Level up your History classroom

Sabreena Taylor
Teachers of History - add fun and C21st skills to lessons: free, safe Web 2 tools, Google Earth, Augmented Reality and photo essays.
Target Audience
History teachers K-10 wanting to up skill their use of technology in the classroom making lessons more connected, meaningful, exciting.
7 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is for teachers wanting to add excitement and C21st skills to their History lessons:
- Free, safe and simple Web 2 tools
- Google Earth
- Podcasting with smart phones and iPods
- Movie Maker and other easy to use software
- Augmented Reality introduction

Audience

History teachers K-10 wanting to up skill their use of technology in the classroom making lessons more connected, meaningful, exciting.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

The various online tools will be demonstrated with classroom applications from the History syllabus K-10. Participants will be given detailed, illustrated ‘how to’ guides and sample lessons to use while exploring the tools and developing a lesson to take back to school. There will be an opportunity to share all the lessons developed online after the course.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Simple and safe Web 2.0 tools

1 hour and 30 minutes

Several Web 2.0 tools will be demonstrated including enrolling students, how to use the tool and classroom examples K-10. Participants will use the ‘how-to’ guides and sample lessons to explore the tools and develop their own short task.

Google Earth

1 hour and 30 minutes

Participants will learn how to use Google Earth as a virtual globe so that students can explore maps, 3D buildings terrain and historical locations.

Augmented reality

1 hour and 30 minutes

Participants will be introduced to Augmented Reality where historical places and objects can be imbued with detailed information. Participants will use the ‘how-to’ guides and sample lessons to explore the tools and develop their own short task.

Photo essays

1 hour and 30 minutes

Participants will develop a task for their students which uses text, images and available technology such as smart phones and tablets. Photo essays can be used by students for anything from summaries to demonstrating conceptual understanding.

What To Bring

A laptop
A smart phone

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Level up your History classroom
by Franca Hardwick on 05/04/2016

Achieved my goals for attending this course. Lots of good new ideas.

Level up your History classroom
05/04/2016

Great ideas for enhancing learning with technology. Good explanation of the tools. Helpful resources.

Level up your History classroom
05/04/2016

Great ideas of different ways to use technology and creative ways to use it in the classroom in certain topics.

Level up your History classroom
05/04/2016

Very useful and easy to use in my classes.

Level up your History classroom
01/06/2015

It was informative.

Level up your History classroom
01/06/2015

Clear delivery. Informative. Useful resources.

Level up your History classroom
by Megan Hamilton on 01/06/2015

I enjoyed the overview of several programs. I thought Sabreena was an excellent presenter.


About the team


Sabreena Taylor

Creator

Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her most recent role was as School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.