Using GoConqr to study History

Sarah Egan
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A guide to using GoConqr tools in the classroom for studying history.

Sarah Egan
Created by Sarah Egan about 4 years ago
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    Flash cards Quizzes Mind Maps Notes Slides GoConqr tools provide an easy way to access and create resources to facilitate learning history.Let's look at how you can use these tools to help you study history! 
    GoConqr tools for  studying history

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    Flashcards are a great way to learn snippets of information to commit to memory, such as dates you may need for an essay, or explanation of historical terms.You can discover already created flashcard decks which you can use to revise on the go, using the GoConqr mobile app.You could break a topic into sections and you and your friends could each work on  making flashcards for a different section. You can then share the decks in a class group created on GoConqr, or by emailing directly to your friends.The flashcard deck on the top right is an example of key terms for revising the Reformation. Another example gives terminology and images related to  medieval castles.Try these decks and then create your own!

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    GoConqr quizzes are a useful and fun way for you to test your learning. You can ask your teacher to create a test for you, find one already online, or make one for your friends.You can create quizzes with a variety of question types, including multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks.You can take the test multiple times and track your improvement. When your friends review their answers, they can see not only their result, but why their answer was correct or incorrect.Quizzes can be timed.Creating your own quiz is a wonderful way to deepen and demonstrate your mastery of subject material, and you can have fun competing with your friends. Why don't you invite your friends to try the quiz on the left?

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    Using Mind Maps
    Mind maps are used to arrange information visually to facilitate understanding and recall.You could create resources such as the mind map guide to ideologies in twentieth century Ireland (top right) or the age of discovery (bottom right), or search the GoConqr library for more examples. Mind maps are also useful for planning essays.Each node represents a concept or idea, and further information or explanation can be included in attached notation.You can check off nodes as you learn concepts or complete tasks.

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    Slides can be used for traditional presentations in class, but GoConqr slides can be used for so much more:Other resources, including quizzes, mind maps and flashcards, can be embedded in slides, organising your material for easy access and presentation.Videos can also be embedded in slides, so you can show video excerpts straight from your GoConqr slides.The use of video and audio clips can contribute significantly to learning.

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    A further feature of GoConqr is the ability to create groups.You can create a group for each of your classes or exams, making it easy for you to share resources with your friends.Groups can be used for discussion outside the classroom which facilitates peer learning - keep up with what your friends are studying!As GoConqr is a global platform, you could also create a group which includes students from other countries, to so you can get to know new people and learn about their national histories.