6 Handy Chromebook Apps for Social Studies Teachers

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Chromebook is a versatile gadget with a huge potential in education. Several school districts and classrooms have been using them over the last couple of years and they proved to be of tremendous help in the instructional process. Chromebook section in this blog features everything teachers need to know to make the best of these devices in class including things such as tips, apps and video tutorials.

Today, we are adding another resource which is basically a collection of some of the best Chromebook apps for social studies teachers. We featured apps that students can use to create presentations; write, save and share documents; create mind maps, and many more. You can also watch this wonderful Google hangout video to learn more about how some teachers are actually using Chromebooks to teach social studies and foreign language

1- Popplet (update: no longer working)

‘Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually…Popplet is great for school and for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. By capturing facts, thoughts, and images, students learn to create relationships between them and generate new ideas. ’

2- Google Drive

Google Drive lets you create, share and keep all your stuff in one place.You can use it to access your files, even the big ones, from wherever you are. Share them with whomever you want, and edit them together in real time.

3- Google Classroom

‘Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.’

4- Haiku Deck

‘With Haiku Deck, anyone can create stunning, image-rich slideshows in a fraction of the time required by most presentation software. Easily import photos from Google Drive, Facebook, and other popular sites, or tap into millions of free Creative Commons images through the app's unique built-in keyword image search. Sizing, formatting, and attribution are all handled seamlessly, leaving you plenty of time to focus on your message. ’

5- TimesMaps

The World History TimeMap contains over 660 history maps and 1,000 pages of high-quality supporting narrative, wrapped up in a unique interface that creates a framework for world history.You can use it to easily navigate to any time and place in history.

6- Newsela

Explore a library of high-quality, engaging nonfiction that you need to meet the new, rigorous demands of the Common Core. Newsela’s constantly expanding archive helps students develop a love of reading while they expand their understanding of the world.
7- DOGOnews

DOGOnews is the leading destination for Current Events Articles for Kids and Teachers. Featuring award-winning content written for children, DOGOnews is rapidly becoming the defacto favorite for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home.