Historie.in = History is IN

Historie.in = History is IN

Our challenge, your solutions

How to learn and teach history at schools through digital tools

Digital tool helping students, their teachers and parents to learn and teach history at schools or at home in attractive and modern way anywhere, where internet is.

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Team: Historie.in

Team members

Andrej Probst, Ján Kovács

Members roles and background

Andrej Probst

  • Concept definition
  • Developer (PHP, MySQL, HTML, Javascript)
  • Father of two sons (main testers)
  • Fan of Hejný's method of teaching math

Ján Kovács

  • Designer (HTML, CSS, images, icons)

In background, we have support of several volunteers = teachers, mainly Veronika Tomanová and Markéta Dvořáková.

The initial set of exercises and videos were proposed and created by the teacher Michal Arnot.

Contact details

andrej_probst@hotmail.com

Solution description

Website www.historie.in for students and their teachers and parents.

  • Students may work on exercises from the history. The exercises are automatically evaluated. There will be plenty of exercises and different types of exercises (working sheets, sorting in time, assignment, searching the facts...).
    Students may:
    • Solve the exercises
    • Watch the vidoes
    • Collect virtual coins for correct solutions and buy something on www.zlatka.in (web for financial literacy)
    • Play games, where if you want to proceed in the game, you need to solve some task from history.
      • Alone
      • Against avatar
      • Against friend
  • The website will provide to Teachers a lot of content with exercises for their lessons.
    Teachers may:
    • assing homework to their students,
    • print the exercises on the paper,
    • watch the results of their individual students
    • watch the results on the class level
  • The Parents have the same options as teachers, they just focus only on their kids.

Solution context

Problems of students:

  • Missing motivation to learn something new
  • Boring lessons
  • Not enough exercises for practicing

Problems of teachers:

  • Not enough educational digital content from History for teaching
  • A lot of time needed to prepare atractive content for the class
  • Missing individual approach to the students

Problems of parents:

  • Do not know, what their kids do at school
  • Do not know, what their kids are good at

Solution target group

There are three target groups:

  • Kids and students, who learn history at school or homeschooling. Mostly teenagers.
  • Teachers, who teach the history their students at primary and secondary schools.
  • Parents, whose kids learn history and who are interested to know, what children learn and what they know from history.

Benefits:

  • Students will improve their knowledge of History through solving exercises.
  • Teachers will have attractive lessons. They will spend less time with preparation to the class. All the content will be on the website. The webiste will be able to evaluate the solutions of kids.
  • Parents will understand the level of knowldedge of their kids. They will be happy, that their kids use mobile phones in useful way. Parents may track the exercises of their kids.

Solution impact

We try to impact the students, their teachers and parents, where History is mandatory subject.

Impact:

  • Students will improve their knowledge from History. They will have better results at schools.
  • Teachers will spend less time for preparation and will attract more students during classes.
  • Parents will be happy with progress of their kids and the level of knowledge.

Quantitative key metrics for measurement:

We measure constantly these metrics already:

  • Number of visits (in time, from different countries) through Google analytics
  • Number of solved exercises
  • Number of correct exercises
  • Number of hours spent by solving exercises
  • Number of registered users (kids and adults (teachers, parents))

Potentially we can compare grades of students before and after working with Historie.in .

Quaitative key metrics for measurement:

Occasionaly, we may run some surveys.

  • Satisfaction survey with NPS score for students, teachers and parents.

Solution tweet text

Educational website for learning and teaching History at schools in an attractive way

Solution innovativeness

We use the combination of several concepts:

  • We use Hejný's method of teaching math, but we try to apply it also to other subjects.
  • Gamification to motivate students to solve the exercises.
  • Digital environment to have the solution accessible on all digital platforms: desktop, tablet, mobile phone, interactive board.
  • Nondigital environment: all exercises can be printed on paper.

Solution transferability

This solution is based on our other solutions - www.matika.in , www.gramar.in , www.zlatka.in , www.geograf.in . That's a nice proof of transferability. And the same concept can be further transfered to other subjects, for example physics, chemistry...

The basic concepts contains:

  • Exercises and Working sheets
  • Games
  • Gamification, collecting badges, virtual coins
  • Teachers' functions

Historie.in is now in Czech language (for Czech republic). It can be easily translated to other languages, but not so easy to localized for other countries. Obviously, each country focuses more on local history.

Solution sustainability

The basics of the website is created now. There is initial set of exercises and working sheets. 

Short term:

  • Enhance the website with sufficiant amount of exercises to be presented to public audience (mainly history teachers).
  • Solve the financing of the content creators (teachers) through "Šablóny" in Czech republic

Mid term:

  • Onboard more teachers to help us with building the content.
  • Onboard teachers to test the web in their classes and get feedback.
  • Get auspices from Ministry of education

Long term:

  • Continuous improvement of the content and the features of the web.
  • Find some strategic partner, who would support this particular solution with financial resource. We have strategic partnership with Raiffeisenbank in Czech republic for www.zlatka.in .

Solution team work

We are non profit organization called Matika.in based in Czech republic established in 2016. Since then, we have created several educational websites: www.matika.in , www.gramar.in , www.zlatka.in , www.trainbra.in and www.geograf.in . 

Core team:

Core team hasn't change since the beginning. 

  • Main developer: Andrej Probst
  • Main designer: Ján Kovács
  • Main consultants: Veronika Tomanová, Markéta Dvořáková

Volunteers:

  • We cooperate with teachers from different areas, different subjects, different countries. The teachers help us to build the content, provide us inspirations about new features.

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DigiEduHack 2021 partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. In 2021, the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.

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