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Research on Technology in Social Studies Education

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Despite technology’s presence in virtually every public school, its documented familiarity and use by youth outside of school, and the wealth of resources it provides for teaching social studies, there has been relatively little empirical research on its effectiveness for the teaching and learning of social studies. In an effort to begin to fill this gap in research literature, this book focuses on research on technology in social studies education. The objectives of this volume are threefold: to describe research frameworks, provide examples of empirical research, and chart a course for future research endeavors. Accordingly, the volume is divided into three overarching sections: research constructs and contexts, research reports, and research reviews. The need for research is particularly acute within the field of social studies and technology. As the primary purpose of social studies is to prepare the young people of today to be the citizens of tomorrow, it is necessary to examine how technology tools impact, improve, and otherwise affect teaching and learning in social studies. Given these circumstances, we have prepared this collection of research conceptualizations, reports, and reviews to achieve three goals. 1. Put forward reports on how research is being conducted in the field 2. Present findings from welldesigned research studies that provide evidence of how specific applications of technology are affecting teaching and learning in social studies. 3. Showcase reviews of research in social studies It is with this framework that we edited this volume, Research on Technology and Social Studies Education, as an effort to address emerging concerns related to theorizing about the field and reporting research in social studies and technology. The book is divided into four sections. The first section of the book includes three descriptions of research constructs and contexts in social studies and technology. The second section is focused on research reports from studies of student learning in social studies with technology. The third section contains research reports on teachers’ pedagogical considerations for using technology in social studies. In the fourth and final section, we present work that broadly reviews and critiques research in focused areas of social studies and technology. This volume contains twelve chapters, each of which focuses on social studies content and pedagogy and how the field is affected and enhanced with technology. The volume includes research and theoretical works on various topics, including digital history, digital video, geography, technology use in the K12 social studies classroom, and artificial intelligence.

Rethinking Social Studies and History Education

Author : Cameron White
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The book is unique in that it mixes theory and practical applications in rethinking traditional social studies education. It focuses on essays integrating media, popular culture, and alternative texts for teaching and learning in social studies and history education through a social education lens. Social education integrates social studies, media / popular culture, and cultural studies all within a social justice framework. The text provides 20+ curriculum themes with strategies to connect in teaching and learning, along with resources to extend depth of understanding. In addition, the pedagogical philosophy inherent in the essays is studentcentered learning focusing on issues, problem, and projectbased instruction. Although the themes are generally social studies and history focused, the links to media and popular culture can be integrated in other disciplines.

Resources in education

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The Status of Social Studies

Author : Jeff Passe
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A team of researchers from 35 states across the country developed a survey designed to create a snapshot of social studies teaching and learning in the United States. With over 12,000 responses, it is the largest survey of social studies teachers in over three decades. We asked teachers about their curricular goals, their methods of instruction, their use of technology, and the way they address the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities. We gathered demographic data too, along with inquiries about the teachers' training, their professional development experiences, and even whether they serve as coaches. The enormous data set from this project was analyzed by multiple research teams, each with its own chapter. This volume would be a valuable resource for any professor, doctoral student, or Master’s student examining the field of social studies education. It is hard to imagine a research study, topical article, or professional development session concerning social studies that would not quote findings from this book about the current status of social studies. With chapters on such key issues as the teaching of history, how teachers address religion, social studies teachers’ use of technology, and how teachers adapt their instruction for students with disabilities or for English language learners, the book’s content will immediately be relevant and useful.

Social Studies on the Internet

Author : Michael J. Berson
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An annotated collection of web sites on history, government, citizenship, political science, geography, economics, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. K-12.

