I moderated tonight’s chat on “Hands-on activities in the history classroom”. Two questions to guide discussion:
- What are your favourite hands on activities for the history classroom?
- What realia / materials / movies / tools work best in your history classroom?
Edmodo code q51zcw Please join.
Tweets in tonight’s #Histedchat. I’ll have to find a way to make the links clickable:
MattJJSchultz #HIstEdChat Thanks all for your contributions & ideas, whilst I only have 2 days left this year, I’ll make use of the ideas in 2013! Thanks. -9:37 PM Dec 5th, 2012
onetakeWeb I have a great Yr 7 enrichment matrix and a jeopardy template I’ll put up on Edmodo. Great for revision and post exam time #histedchat -9:35 PM Dec 5th, 2012
carlaleeB Night all and TY #histedchat -9:35 PM Dec 5th, 2012
craff2008 @vanweringh #HistEdChat thanks awesome chat and ideas thanks for moderating 🙂 -9:35 PM Dec 5th, 2012
vanweringh Thank you everyone, cheers and see you next week, although I will be overseas then, may not make it. #histedchat #histedchat -9:34 PM Dec 5th, 2012
lizmvhums @vanweringh supermum!!!#histedchat Night all -9:34 PM Dec 5th, 2012
carlaleeB @vanweringh @activehistory is great – I had faculty subscription b4 #histedchat -9:34 PM Dec 5th, 2012
Lady_B_Crawford #histedchat thanks guys – just wish I had a history class to use these ideas in next year – fingers crossed for 2014! -9:34 PM Dec 5th, 2012 Continue reading
Had fun today. We watched a Hans Rosling video on poverty in my Year 8 class. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpKbO6O3O3M
It’s a great video and the students were certainly interested. I wanted a response from them afterwards and decided on the spot to let them ‘tweet’ their response. We first had a very interesting converstation about what Twitter is, who uses it (Turns out that two students are very active and experienced Tweeters) and what all the @ # and RT meant.
Then the students used http://www.lettercount.com/ to keep track of the amount of characters. Below is a selection of their ‘tweets’. The students really seemed to enjoy it. Continue reading
I saw this video on TED talks about SOLE (Self Organizing Learning Environments), by Prof. Sugata Mitra. His research and his initiatives have so many implications for the future of ICT in Education. Below is an excerpt from his wiki, about the project. Continue reading
We recreated the Battle of Hastings today, it was a great experience for me and for the students.
Read more here.
9th of Aug, http://www.medieval.com.au/
The Year 7 Medieval Day was once again a roaring success. On the 9th of August, the Holt Wing was overrun by excited Year 7 students for a fun filled day of hands-on medieval activities. Many students were beautifully dressed up and all were well behaved and eager to learn.
This was the second time I organised this wonderful event; a great and satisfying experience.