Human timeline for developing chronological understanding

Helping students to develop their chronological understanding

Using students wearing paper tabards as a human timeline to demonstrate sequencing and change over time. By being a human timeline the teacher can test students understanding of key historical terms. The students can more easily understand sequencing. They can also see change and continuity over time. By making these things visible and physical, students understand abstract concepts more easily. Continue reading Human timeline for developing chronological understanding

MindMup: An effective digital tool to support historical thinking

One day as a home assignment I set my students the task of creating a mind map. Next day during the lesson one student said that she had found a really useful online tool for mind maps. She shared it with us and now I am sharing it with you. It’s called MindMup. Continue reading MindMup: An effective digital tool to support historical thinking

appear.in – the easiest chat imaginable

Some things simplify our lives as teachers, others tend to make it more and more complicated. I have yet to meet a teacher who appreciates the latter. So please allow me to share with you an app that is so simple you will have difficulties believing it. Continue reading appear.in – the easiest chat imaginable