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

Author : Thomas N. Turner
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Essentials of Elementary Social Studies is a teacher friendly text that provides comprehensive treatment of classroom planning, instruction, and strategies. Praised for its dynamic approaches and a writing style that is conversational, personal, and professional, this text enables and encourages teachers to effectively teach elementary social studies using creative and active learning strategies. New to this Edition This fourth edition has been significantly refined with new and relevant topics and strategies needed for effectively teaching elementary social studies. • Keeping with the book's emphasis on planning and teaching, a full, new chapter on lesson plans has been added. This chapter is designed to provide elementary teachers with 14 classroom tested lessons for each grade level (K-6). • A new chapter on technology is designed to better prepare elementary teachers to effectively teach social studies with technology. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, and numerous other types of impactful technology. • Each chapter now includes a “Resources” section. The resources section provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. • Each chapter now includes “Extension” and "Focus" activities. These activities provide readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. Instructors can also use the extension and focus activities as class activities. • Brand new companion website expands on chapter content and provides resources for further study (

Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies

Author : William B. Russell III
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Building on the success of a much-loved elementary text, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies focuses on the key issues central to the actual teaching of middle and high school social studies, including lesson planning and inclusive instructional strategies. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the text encourages teachers in their development as professionals and enables them to effectively use creative and active learning strategies in the everyday classroom. Features of the book include: • A full chapter on lesson plans designed to provide middle and secondary social studies teachers with classroom tested lesson plans. The chapter includes two classroom tested lessons for each social science discipline---U.S. History, World History, Geography, Government, Economics, Psychology, & Sociology. • A chapter on technology that is designed to better prepare middle and secondary social studies teachers to effectively teach social studies with technology. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, and numerous other types of impactful technology. • Each teaching methodology and lesson plan discusses how the strategy can be used to meet the individual needs of diverse learners, including English Language Learners and exceptional education students. • A section in each chapter provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. • Each chapter includes an “Extension” activity offering readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful real-life scenarios. • “Focus activities” give readers the opportunity to prepare for the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. • Covers current topics such as NCSS Standards, Common Core State Standards, Technology, Media, Skills, Character Education, and Literacy.

Current Index to Journals in Education

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Digital Geography

Author : Andrew J. Milson
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The purpose of this volume is to provide a review and analysis of the theory, research, and practice related to geospatial technologies in social studies education. In the first section, the history of geospatial technologies in education, the influence of the standards movement, and the growth of an international geospatial education community are explored. The second section consists of examples and discussion of the use of geospatial technologies for teaching and learning history, geography, civics, economics, and environmental science. In the third section, theoretical perspectives are proposed that could guide research and practice in this field. This section also includes reviews and critiques of recent research relevant to geospatial technologies in education. The final section examines the theory, research, and practice associated with teacher preparation for using geospatial technologies in education.

A History of Ideas in Science Education

Author : George DeBoer
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By allowing key scientists, researchers, professors, and classroom teachers of science to speak for themselves through their published writings about what is best and needed for the field, Dr. DeBoer presents a fascinating account of the history of science education in the United States from the middle of the 19th century to the present. The book relates how science first struggled to find a place in the school curriculum and recounts the many debates over the years about what that curriculum should be. In fact, many of what we consider modern ideas in science education are not new at all but can be traced to writings on education of one hundred years ago. The book is aimed at all those interested in science education: classroom teachers and science education leaders concerned about the historical justification of the goals and strategies proposed for the field. The book should be enjoyed not only by the researcher but also by anyone curious about just how curriculum is decided upon and implemented on a national scale. “This is without question the finest book of its kind on the market. It deserves to be widely read by current and future science teachers, supervisors, science education faculty in colleges and universities, curriculum developers, and program officers in funding agencies.” —The Science Teacher “Adds a significant dimension to the history of American schooling and curriculum.” —History of Education Quarterly

A curriculum framework

Author : Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
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The Cambridge History of Science Volume 7 The Modern Social Sciences

Author : David C. Lindberg
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An account of the history of the social sciences since the late eighteenth century.

Critical Issues in Social Studies Research for the 21st Century

Author : William B. Stanley
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The authors of the nine other chapters in this book have struggled with the issues discussed above in several different ways. The chapter authors represent a wide range of views and expertise within the field of social studies. Some have been leading social studies scholars for three or four decades. Other authors represent new voices that have begun to shape the direction social studies will take in the future. The topics examined here include the debate over how to define social studies, social studies and the impact of the standards/accountability movement, the contextual constraints/ restraints on teaching social studies, education for democracy, rationales for teaching history, multicultural education, global education, social studies and educational technology, and the nature and effectiveness of social studies research.

