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SEMINAR: TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES
GEOG 407/507, Winter 2000
Monday 1800-2100, 106 Condon

Instructor: G.H. Searl (Joe) Material and Readings
107H Condon, 346-4559Access to Computer (PC or MAC)
ghsearl@darkwing.uoregon.edu with CD-ROM and Internet Connection
web site under constructionNumerous web-based readings & handouts

Years ago, technology for teaching meant bulletin boards, an opaque projector, film strips and a 16 mm movie projector. We then embraced the overhead and video. Now we witness changes in technology with every blink of the eye. We watch the development of software and observe products appear and disappear. The arrival of affordable high-powered computers and internet connections brings a mind-choking collection of on-line sources. Learning how to use technology can consume so much of our time that we may neglect the subject of our inquiry. This course will therefore emphasize the content and perspectives of social sciences derived from internet and CD-ROM sources. We will explore sources for instructional preparation as well as interactive sites suitable for students at all levels.

SCHEDULE OF TOPICS AND ACTIVITIES

SOCIAL SCIENCE CONTENT ON THE INTERNET

Places and place representation
Events, past and current
Local, regional & global economics and governmental systems
CD-ROM Sources

TOOLS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN
Video images
Slides and prints
Internet sources
GIS
On-line data sources

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS
Building web sites
Virtual reality

CONTINUOUS CONCERNS
Linkage of technology, content, social science perspectives,
national and state standards of "old" with "new" technologies
Current learning theories

EVALUATION
Attendance30%-special arrangements for making up unavoidable absences
Assignments40%
Project30%