Category: History

You are getting older – combining history with numeracy in the classroom

You’re getting old! This a an online tool where you enter a date, such as a birthdate, and the site presents a whole range of calculations related to that day by comparison to the current date and time. The calculations presented include (if it’s for a birthdate) exactly how old at that moment in time …

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Are we really there? Virtual Reality in the classroom

So what is Virtual Reality or VR? Virtual Reality, or VR, provides a means to have an experience of a location or object (whether real or imaginary) through a mobile device, often viewed through a headset, in such a way that when the viewer moves around they see the virtual view moving with them. So the …

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Developing literacy with Facebook-like and Twitter-like tools

Many pupils today are very familiar with social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, whether they themselves use them or from the many references on television, film or media. It teaching literacy today there is an expectation built into curricular guidelines that pupils should have a familiarity with a wide range of genre, whether in …

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Emergency! Are You Ready?

Emergencies happen when we least expect them. Schools will often teach about natural disasters as part of study in history or geography, and prepare pupils for situations which may arise in their lives. The following are resources which help support teachers to build resilience in pupils to deal with an emergency situation they may face …

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Jubilee! Marking Milestones in History and Creative Ways to Celebrate School Anniversaries Across the Curriculum

Perhaps your school is celebrating an anniversary, perhaps having 5, 10, 25, 50 years or centenary celebrations of the school itself, perhaps a local or national event such as a Silver Jubilee, or Diamond Jubilee. Whatever the number of days, months or years involved in the celebration, the following ideas can be adapted to harness …

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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified to individually address the needs of the curriculum first and foremost to address the learning required for …

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Maths all around you – shining a mathematical spotlight on where you live

http://www.mathsinthecity.com/ Maths in the City (set up in 2011 and shut down in 2016) was an excellent website for helping in teaching about mathematics around us – in showing pupils the huge range of ways maths is used all around them wherever they live. Although the title is “Maths in the City,” the ideas shown here are …

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“Ae fond Click!” – using digital tools to support classroom activities on Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns

For many Scottish schools in January there is often an emphasis in the classroom on work on the life and literature of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. The following resources provide ideas for how ICT tools can be used to provide different ways of helping to engage pupils with the study of the life and …

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Global Citizenship – Connecting Classrooms

“In today’s globalised society, connecting, collaborating and working together with people in other countries is an increasing part of everyday reality – from business, to leisure and beyond.” This introduction to Global Citizenship is from the British Council’s eTwinning schools portal  “Bringing an International Dimension to Childrens’ Education has never been more important if we …

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