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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.