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Best History Sites


Best of History Web Sites was created in 2001 by Tom Daccord, 15-year history teacher and co-director of EdTechTeacher, Inc. Tom is an educational technology specialist and author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers and The Best of History Web Sites. A veteran “laptop teacher” who instructed in a wireless laptop environment for seven years, Tom has been featured in the Boston Globe (“Making Tech Connect,” December 29, 2003) for his contributions to teaching with technology. He has also presented on educational technology topics at various national and regional other conferences and runs workshops at schools across the country.

Tom is co-director of The Center for Teaching History with Technology, an organization with 2400 subscribers, whose mission is to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.

Tom currently serves on the technology committee for the National Council of Social Studies and created its online social network, the NCSS Community Network.

In addition, Tom is the creator and webmaster of Teaching Literature & Writing With Technology, designed to help English and Language Arts teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Montreal, Tom has taught in Quebec, France, Switzerland, and the United States.

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