Helping students to get to engage with the biography of an important historical figure
Students take on the role of people who have to explain their relationship to a leading historical figure, thereby broadly mapping out his or her biography. Continue reading Teaching Strategy: Family and Relations
Helping students to decide the relative importance of different factors, events or changes
Students plan a documentary by deciding how much time should be allocated to given topics. Students imagine they are planning a one-hour documentary. The teacher gives them a list of topics that need to be included. They plan by labeling and shading a pie chart, by that defining the importance of the topics. Continue reading Teaching Strategy: Planning a Documentary
Quite often in my class I want to draw on top of a source, or onto a bit of writing I have on my whiteboard. I cannot quite work out how the complicated interactive whiteboard pens work. That was where Skitch came to the rescue.
Skitch is a free iPad or Android app that allows you to draw or write on top of photos, webpages, maps and pdfs.
It’s so easy that I am not going to give instructions on how to use it as it is best if you just have a play. But for the technophobes amongst you here are the briefest of brief instructions. Continue reading Skitch: having a quick sketch to improve history learning