The Teaching History With Technology Workshop is an intensive hands-on environment for history and social studies educators to explore practical, dynamic and creative ways to use technology in the classroom to enhance their curricula and provide students with unique opportunities to create original content to demonstrate their unique understanding of course content. The workshop explores innovative ideas, effective techniques and thoughtful approaches for incorporating web tools, apps and emerging technologies into the history and social studies classroom.
The workshop explores numerous examples and resources of the best history-related content and examples highlighted include resources applicable to World History, United States History and Civics for middle school, high school and college.
The workshop also emphasizes the use of technology to provide students with the ability to create unique and creative demonstrations of their understanding through the use of web 2.0 tools including, but not limited to: blogs, podcasts, digital storytelling, screencasting, collaborative writing and presentations, social networking and other emerging technologies.
The projects, concepts, and tools addressed in this workshop not only apply to The Common Core State Standards, but also to the 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, & Creativity – as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.