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Studying the Social (Even Without the Social Studies)

Building and understanding community, a microcosm of society, is (or should be) a pillar of our education system. Yet, dwindling attention to civics and the social studies pushes such learning to the periphery, if taught at all. However, like parents who sneak veggies into their kids' food, teachers can find ways to slip it in, especially with quality literature (to say nothing of what could be accomplished on the web).

In between college… Continue

Added by Jason Flom on December 14, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Using Video Games to Teach History!

I love the concept of using games to teach! Conspiracy Code is a game based high school history course that I am very excited about. You can read more about it on my blog. There is a video that shows how the game works, and how the students will learn from it, at 360Ed. Just click on Conspiracy Code and enjoy!

Added by Michelle DeSilva on January 10, 2010 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Thoughts on "history without reading" in the 21st Century

A recent History News Network blog post ponders a future of "history without reading" (where visual literacy has replaced the literacy of traditional reading) and argues that history teachers "can't simply march further into the 21st century believing they can go on doing what they've always done."

Several history teachers criticized the post arguing that "real historians" work with traditional sources or that it wasn't… Continue

Added by Thomas Daccord on January 17, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Two New Technology Reports

These are two new technology reports worth reading.

Report: Teens, Social Networking, Mobile, Generations, Blogs, Web 2.0

Social Media and Young Adults

by Amanda Lenhart, Kristen Purcell, Aaron Smith, Kathryn Zickuhr

Feb 3, 2010

Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds…


Added by Michael J. Berson on February 8, 2010 at 9:28am — No Comments




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