Integrating Tech: Linking the Learner to Learning

Technology integration in the social studies classroom
from Technology integration in the social studies classroom by Ron Peck

Can an article from 2009 really be useful in helping educators think about the pedagogy of integrating technology with primary source learning? The answer is absolutely! To learn why and how, read the TPS Journal article Technology Integration and Primary Sources: Linking the Learner to Learning written by Peggy O’Neill-Jones, Director of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and Michelle Pearson, a social studies teacher and department chair in the Denver, Colorado metro area. In the article these master educators give concrete examples of how technology can be used with primary sources to allow kids to reach the highest levels of critical thinking. For more great ideas on integrating technology into a primary-source filled social studies curriculum, check out this presentation from teacher Ron Peck, co-founder of #sschat live Twitter conversations.