Virtual classroom taster

Female students in front of a computer

Would you like to book a live virtual classroom taster session?

This taster session introduces teachers to the virtual classroom and shows how this interactive environment is used to engage students with documents from The National Archives’ collection. It is suitable for individuals or groups of teachers.

During the session, an education officer guides participants through the interactive features of the virtual classroom and demonstrates a short document activity from one of our education sessions. Participants can choose to take part in an activity pitched at primary or secondary students. Time is allocated for questions at the end.

To join a taster session, each participant requires either a computer with a microphone and webcam, or a mobile device with Blackboard Collaborate app downloaded.

Before booking a taster session, please ensure that you can access the virtual classroom from your computer or mobile device. Please use our booking form to arrange a suitable time and date, as well an any additional requirements you have for the session.

If you would like to book a taster session as part of an INSET day or as an individual, please do contact us to arrange a time and date to suit you by clicking on the ‘request a booking’ button.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:

Virtual classroom

in your classroom

30 minutes

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 1 – 5

Duration: 30 minutes

Request a booking

Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 9202

Contact the education team