Thoughts about teaching and learning issues


What is iBeacon and how is it Being Used in Education? When people discuss location aware learning tools, they usually are talking about Apple’s iBeacon. The iBeacon is a Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) device that has significant potential in the world …Read more »


Encourage Their (Your Children’s) Creativity with Music Lessons Do you want to enhance or improve the creativity and mental performance of your children? One way of doing it even at a young age is through music lessons. If you want …Read more »

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5 tips to encourage creativity in children Some people are more creative than others; fact. For every David Hockney or Mozart there are thousands of enthusiastic amateurs who are creative as a hobby but know they aren’t good enough to …Read more »


5 Reasons History Is a More Than Worthwhile Subject To Take Don’t have an idea for your course major or elective subject yet? Consider History. But a lot of students see History as a boring and difficult subject, and those …Read more »


With the World Cup and end of term blues almost upon us, I thought it may be a good time to promote an excellent activity designed by Ian Dawson.  Kings of Football is a research task that is quite adaptable. …Read more »


The Independent Newspaper are running a series of articles under the heading of “A History of the First World War in 100 Moments.”  Having begun the series in early April, the paper is publishing a new article each day about …Read more »


The BBC have uploaded an excellent segment of a Dan Snow programme about the First World War. The clip, uploaded on 17th April, discusses the question, “Why Trenches?” As usual Dan Snow combines historical fact with demonstrations that will resonate …Read more »

Map showing countries that Britain has never invaded

Another recommended link, this time to a list of 40 maps that illustrate a wide range of social, economic, miltary and geographical issues from around the world. Twisted Sifter compiled a selection of 40 maps that demonstrate a range of issues. …Read more »


30 Great, simple and effective visualisation tools. I’ve stumbled across this excellent list of sites that convert all sorts of facts, figures and data into easy to access visual aids. They range from number crunching apps through to visual tools …Read more »

american civil war casualties

An animated map illustrating the time, place and scale of casualties during the American Civil War has been released. The map utilises Google API alongside other technologies to provide a zoomable map that can be played through, or looked at …Read more »

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