About Mr Allsop

Scott Allsop is currently the Head of Humanities and the Online Learning Coordinator at an international school in Egypt.  He teaches History to all Key Stages, which includes CIE IGCSE, A Levels, and Standard and Higher Level International Baccalaureate History.  He studied History at Emmanuel College in the University of Cambridge and returned there to undertake his teacher training.

While teaching in the UK he was nominated for the national Teaching Awards and shortlisted for the BBC History Magazine/Historical Association History Teacher of the Year award.

As a keen advocate of the use of ICT to help students study History, he has developed a range of resources to use digital technology in teaching and learning.  His website, www.mrallsophistory.com, has been awarded a number of accolades including the Topmarks Excellent Site Award and the SchoolZone Five Star Site award.

His GCSE and IGCSE revision podcasts and A Level and IB podcasts are accessed by thousands of people a month, and are in the Top-10 school education podcasts on iTunes.  He became a MirandaNet scholar in 2008 as a result of using ICT to develop history teaching, and has been featured by the Guardian newspaper and the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

His educational video to accompany Billy Joel's song, "We Didn't Start the Fire" is one of the Top-5 most viewed videos on TeacherTube and has been watched over 910,000 times by people in more than 80 countries.  He wrote an article for the Historical Association's journal Teaching History that explores using the video as part of a lesson sequence on significance.

In the past he ran a website dedicated to abandoned shopping lists, and has been featured in the Times Educational Supplement as well as television programs including The Wonderful World of Weird for CBBC and Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show for ITV to explain how this strange hobby links with the skills of an Historian.  Passionate about new opportunities to engage students, he acted in an advisory capacity to the creators of the About Time boardgame.

He has also appeared on the Open University/BBC television production The History Detectives revealing the story behind one of the artefacts he uses in class.
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