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

Five Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks

Update (8/20/17): I have to add one more Android app to the list: Google Keep. Watch me demonstrate using the Google Keep Android app to give students feedback. When Google announced Android apps were coming to Chromebooks, I was not enthused. Chromebooks are great for learners and teachers because of the Chrome OS’s simplicity and lightning-fast… Read More Five Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks

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!

Ten Things You Can Do This Summer To Prepare For Teaching In A 1:1 Classroom With Chromebooks

Has your district told you your students will bring Chromebooks with them to class in the fall? Are you eager to integrate this technology into instruction but unsure how? Here are ten things you can do this summer to hit the ground running in the fall, brought to you by a teacher who has been… Read More Ten Things You Can Do This Summer To Prepare For Teaching In A 1:1 Classroom With Chromebooks

Google Classroom Experts Name My Absent Student Strategy a Best Practice

I am honored Google Classroom Experts named my strategy for including absent students a best practice: Google Classroom Experts are posting a new best practice to their Google Plus page weekly. To read more about how I use Google Classroom to fully include absent and home-bound students, please have a look at my blog post about… Read More Google Classroom Experts Name My Absent Student Strategy a Best Practice