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date: 20 Sep 2017
60 Second Histories is One of the Best Online Resources for Teachers in 2017   We’re delighted that our online teaching resource, 60 Second Histories, has been included on the list of ‘The 50 best EdTech resources of 2017’.  This important list, published by Technology & Innovation magazine, celebrates what truly works in education and what...
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  • Education
  • General
  • News
date: 09 Sep
 -  How film can help literacy in the classroom  -     I was once roaming the corridors at school and peered through a classroom door. The pupils had eyes fixed to the front, spellbound. This was wonderful. They were not the easiest group and found it difficult to concentrate, especially if you had the death period late on a Friday afternoon....
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  • Education
  • General
date: 26 May 2017
-  The benefits of using film to teach history  -     I’m probably showing my age with this story. I was 14. It was after a sports lesson. I was tired. It was geography. The teacher arrived at the classroom in an excited state. We were going to the A.V. room. This was indeed exciting. You must understand that this was before the days of...
tags:
  • 21st Century
  • Education
  • General
date: 08 May 2017
The Winners We’re delighted to announce the winners of My EPIC Era 2017.  Our judges have had great fun pouring through all the drawings, models, writings, videos and songs etc. from schools across the country.  The standard once again has been pretty EPIC and it has been fantastic to see the creativity and enthusiasm of pupils demonstrating...
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  • 21st Century
  • Education
  • General
  • News
date: 15 Apr
The Publication of the ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ by Dr. Samuel Johnson    - 15th April 1755 -    There are several seminal works in the English language – The Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, The Diary of Anne Frank, War and Peace by Tolstoy – and the Dictionary written by...
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  • 18th Century
  • Education
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