ONLINE RESOURCES For you and your Social Studies Classroom! Presented by Bryan Burley SSATA Specialist Council [email protected] The World Wide Web is so vast. Where do you go? Next Monday will not seem so bad when you have the right tools. What will you see today?
Basic curriculum resources Multiple Perspectives Dimensions of Thinking Inquiry Based Approach Differentiation of learning Assessment Teacher Resources Other Resources Basic Curriculum resources Curriculum in Alberta is considered among the best in the world. So, lets make sure we teach it properly. Ensure you get to know the front matter of the
curriculum inside and out. Main themes are: Core Concepts and Strands Multiple Perspectives Issues focus Dimensions of Thinking Social Participation Deliberative Inquiry Citizenship and Identity Basic Curriculum resources
Basic curriculum resource: http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/socialstudies. aspx Online Guide to Implementation: www.learnalberta.ca Connection: Information for Teachers http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/resources/connection.a spx
Provincial Testing (Gr.3,6,9,12) http://education.alberta.ca/admin/testing.aspx Multiple Perspectives FNMI Most school districts have FNMI contacts that can assist with activities and questions you may have. Contemporary Aboriginal Issues http://accesstomedia.org/rfc/resources/archives/aboriginalissues.h tml Center for Indigenous Studies http://www.cwis.org
Mtis Virtual Museum http://www.metismuseum.ca/ National Museum of the American Indian http://www.nmai.si.edu/ Canadian Museum of Civilization Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/fp/fpint01e.html Multiple Perspectives Francophone Albertas Francophone Heritage http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/index.html http://www.edukits.ca/francophone/en/index.html
LAssociation canadienne-franaise de lAlberta http://www.acfa.ab.ca/acfa_anglais.asp Francophone Secretariat (Alberta Government) http://employment.alberta.ca/cps/rde/xchg/hre/hs.xsl/4306. html Dimensions of Thinking
Historical and Geographic Thinking Critical and Creative Thinking Decision-Making & Problem Solving Metacognition TC2- Critical Thinking Consortium: http://www.tc2.ca/wp/ Inquiry Based Approach Focus on Inquiry (Ab. Ed) http://education.alberta.ca/media/313361/focu soninquiry.pdf Inquiry Based Approach Webquests- A well-designed WebQuest uses the power of the Internet and a scaffolded learning
process to turn research-based theories into dependable learning-centered practices. Tom March Webquest.org- How to develop webquests of your own. http://webquest.sdsu.edu/ Filamentality: create your own webquest: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/ Bestwebquests: A list of pre made webquests for any topic and any grade. http://bestwebquests.com/ Differentiation of Learning Differentiation is giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of curriculum in a variety of ways. Internet 4 Classrooms: a Compendium of Web sources for
educators. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/di.htm A different Place: http://adifferentplace.org Enhance Learning with Technology http://members.shaw.ca/priscillatheroux/index.htm Assessment Formative and Summative assessment is important to every learner.
Alberta Assessment Consortium: http://www.aac.ab.ca/ Kathy Schrocks Guide for Educators: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/assess. html Teacher Resources ATA Website: www.teachers.ab.ca SSC.teachers.ab.ca
East Central: www.learning-network.org/ Calgary: www.crcpd.ab.ca/ Southern Alberta: http://people.uleth.ca/~sapdc/ Telus: http://www.2learn.ca/ Other Resources Historica: TV/Web Minutes, Radio Minutes, Canadian Encyclopedia, Historica School Fairs. http://www.histori.ca Virtual Museum links to many of Canadas museums online. http:// www.virtualmuseum.ca/
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/internet/index.html Effective use of the internet for both students and teachers alike. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/index.jsp/ Web 2.0- Source for web-based programs http://www.protopage.com/web2point0forteachers#Web_2.0_For_ Teachers/Welcome Current Events: What in the World and the Canadian Reader packages http://www.lesplan.com
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