Technology in Civic Education

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Need Some New Technology to Clean up Old PowerPoints? Check Out Pear Deck!
by Patience LeBlanc - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:36 AM

I am in love with Pear Deck (!  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.

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Needing Short Educational Videos to Help Teach the Constitution or History?
by Patience LeBlanc - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:07 AM

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: 

The Constitution:

Brown v. Board of Education:



Bill of Rights:

Common Sense:

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Thesis Research Survey–Social media driven polarization's impact on our day-to-day lives.
by Michael Mulry - Sunday, December 2, 2018, 9:26 AM

Hi everyone. I need your help…

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 ...

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Teaching in a 1:1 classroom
by Brianna Davis - Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:30 PM

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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Movie Makers
by Patience LeBlanc - Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:37 PM

Need programs to share with your student in order to make movie clips? Check out the following 

 iMovie  (apple)

 Splice  (android)

 WeVideo  (login with Google account)

Share a few of your own to this post! 

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Constiutitional Convention Tech activity
by Learn Admin - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:18 AM

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??