- TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME AN ECONOMIC FORCE
Technology has become a major resource of everyday life. It is an economic force that is guaranteed to move forward. As an educator, it is imperative that you assist your students to continually advance their technology skills.
People in nearly every career are required to have some knowledge of computers and software. Without this knowledge, people would not be able to utilize tools that support practical applications of knowledge within their industry or careers. All people and organizations function more efficiently when they have technology. Technology is our advance in everyday life!
- TPS-GSU TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
At TPS-GSU, we take great pride in offering our educators many technology tools: CLICK HERE TO BROWSE THE FREE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
Please take advantage of the extensive resources of the Library of Congress to help you advance your skills in technology. Check out the these locations on the Library’s website to learn more about these valuable resources:
How to Create an Interactive Map
Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson
JOIN US TO ADVANCE YOUR TECHNOLOGY SKILLS!
Join our next class at TPS-GSU and learn helpful technology tips for your lesson plans, while incorporating Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.
Below are just a few examples of how our TPS-GSU Trainers can assist you to advance your technology skills, and those of your students.
EDMODO: Teaching with Primary Sources at GSU teaches and encourages the use of Edmodo, especially for the use of differentiation.
GLOGSTER: Allow teachers/students to recapture the enthusiasm for teaching and learning, by encouraging curiosity and creative problem solving for any project or lesson. Here is a link to primary source lessons using Glogster:
Welcome Home by Sandy Graziano
PREZI: An online application that takes the place of tired slideshows to keep your students attention. Here are lessons from two of our past participants:
The Civil Rights Movement-Causes & Effects by Chris Strelow
Charged Up! The Power of Electricity by Carol Humm
VOKI: Some TPS-GSU participants create avatars on Voki to introduce their primary source lesson, while others incorporate students creating their own Voki as part of their inquiry based lesson. Here are links to one of each type of lesson plan:
Propaganda of the Great War by Robert Holzhauser (Voki to introduce lesson)
Welcome Home by Sandy Graziano (Voki incorporated into lesson, student created)
QR CODES: Learn the “new” way of accurate teaching with QR codes in this lesson:
Famous Women in History by Lynn Jankowski
We invite you to register today for the next Level I or Level II Training at Governors State University
Teaching with Primary Sources – Level I
12 hr Training (CPDUs Credit Available)
- Teachers become familiar with the breadth and organization of digital primary sources from the Library of Congress.
- Develop understanding of the value of using primary sources to create inquiry-based learning experiences.
Level I Training is scheduled for June 17-18, 2013
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LEVEL I WORKSHOP ON JUNE 17-18
Teaching with Primary Sources – Level II
12 hr Training (CPDU’s Credit Available)
- Evaluate, create and teach topic-specific content-informed learning experiences integrating primary sources from the Library of Congress
- Apply the use of primary sources to support effective instructional practices for achieving CCSS
Level II Training is scheduled for July 9-10, 2013