This year is a real test for the iHistory concept. There are a few things I’d like to do this year: some of them concern my own teaching, and some of the are about helping other teachers to experiment:
- Continue to use podcasts in Australian History – I’ve got a lot under my belt, and so I’d like to create podcasts about more aspects of Australian History. Depending on the class, I’ll make the creation of a podcast an assessment task. I might also spread out the excursion aspect – instead of doing all the sites in one day.
- Use podcasts in Year 8 SOSE (History, Geography, Economics). I reckon they would be even more enthusiastic about creating podcasts than the older students, and the curriculum allows some more flexibility. The topics of medieval England, East Timor and Religion are pretty ripe for some fascinating podcasts.
- I’d like to help teachers in other learning areas use and create podcasts – I’ve got all this great equipment but so far it’s been just me using it. I ran a small workshop for my local schools late last year – probably time to do another one.