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 (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
———— 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 sat in an eighth-grade math teacher’s classroom, working on problems she shared with her students using Mathspace. I do not usually enjoy multi-step math problems but found myself delighted and completely engaged. Reflecting on it later, I realized a significant part of the experience was Mathspace’s sleek, modern design. I like Google Classroom more than… Read More Why This Teacher Loves Canva
My latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post is Please Share This Post with Administrators Who Block YouTube – my argument that school districts need to unblock YouTube for students. Thank you for reading and considering it. Please comment below or tweet me at @TomEMullaney if you would like to discuss further.
My latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post is about using the new Google Sites as a tool for blended learning. Thank you for reading. If you have any questions, please comment below or tweet me @TomEMullaney.
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!
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
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