By Carmel Bones and Nathan Ashman
Carmel Bones is a member of the Historical Association’s National Secondary History Committee. She has just written BBC GCSE History Bitesize content, and is Hodder Education's consulting editor for the new GCSE AQA Dynamic Learning materials. She is currently developing History Flashsticks for linear exam use. Carmel is a GCSE and A2 examiner, former AST and HOD with 20 years teaching experience. Carmel directs carmelboneseducational.co.uk, helping teachers across all subjects who are leading on teaching and learning.
Nathan Ashman is lead teacher for New Technologies at St Wilfrid's Academy in Blackburn, a 1:1 iPad school. He has been a new technologies excellence practitioner and a curriculum leader for Film and Media Studies, and has led New Technology enquiry groups at previous schools. Nathan has been involved in the direction of teaching and learning through focus groups, coaching and mentoring roles at whole school level. He is excited about new technology, although not necessarily in how the technology works, but what opportunities it brings, in all aspects of education, leisure and communication.
How do you rev up your lessons without even starting the minibus? We’ve been trying some of the latest educational innovations with the intention of exploring their use in the classroom to enhance or improve the learning experiences of children and young adults.