Welcome to Buffalo Phil’s History Corral

Buffalo Phil

Buffalo Phil

I am Mrs. Ruland and welcome to my social studies reference page. As a high school social studies teacher, I have been excited with the opportunities available to both students and teachers alike to use the resources available on the Internet to help in the understanding of the social studies discipline. I teach courses in U.S. History, A.P. U.S. History, A.P. World History, Modern World History, A.P. Human Geography, and Law and the Citizen. I have also been the adviser for the Glenelg Chapter of the National Honor Society, the Mock Trial team and the Model United Nations team. I teach at Glenelg High School, home of the Gladiators, in Glenelg, Maryland.

Important Sites Within My E-Learning Environment

This year I have moved even more things to the virtual classroom environment. I still have not found the single service that offers everything I want, so there are multiple parts to the virtual classroom. 

Student Information Form – Completing this form is one of your first assignments.

  • Comcast Site - This is the original part of the site dating to 1997. It is still a very important source of information. In addition to assignment logs and calendars, you will find extensive collection of resources organized in conjunction with course topics.
  • Classroom Moodle Site – This is a password protected site. This is the main part of the online virtual classroom. Each course has its own collection of pages containing a variety of interactive activities.
  • HCPSS Google Sites – These are password protected sites that incorporate the full range of Google Apps allowing students to collaborate and continue discussions online. These sites can be accessed using your school login information.
  • MyHomework – With the explosion of smart phones and tablets, there are many apps for education. MyHomework is an app that works with most mobile platforms as well as a web-based version. As the name suggests, this is a way to track homework, tests, projects as well as any announcements.

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