Chromebooks, Technology,

and Interdisciplinary Practices

in the Social Studies Classroom

Charlie Cahill: Social Studies 7

Molly Fanning: Language Arts 7

Colleen Sittig: Social Studies 7

Farnsworth Middle School



Baby Step Beginnings

  • Chromebook Pilot

  • From to

Easy Ways to Incorporate Chromebooks:

How we use Chromebooks in our classes:

  • Projects
  • Quick on the spot assessments
  • Collaboration - comments features
  • Research
  • Turning in assignments - Google Forms
  • Review
  • Writing
  • Setting class agendas


  • Cloud-based video creation service
  • Short videos
  • Works with any topic
  • Content and creativity
  • FREE!
  • Project idea


  • Infographic maker
  • Template - based
  • Share content and creativity
  • Easy-to-use for students
  • “Professional” looking posters
  • Project idea


  • Collection of questions on specific topics
  • Real-time, unlimited number of “players”
  • Great review; game-like
  • Easy to create
  • Students have fun!


Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. I designed it for my own classroom, and want to share it with other teachers... for free! More than just a grading tool, Flubaroo also computes average assignment score.

  • Use Google Forms to create a test or quiz
  • Use the add-on “flubaroo” to grade the assessment in minutes
  • It will also give you analysis of your questions
  • This is great for formal and informal assessments
    • quick check-ins- tickets out the door

Read comfortably

Readability is a web and mobile app that zaps online clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view.

The Google Art Project

Google Art Project is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.

Rewordify rewords transcripts into simpler language. - Create arcade games to review materials & other resources.

Chapters 8/9/19


  • “How to” videos for instruction
    • Creating subpages on Google Site
    • Inserting videos and images onto Google Site


Civil War: In Plain English Videos

Project idea


A, B, C, D, E, F



World War II: ELA/SS


Digital Student Portfolios

Helen Yang

Contact Information

Charlie Cahill - 7/8th grade Social Studies

Molly Fanning - 7th grade Language Arts -

Colleen Sittig - 7th grade Social Studies -




Chromebooks, Technology,

and Interdisciplinary Practices

in the Social Studies Classroom

NYSCSS Presentation - Google Slides