Bit about me….. Background – Curriculum Leader of Geography in Priory School Specialist Sports College, an inner city 11-16 comprehensive 1,250 students, teach.Member of the SPC’s Secondary Phase Committee, C GeogA real person in a real classroom, balancing life, but this is also to give selected bits of yourself to students as they will respond positively to youIntroduction to Me: Teaching for just over 7 years Last 2 years as Head of Geography at Priory School in Portsmouth Part of the Geography Collective Author of some textbooks Chair of the GA’s Secondary Phase Committee Part of the GA Magazine Editorial Collective
Feelings slide, thanks Dan R-Ell – fieldwork and emotions
Recently introduced to this heirachy
Enquiry at Priory – Use a random object – come up with 10 enquiry questions. Take along A3 charts
1 hour per weekCurriculum rugby match to get young people outCost
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.
Google earth on site fieldwork – hypothesis – environmental impact assessment
Here pupils have used Google Earth to create placemarks that show that Portsmouth has changed.
Making a statement about space – what might an outside visitor think?
Favourite image – during the reflection stage of the lesson, pupils realised that they had been thinking about space in a different way – they chose features that they were unhappy about, or thought were great. So what do we do with this energy
Photosynth the mobile App.
If we don’t use mobile devices as tools then are we developing children’s talents and abilities to the fullest?
Thanks to gapingvoid. The main message here is that we are looking for transformation, and that may be a slow process
How do I go about a geographical enquiry?Start Who? Where? When? Why? What? How? Ask questionsHere What do you need to find out? Gather How will you present the information? Information Improve BIAS For and Against Select Audience the best Information PowerPoint, Publisher, Poster, Oral, Visual, Play, podcast, Video, Report.. Produce your work Evaluate Publish Yes Questions answered? No http://flickr.com/photos/milivoj Criteria met?
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
1. Creation of an acceptable use policy insocial time linked to Rights, Respects andResponsibilities framework.http://www.flickr.com/photos/audrix/2043561356/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/4592915995/ Article 16 1. No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation. 2. The child has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
3. Best interests of the child12. Respect for the views of the child13. Freedom of expression17. Access to information; mass media28. Right to education29. Goals of education: ‘develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.’