Full course description
Register for this course on the Teacher's Teacher website at: https://teachersteacher.net/collections/courses/products/10-17-21-11-13-21-favorite-tech-tools-for-social-studies
Are you looking for new ways to improve and increase your use of instructional technology in social studies? In this online course, educators will be provided with a host of technology resources to explore, learn and try. Tools span all areas of social studies including U.S. History and Government, Civics, Current Events, World History, U.S. and World Geography, and Economics. Participants will learn about a variety of libraries of primary and secondary sources and related lesson plans and activities. Learn about the benefits of using Google Maps, Earth, and Expeditions to gain strategies for using them to enrich learning. The use of various student response systems in the social studies curriculum will be presented. This course is suitable for teachers of grades 3-12. If you have the technology and need some fresh ideas for how to use it in your social studies curriculum, this is the course for you! This professional development activity is aligned to the ISTE Standards, the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Studies and to the CPS Framework for Teaching Components: 1d.
Sign up for the course at bit.ly/TT-QC. Several days prior to the start of the course, participants receive an email with instructions for accessing the course. A week’s material is posted at the start of each week. Participants are expected to read content and review various resources, write replies/answer questions, share experiences, and engage in discussions with the course facilitator and other participants. None of the assignments are completed in "real-time;" you can work at the times that best suit your own schedule.