Tech + Social Studies LIVE! Virtual Conference
On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the Indiana University Center on Representative Government hosted the second annual Tech + Social Studies LIVE! Virtual Conference as part of the Social Studies Innovation Network. This event is part of the 2021 and 8th Annual ED Games Expo, a showcase of game-changing innovations in education technology supported by programs across government.
Below is additional information on the event and video recordings of the conference sessions that highlight demos of innovation and technology in the field of social studies and civics.
About this event
Thank you for joining us to see demos of innovative Social Studies and Civics teaching along with the experts that developed them. In this free virtual conference, we will showcase interactive techniques, amazing content, fun role-play, and so much more. From Elementary School to AP History, there is something for everyone. Learn ways to use technology to teach the basic tenets of government, impeaching a president, appointing someone to the Supreme Court, and so much more.
Whether teaching online, in person, or a hybrid of both, these demos will show you new ways to engage your students.
Welcome from Dr. Elizabeth Osborn with the Center on Representative Government
Learning Indigenous History in-Context and From Indigenous Perspectives with Making Camp from Maria Burns Ortiz and Christy Hanson with 7 Generation Games
Engaging in Civic Knowledge from the Center for Civic Education
W-Questions System with Florian Feucht from Thinking Habitats
Teaching Civics with Technology with Dr. Elizabeth Osborn from the IU Center on Representative Government, Jennifer Jolley from Palm Bay Magnet High School, and Andrew Nelson and Matt Madera with Half Full Nelson
How Teachers are Engaging Primary Grade Students with Primary Sources using KidCitizen with Dr. Michael Berson, Dr. Ilene Berson, and Bert Snow from KidCitizen
Election Edge from Second Avenue Learning
Project Arch-ae-o: Exploring Ancient Cahokia, City of the Sun with Bettie Schwartz from S&ACreative
Role-Playing U.S. History and Civics from VoxPop
Outbreak Squad: Keeping Your Community Safe with Amy Muise and Pamela Martinez from Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University
Spark!Lab with Emma Grahn from Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History in the Smithsonian Institution
Civic Action through Primary Sources in "Civics: An American Musical" from FableVision Studios
Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civics with Ace Parsi from Educating for American Democracy
Marc Ruppel from National Endowment for the Humanities