I am a high school History teacher in Australia and have created this site to help History students and teachers.
The History Skills website was launched in 2014 using the website creation platform, Jimdo.com.
Originally called History Skills Online, the name was shortened in 2017.
History Skills is proud to be a contributing author for the latest Senior Ancient History textbook for Queensland. Working as part of an outstanding group of authors who have built the product around the 'inquiry approach', I look forward to seeing how this product helps support both students an teachers in the new syllabus.
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History Skills was a contributing author on the Ancient Rome senior Ancient History textbook by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria. Inspect it now by clicking this link.
I work for the British Broadcasting Corporation as a historical fact-checker across three of their publications: BBC History Magazine, BBC World Histories, and HistoryExtra.com.
2016-8 Microsoft Innovative Education Expert
History Skills was interviewed as part of the Microsoft Innovative Educators program.
The creator of HistorySkills.com has been featured on the daily blog of Anthony Salcito, the Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. Read the interview transcript here.
BoredTeachers.com has shared a guest post from History Skills about how to digitise the History classroom. Check it out here.
This was a guest blog post for the Flipboard social media platform, specifically written for educators.
As part of the National FutureSchools Conference in Melbourne, I presented three round-table sessions about the digitisation of the classroom.
I presented on how to use IT solutions to give students the power of choose in their learning.
I have presented seminars on research, source analysis and evaluation to History teachers from across Queensland.
History Skills presented a session on different approaches to the new 'source investigation' task under the new QCAA syllabuses at the Darling Downs' History Teachers' conference on the 7th May, 2019, at the Glennie School in Toowoomba.
'Reimagining the Past' Conference
History Skills presented a session on teaching Alexander the Great for the Darling Downs History Teachers' Network. The conference focused on the introduction of Unit 1 and Unit 2 courses in both Ancient and Modern History for the new QLD syllabuses and took place on Monday 3 September 2018.
Teach Meet Toowoomba
I am co-hosting Teach Meet events in Toowoomba in conjunction with the University of Southern Queensland.
Learning Ancient Languages
I have a passion for learning to read ancient languages, including Koine Greek, Classical Latin, Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and Biblical Hebrew.
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