Old tools for the Social Studies class Old tools for the Social Studies class: Movie Projector and Record Players Local newspapers for “current events” One version of a textbook Sparse book collection Old charts with static data
New Technology for the Social Studies Classroom Computers in the classroom Internet Word processing, database, and spreadsheet software Multimedia software
New Technology vs. No Technology New technology adds a powerful dimension to learning information skills more quickly and deeply. With no technology teachers are reduced to being a technician tied to a curriculum.
Learn more about this topic @ The Learning Page…especially for teachers http://memory.loc.gov/learn/ hosted by the Library of Congress.
Learn more about this topic @ MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the classroom, http://www.marcopolo- education.org/home.aspx http://www.marcopolo- education.org/home.aspx Arts Integration Economics The Humanities Mathematics Reading & Language Arts Science Geography