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Using ICT in History

Video Overview

Interview with Teacher about the use of ICT as a supportive tool in her History classroom. The students are planning, researching and creating their own videos, which they then show to the class. She explains how she uses Minecraft and MatchAttack cards in her lessons and rubrics as a means of assessment.


History teachers discuss how technology has an important impact on the teaching in their classroom. Pupils complete a Celtic project where they design videos asking questions to people of the past. The videos are then shown to older pupils and feedback is given. Pupils use Minecraft to build Megaliths and design their own Matchattack cards for people of the past, using PicCollage on ipads. The teacher uses Rubrics to assess the pupils’ learning. Teacher also discusses the ERERER approach to integrating technology into schools and provides advice for teachers. The staff have created a bank of resources that they share and can use them throughout the year.

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Digital Learning Framework

This video supports the following statements of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF):

Teaching & Learning (1. Learner Outcomes)

  • 1.1 Pupils use appropriate digital technologies to foster active, creative and critical engagement in attaining challenging learning outcomes.
  • 1.3 Pupils use digital technologies in highly effective ways to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the content objectives, learning outcomes, skills and concepts of the Primary School Curriculum.

Teaching & Learning (2. Learner Experiences)

  • 2.1 Pupils engage purposefully in meaningful learning activities
    Pupils use digital technologies for sourcing, exchanging of information to develop understanding and support basic knowledge creation.

Visit DL Planning to explore what other areas of the DLF are supported in this video, and to help you to plan for digital learning in your class.

Teaching & Learning, Post-primary, Assessment/Assessment Tools, Collaboration, Content Creation, Digital Video, Flipped Learning, Online Resources

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