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15 Free Mobile Apps that Take Social Studies into the Future

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Duration: 30 minutes

Would you like to engage and immerse your students in a variety of social studies topics? Would you like to take them on virtual field trips, help history come alive for them, send them to explore the wonders of the natural world, and more? Join Jenna Linskens as she shares 15 free mobile apps that support learning and allows students to demonstrate an understanding of social studies and history concepts. In addition, Jenna will cover effective uses for the apps and creative ways to incorporate them in the classroom, explaining how to use them to improve student performance and understanding of concepts so that students become creators of knowledge, not just consumers. Apps for all grade levels will be included in this whirlwind overview.
Dr. Jenna Linskens is the Director of Learning & Innovative Technologies at Ithaca College, a Certified Educational Technology Leader and a Certified Google Innovator. She was recently named to EdTech’s 2020 IT Influencer List. She earned her Educational Doctorate through Northcentral University with a focus on Educational Technology and E-Learning. She has 23 years of experience in K-12 and higher education. Linskens has presented internationally, at national conferences including Educause, FETC, Campus Technology, CoSN, and ISTE, and at many state-level conferences in the midwest.

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