Using Digital Content

We believe students should be creators with technology and not just consumers, so FCIT provides a wide range of digital assets for students to build their projects and, consequently, their understanding. But with well over 100,000 pieces of free digital content for the classroom, FCIT’s collections can be a bit overwhelming. The purpose of this blog is to highlight important areas of digital content and provide suggestions for using these digital “building blocks” in the classroom. Expect to find posts featuring FCIT’s clipart, photo, audiobook, and map collections among others. Your guide for this blog is Dr. Roy Winkelman.


Trace-Based Case: Florida Tourism

  How does tourism impact Florida’s economy and growth? This is one lesson in a new series of Trace-Based Cases, critical thinking inquiry lessons, created by the USF Stavros Center, demonstrating the use of digital content in the classroom....

Immigration and Migration

This is one lesson in a new series of Trace-Based Cases, critical thinking inquiry lessons, created by the USF Stavros Center demonstrating the use of digital content in the classroom. Trace-Based Cases begin with a trace of something from the past, like...

African-American Digital Content Collections

Resources for African-American History Month I've noticed a trend that many of our new subscribers of late have been from outside the US. It's nice to see so many new folks from Canada and Australia especially. I did want to get this last US-centric post out to...

Civil War Resource Collection

The Florida Center for Instructional technology offers over a thousand Civil War resources for the classroom. Our collection includes texts, audiobooks, maps, photos, and illustrations. All are available for free classroom use. Audiobook of Lincoln's Emancipation...

Hidden Gem: 21,000 Digital Buttons

  This month's "Hidden Gem" collection is from the Presentations ETC website. The Buttons section of this site includes over 21,000 images that can be used across subject areas from kindergarten counting exercises to high school application interface...

Using ClipArt ETC for Flyers and Newsletters

We all want to reduce paper usage and waste, but there are times when printing is necessary. You may be serving a community that does not have ready access to digital devices. You may be in a situation where posting announcements in public places is the...

In Their Shoes: Identifying with Historic Characters

One of my favorite activities from our Hispanic Heritage iBook series is in the San Marcos iBook (Download). After students have read about the difficult time Florida Governor Don Pable do Hita Salazar had supervising the construction of the Castillo in...

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