Applied Digital Skills

Integrating Applied Digital Skills in the Social Studies Classroom

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Micah Shippee, Ph.D. and digital skills expert

Micah Shippee, Ph.D.

Customizing Applied Digital Skills Lessons in the Social Studies Classroom

Micah Shippee, Ph.D., is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer whose 5-day email course will guide you through a few of Google’s Applied Digital Skills lessons while offering incredible insights. From creating resumes for historical figures, to planning a fundraising event for your community, Micah tailors the curriculum to support the Social Studies classroom. With tips on customization for different grade levels and enriching student understanding of Geography, History, Economics, Civics, and Culture through each activity, students will gain hands-on experience with real-life activities all while sharpening their digital skills.

Course Details

Length: 5 daily emails
Cost: FREE
Subject: Social Studies
Level: Introductory

Integrate Digital Skills in your Lessons

Whether you teach Math or English, Social Studies or Science, digital skills are invaluable for your students to learn to prepare for their future. Start creating new learning experiences for your students using Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Applied Digital Skills uses project-based learning to help your students develop in-demand job and life skills like budgeting, creating stories, organizing information about college and more. It’s suitable for all middle and high school students in many types of classes, and is adjustable for younger grades as well. To get started, check out real-life examples across the curriculum, in the classroom. #GrowWithGoogle.

Start Creating Lessons for Your Classroom

Enhance your science lessons with trusted, free curriculum from Google for Education that teaches students digital skills that have immediate, real-life application.

How to Get Started

Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account at You will need one computer and one set of headphones per learner.

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Stories from Teachers

  • “Mostly, Applied Digital Skills has helped cultivate a sense of community, engagement, excitement, and collaboration in my classroom.”
    Amanda Alford
    Middle School Science Teacher