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New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« on: April 24, 2012, 03:54:02 PM »
Just a few updates to things that I am trying out from last month (has been pretty quiet with the Easter hols)

http://www.edmodo.com/ - looks like something to keep an eye on.  Anyone have any experience of this?

http://twitpic.com/9979op/full - Not Geography related but had a discussion with my form about this one! Links to Mission:Explore

http://www.geocaching.com/videos/default.aspx#cat=cat:newbies&vid=-4VFeYZTTYs - My project for next academic year

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/2050/2050.aspx - particularly like the create your own pathways tool that could be used for school based project or eco school initiative.

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/04/7-services-for-sending-group-texts-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+%28Free+Technology+for+Teachers%29&utm_content=FaceBook - Some interesting reading here. I wonder if our school will go down this route eventually?

http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html - Some really great info graphics to embed into school VLE etc. e.g http://www.intac.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Internet_In_2010.jpg

http://viewpure.com/ - For those who have the new schools access account to YouTube or who want to filter out the crap on YouTube, this is nice.

http://www.tubechop.com/ - Allows you to chop up YouTube videos and share (attention copyright)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/practicaltechnologies/395332327167258/ - after our recent training event, we set up this Facebook group which seems to have grown hugely. There is an awful lot of good stuff on there about the practical use of technology in the classroom.

That's all for now

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 08:16:35 PM »

Thanks Matt
Plenty to look at here.
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 08:02:27 PM »
Thanks for these!

It would be great if we could we set up some sort of social bookmarking for links such as these so they don't get lost
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 10:21:24 AM »
Our Academy have used Edmodo in some BTEC subjects and have found it an excellent resource. Students can download an APP that they use on their smart phones. They have commented on stimulus and generally supported one another through it. It has definately worked well here. Another excellent tool is voice thread, which allows you to upload a document and the students can then comment on this 'live', you will see the slide on the computer, with lots of little comments around the slide, that the students are making. They can add a voice comment or a video. I havent used it yet, but I have seen it work and the students need practice on it, but it works well
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 02:10:41 PM »
It would be great if we could we set up some sort of social bookmarking for links such as these so they don't get lost

Delicious would do this lovely - online bookmarking essentially that can be tagged with specific subjects and so on. I know other people can then use the bookmarks, I'm not entirely sure if more than one person can then contribute to the list - I imagine so. I notice that it seems to be blocked access just now for me at work - though that's a weighted phrase limit so it might be temporary.

A wiki would work well as well, although logins would, probably, be needed to protect from vandalism. Which is slightly trickier - doable if there was a desire to go down that route.

Static pages aren't well suited for this sort of thing. A google doc would do it sort of, but is a bit clunky for this.
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 03:30:56 PM »
I use Diigo with my students and am part of the resource sharing community for IB Geography. Essentially, I could create a number of groups (categories) such as SLN Tectonics, SLN Ecosystems, SLN Crime, SLN Development etc etc (as I have done for GCSE and IB) and then people can join up and start bookmarking.

The easiest way to do this is to install Diigolet onto your toolbar and anytime you see something worth while, click the Diigolet tag and it will bring up a menu of the groups that you are part of, click the relevant group, add a couple of tags and off you go. The website page will then be stored there. They are then stored and categorised (and can be linked to Twitter) before an automated email is sent out (daily or weekly) to inform group members when something new has been added)

http://groups.diigo.com/user/podders79

Delicious might be more suitable but I don't use it and someone else would have to take the lead on this.
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 07:55:58 AM »
I've set up a group on Diigo - GeoCollaboration

I've not had time to do much to it yet but it should be open for everyone to contribute to and edit.

Lets try adding to it and see if it will take off. Its important to tag bookmarks sensibly so it doesn't get messy

http://groups.diigo.com/group/geo_collaboration
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 01:16:19 PM »
I'm added. Great stuff. Thanks for setting it up Paul.
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 01:58:28 PM »
Could we have this pinned at the top of the board?

Then people can add to it whenever they find it and leave a short mention on the forum
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 06:42:46 PM »
Looks good!  Joined the group and 'stickied' the thread...  Although Diigo is now blocked in school... good old EMBC!

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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 07:28:44 PM »
Looks good!  Joined the group and 'stickied' the thread...  Although Diigo is now blocked in school... good old EMBC!

I got access through my school account on an E2BN filter - the 8084 port (i.e. the adult one rather than the kiddie one). Worth checking what port you're going through.
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 06:45:10 PM »
Been trialing Edmodo this week and its rediculously easy to use and the kids love it!! I really suggest everyone has a look at it as the potential is amazing.

ps dont show your ICT co-ordinator as its 100% better than any VLE i've seen and mine wasn't to happy about showing other members of staff it's potential :-)
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 10:49:06 PM »
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geography-gcse-revision/id340221590?mt=8 - looks like a great resource for GCSE students ....
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 04:36:53 PM »
Map making - pros and cons

As part of the IB Geography course, we have to teach a couple hours of Theory of Knowledge looking at how we interpret out world through maps and experiences.

I have managed to find a nice little starter from the US TV series The West Wing and a BBC4 documentary entitled 'Maps, Power and Plunder' as well as some other activities.

I have uploaded them onto my VLE here:

http://www.geographypods.com/tokography.html


PS and this book looks really great too .. review here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/24/history-world-twelve-maps-review
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Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 07:10:11 PM »
Love this ... posted by Alan Parkinson on his Living Geography blog today:

https://www.mentimeter.com/

Going to trial it out with our Y13 students who have iphones etc in class ....
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