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Hstry Education Pilot - June 2013

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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. …

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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  • 1. pilotofeducationproductat KingstonGrammarSchool 28th June2013
  • 2. SETTING 1952GREATSMOGOFLONDON 2classes • 13yearsold • 14-15yearsold Onecomputerperstudent
  • 3. GROUP1 14-15yearsold 80minuteclass
  • 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. GROUP2 13yearsold 45minuteclass
  • 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. 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. SURVEYRESULTS Pointsofimprovement More social features Comments Hashtags More multimedia Video Audio
  • 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. Q2–WASTHETIMELINEEASYTOUNDERSTAND? NOSTUDENTthoughtitwasDIFFICULTor VERYDIFFICULT
  • 11. Q3–Howhelpfulwasthetimelinein yourunderstandingoftheGreatSmog? HELPFULfor98%ofstudents
  • 12. Q4–Didyouhaveenoughtimetoread throughthetimeline? ManystudentsfelttheydidNOThave enoughtime.
  • 13. Q5–Whatpartoftheclassdidyouenjoy themost? TIMELINE,PICTURESandTEACHERarethemost popular
  • 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. Q6–Whatcouldbeincludedinthe timelinetomakeitbetter? More social features Comments Hashtags Videos More interactivity Easier navigation of timeline More informal style of writing
  • 16. Q7-Doyouthinkthatreadingabouta historicaleventinthisformatisbetter orworsethanreadingatextbook? 88%thinktheformatisBETTER Better Worse Neither
  • 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. 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. WHATWELEARNED timelineinitselfwillNOTFULLYREPLACE teaching morequiz-typequestionsintimeline possibilitiesofextendingtoothersubjects Geography Religious studies
  • 20. CONCLUSION the product we piloted has a lot of POTENTIAL and its presence in classes canbecomeaREALITY.