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ERIC Number: EJ1002101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
What I Learned at NCSS 2011
Risinger, C. Frederick
Social Education, v76 n2 p82-84 Mar-Apr 2012
The author started writing a "What I Learned..." column back in 2007. However, in the 2011 edition, he wants want to make a few comments about the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting, a couple of the general sessions, and an NCSS initiative that he is proud to support. The author mentions that Secretary Arne Duncan decried how social studies was being neglected because of the impact of high-stakes testing on teachers and schools. The author wants to commend NCSS and its leadership for establishing the "First Timer Scholarship" program. It supports teachers who have never been to an NCSS Annual Conference and pays for a year's NCSS membership. Now, what did the author learn at NCSS 2011 about using the Internet and Web 2.0 resources to teach social studies? The author attended 9 sessions that dealt with technology in the classroom and shares some of these programs and resources in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A