In the History classroom, you, as the expert, are the most valuable resource. After all, you have a wealth of historical knowledge and a clear insight into what the GCSE examiners are looking for.
However, you can only do so much to prepare your students for the final examination. You have taught a well planned course backed up with stimulating and engaging resources. You have run revision classes after school and probably in your holidays but ultimately your students have to take ownership of the learning process and do some revision at home. Thanks, however, to the humble podcast your students can have access to a virtual “you” out of hours.
In order to have a successful revision season your students need to:
- Learn the material.
- Practice writing explanatory answers.
- Sharpen their skills in working with historical sources.
In order to support the first of these aims we provide students for our Modern World History course with Mp3 podcasts of revision notes.
TO SAVE YOU TIME YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THESE PODCASTS BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW:
These can be used in a variety of ways:
- Uploaded to the History department webpage on your school VLE.
- Downloaded by students onto their own home computers or phones. We have at least one A* student whose History revision consisted in large part, of spending his daily bus journey to and from school, listening to the Mp3 files.
- Set factual recall questions for students to practice and then get them to self-mark against the Mp3 “answers” on your VLE.
- Add them to revision blogs via educational websites such as www.edmodo.com