Twitter can also be a useful online resource for keeping current on a wide range of topics. Consider the following sites to direct you to useful Twitter accounts. Also, there are many hashtags related to social studies teaching.
|Who to Follow? Social Studies Twitter Accounts
Suggestions from Channel One News
|Social Studies Teachers
A lengthy list of Twitter accounts compiled via a PB Wiki
The SSChat Network
Newsela is a data base of current events stories for classroom use. It has
topical categories and tries to assign a reading level to each story to help with differentiation of nonfiction reading.
|American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
Covers children's books, lesson plans, films, and other items related to the
topic of American Indians and/or how this topic is taught.
Reviews of newer and older books. Recommendations for using the text in
writing or reading.
|I.N.K. - Interesting Nonfiction for Kids
Unique nonfiction authors and books. Sunsetted in 2014.
|Waking Brain Cells
Covers book reviews and other children's and YA literature news.
|Visions of Education
A podcast that brings fuzzy ideas in education into focus.
Here is a great list of sites about children's literature in general.