Bubbl.us (http://bubbl.us/) is another online concept mapping program that some schools use to support the curriculum.

Pupils explain how they use Bubbl.us to build revision notes. They can share them with their peers, and easily convert them into an essay or report.


“Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online.”

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At the time this was recorded the class teacher was Doug Belshaw, who is currently employed as a Researcher/Analyst at JISC infoNet. Previously he taught History at a number of schools and was Director of E-Learning at The Northumberland Church of England Academy. He is an Ed.D. student at the University of Durham, England. He is a founder at EdTechRoundUp and has used technology in many innovative ways to enhance the teaching of History in secondary school.

You can follow Doug on Twitter: @dajbelshaw, or his blog.

The Video Team

Theo Kuechel and Leon Cych produced these video interviews.

Theo Kuechel is involved in Technologies for Learning, Archives – Collections, Open Educational Resources, Music and other social activities. You can follow Theo on Twitter: @theokk, or on his blog.

Leon Cych is a web designer, coder, teacher, poet, artist, broadcaster, journalist and educationalist. He set up the nationwide poetry magazine – Poetry London Newsletter in the seventies. You can follow Leon on Twitter: @eyebeams, or his blog Learn4Life.