Monthly Archives: July 2017

Thing #10 – Search Strategies

Useful resources or databases in MeL: Britannica School (Middle School) Eric News Military & Intelligence Database OAIster Social Studies Research Biographies   Great resource to use for debate topics: Opposing Viewpoints If I were teaching U.S. Social Studies, the following … Continue reading

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Thing #14 — Powerful Presentations

I created a presentation using Blendspace: Egypt Lesson I like being able to collect resources together, although I found the search is very limited & does not give access to resources that a Google search outside the program would access. … Continue reading

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Thing #11 — Content Area

PBS Learning–I like that I can create collections of materials to use on this site.  I wish it gave the option of the Michigan Standards for Social Studies, but  it doesn’t–only national.  Here is what I found: National Standards for … Continue reading

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Thing #7 — Productivity

I love the CIA World Factbook for looking up information (especially statistics) about countries.  The students often have a difficult time initially finding how to get to the correct place (especially when they don’t know the country names of a … Continue reading

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Thing 2, Face of Your Classroom

I tried using OneNote this past year, and it was a case of learning-as-you-go!  I used it in my technology class and we would try something & then change it if it didn’t work.  I found the collaboration section to … Continue reading

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Thing 3–Visual Learning

Using information on Egypt and abcya I created a word cloud I could use this word cloud as an introduction to the topic of Egypt & post it as a preview for what the students will be learning. I could also … Continue reading

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Thing 17 – Evaluation & Assessment

After taking the FERPA pre-test, I was surprised by a couple of items.  I had thought there was a set policy on how long schools had to keep educational records (although I have never actually heard a number).  I also … Continue reading

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