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Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in History

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/15/2013.
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Nearly all history teachers are interested in how new technology might be used to improve teaching and learning in history. However, not all history departments have had the time, expertise and guidance which would enable them to fully explore the wide range of ways in which ICT might help them to teach their subject more effectively. This much-needed collection offers practical guidance and examples of the ways in which new technology can enhance pupil engagement in the subject, impact on knowledge retention, get pupils learning outside the history classroom, and working collaboratively, using a range of Web 2.0 applications. The chapters, written by experienced practitioners and experts in the field of history and ICT, explore: What can you do with a wiki as a history department? How to get going in digital video editing How to design web interactivities for your pupils What to do with the VLE? Using blogging and podcasts Making best use of the interactive whiteboard Designing effective pupil webquests Digital storytelling in history How to make PowerPoint less boring Making full use of major history websites Forums and discussion boards Using social media Transforming History with ICTis essential reading for all trainee, newly qualified and experienced teachers of history. It addresses many of the problems, barriers and dangers which new technology can pose, but it also clearly explains and exemplifies the wide range of ways in which ICT can be used to radically improve pupils'" experience of learning history.

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