60 Second Histories is One of the Best Online Resources for Teachers in 2017

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Squaducation, a partner of Cornerstones Education, has had its online teaching resource, 60 Second Histories, included on the list of ‘The 50 best EdTech resources of 2017’ published by Technology & Innovation magazine.

Technology & Innovation magazine reports on the products and resources that are making a real difference in schools and classrooms across the country. They invited nominations for products and resources that readers thought teachers and schools need to know about, and then compiled a list that their expert assessors consider to be the very best of what’s on offer.

About 60 Second Histories

60 Second Histories is a safe, online history resource for schools. The website contains 260 engaging films which deliver bite-size history facts covering 15 historical eras. The videos are designed to support pupil outcomes, the National Curriculum at Key Stages 2-4 and the pedagogical approach to teaching. The films are provided with a range of teacher support mechanisms including lesson plans, expert support notes and a virtual classroom providing secure sharing for homework.

A finalist in the Educational Resource Awards in 2016, Squaducation has continued to improve its ’60 Second Histories’ offering. In order to win a place on the ’50 best EdTech’ list, Squaducation has demonstrated the positive impact 60 Second Histories has on teaching and learning by providing evidence of how it helps with student outcomes.

Julie Hicks, Director of Squaducation, said

“We are thrilled that our fun, informative video resource has been recognised in such a prestigious list. Film is a powerful tool that helps students retain concepts and ideas. 60 Second Histories uses film to engage students, helping to spark discussion and make learning fun! Research shows that students who have fun while learning recall statistics more easily, experience increased levels of happy hormones which promote learning and stay curious – meaning they keep coming back for more. We are proud that 60 Second Histories is helping schools, teachers and pupils”.

50 videos available on The Hub

As part of the partnership between Cornerstones and Squaducation, 50 of the 60 Second Histories videos are available on The Cornerstones Hub. Schools with an active licence can access these fantastic videos that complement our full range of resources to engage learners with ancient civilisations through to WW1.

Find out more about 60 Second Histories

There are a number of videos available for free on the Squaducation website. One cost-effective licence provides your whole school with access to 260 history films through a virtual classroom where films can be viewed on smartboards, mobiles and tablets. Ready-made lesson plans and support notes are also available through the website. To find out more visit: http://squaducation.com/60second-histories.