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JoyceCO 08-09-2017 06:12 AM

Sixth grade social studies! I have two student desktop computers in my room this year. Any ideas how to utilize them effectively?

TheGr8Catsby 08-13-2017 12:08 AM

What's your focus? World History? Geography? US History?

At any rate, I suggest using webquests, access to news sites, and research skills center work.

This website is also really good:

jayca 08-21-2017 10:32 PM

Do you have Google Classroom or anything similar to that? I suggest using the computers for short videos, research, Google Earth, or webquest. I use something called Blendspace. I would compile a list of resources such as kid-friendly websites, videos, images, or texts on a certain topic. Then, students would look through the resources and take notes on them to gather background information or research a topic. You can have a two students use Blendspace when you're trying to introduce a topic or want to enhance their understanding of a topic. I also created worksheets for students to complete while they are on the computer.

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