Monday, November 8, 2010

Twitter and the teaching of History #gtp2010


I've been absolutely inspired by Winchester House School's use of Twitter to make the Gunpowder plot come alive over a number of days. See http://wp.me/pLYcW-8o and http://bit.ly/9c2ujJ

This is a prime example of teachers embracing the technology to make it work for them and their learners and I'm so grateful that examples like that exist because it makes my work so much easier! Hats off to @chrisleach78 who is the brainchild of this inventive use of Twitter for History. It's worth looking at his blog for other interesting ideas. I only came across it because I follow @deputymitchell, another inspirational teacher. We have much to learn in FE when it comes to this level of creativity!

Can't wait for my next opportunity to share the use of Twitter with FE teachers and to see the light bulbs come on above their heads ;-)

3 comments:

DeputyMitchell said...

Indeed a GREAT idea from Mr. Leach! I was honoured to be a part of it and the pupils loved being a part of it too. They actually learned so much about the people and the facts behind the common facts. Well done to Chris for developing an idea into reality. I'm looking forward to next year already!

Mr Leach said...

The project really came alive thanks to the contributions from other schools, so a big thank you to @DeputyMitchell @simonhaughton @ebd35 @squiggle7 and @HGJohn for your tweets. I've got a few more ideas bubbling away...

ebd35 said...

Fabulous idea by Mr Leach...Many thanks! You made this historical event come alive for my class who previously only knew of Guy Fawkes. Hopefully it has inspired in them the urge to search deeper behind history stories.
Thanks for letting us take part.