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Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Action: A Descriptive Study of Secondary Teachers’ Curriculum-Based, Technology-Related Instructional Planning

 

This paper looks critically at the way technology is currently used in social studies education and makes the argument that technology can better serve teachers and students as a tool of engagement and inquiry rather than as a supplement to existing practices. In this paper, social studies education is characterized as a quest for reflective inquiry, as a social science, and as a medium for citizenship transmission. Written by Wayne Journell.

 

 

 

 

Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions Toward the Use of Inspiration 6 Software in Inclusive World History Classes at the Secondary Level

This essay focuses on the efficiency of technological integration within the classroom and how technological pedagogical content knowledge enhances instructional planning.  It also analyzes a particular software called 'Inspiration 6' that educators may use to help students think critically about particular issues in Social Studies. Written by Judith B. Harris and Mark J. Hofer.

 

 

 

"It Is as It Was": Feature Film in the History Classroom.

This essay brings into question whether or not popular films should be used in the classroom and what other modes of technology can be used that may help students grasp concepts and keep attention as well as a movie.  It also gives a list of films and movies that may be beneficial, and if not how to question students and guide them into finding particular answers on historically inaccurate films. Written by Richard T. Boon, Cecil Fore III and Vicky Spencer.

 

 

 Maximizing the Potential of Computer-Based Technology in Secondary Social Studies Education

This essay looks deeper into the use of technology in the classroom.  It shows how the tools that technology creates can be used not only as a tool for education, but a springboard by helping promote inquiry in the classroom.  This paper explains that Social Studies is characterized as a way to help students learn through reflection, as a social science and as a way transmit citizenship from one student to the next.  It explains how the demand for technology has never been greater as many students perceive social studies as memorization of names and dates.  The use of technology is a way for students to realize the true importance of social studies and help them become greater citizens for the future.  Written by Wayne Journell.

 

 

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Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Action: A Descriptive Study of Secondary Teachers’ Curriculum-Based, Technology-Related Instructional Planning414.01 KB
Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions Toward the Use of Inspiration 6 Software in Inclusive World History Classes at the Secondary Level408.11 KB
"It Is as It Was": Feature Film in the History Classroom. 129.74 KB
Maximizing the Potential of Computer-Based Technology in Secondary Social Studies Education208.18 KB