8 Ways to Inculcate Technology in Elementary Social Studies Methods
Sally Beisser, Drake University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper demonstrates ways teacher education faculty might inculcate computer technology in elementary social studies methods courses through effective modeling and instructional experiences. This session will present technology intensive techniques and activities that one elementary social studies methods instructor uses to explore geography through map building skills, history through timelines and primary sources, and culture through idioms. Use of a course website for threaded discussion, exam review, and links to over 75 social studies Websites organized around the six primary social studies disciplines (i.e., geography, history, civics, economics, sociology, and anthropology) will be shared. Course assignments requiring software and Internet site analysis, multimedia illustration of a field-based service-learning project will be explored. Learner response indicates that students view themselves as competent consumers and producers using technology in the social studies content areas.
Beisser, S. (2005). 8 Ways to Inculcate Technology in Elementary Social Studies Methods. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3789-3793). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).