ERIC Number: ED421415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Information Technology in U.S. Social Studies Classrooms: Potentials and Realities.
White, Charles S.
This paper discusses the role of information technology in American social studies classrooms. Three main topics are addressed including: (1) the potentially-powerful applications of technology in social studies, based on current trends in social studies education; (2) the current status of technology use in social studies education and factors that have facilitated the rise of technology use; and (3) a description of a number of factors that limit the achievement of technology's potential for social studies. Among the limiting factors to technology usage in education are the availability of the up-to-date technology in the classroom, the cost of expansion of technology, and the move toward national and state curriculum standards that could limit innovative uses of technology. A number of ways that technology can help achieve social studies goals is suggested.(EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Korean Social Studies Association (Jinju, South Korea, August 8, 1997).