Well after teaching for 21 years, my comfort level is growing in technology. This summer I spent time in Zoom Webinars, in Google Slides/Doc PD, and in developing Canvas courses. I am not sure I actually had a summer between all my online research and time in professional development seminars. ...Read the rest of this topic
Technology in Civic Education
Zoom or Doom?
Just like the name suggests, Zoom came into our lives out of nowhere. Overnight, this program which has existed since 2013 has worked its way into our everyday vocabulary. But, with sudden fame, come sudden problems. That means that the world’s newest infatuation is facing some ...Read the rest of this topic
So my district went to the platform Canvas this year. They really didn't do a great job of training or even rolling this out to the teachers, students or parents. Most teachers either had a Moodle or Google site for the past few years and now the district is saying we all need to use Canvas because that is the format that collages are using. Is that true? Does anyone have any real data on that? Would love to hear others opinions on the topic. Please help!
I am in love with Pear Deck (https://app.peardeck.com)! If you are looking for a great way to conduct common formative assessments within your class lecture or presentation, consider using Pear Deck. Pear Deck is free and is used as an add-on to your Google Slides.
If you are like me, I'm still ...Read the rest of this topic
Looking for short videos to help teach the Constitution or History? Copy and paste these free links into your browser.
Bill of Rights Institute: Homework Help YouTube
Road to the Revolution: https://youtu.be/pbbsQpmTD5g
The Constitution: https://youtu.be/jgRWoKKFrd8
Brown v. Board of Education: https://youtu.be/1siiQelPHbQ
Bill of Rights: https://youtu.be/8KmB_PRmIhY
Common Sense: https://youtu.be/nhYUyniqWlo
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I am collecting data to help identify the real-world impact of political polarization brought on by social media interactions. The data that I collect will be used for my Master’s Thesis to complete my degree in Political Science at American Public University. The ...
I find that teaching civic education is more interesting now that I have 1:1 devices. The ability to find information is amazing,but I struggle with how to engage students in the tough conversations. I recently held a structured academic conversation on Gun Control, but students were not into it. The issue of how to prepare came up and what the next steps should be. I now reach out to the civic education network - what should happen now? We have google docs and the ability to present. WHere do I go from here?
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I'm having an observation next week from our district's consulting firm
and they want to see the use of our 1:1 technology in the classroom. I
am teaching the Constitutional Convention that day and am looking for an
engaging lesson that involves technology. Any ideas??