Social Studies Cheat Sheet

Engaging Students in the Secondary SS Classroom

Making Vocabulary Fun!

vocabulary dominoes

Quizlet www.quizlet.com - create vocabulary drills, games, quizzes, matching cards, and tests

Study Stack www.studystack.com - help students with vocabulary drills and games

Cram www.cram.com - vocabulary games to boost vocabulary

Tagul Word Clouds www.tagul.com

Word Clouds www.wordle.net

Let Their Creativity Run Wild!

Powtoons www.powtoons.com- create animated presentations

Smore www.smore.com - colorful flyers

Bubbl.us www.bubbl.us - thinking maps

Thinglink www.thinglink.com - describe objects within a picture

Fakebook, Breaking Tools, SMS Text, Twister (Twitter) www.classtools.net

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Animation Can Be Great!

Voki

With Voki students can create an animated character to represent a person from history. Students can alter the avatars image to match a person from a time period. Then type a narrative, chose a voice, and allow the avatar to come alive. More creative students may use their own voices!