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Tools for the Social Studies Class: Dipity and Google Docs Going Digital in the K-12 Classroom An Advancing Literacy Workshop
Introductions Starla Morris- 7 th Grade Social Studies Teacher- Stanly County Schools Wendy Hager- 8 th Grade Social Studies Teacher- Moore County Schools Sarah Owens West- 8 th Grade Social Studies Teacher- Cleveland County Schools Matthew Burleson- Right Choices Program (Alternative Ed/Safe Schools) – Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools
Agenda Welcome to Tools for the Social Studies Class: Dipity and Google Docs. Here’s what we are covering in this presentation: Using Google Docs as a Teacher Using Google Docs with your students What is Dipity and how can you use it in your classroom? Independent Practice & Follow Up Discussion Questions & Answers
Learning how to use the Multiliteracies with Google Docs and Dipity Research Exploring Collaborating Creating Sharing Communicating
Google Documents/Drive Google Docs is an online site for sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It can be accessed from anywhere and is user friendly. Work can be shared and edited from multiple users simultaneously. There is also a chat feature where students and teachers can communicate together while working. Students must have a Google in order to access this site.
How to use Google Docs in the Social Studies classroom Part 1: Teacher’s uses of Google Docs ◦ Activators and Summarizers, Taking class surveys (KWL) Part 2: Using Google Docs with Students ◦ Paper writing and group presentation collaboration
Brainstorming as a class 1 Share the document with the students in your class 2 Allow students to write their responses 3 Using the projector, project the document onto the smart board/screen and discuss
Exit Pass Students respond to what they have learned by typing their responses in the document They must attach their name to the end of their responses so that they get credit for their entry.
Using Google Docs with students Writing Papers in Google Docs How does writing a paper in Google Docs make a difference? Students can go through the writing process in 1 document (brainstorming, outlining, drafts, editing, and final paper)! Students can share their paper with peer editors and the teacher for feedback. Google Docs automatically saves your work so it won't be lost :)
Getting started (must have a Google account)…
Once you've title it, share it with your teacher and peer editors...
Editing: establish editing guidelines with your class (you can create one for all your teachers to use)
Submitting the Papers My favorite feature of Google Docs with paper writing is that students submit them to me directly online. Once they share it with me, I have access to it. I can write notes, highlight points, and edit their papers WITHOUT having to carry around a stack of papers with me :) For writing DBQs I can share documents with my students and they can have the resources they need on hand at all times!
Collaboration on Projects Students who are assigned to work in groups for projects can use the Presentation feature to collaborate on. Students can make 1 presentation that all the group members can work on simultaneously. (In fact it is how we created this project :) )
Select a theme. Just as with creating the Document, title your presentation, share it with your group and begin collaborating.
Comment and Communicate You can see what are called character to character edits as you work on your presentation. You can also comment on the work your members have done.
Questions & Answers
Dipity as a Social Studies Tool " Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web's content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps."
Steps to Creating a Dipity
Creating an Event
Communicating: Making Comments
Collaborating Can follow the topics of others, comment on other timelines, can even add events to other timelines, GREAT for group work and creating in class or outside of class.
Creating and Sharing The possibilities are endless and can be linked to other websites that a student uses. For Example, giving students the opportunity to post their Civil War Dipity to their Facebook.
Researching/Exploring Researching and Exploring/Conclusion- Topics range from history, people, technology, science, pop- culture, current events, and personal timelines.
Example: Challenge students to seek out a timeline covering various historical events or create one that ties certain events together, such as the role of Native Americans throughout our history.
Questions & Answers
Next Steps Over the next two days try out some of the tools we’ve shared with you here and think about how you can use them in your classroom with your students.
Next Steps That discussion is at the Teaching & Learning in the 21 st Century Blog at: Scroll down the page to find the discussion forum for this presentation titled: Tools for the Social Studies Class: Dipity and Google Docs Information about this is included in the workshop packet we sent out in an .
For More Information For more information about this workshop and others go to the Center for Adolescent Literacies website at: Presentation materials including this Power Point are posted at: development
Thank You! Thank you for joining us today. In about a week, you will receive a short survey that helps us evaluate these workshops. Thanks in advance for filling that out. For additional questions contact: Bruce Taylor Director, The Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte