Multi-modality and writing history

Primary History article

By Nuffield Primary History Project, published 23rd July 2012

Multi-modality and writing history

We all now live in the digital age.

The smart phone, kindle, i-pad and computer mean children are immersed and interact in a digital world of moving, still and spoken images. They are also able to communicate digitally socially: for example, Twitter and Facebook. Social media facilitate social as well as personal creation of written work. The implications for teaching and learning are profound: at the touch of a button or a spoken command pupils can access, recover, manipulate and integrate a plethora of information and resources using a range of compositional aids and supports. The ability to interrogate and extract data from an infinite body of information is mind-blowing...

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