Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers

You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it. Dustin Harnish teaches seventh-grade social studies with Spheros, 3d printing, and engaging activities. But he uses far more than technology to engage students. Listen all the way to the end to learn how he ends his school year with a powerful bang! Let's engage kids and use edtech in social studies. We can reach kids!

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Dustin Harnish – Bio as Submitted

dustin Harnish social studies teacher who uses edtech and engagementDustin Harnish is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher for the Troy School District in Troy Michigan. His educational interest is to create a highly innovative classroom that maximizes student engagement.

Through thirteen years of teaching, he has had stops in the Chicagoland area and Southeast Michigan creating empathetic learning environments for all his students.

Twitter: @MrDustinHarnish



The reflection Dustin sees in the mirror is his statements of who he wants to be each day. Engaging edtech and learning in social studies starts with your “to be” statements. He sees them on his mirror each day!

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  1. I found this article helpful and a great way to include technology into the classroom especially when it comes to social studies. The social studies classrooms in my high school did not incorporate technology into the lessons and I think that if this idea was presented to my past high school teachers they may have done something different in the classroom to interact and incorporate technology,