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Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (1996) pp. 486–99
Examines the literature on the effectiveness of computers in social studies instruction and learning. Topics include drill and practice, tutorials, study guides, games and simulations, inquiry and problem solving, graphics, and word processing and...
Social Education Vol. 68, No. 3 (Apr 01, 2004)
The use of digital photography in the social studies classroom offers students an application of technology that can help them develop the skills necessary to access, analyze, and evaluate all forms of information and communication. Students learn...
Social Studies and the Young Learner Vol. 16, No. 4 (2004) pp. 5–8
What does it mean to be a citizen in a digital world where technology has facilitated global connections? The children of today are immersed in a digital age, and as increasing numbers of students go online, they require skills to securely and...
Social Education Vol. 74, No. 2 (2010) pp. 107–110
The Webbys are one of the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member body of...
Social Education Vol. 71, No. 3 (April 2007) pp. 136–139
In social studies classes, there is a longstanding interest in how societies evolve and change over time. However, as stories of the past unfold, it is often difficult to identify a direct link between causes and effects, so students are forced to...
International Journal of Social Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2006) pp. 135–147
The right to privacy is a firmly entrenched democratic principle that has been inferred in the U.S. Constitution and protected by the Fourteenth Amendment as a liberty of personal autonomy. It is the statutory right to privacy that has been most...
Social Education Vol. 70, No. 3 (April 2006) pp. 124–128
Internet users continue to develop new ways of communicating online and disseminating information; one of these methods, the blog, also known as web log, has become a significant cultural phenomenon. Blogs offer an interactive medium for internet...
Journal of School Violence Vol. 2, No. 1 (2003) pp. 105–17
Presents two case studies that illustrate the emerging strategies of school systems as they attempt to ensure the safety of youth online. The initial focus of creating a framework for Internet safety has emphasized the role of the schools since...
Social Education Vol. 75, No. 2 (2011) pp. 111–113
When young people read or hear stories in the classroom, their interest is easily peaked. However, sustaining that interest and attention through a related social studies lesson is more of a challenge. Instructional approaches that enrich the...
Social Education Vol. 78, No. 2 (2014) pp. 96–100
Educators have been increasingly sensitized to the role of schools in developing students' cyberethics, cybercitizenship, and cybersafety, which have emerged as one of the most pressing and yet unexplored areas of education. The Department of...
Getting to the Core: Using Digital Resources to Enhance Content-Based Literacy in the Social Studies
Social Education Vol. 77, No. 2 (2013) pp. 102–106
With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, teachers across the United States are expanding their integrated approach to social studies ...
Social Education Vol. 73, No. 3 (April 2009) pp. 124–126
On January 20, 2009, Americans witnessed a historical event as Barack Obama took the oath of office and became the 44th president of the United States. While the general population reflected on the event, students in a U.S. government course were...
SRATE Journal Vol. 22, No. 1 (2012) pp. 23–28
This article is an exploration of the available applications for speech to speech real-time translation software for use in the classroom. Three different types of machine language translation (MLT) software and devices are reviewed for their...
Technological Thinking and Practice in the Social Studies: Transcending the Tumultuous Adolescence of Reform
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 4 (2004) pp. 141–150
The authors reflect on the evolving role of technology in the field of social studies and compare the tumultuous adolescence of technology integration with future trends in teaching and learning. The discourse contrasts the past developments with...
Computer Mediated Communication in Elementary Social Studies Methods: An Examination of Students' Perceptions and Perspectives
Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (2000) pp. 527–45
Examines current research in the field of educational telecommunications through the lens of the social studies methods course. States that the findings reveal the benefits and drawbacks of using computer mediated communication in methods courses...
Social Education Vol. 76, No. 2 (2012) pp. 88–91
The release of Apple's iPad was met with great enthusiasm by educators and schools. Yet, if this new technology is retrofitted to traditional teaching activities its full potential will go unrealized. The presence of iPads alone will not generate...
Social Studies and the Young Learner Vol. 26, No. 4 (2014) pp. 18–22
In this article, the authors describe a recent project undertaken at the University of South Florida's (USF) Preschool for Creative Learning. To align with the inquiry approach of their laboratory school, the environment at the Preschool is...
Diffusion of Technology Innovation in the Preservice Social Studies Experience: Results of a National Survey
Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 35, No. 2 (2007) pp. 174–195
This article presents and discusses in detail the results from a longitudinal study of social studies teacher educators about the diffusion of technology in social studies teacher education. Data were obtained from the third distribution of a...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (2004) pp. 107–111
In March 2002, members of the National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) met in Charlottesville, Virginia to discuss the potential effects of ubiquitous computing on the field of education. Ubiquitous computing, or "on-demand availability of...