion, both teaching and learning.

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Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. NB: For those familiar with last 2015 RAND report on personalized learning by the same authors, it’s worth noting a crucial distinction: this new study analyzed a group of 32 schools only 16 of which were included in the set of over 60 schools in the 2015 sample, which helps to explain some divergent conclusions drawn between the two.).

Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Let’s engage kids and use edtech in social studies.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

The importance of social studies and information literacy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Law, Policy, and Ethics Leadership and Vision News and Events information literacy policy social studies visionAs someone who grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and whose parents worked for the federal government, today’s events have been… challenging.

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PROOF POINTS: Slightly higher reading scores when students delve into social studies, study finds

The Hechinger Report

A September 2020 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that elementary school students who studied more social studies, including geography, history and civics, scored higher on fifth grade reading tests.

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Guest Blog Post: How To Develop Your Study Skills.

EdTech4Beginners

Studying can be difficult without the right guidance. Learning methods to manage your time, condense your study material and optimize how you process information can greatly help with developing your study skillset. For example, a simple brain stimulation trick is to chew gum while you study at home. A good benchmark to stick to is 30 minutes of block study at a time and then taking a short 5 minute break.

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Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls

Kajeet

Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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This Social Studies Compendium Is a Keeper

MiddleWeb

The authors of the Social Studies Teacher's Toolbox have constructed a research-based "honest, human guide" to helping students understand and care about what they learn.

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PROOF POINTS: Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says

The Hechinger Report

Against this political backdrop, a new study raises big questions about whether gifted education benefits the kids who are lucky enough to be in it. The study, “Do Students in Gifted Programs Perform Better? Some studies have shown sluggish learning growth for gifted students.

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Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

In partnership with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society , the League of Innovative Schools has launched innovation study tours –– a learning opportunity focused on deeper learning and equity.

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6 Research-Backed Study Techniques

EmergingEdTech

Study Wisely. Whether you’re a student or an educator, managing your time to study or plan classes can be difficult. Use Techniques that are Proven. Being in academia is no easy task. Developing time. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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#InnovateInsideTheBox Instagram Book Study! (Starting January 22)

The Principal of Change

I am excited to announce that Katie Novak and I will be starting an Instagram book study on January 22, 2020, on my co-authored book, “ Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset.”

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Guest Post: 4 Proven Tips to Study for GRE

EdTech4Beginners

How long should you study for a Test day? When it comes to GRE, we are going to help you understand how long you should study for it and some tips to excel. Schedule Your Time to Study. It’s enough if you only study for 20 minutes. But if you study for 6 hours every day, then you can do it within a month. How to Study Efficiently? In case you are having trouble studying, you should play some ambient music. It’s an important question.

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Redefining Rigor for ELA and Social Studies

MiddleWeb

Blackburn and Melissa Miles show how a re-interpretation of "rigor" can boost ELA and social studies engagement and learning in grades K-5. The post Redefining Rigor for ELA and Social Studies first appeared on MiddleWeb. Barbara R.

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Study Tips: Teaching Kids to Be Excellent Students

The CoolCatTeacher

” “Study hard.” WHAT study tips actually work? What does it mean to “study?” ” How do you study? In this episode, she shares important study tips for students. Study tips So many times we just tell students, -Study for a test- or -pay attention in class- but we don’t show students what it means to be an excellent student but we don’t tell them how. ” “Study hard.”

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August book study: Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

My co-author, Julie Graber, and I are delighted that we were selected to do a FREE 4-week book study on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning ! Did I mention that the book study is FREE?! Solution Tree is hosting a series of webinars this summer.

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PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds

The Hechinger Report

As part of an introductory economics class, Swiss students had the option to work in study groups with their peers. That’s what a University of Zurich graduate student found in an experiment conducted in 2018 and 2019 involving more than 600 college students and 150 study groups.

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HE trends: How do students decide to study?

Neo LMS

Student behavior when choosing the right education provider, study location or program is clearly shifting in today’s digitized age, and schools are modifying their recruitment strategies to meet the student demand in the two-way process of university admission. In order to uncover the trends and attitudes of prospective students during university selection, higher education portal educations.com has conducted a study involving over 32,000 students of 192 different nationalities.

