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AI for Social Studies Classes


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High School Social Studies Teacher
Central R-III School District
Bethany Petty is an award-winning high school Social Studies teacher, professor of educational technology, blogger, author, and national speaker. Bethany blogs at Teaching with Technology, where she shares ideas, tips, and strategies from her classroom that teachers can use to increase engagement and make learning memorable. Bethany's books, Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning and Create: Illuminate Student Voice Through Student Choice, are published by Dave Burgess Consulting, and are used by teachers, professors, and universities around the world. Bethany has published articles for Edutopia and WeAreTeachers, and provides professional development for teachers in her district and throughout the country.

Session description

Artificial intelligence has seemingly taken the world by storm! If you are a teacher and have found yourself wondering how you can use AI in your social studies classroom to enhance your instruction, this session is for you! Learn how to use a variety of AI tools including Curipod, ChatGPT, Education Co-Pilot, Perplexity and Yippity — as well as familiar favorites with AI capabilities like Quizlet — to enhance social studies instruction.

Session specifications

Assessment/evaluations/use of data
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Subject area:
Social studies
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.