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Raising achievement in History at KS4 using e-learning

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I’m at the annual Schools History Project Conference for the fifth time this weekend and am presenting for the third time. This is the first time that I’ll be presenting without my partner in crime, Nick Dennis, as he’s unable to make the conference. It’s a shame, but it means I can focus entirely on what I did with my Year 10 History class this academic year at my previous school.

I’ve used the Cooliris presentation method, pioneered by Alan Levine, and which I piloted in my Open Source School presentation earlier this month. I’m not so sure he uses a Nintendo Wiimote (along with Darwiin Remote) with Cooliris, though. It’s an excellent presentation method – and free if you create your slides in (as I do!) 😀

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3 thoughts on “Raising achievement in History at KS4 using e-learning

  1. really enjoyed your presentation on saturday doug. think many of the ideas would also work with KS5 too. Just hope my access to ICT at Bedlington is nearly as good as your old school!

    may well be in touch to come and nick some more of your ideas from the academy; hope that’s ok!!


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