ICTs and Innovation for Didactics of Social Sciences

Author : Delgado-Algarra, Emilio José
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The advancement of technology in today’s world has led to the progression of several professional fields. This includes the classroom, as teachers have begun using new technological strategies to increase student involvement and motivation. ICT innovation including virtual reality and blended learning methods has changed the scope of classroom environments across the globe; however, significant research is lacking in this area. ICTs and Innovation for Didactics of Social Sciences is a fundamental reference focused on didactics of social sciences and ICTs including issues related to innovation, resources, and strategies for teachers that can link to the transformation of social sciences teaching and learning as well as societal transformation. While highlighting topics such as blended learning, augmented reality, and virtual classrooms, this book is ideally designed for researchers, administrators, educators, practitioners, and students interested in understanding current relevant ICT resources and innovative strategies for the didactic of social sciences and didactic possibilities in relation to concrete conceptual contents, resolution of problems, planning, decision making, development of social skills, attention, and motivation promoting a necessary technological literacy.

We the Students and Teachers

Author : Robert W. Maloy
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Provides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy. We, the Students and Teachers shows history and social studies educators how to make school classrooms into democratic spaces for teaching and learning. The book offers practical strategies and lesson ideas for transforming democratic theory into instructional practice. It stresses the importance of students and teachers working together to create community and change. The book serves as an essential text for history and social studies teaching methods courses as well as professional development and inservice programs for history and social studies teachers at all grade levels. “The key to the excellent potential of this book is its assertion that democratic teaching can be linked to content, especially historical content, not just to a generic notion of ‘student-centered instruction.’ The theory-to-practice emphasis is very explicit, as is the emphasis on the voices of the teachers and students who participated in the research. The book also takes a highly creative approach to its topic that I find very refreshing.” — Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida “This is an important book. Maloy and LaRoche reveal the challenges that face historians as we grapple with increasingly fraught public and political perceptions of our discipline. Their strategies for reconstituting the classroom as a laboratory for instilling democratic values and practices are both ingenious and practical.” — Dane Morrison, author of True Yankees: Sea Captains, the South Seas, and the Discovery of American Identity

The Aldridge Historically Black College Guide

Author : Daniel Webster Aldridge
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Science Technology Society as Reform in Science Education

Author : Robert Eugene Yager
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Science/Technology/Society (S/T/S) is a reform effort to broaden science as a discipline in schools and colleges; to relate science to other facets of the curriculum; and to relate science specifically to technology and to the society that supports and produces new conceptualizations of both. S/T/S is also defined as the teaching and learning of science/technology in the context of human experience. It focuses on a method of teaching that recognizes the importance that experience in the real world has on the learning process. And it recognizes that real learning can occur only when the learner is engaged and able to construct her or his own meaning. Science/Technology/Society As Reform in Science Education is rich with examples of such teaching and learning. It includes impressive research evidence that illustrates that progress has been made and goals have been met. For teachers and administrators alike, this book provides and validates new visions for science education.

Technology Tools in the Social Studies Curriculum

Author : Joseph A. Braun
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This book is intended for use by college students majoring in education, or by teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge of the digital revolution. It focuses on the enduring elements of technology tools in the social studies curriculum. Exemplary social studies software is introduced; however, the coverage of database tools and hypermedia is deliberately generic. Because of the growing importance of the Internet to educators, one of the closing chapters is devoted to the topic.

Computers in the Curriculum of Secondary Schools

Author : Arnold Morrison
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The two studies reported in this document were commissioned by the Scottish Education Department. The first is a review of research on the effectiveness of computers as resources for learning and teaching. It reports the general findings from a large number of studies concerned with the achievement and attitudes of students and then considers some of the evidence available on applications within particular areas of the curriculum, such as mathematics, sciences, social studies, modern languages, and information skills. Attention is also given to software evaluation and the cost effectiveness of computer assisted learning. The 70 references cited in the text are arranged under curriculum areas, followed by two further listings of references to studies of general curriculum interest and software design. The second study complements the review of research by reporting the experiences of 27 Scottish secondary teachers, mainly of science and social studies, as they have observed the responses of their students to the computer, adapted their teaching methods to make the best use of the resources, and sought appropriate software for their students. (GL)

Directory of North and South American Universities

Author : Michael Zils
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