Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Good Blog for Social Studies Teachers

  If you teach social studies and need extra ideas and motivation, you need to add this blog! Not every post is directly related to social studies, but many are. Plus, if you look to the right hand side, there are two other blogs to follow (World History blog and Government blog). Great resource and a great way to spend your summer....a little blog reading every day and reading back through some of the best posts on this blog. Give it a read, you won't be disappointed!

U.S. History blog click here!

The New Hive: Great "Wall" Site

I love these "wall" sites because they are so open-ended. Teachers can use them as a team to plan a project by posting their ideas and conversations to the Hive wall. They could create a class "hive wall" by posting information to it or having students post questions to it. Or, teachers could use it like I do and have students create their own "hive wall" about a topic. For me, I have students create a wall that shows who they are. They choose text, pictures, videos, music to describe themselves and then present these to the class. This year I used "Wallwisher", but it was pretty buggy. I plan to possibly use this site next year. Seems easier, more possibilities, and hopefully have less issues. Give it a try and see if you can come up with some ideas (Treasure Island Wall, Civil War Wall, Math notes, etc!!!)

The New Hive click here!