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Using Web Tools in the Social Studies Classroom

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Kristen Hewett

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Kristen Hewett
NC Social Studies Conference
2013 What web based tools can you incorporate in your classroom? What are they?
Programs that allow you to input text that is then turned into a "cloud" or shape
Words that are repeated/prominent are larger Word Clouds What programs can be used?
Wordle (www.wordle.net)
Tagxedo (www.tagxedo.com) To analyze text How can we use them? To compare and contrast speeches, text, etc. For student projects
Allows for a new, fun way to highlight main ideas Other uses? What is Glogster? Glogster EDU The Trail of Tears: http://janapayne.edu.glogster.com/trail-of-tears/ Sample: Uses
Student projects
New way to present information Other uses? What is Animoto? Animoto Animoto lets you create short videos that include
Pictures
Video Clips
Music Example: Uses:
Student presentations/projects
Short focus/review clips Other Uses or Ways to
Follow Up? What is Diigo?
Free tool that allows users to bookmark, highlight, annotate, and share Diigo Uses
Guided/supported reading for difficult text
Student note taking/research Other uses? What are they?
Drag and drop applications that allow students to easily create comic strips Comic Strip Creators Resources you can use:
Strip Generator (http://stripgenerator.com/)
Make Beliefs Comix (http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/) Uses:
Easy tool for even non artistic students to demonstrate understanding of events/concepts/topics Example: What is wall wisher?
An online tool that allows users to add "sticky notes" with text, links, or pictures Wall wisher Uses:
Exit/Entrance slips
Student questions
Student collaboration
Short student presentations What are they?
Great way to organize and share websites, files, and information Live Binders Uses:
Organization information
Share information
Allow students to create online portfolios Example:
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=4482 What is it?
Create interactive timelines Timetoast Example:
http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-cold-war-by-isabella-ibrahim What?
Create flash cards for review Quizlet Uses:
Allow students to study
Read aloud function
Games mode
Test mode Fun and easy way to create zooming presentations Prezi Today's presentation was made
using Prezi! :) What is it?
Online tool that allows users to create fake Facebook profiles Fakebook Email: khewett102@bcswan.net Contacting Me Twitter: @khewett102 What is it? Popplet Uses
Brainstorming
Mind mapping
Students can collaborate What is it?
Safe "social networking" site for teachers and students Edmodo Uses
Contact students
Post assignments
Digital portfolios
Digital storage
Collaborate with other teachers
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