UWG Hosts Social Studies Workshop
On July 19-23, UWG was host to 18 middle and high school social studies teachers for a workshop entitled Using Technology to Teach Social Studies in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms. The College of Education and the Center for Public History collaborated to make the event possible. Participants learned how to use tools such as Audacity, Moviemaker, Wordle, Visuwords, Wikispaces, Voicethread, Comic Life and Flip Video cameras to improve their teaching of social studies and historical understanding. A grant of $40,600 was received to support the work. Professors Danilo M. Baylen, Judy Butler, Keith Hebert and Ann McCleary will visit the teachers in their schools and the group will unite for follow-up studies on three Saturdays during the coming school year. In addition, several teachers, and the four professors, will present at the Georgia Council for the Social Studies' annual conference that takes place in Athens in October.
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