This course is designed for teachers of Classical Civilisation to explore ways of incorporating various aspects of digital technology within their teaching.


  • Improve student learning
  • Improve student engagement
  • Learn how to use digital technologies in teaching, learning, assessment and planning
  • Reduce teacher workload by using these digital tools and approaches
COURSE DATE In-school only
  • Heads of Classics seeking to develop the use of digital technologies within their departments
  • Experienced teachers of Classical Civilisation who are looking for fresh approaches to teaching
  • Non-specialist teachers of Classical Civilisation searching for some extra resources for their work
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.00am
Improving productivity with digital tools

  • Digital Pedagogies
  • Issues on using ICT in the classroom
  • Barriers to effective usage
  • Lifehacks for teachers of Classical Civilisation

11.00 – 11.20am
Discussion: coffee break

11.20 – 12.15pm
How digital technologies can help teaching

  • Beyond PowerPoint – other tools to enhance the presentation of material
  • You don’t need Photoshop – image manipulation tools for the classroom that enable interaction with images of artefacts and models of the ancient world
  • Making simple videos with PowerPoint and Explain Everything to ‘flip the classroom’, allowing the teacher to set the cultural, literary, historical and social contexts in perspective
  • Using H5P to interact with expert analyses of the ancient world, reinforcing interpretations of characterisation, literary technique and conventions

12.15 – 1.00pm
How digital technologies can help learning

  • Making simple learning games on the ancient world
  • Collaboration and control – using Google Suite and Office 365 to research the ancient world collaboratively and using Nearpod to focus the attention of students upon important aspects of antiquity
  • Embedding retrieval practice through technology – using Quizlet, Kahoot and Moodle to provide low stakes assessment of narrative, historical and philosophical details of each module
  • Using technology to explore the actual and virtual worlds of the Greeks and Romans

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion

2.00 – 2.45pm
Classical Civilisation: what resources are out there?

  • Resources for literature – finding material for world of hero, Greek theatre and others
  • Resources for art and archaeology – finding material for Greek art, imperial image and others
  • Creating your own digital resources

2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

3.00 – 3.45pm
Personal Learning Networks in Classics

  • How to use Twitter and other platforms to improve professional development
  • How to curate and save the information that you find online
  • How to establish your own digital presence

Alan Chadwick

Alan is Head of Classics at the City of London Freemen’s School. He has developed his own Latin teaching website – CyberCaesar. Since implementing a variety of digital strategies towards learning, student recruitment figures have doubled and 97% of pupils have achieved A*-A grades at GCSE.

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