Presentation on theme: "Teaching and learning Secondary School Geography with current and future ICTs."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching and learning Secondary School Geography with current and future ICTs
Current and future Trends Technological developments – adapting, availability and cost. Software is becoming more user friendly. Pearson atlas example – how education companies are creating resources that are more interactive. DVDs that are accompanying textbooks.
Technology and Geography Computers GPS Internet Electronic whiteboard Software: Google earth, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) e.g. MapWindow etc.MapWindow
Why ICT is important to Geography? Student interest – linking to motivation. ICT provides - good illustrations – an interactive environment. Fast access to information. Gardeners multiple intelligences – can also be catered for. ICP – Investigate, Communicate and Participate.
Podcast: Making Geography Relevant in Our Schools. Study of students dissatisfaction with geography. Perception that geography is irrelevant. http://www.directionsmag.com/images/podcasts/ 080122_don.mp3
Website: Pearson http://www.pearsonplaces.com.au/secondary/geograp hy.aspx This illustrates the power of the internet in education. I. Being able to access more information. II. Textbooks are limited to the number of pages they have. Wide range of activities provide. Gardeners Multiple intelligences.
Google Earth Is a fantastic tool for exploring the planet. Both physical and cultural geography can be explored. Mapping skills can be taught. GIS. Plug-ins can be added – showing: population density, sea level estimates, ocean currents, biomes etc...
Article: Geographic Information System (GIS) Careers in GIS involve working with computer technology to process data. Data capturing in GIS is increasingly changing to ICT. Geography teachers in schools should teach GIS with ICT to remain relevant.
Webquest Resources and links are provided. Encourages learning through the internet. Provides a structured environment on the internet.
Example: Layout of a webquest [Online] http://www.winthrop.k12.ma.us/Center/geography_webquest.htm
Conclusion ICT in geography education is irreversible. Developments in technology and software. Teachers need to adapt and modify subjects to keep up with future trends.
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