Back-to-school time always reminds me of my first days teaching history. I used the curriculum from my textbook and supplemented it here-and-there. It did not make for engaging instruction. Textbooks are static, dated, and give learners one perspective. I constantly searched for supplemental content in addition to making some of my own. Over time, I… Read More The Social Studies Digital Content List
———— Update 7/15/17: I was honored when my colleague Cristie Watson gave me a shout-out for leading her students on Google Expeditions on iPads: Life is pretty exciting when you get to see things @TomEMullaney showed your S using #GoogleExpedition @OrangeCoSchools #britishmuseum pic.twitter.com/NpTa4KxpSc — Cristie Watson (@CristieWatson) July 13, 2017 ———— Google Expeditions is a great… Read More Have iPads? Use Them For Google Expeditions!
I am excited to share my Ted-Ed lesson about the French Revolution. Use it to engage your students. Questions or comments? Please comment below or tweet me @TomEMullaney.
I am honored to announce my Imagine Easy blog posts about Social Studies and educational technology have been combined with work from Matthew Farber to form an e-book, A Technology Toolkit for Social Studies Teachers. This e-book can be downloaded for free. I hope it will be useful for your practice. Please comment below or tweet me at… Read More Social Studies and EdTech? I Co-Wrote the E-Book!
My thoughts on YouTube channels for Social Studies classroom teachers are published on the Imagine Easy Blog. Enjoy using these channels. If you would like to discuss, please comment below or send me a Tweet at @tomemullaney. Thank you for reading.
Do you want your students to read primary source documents, engage in close reading activities, debate and cite evidence to support arguments? If so, you have to use The Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like a Historian website. I have to thank my colleague Mr. Washam for showing it to me. Take a tour of… Read More Use This Website to Have Your Students Read Like Historians
Do you struggle to use textbooks as an effective educational tool? If you do, I want you to think about your students. Imagine you are a teenager. You go home from school with a textbook assignment to read. At the same time you are surrounded by screens calling your name. Your SmartPhone buzzes with texts… Read More Use Brown University’s Choices Program to Engage Students
Introduction Since its inception in the mid-2000s, YouTube has changed the way we look for and watch video. This voluminous archive is a great tool for educators. If only there was a way to leverage YouTube to make it a tool that can teach, reinforce and assess. As a teacher, it is not enough to… Read More Use TED-Ed to Make YouTube a Powerful Educational Tool