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Jennifer Orr on Making Technology Work for Primary Students: Part One

Conventional applications of Web 2.0 tools expect students to read and write confidently. First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr asks, how can you adapt these tools to primary students who are still learning to do both? [...] »

African American History Month 2011

For African American History Month, don't just focus on the heroes—use primary sources to explore the lives of ordinary people. [...] »

Ron Gorr's Trifecta: Primary Sources, Technology, and Student Interaction in One Activity!

How can you bring 21st-century teaching into curriculum you've already developed and use? AP U.S. History teacher Ron Gorr substituted online and in-person research and discussion for a quiz and a lecture. [...] »

Conference-going for the Educational Professional

Considered attending a conference for professional development? Here are some suggestions on where to look and what to look for! [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on Mental Maps in American History

Understanding geography is essential to understanding history. By drawing their own maps, students can create multipurpose tools for visualizing and remembering history, says eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer. [...] »

Amy Trenkle's Be the Blogger!

Chances are, you can use blogging in your classroom. Maybe you're convinced you have too few computers, or too many students in your class. Eighth-grade teacher Amy Trenkle shows that blogs may be more flexible than you think! [...] »

Upcoming Deadlines for Professional Development

February and March mark deadlines for several national professional development opportunities. [...] »

Michael Yell on Developing a Climate of Engagement

Former NCSS president and 7th-grade teacher Michael Yell shares his first-day teaching strategies for upper elementary and secondary. [...] »

A Day On, Not a Day Off

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Celebrate this holiday as a day of public service. [...] »

What is Historical Thinking?

You can use a number of frameworks to help you understand and teach historical thinking. Teachinghistory.org's Daisy Martin starts you off. [...] »

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