The use of laptops to create the maps was seamlessly weaved into the group work, as they supported discussion of the issues involved. Also during the debate, as students sat together within specialist topic groups or within country groups, the laptops were secondary to the lively discussion, serving as tools for reference and recording. This can be seen at the video below which shows the creation of maps with justifications, then the maps themselves and finally the debate. The result of the debate is a formal position paper with the resolutions form the mock Treaty of Versailles.
This project explores the ICT Standards of Creativity-Innovation and Communication-Collaboration, being the result of collaboration between the IB History HL I teacher, Mr. Stephenson, and the Academic Technology Coordinator, Ms. Meneghini.