ICT and Film in history at Key Stage 2

You may think it surprising that film and ICT appear together and not separately. Wit hthe advent of digitisation and easy manipulation of images, including moving images, using computers the two are now intertwined. So, although there are headings for each, expect the two to overlap. What a breakthrough digitisation has been. We no longer need to wheel in the TV or go to the music room. We don’t need to fast forward all the time to skip the irrelevant bits. We can now import excerpts into presentation software enabling much more effective and focused learning to take place. This is a fast-moving scene. For this reason I have included more links than I would normally do, because any summary would not do justice to the pioneering work going on all the time.

Using ICT
There are many possible uses of ICT in history. I will pick out just three of my favourite ones.

Cameo 1.

Copy and pasting text to build up information, sort and categorise it, organise ideas, draft and refine. A great example would be for pupils to be given half a dozen textbook explanations as to why Claudius invaded, quickly typed into a word processing package.

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