Teaching History with Technology

The Teaching History with Technology Workshop is an intensive hands-on environment for History and Social Studies educators. During this intensive workshop, participants will explore practical, dynamic, and creative ways to use technology in the classroom to enhance their curricula and provide students with unique opportunities to create original content to demonstrate their understanding. The workshop examines innovative ideas, effective techniques and thoughtful approaches for incorporating web tools, mobile devices, apps and emerging technologies into History and Social Studies curricula.

In addition to exploring examples and content applicable to World History, United States History, and Civics at the middle school, high school and college level, this workshop emphasizes the use of technology to provide students with the ability to create digital stories, screencasts, collaborative documents and presentations, interactive maps, and timelines. Other topics include social networking, evaluating sources, and emerging technologies. The projects, concepts, and tools addressed in this workshop not only apply to The Common Core State Standards, but also to the 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, & Creativity – as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for middle and high school History and Social Studies teachers, division heads, and curriculum developers as well as higher ed professors and instructors.

Why Attend a Teaching History with Technology Workshop

Workshop Location, Dates, and Instructors:


June 15 – 16

with Ben Sondgeroth

Menlo Park

June 22 – 23

with Tom Daccord

Device/ App Requirements:

Participants should bring a laptop with an up-to-date operating system and browsers. You are welcome to bring iPads, Chromebooks, or other devices, but some tools may not work on all devices. Participants also need a Google or Google Apps for Education account. iPad users should have an iPad2 or newer, be running iOS, and know their Apple ID and password.

App Requirements:

As new apps and updates are continuously changing, a complete list will be published here and emailed to participants closer to the workshop.

Graduate Credit:

Framingham State University offers 1 graduate credit for this course. You must attend all workshop hours and complete a final assignment. Cost is $75 per credit and registration forms will be emailed to participants upon registration and available on the first day of class.

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