The Social Studies Digital Content List

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

Have iPads? Use Them For Google Expeditions!

———— 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!

Social Studies and EdTech? I Co-Wrote the E-Book!

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!

Use This Website to Have Your Students Read Like Historians

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