Chapter 4 -
Edtech to Connect
It is essential to select edtech that is relevant to your content material to help make it “come to life” for students.
-Bring History & Civics to Life
Resources & Links
The US National Archives has many resources that can be easily acessed by both teachers and students. Students can dig into the archives' primary source materials while teachers can vist the educators' section.
New American History
New American History uses an abundance of resources: interactive maps, video, audio, ools for educators, and more "to make visible what was previously invisble about our shared American story." Check out their resources and lesson plans.
Designing for Accessibility with POUR
POUR stands for Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust. Check out the video and start considering how you can make your classroom accessible to all of your learners.
Cyark is a blend of an online archive, interactive world timeline, and online virtual field trips combined into one website. Students can engage in a variety of curated cultural and historic events and experiences with over 200 sites on all seven continents of the world.
Museum of the World
The Museum of the world, sponsored by the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute, provides an "itntearctive experience ethrough time, continents and cultures, featuring some fo the most faxcinatnig objects in human history."
Experience this highly engaging virtual experience as you "Step into the boots of George Washington as you confront the very challenges that he faced during the Revolutionary War and as our first President." -
Try One New Thing Challenge
View the POUR Accessibility video and identify one way you can ensure that your materials are accessible for all of your learners.
#TryOneNewThingChallenge Background: In order to help guide you on this journey, we have provided* easy-to-implement ideas that can have a lasting impact on your classroom. You don't have to do everything, just try one new thing. Tag us on Twitter @BringHistoryToLife using the hashtag #TryOneNewThingChallenge. We'd love to connect and celebrate with you!
*Easy-to-implement ideas provided throughout our site, Jump Start guide, and book: Bring History and Civics to Life, Lessons and Strategies to Cultivate Informed, Empathetic Citizens
1.3 Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
1.6 Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
1.6a: Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
1.6d: Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.