Technology in the Middle and Secondary Social Studies Classroom introduces pre-service teachers to the research underpinning the effective integration of technology into the social studies curriculum. Building off of established theoretical frameworks, veteran social studies teacher educator Scott Scheuerell shows how the implementation of key technologies in the classroom can help foster higher-level thinking among students. Plentiful, user-friendly examples illustrate how specific educational tools—including games, social media, flipped classrooms, and other emerging technologies—spur critical thinking and foster authentic intellectual work. A rigorous study, Technology in the Middle and Secondary Social Studies Classroom provides a comprehensive, up-to-date research framework for conceptualizing successful, technology-rich social studies classrooms.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Research-Based Practices for Technology Integration. Chapter 2: Authentic Intellectual Work. Chapter 3: Cooperative Learning. Chapter 4: Problem-Based Learning. Chapter 5: Facilitating Discussion. Chapter 6: Student Historians. Chapter 7: Authentic Assessment. Chapter 8: Historical Images. Chapter 9: Differentiated Instruction. Chapter 10: Reading Strategies. Chapter 11: Web 2.0 Tools. Chapter 12: Local History. Chapter 13: Emerging Technologies.
Scott K. Scheuerell is Associate Professor of Education at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.