Tweets of the Week

I am about to jump on a plane to Kuala Lumpur for IGCSE Global Perspectives workshop, so only a quick post this week.

Anzac Day dominated much of the week for Aussies, and I came across a photo from @gcnelson which reminded me I’d been at the Australian War Memorial for Anzac Day in 2013 (another PD opportunity/junket!) It is an incredible place.

Greg is also worth a follow for some fabulous pictures around Canberra.

Still on WWI (there might be a bit of WWI this year!):

Not a tweet, but I also found an excellent bibliography of the Vietnam War:

http://www.clemson.edu/caah/history/facultypages/edmoise/arvn.html - a few dead links, a few you need JSTOR access, but lots of good ones.

One that ‘TOK Teacher’ found (disclaimer: my Theory of Knowledge twitter account!) that quotes a study which claims handwritten note taking is more effective than laptops – we tend to analyse & paraphrase as we write by hand but many are quick enough typists to pretty much type every word without taking in the information.


A cheeky cartoon to finish – the importance of knowing the context of a place or event in understanding cartoons, not to mention the irreverence of cartoonists

Tweets of the Week

This is my first attempt at putting together a post on the tweets that had my attention for at least long enough to ‘favourite’. The plan is that by doing this, I will go back and read them, and by posting here, can tag and find them later.

The tweet of the week was the video ‘trailer‘ of the recently released illustrated book of  ’I was only 19‘ by John Schumann:

Coincidentally, I saw it the day after my sister gave me a copy of ‘Poems That Make Grown Men Cry‘. As a song, it is ineligible for the poetry anthology but it’s always guaranteed to make me tear up – especially, ‘Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon [July 21]; God help me, he was going home in June.’ (ie he should’ve gone home three weeks ago)

A very good find for those studying World War I was

Podcasts (with transcripts) from the Imperial War Museum’s sound collection ‘to bring you the voices of those who lived through the First World War.’ Covers all sorts of aspects of the war:  the assassination, home front, Christmas Truce, Gallipoli, German Spring Offensive … Brilliant.

I got the spark to spend late Sunday night putting this together thanks to @teachertoolkit who tweeted the day following my initial ‘I should do a Tweets of the Week’ idea.

And, finally, one I found myself whilst trawling YouTube:

Well, I got it started. Now I know that I’m doing this, I’ll know to keep an eye out for more great education and history tweets.

Follow me @dphistorycom for History & Education tweets and my newly started account @tokbits for Theory of Knowledge.

Have a great week!

BT