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Engaging Literate Minds Book Study Schedule

Reading By Example

As announced previously , we will be reading Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3 for this summer’s book study. For updates on the study, follow this blog or check out the new book study page.

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What Two National Studies Say About Successful Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Empirical studies suggest that instructional coaching can provide a critical form of teacher professional development (PD). Our recommendations based on the national coaching survey findings and the Dynamic Learning Project study aim to cultivate sustainable high-quality coaching.

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Classroom-Ready Word Study Tools

MiddleWeb

Pam Koutrakos offers a goldmine of fresh ideas we can dig into as we launch our word study routines – building our repertoire so we can stay engaged with word learning all year long. Book Reviews Word Study Corwin Literacy grades K-6 Pam Hamilton Pamela Koutrakos word studyBest of all, she shares good ways to assess student progress and keep track of growth.

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#InnovateInsideTheBox Book Study (Starting September 15, 2019)

The Principal of Change

Katie Novak and I are really excited to announce the #InnovateInsideTheBox book study, starting September 15, 2019, over on Facebook. This book study will go over a 4 week period and is an opportunity to not only dig in deeper into the content of the book with Katie and me but will also be a space for people to share ideas and learn from one another as we focus on creating opportunities for purposeful learning for every one of our learners.

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Case Study: Chicago Connected

Education Superhighway

Inspired by the firsthand accounts of parents struggling to get their families connected to remote learning and other essential supports, Kids First Chicago partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council to study the problem.

Free Access to Social Studies and Science Curriculum

eSchool News

Educational publisher TCI is offering free digital access to its platform for learning social studies and science to qualified schools and teachers until the end of the school year.

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How Can Lesson Study Improve Teacher Professional Vision?

Edthena

Pairing the power of video with the method of lesson study can drive the conversation around the professional vision of a school community. The use of a lesson study to support professional visions. The lesson study is a common practice used among teams of teachers to evaluate a lesson.

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Online research program offers first ever covid-19 independent study

eSchool News

Pioneer Academics, the college-accredited online research program for high school students, has launched Pioneer Open Summer Study (POSS), a free program that gives any interested high school student the opportunity to participate in independent studies about COVID-19.

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3 Educational Websites for History and Social Studies Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Resources for History Teachers Social studies resourcesBelow are three websites we are featuring in our blog for the first time. These are platforms where teachers (and students) can access resources and teaching materials to help them with their history.read more.

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5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you. I am aware that there are tons of tools available for studying; however, I always use the following to determine if a tool is awesome. Quizlet Quizlet states it best, "We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free." What are some of your favorite study tools?

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Teachers Learn Just Like Students: A Case Study From Singapore

The Journal

Professional development is out; professional learning is in. In this week’s blog post we visit Singapore schools again. We describe how researchers and experienced teachers, there, scaffold fellow science teachers who are learning inquiry pedagogy through inquiry. In turn, those science teachers will use the same sorts of scaffolds to support their students who are learning science through inquiry

How-to Social Studies: A Book for Right Now

MiddleWeb

The Social Studies Teacher’s Toolbox is THE book that will help teachers develop a rich social studies curriculum founded in research and practical knowledge, writes teacher educator Linda Biondi.

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources. And, if I was stuck for an idea for class, I could access the Social Studies lesson plans at Educade or the 400+ lesson plans at the EDSITEment! Learning and Teaching learning social studies teaching

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Increased Screen Time May Indicate Family Stress, Pandemic Study Suggests

Edsurge

A new study aims to make sense of these phenomena and draw fresh conclusions about what it really means when kids spend hours looking at cell phones, computers or televisions. The closures of schools and daycare centers this spring abruptly changed life for many American parents.

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Summer 2020 Book Study Title Announced @stenhousepub #EngagingLitMinds

Reading By Example

This summer our book study selection is Engaging Literacy Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3 by Peter Johnston, Kathy Champeau, Andrea Hartwig, Sarah Helmer, Merry Komar, Tara Krueger, and Laurie McCarthy. How does the study work?

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