Use these examples of projects created by students to inspire technology integration in your elementary social studies program.
Creative use of technology can engage students, and help you integrate your iPads, PCs, or Chromebooks into the curriculum.
These digital projects were created by elementary students using Wixie.
Students research a person from history, or a character in a book they are reading, and summarize their findings in the form of a trading card. Turn it into a card game by assigning points and powers and developing rules for playing cards against each other.
To help students better understand the perspectives of those in different times and cultures, have them develop newsletters that recall and retell historic events.
To help students better understand the unique features of a state in the US, they develop materials to promote that state and create a pitch to attract visitors to this location at a tourism trade show.
Practice informational writing with a real world twist, by asking students to create guides to help others succeed during the Gold Rush, use various map features, travel the Silk Route, and more.
Students connect with the past as they write a first-person account of events in history.
Students can create digital debates to demonstrate understanding of the views held by each side of an issue.
Students demonstrate understanding of sequence of events by placing them in order on a timeline.
Students create Wanted posters for people considered "outlaws" by either the British or Patriots.
This student shared her heritage and culture with a Wixie she made at home! We learned about her food, culture, media, religion, language, and holidays! ???? pic.twitter.com/rbqPm3ZtKQ— Monica Roth (@MrsRothBCPS) February 9, 2018
.@BMESBulldogs third graders finishing their PBLprojects. They are submitting their brochures on Native Americans using @Tech4Learning #Wixie. @newtechnetwork @Mr_Kevin_Gant #ManorISD pic.twitter.com/DE8yVJz8sc— Mrs. Simpson (@Simpsonsgrade3) December 21, 2017
We made hero trading cards for Women's History Month. Feel free to download and print our cards here: https://t.co/eMqm6hPDHT #Wixie #Tech4Learning #FlemRarSchools #CopperHillES pic.twitter.com/K6Z6Ma8GGg— MrsMooreFRSD (@MrsMooreFRSD) March 23, 2018
3rd graders use Wixie to persuade viewers to visit the continent they studied. pic.twitter.com/gRIRImVtH6— Jessica Summer (@TerraceTech) December 8, 2017