Teaching Classics with Technology

Teaching Classics with Technology is a new book, edited by Steven Hunt and Bartolo Natoli (2019).

The impact of ICT on the teaching of classical languages, literature and culture has not until now been extensively described and evaluated. Nevertheless educational technology has made a huge difference to the ways in which Classics is taught at junior, senior and college level. The book brings together twenty major approaches to the use of technology in the classroom and presents them for a wide, international audience. It thus forms a record of current and developing practice, promotes further discussion and use among practitioners (teachers, learners and trainers) and offers suggestions for changes in pedagogical practices in the teaching of Classics for the better.

Foreword: Kenneth Kitchell

Introduction: Bartolo Natoli and Steven Hunt

Part 1: Blended and Distance Models

  1. Flipping Romans: Experiments in Using Technology for Teaching in Higher Education. Kate Gilliver.
  2. Aureum quisquis mediocritatem diligit: the Joyful Learning Community Model for Learning Latin Online. Justin M. Schwamm, Jr.
  3. Distance Learning and Technology: Teaching Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation at a Distance from the UK. Verity Walden.
  4. Making IT Count.: Measuring Student Engagement with Online Latin Resources at the Open University. Mair E Lloyd and James Robson.
  5. VLEs, Latin Literature, and Student Voice. Elizabeth Lewis.
  6. Going Digital: The Principles Behind CyberCaesar. Alan Chadwick.
  7. Una Vita: Exploring the Relationship Between Play, Learning Science and Cultural Competency. Stephen T Slota and Kevin Ballestrini.

Part 2: Classics without Language: Literature, Culture and Outreach Models

8. Using Virtual Learning Environments for Classics Outreach. Emma Searle.

9. From Research on Roman History to cartoons and Outreach in UK Schools. Ray Laurence.

10. Vase Animations and Primary-aged Learners. Sonya Nevin.

11. SketchUp and Digital Modelling for Classics. Matthew Nicholls.

12. iPad Technology and the Latin Classroom. Caron Downes.

13. ‘Just-in-time learning’: using hand-held Voting Devices in the Undergraduate lecture Room. Helen Lovatt.

14. Teaching Ancient Geography with Digital Tools. Scott Lawin Arcenas.

Part 3: Using Technology in the Ancient Language Classroom

15. Bridging the Gap between Students and Antiquity: Language Acquisition Videos with Minecraft and CI?TPRS. Jessie Craft.

16. On Stage and Screen: ‘Big Book’ Latin and Dialogic Teaching. Steven Hunt.

17. Using Annotations in Google Docs to Foster Authentic Classics Learning. Roger Travis.

18. Problem-Based Learning, Technology and the Advanced Language Classroom. Bartolo Natoli.

19. In the Classroom with Multi-modal Teaching. Lisa Hay.