The Role of New Technology - 'another teaching aid just like a textbook or video'

E-CPD

Author: Alison Webb. Web Editor: Simon Brown, 19th March 2010

N.B. This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links. Some of the ICT references are now dated.

How do we use new technology to enhance our History teaching?

New technology is a recognised draw for learners.  It enables them to access material hitherto unavailable.  However, our History lessons must be History rather than technology led.   In this E-CPD resource, we are going to explore new technology and how we can use it to best advantage in the History classroom.

1. How do we use new technology to enhance our History teaching?

  • 1. New Technology in History
  • 1.1 The role of new technology in the teaching and learning of History

2. Some new technologies and how they may be used.

  • 2. Some new technologies and how they may be used
  • 2.1 Databases, Flash authoring, Podcasts, mobile technologies and remote access materials.
  • 2.2 Speech synthesis software, video conferencing, editing, virtual learning and voting tools.
  • 2.3 Web debates
  • 2.4 Website Creation
  • 2.5 Task

3. The debate about the use of new technology and its value.

  • 3. The debate about the use of new technology and its value.
  • 3.1 Raising the achievement of boys
  • 3.2 Task
  • 3.3 E-marking and e-assessment
  • 3.4 Task

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