I briefly mentioned this item from the BBC Breakfast News during Jane Dysart‘s session at Online Information 2007…
History lessons online
Three teachers are using the website YouTube to teach history. 60 films have been posted online covering topics such as D-Day, Bloody Sunday, the Slave Trade, Vietnam and Mary Queen of Scots.
The videos are available on YouTube, along with the TV interview.
Apart from the serendipity of it linking in with Jane’s session, what impressed me the most was that a news programme was actually featuring a really positive story about YouTube. The majority of news items I’ve seen before have been generally negative, e.g.:
If your place of work has banned access to YouTube, then positive stories like schoolhistory might be a useful tool for questioning such draconian measures.
Just a quick post to add my congratulations to Brian Kelly for picking up the “IWR Information Professional of the Year” award at Online Information 2007!
Unfortunately I didn’t get chance to snap a photo of Brian with said award, but I did grab this one of Richard Wallis (from Talis) pretending that it was his…
The celebrations went on to an ungodly hour at both Maggie Jones’s…
…and the “Prince of Wales” pub…
…and the hotel corridor looked a little like this at 1am in the morning…
Shhhhhh – I’m trying to type very quietly, whilst sat at the back of the room whilst a presentation is going on ;-)
I finally managed to get myself onto the free wi-fi at Online Information 2007, so just a quick blog post in case I lose the connection!
If anyone at the conference wants to chat, there’s always Gabbly.
I’ve also got a lovely new box of Moo cards, which I hope to give out.
By the way, if anyone wants to recommend a decent non-expensive restaurant somewhere near Kensington or Bayswater, then please do!