MIE Spotlight: Bringing Ancient History studies into the digital era

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Michael Cocks, Senior Ancient History Teacher at Toowoomba Grammar School I am in my seventh year of teacher after a career in advertising. As a specialist in my teaching area, I love passing on my passion for History to my students. I find the subject area to be…

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Sway into Resources

Guest Post by Lynette Barker – Microsoft Expert Educator   As we prepare for the ANZAC Centenary this year, I have been looking at ways to engage my young students (Stage 1) in a discussion on our war history. I have found some great resources that highlight the contribution of animals in wartime which I know the students will…

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Windows 8 Education App: Chronozoom – More than just a timeline creator

There are many timeline creators out there, but none that put the passing of time in context like Chronozoom. Within seconds you can map the progress of civilization, the different eras of our history and of major discoveries and historical moments. “ChronoZoom is a free, open source timeline tool that allows historians, historical scientists, teachers…

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