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Slide to accompany a talk given at the Geographical Associations Annual Conference 2012

Slide to accompany a talk given at the Geographical Associations Annual Conference 2012

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  • http://www.unicef.org/sowc2011/index.phpTalked about the potential for Digital Leaders running community and parent sessions, also the security of WiFi around the schhol.
  • Naughty Geography – free tools allows innovation and creativity – it’s about using tools in different ways, something which geographers are good at. It’s not about using off the shelf.
  • Creativity doesn’t equal technology, but it helps. Good planning starts with a blank sh
  • Good planning starts with learning objectives,mindmaps and collaboration between professionals, not a blank PPT. Microsoft tools aren’t creative, teachers are.
  • Tools
  • Activity – list Microsoft products you have used in teaching
  • Use what we have but better instead of searching for new tools – better use of time and money for Priory Geography.
  • Huge range of tools available through the PiL network.
  • Images plus hotspots – where, gateway for geographical enquiry
  • Access past images – use as lesson starters…. Hover over the hotspots for information.
  • Just the site:Develop sense of place by exploring the map and searching for placesSign up and create photosynths with digital images
  • Exploring locations, geographical writing, poems.
  • Photosynth the mobile App.
  • Topic starters. Homework, research findings.


  • 1. Free Microsoft Tools @PrioryGeographywww.facebook.com/classroomgeography davidrogers.org.uk pil-network.com
  • 2. David Rogers@davidErogers
  • 3. Jo Debens@GeoDebs
  • 4. Sam Atkins @SamGeoAtkins
  • 5. Young people who do not have accessto the internet at home or in schools —and who lack the support that comesfrom parents or teachers equipped withstrong digital skills — will not developthe necessary social, learning andtechnical skill sets for success in awired global economy. The State of the World’s Children 2011, UNICEF Thanks to John Connell
  • 6. Innovative, not off the shelf
  • 7. Creativity doesn’t = technology
  • 8. Start with empty paper, not a blank PPT
  • 9. Tools www.pil-network.com
  • 10. What Microsoft tools have you used?
  • 11. Use what we have but better
  • 12. The Learning SuiteAvailable at www.pil-network.com Autocollage Worldwide Photostory 3 Live Writer Photo Gallery Telescope Community Clips Live Messenger Photosynth Bing Mouse Mischief Office Web apps Songsmith Partners in Learning Academic Search Digital Literacy Getting started Guides Kodu Network Maths 4.0 Office Add-in for Moviemaker Bing Translator Chemistry add-in Moodel
  • 13. Bing
  • 14. Photosynth
  • 15. Bing Maps OS Layer
  • 16. TagOneNoteSkydrive
  • 17. Montage
  • 18. Auto Collage
  • 19. Partners in Learning
  • 20. @davidErogersdavidrogers.org.ukdrogersmm@me.compil-network.com