A brief update to publicise a book that I have contributed to and edited by Professor Terry Hadyn of UEA. Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in History (Routledge) is now available in paperback and a ebook friendly version will be available within the month.
I recall a few years ago being told by someone very prominent in the History teaching community that ‘ICT had been done’ and did not require any more thought. This book indicates that the judicious use of technology is still an issue to be grappled with especially as the thoughtful use of technology stems from careful thinking about subject knowledge, skills and literacy.
The ebook version will have links which will be constantly updated and may come with additional chapters. My contribution includes how iPads can be used to enhance History teaching and also the use of iBooks Author. I hope you find it useful and let me know if you have any questions.
Contents are below:
Professor Terry Hadyn What does it mean to be good at ICT as a history teacher and We Need to talk about PowerPoint),
Neal Watkin The history utility belt: getting learners to express themselves digitally
Ali Messer History Wikis
Arthur Chapman Using discussion forums to support historical learning
Dan Lyndon Using blogs and podcasts in the history classroom
Richard Jones-Nerzic Documentary film making in the history classroom
John Simkin Making the most of the Spartacus Educational website
Ben Walsh Signature pedagogies, assumptions and assassins: ICT and motivation in the history classroom
Johannes Ahrenfelt Immersive learning in the history classroom: how social media can help meet the expectations of a new generation of learners
Alf Wilkinson What can you do with an interactive whiteboard?
Nick Dennis and Doug Belshaw Tools for the tech savvy history teacher
Janos Blasszauer History webquests