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Browse Blog - digital tools

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Joe Jelen: Old Newspapers Find a Home in New Technology

Newspapers are alive and well in the U.S. history classroom. [...] »

Jeremiah McCall on Using Simulation Games in the History Classroom

How can you teach—not just distract—with digital games? [...] »

Amy Trenkle on Glogging Class Greats

Posterboard and rubber cement may work for some projects, but students can also avoid the mess—and incorporate audiovisuals—by making glogs (virtual posters) online. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on Facebook in the Classroom

8th-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer tackles the challenge of using Facebook with her students. What can Facebook do for teachers, and how can you make using it safe, easy, and fun? [...] »

Joe Jelen on Pocket Camcorders

With pocket camcorders, you can direct a class full of filmmakers. Joe Jelen takes a look at these tiny tools. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on Interactive Whiteboards

New technology in the classroom means new techniques and challenges. Eighth-grade teacher Amy Trenkle's new whiteboard is no exception. [...] »

Joe Jelen on Google's Art Project

Budget cuts mean field trip cuts, right? Wrong! Check out high school teacher Joe Jelen's summary of this impressive new tool from Google. [...] »

Copyright: Finding Images to Tell the Story of History

Fair use? Public domain? Creative Commons? Find images of history that you can use to tell its story, without worrying about fees and fines. [...] »

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

Conventional applications of Web 2.0 tools expect students to read and write confidently. How can you adapt these tools to primary students who are still learning to do both? [...] »

Teaching and Learning History in the Digital Age (AHA 2011)

Rwany Sibaja recaps our presentation at the 2011 American Historical Association conference in Boston. [...] »