pilotofeducationproductat
KingstonGrammarSchool
28th June2013
SETTING
1952GREATSMOGOFLONDON
2classes
• 13yearsold
• 14-15yearsold
Onecomputerperstudent
GROUP1
14-15yearsold
80minuteclass
GROUP1-SCHEDULE
Video on projector (3 min)
Background information about
Great Smog by teacher
(10 min)
Timeline exploratio...
GROUP2
13yearsold
45minuteclass
GROUP2-SCHEDULE
Video on projector (3 min)
Background information about
Great Smog by teacher
(5 min)
Timeline exploration...
SURVEYRESULTS
40completedsurveysbystudents
Encouragingresults
Students could relate to the
format
“It’s like Facebook” – a...
SURVEYRESULTS
Pointsofimprovement
More social features
Comments
Hashtags
More multimedia
Video
Audio
Q1-HOWDOYOURATETHETIMELINE?
7.9outof10onAVERAGE
70%ofstudentsgave8ORMORE
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
%ofstuden...
Q2–WASTHETIMELINEEASYTOUNDERSTAND?
NOSTUDENTthoughtitwasDIFFICULTor
VERYDIFFICULT
Q3–Howhelpfulwasthetimelinein
yourunderstandingoftheGreatSmog?
HELPFULfor98%ofstudents
Q4–Didyouhaveenoughtimetoread
throughthetimeline?
ManystudentsfelttheydidNOThave
enoughtime.
Q5–Whatpartoftheclassdidyouenjoy
themost?
TIMELINE,PICTURESandTEACHERarethemost
popular
Q6–Whatcouldbeincludedinthe
timelinetomakeitbetter?
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
Social features More multimedia Easier navi...
Q6–Whatcouldbeincludedinthe
timelinetomakeitbetter?
More social features
Comments
Hashtags
Videos
More interactivity
Easie...
Q7-Doyouthinkthatreadingabouta
historicaleventinthisformatisbetter
orworsethanreadingatextbook?
88%thinktheformatisBETTER
...
90% found it more engaging
More interactive
Easier to relate to
First-person narrative
40% thought it improved their
learn...
TEACHERFEEDBACK
hstryshouldPATENTtheteachingmethod
Robert,KGSHistoryTeacher
“Fantastic tool, would be better if teachers c...
WHATWELEARNED
timelineinitselfwillNOTFULLYREPLACE
teaching
morequiz-typequestionsintimeline
possibilitiesofextendingtoothe...
CONCLUSION
the product we piloted has a lot of
POTENTIAL and its presence in classes
canbecomeaREALITY.
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Hstry's first pilot of their timelines in classrooms in the UK took place at Kingston Grammar School in June 2013.

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Hstry Education Pilot - June 2013

  1. 1. pilotofeducationproductat KingstonGrammarSchool 28th June2013
  2. 2. SETTING 1952GREATSMOGOFLONDON 2classes • 13yearsold • 14-15yearsold Onecomputerperstudent
  3. 3. GROUP1 14-15yearsold 80minuteclass
  4. 4. GROUP1-SCHEDULE Video on projector (3 min) Background information about Great Smog by teacher (10 min) Timeline exploration and quiz (30 min) Discussion of timeline (10 min) General questions about Great Smog (10 min) Discussion of questions (10 min) Survey (5 min)
  5. 5. GROUP2 13yearsold 45minuteclass
  6. 6. GROUP2-SCHEDULE Video on projector (3 min) Background information about Great Smog by teacher (5 min) Timeline exploration and quiz (15 min) Discussion of timeline (7 min) General questions about Great Smog (5 min) Discussion of questions (5 min) Survey (5 min)
  7. 7. SURVEYRESULTS 40completedsurveysbystudents Encouragingresults Students could relate to the format “It’s like Facebook” – a student Students liked the interactivity Majority thought it was better than learning through textbooks
  8. 8. SURVEYRESULTS Pointsofimprovement More social features Comments Hashtags More multimedia Video Audio
  9. 9. Q1-HOWDOYOURATETHETIMELINE? 7.9outof10onAVERAGE 70%ofstudentsgave8ORMORE 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 %ofstudents Rating
  10. 10. Q2–WASTHETIMELINEEASYTOUNDERSTAND? NOSTUDENTthoughtitwasDIFFICULTor VERYDIFFICULT
  11. 11. Q3–Howhelpfulwasthetimelinein yourunderstandingoftheGreatSmog? HELPFULfor98%ofstudents
  12. 12. Q4–Didyouhaveenoughtimetoread throughthetimeline? ManystudentsfelttheydidNOThave enoughtime.
  13. 13. Q5–Whatpartoftheclassdidyouenjoy themost? TIMELINE,PICTURESandTEACHERarethemost popular
  14. 14. Q6–Whatcouldbeincludedinthe timelinetomakeitbetter? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Social features More multimedia Easier navigation Improvements concerning content More informal style %ofstudents
  15. 15. Q6–Whatcouldbeincludedinthe timelinetomakeitbetter? More social features Comments Hashtags Videos More interactivity Easier navigation of timeline More informal style of writing
  16. 16. Q7-Doyouthinkthatreadingabouta historicaleventinthisformatisbetter orworsethanreadingatextbook? 88%thinktheformatisBETTER Better Worse Neither
  17. 17. 90% found it more engaging More interactive Easier to relate to First-person narrative 40% thought it improved their learning 1 student missed more descriptive texts Q7-Doyouthinkthatreadingabouta historicaleventinthisformatisbetter orworsethanreadingatextbook?
  18. 18. TEACHERFEEDBACK hstryshouldPATENTtheteachingmethod Robert,KGSHistoryTeacher “Fantastic tool, would be better if teachers could adapt the content.” JulianDavies,KGSHeadofHistory “The timeline was a success and my students enjoyed it.” hstryshouldfollowtheNATIONALCURRICULUM
  19. 19. WHATWELEARNED timelineinitselfwillNOTFULLYREPLACE teaching morequiz-typequestionsintimeline possibilitiesofextendingtoothersubjects Geography Religious studies
  20. 20. CONCLUSION the product we piloted has a lot of POTENTIAL and its presence in classes canbecomeaREALITY.
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