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Using the Magic Planet in the classroom GA Annual Conference 2007 Sean Gough
The GA says… …a fantastic tool for teaching and learning about planet Earth… David Lambert Chief Executive, The Geographical Association
A new classroom resource City Learning Centres 30 nationally Science Learning Centres Individual schools, e.g. Sir Thomas Richs School, Gloucester Cockermouth School, Cumbria Riddlesdown Specialist Science College, Purley Coopers & Coborn School, Upminster
Background to the technology Developed in USA Used for visitor centres NASA, NOAA, Epcot European Space Agency PPARC/NERC UK has pioneered educational use Now used in USA and China education
How does 3D help? Very little information today displayed in 3D We are becoming 2D screen-blind 3D creates greater audience involvement More attention and faster learning Even a desire for repetition!
How does it work? Standard projector (Dell) Specially coated globe Sophisticated lens Software (Storyteller and OnStage) Digital – no mechanical movement
What is an exhibit? Exhibits Many 100s already available Free! Easy to find/make new exhibits 1 or more images in standard format E.g. jpg, bmp, dds, etc. 2:1 aspect ratio 2048 x 1024 pixels
What is an exhibit?
Can I make my own content? Yes! Over 100 exhibits included Hundreds of additional sources
Global Imagination Community
NASA Earth Observations (NEO)
UCAR/NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
NOAA/NGDC (National Geophysical Data Center)
The National Curriculum Key Stage 3 24 units 13 where Magic Planet relevant
The National Curriculum Lesson plans Steve Johnson (Longton CLC, Stoke-on-Trent) 20 drafted 30 planned Available Free - now
Example - lesson 1 Unit 2 – The Restless Earth
Example - lesson 14 Unit 10 – Weather patterns over Europe
Creating the case Humanities Geography History (www.timemaps.com)www.timemaps.com Science Earth science The Solar System Environmental science Astronomy Geology Art A school resource An LA resource?
For further information Sean Gough Vivifeye Limited