Remember when Google Earth was a slow desktop program? Thank goodness it is now has a sleeker web version (earth.google.com/web) that is perfect for teaching geography. This is especially true for students using touchscreen Chromebooks. Additionally, the iTunes Store Google Earth app is great on iPads. Here are 7 tips for getting the most out of… Read More 7 Tips for Google Earth in the Classroom
Google My Maps is a great tool for teachers and learners. Teachers can use it as an interactive platform to present lesson materials. Learners can use Google My Maps to document what they have learned. For example, here is a Google My Map I created of Civil War battles in North Carolina for a Civil… Read More Google My Maps Tips and Tricks
I am a proponent of utilizing iPads and Play Store enabled Chromebooks to lead students on Google Expeditions for free. As such, I was honored to see a tweet by my former employer, Gravelly Hill Middle School, featured on the January 9 Google Expeditions Teacher Tip: Here is the tweet referenced in the tip: Our… Read More Google Expeditions for Martin Luther King Day
Author’s Note: This post was originally published on 9/4/17. I have updated it and it is accurate as of 8/25/18. 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… Read More The Social Studies Digital Content List
Google Expeditions is a great app for engaging students and broadening their horizons. I led my colleagues on a Google Expedition at the NCTIES 2016 conference: Leading my colleagues on a #GoogleExpedition last week. @k_shelton #gafesummit MD @edtechteam pic.twitter.com/djjZN0Tk4f — Tom Mullaney (@TomEMullaney) March 6, 2016 The app is marketed in conjunction with Google Cardboard and… 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