|Clinical Field Experience A: Technology in Social Studies|
Using technology-based resources within the social studies classroom supports real-world applications and helps to inspire teachers in their lesson planning and instructional practices. Continually exploring technology resources which can be utilized within the classroom demonstrates a teaching best practice.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Observe a minimum of one social studies lesson taught by a certified K-8 teacher. During the observation, take particular note of how technology was used and its effectiveness. If technology was not used, where in the lesson was there an opportunity for technology to be used?
Following your observation, collaborate with your mentor teacher to discuss the integration of technology in the social studies classroom. Specifically discuss with your mentor teacher his or her practices related to ensuring the safe, legal, and ethical use of technology in the classroom.
In addition, arrange a time to implement a social studies lesson with a small group of students or the entire class. Discuss with your mentor teacher an appropriate standard to address in that lesson.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
In 250-500 words, reflect on your observation and discussion by addressing the following:
If no technology was used, identify a technology that could be used, answering the above questions.