Category Archives: Australian History

Trip to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Regular readers of this blog will know that I take my students on a one-off competitive fieldtrip around Bendigo, during which they use podcasts to complete tasks about the history of Bendigo, and hence, Australia. However, I’ve got a particularly … Continue reading

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Cyberhistory PD

Last week I presented at a PD for history teachers on how to integrate technology into history learning. Great diversity of teachers from primary, secondary as well as state, Catholic and private. They recorded their own podcast – listen here! … Continue reading

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iHistory Excursion 2007

We just recently completed the excursion using podcasts to learn about 4 historical sites in Bendigo: the old gaol, Sacred Heart cathedral, statues in the CBD and Victoria Hill mining site. We skipped the Joss House, as 4 places is … Continue reading

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TeacherTube

TeacherTube is another example of educators piggy-backing on a great technological idea. YouTube gives anyone with a digital camera and internet connection an opportunity to share their life and experiences with the world – good and bad. Now teachers can … Continue reading

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William Buckley podcast

I have already posted a book review on a tome that imaginatively chronicled William Buckley’s life. In class, we’ve done some lessons on Pemulwuy and Bennelong, and their reactions to white settlement. I wanted to show them that there was … Continue reading

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