Spotlight on Elementary Education

This nifty tool is not only fun to use, but also very useful in the history classroom! Students can use this free website to constructing their own short digital movies, in doing so they will learn how to utilize primary sources and develop their historical thinking skills. FIND OUT MORE »

Tech for Teachers

Digital classroom tools

screencap, WhatWasThere street view, 16 December,

Put the past next to the present with this photo-sharing and mapping tool. [...] »


Bookmark, store, and share online resources.

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Google Maps

Discover a whole new world of mapping and geography with Google Maps!

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Beyond the Chalkboard

Teachers demonstrate digital tool strategies

Crosscurricular Multimedia: AP U.S. History and Govt Classes Collaborate
Detail, homepage, student website,

Two teachers brought their classrooms together to talk about the national [...] »

Twitter in Large Classrooms
Screencapture, The Twitter Experiment - Twistory in the Classroom

Professor Dr. Monica Rankin uses Twitter to make student participation [...] »

Recording Experiences with First Graders

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras!

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When Copyright Meets the Classroom

Understanding fair use and public domain are key to navigating through the [...] »