Get your students excited about Geography, History and more with these innovative Web 2.0 websites and tools. Energize your instruction and encourage your students to explore a wide range of Social Studies and Social Science subjects. All of these great resources have been designed to help engage students and improve knowledge retention through the use of interactive online resources. Enjoy!
• On This Day – A website that lists events from dates in history
• Woices – Students can create audio tours of their own town with this great tool, or they can research a historical city and build an audioguide for it
• National Geographic – Interactive activities, lessons, and more from National Geographic
• Scribble Maps – Students can draw on maps, create maps and show what they learned about different locations around the world
• America on the Move – A visual way to view historical tours of American history
• Jeopardy Labs – A fun review where students can create Jeopardy games for other students to play
• Dipity – Students can create, share and collaborate on interactive timelines that incorporate video, audio, texts, links and images
• World Navigator – This site offers interactive maps where students can explore different places and time periods
• ePals – A way to create a connection for students with other children from around the world
• X Timeline – Students can create an interactive timeline on any event or time period using pictures and words
• Animaps – Students can create and view interactive maps on this engaging website
• Historical Scene Investigation – Students solve historical cases as if they were historians themselves
Do you have a favorite Web 2.0 Tool or website that you use in your Social Studies classroom? Let us know about it!