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Browse Blog - digital tools

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Jeremiah McCall on Activities and Assessments for Simulation Games

Thinking about using digital games in your classroom? In Part Four of his six-part series, teacher Jeremiah McCall shows you how to form lesson plans around critically evaluating U.S. history games. [...] »

Meg Griffin on Google Docs

What can you do with Google Docs? [...] »

Joe Jelen Makes Students' Thinking Visible with Backchannel Discussion

Can you turn classroom chatter to constructive ends? Joe Jelen says digital tools can help. [...] »

Jeremiah McCall on Structuring Lesson Plans Using Simulation Games

What can you learn from analyzing a history-based game? How to critique models of systems and presentations of history, says teacher Jeremiah McCall. [...] »

Joe Jelen on Discovering History Through Student Genealogy Research

Is it hard for your students to see how history affects them? Have them research their own pasts! Teacher Joe Jelen looks at student genealogy. [...] »

Teachinghistory.org’s AHA Workshop: Teaching the Past in a Digital World

Missed our workshop at the American Historical Association in Chicago? Catch a recap here. [...] »

Elizabeth Glynn on Personal Tablet Computers

Personal tablet computers are everywhere, but what role do personal tablet computers have in the classroom? [...] »

Mark Smith on Using Constructivist Video Production

Do you use video creation as a culminating activity? Teacher Mark Smith suggests trying it at the beginning of a unit. [...] »

Jeremiah McCall on Evaluating Simulation Games for Classroom Use

So you want to use digital games in your teaching. How do you decide which games suit your needs? Jeremiah McCall gives tips for evaluating games. [...] »

Amy Burvall's Life as a TechnoTroubadour

Can you use music and creativity to help students structure what they know? Yes, says Hawaiian teacher Amy Burvall. [...] »