SC Middle School Association Journal


I was honored to be asked to write the technology column for the 2011 SC Middle School Association Journal about online resources that educators can use to teach South Carolina-related standards. The column and entire journal issue is available online at the Association's website.

A Review of Online Resources for Teaching South Carolina-Related Standards

This review of online national and state educational resources uses two website review methodologies to analyze the effectiveness of these resources for South Carolina middle school classrooms learning South Carolina-specific standards. These educational websites provide a wide range of tools and materials for both students and teachers, including primary sources, photographs, lesson plans, timelines, multimedia, and interactive modules. Each website reviewed is written or sponsored by national, state, or local government entities and each review features an 8th grade social studies standard with examples of how the standard can be addressed using the online resource.