ICT in the KS3 history curriculum

It has always difficult to keep this section of the site totally up-to-date. This is not only because of the fast-changing nature of technology but also because schools use such different hardware and software. Instead of trying to be comprehensive, I have simply outlined the best of what I have seen personally and then to point you in the direction of the best available advice.

The most recent publication to help you bring yourself up-to-date in this fast-changing world  is called ‘Using new technologies to enhance teaching and learning in history’. (2013) Edited by Terry Haydn and published by Routledge, the book contains chapters on, amongst others :

  1. History wikis
  2. Using blogs and podcasts in the history classroom
  3. Using QR codes
  4. Using Alternative Reality games
  5. Tools for the tech savvy history teacher
  6. History webquests

Rather than describe each of these, I suggest you refer directly to this book.

For all the hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on expensive NOF training and accompanying folders and packs a decade ago I believe that ICT, as a learning tool, still plays a  limited part in the overall history learning experience of many pupils. The history lessons are certainly more colourful, thanks

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