Digital Tools for the Social Studies Classroom


social studiesHistory is everywhere! It is part of our past, present and future. In this webinar for the Exploring eBooks for K-12 community, attendees learned about a wide variety of web tools and apps that spark excitement in the classroom, and help kids better understand the world around us. Say “goodbye” to mindless worksheets and “hello” to engaged students who cannot wait to get to class. Rachel Langenhorst, K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Rock Valley, Iowa, discussed:

  • Resources for engaging students across all grade levels in past and present real-world issues;
  • Sites and apps to get students creating;
  • Implementation ideas that give your lessons a new twist; and
  • Web tools for accessing texts and resources to enhance your topics of study.

View this webinar recording to learn about how to successfully integrate new technology into your daily social studies lessons!

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