1. “ the only way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas...” Winston Churchill
2. Turn on… Tune in… Geography Creative use of the Media to engage learners in the geography classroom: a presentation for SAGT 2008 Alan Parkinson Geographical Association Secondary Curriculum Development Leader
4. Is there a place for gratuitous creativity ? Flickr user: Cushdy
5. “ Everything is media….” Web 2.0
6. “ Ninety percent of everything is crap” Sturgeon’s Law
7. Objectives… <ul><li>To explore the relationship between geographers and the media </li></ul><ul><li>To suggest some creative ways that geographers can harness the media for use in their classroom, or to help ‘read’ the world… </li></ul><ul><li>To explore some ideas related to cultural geography. </li></ul>
10. What is Creativity ? • Creativity involves thinking or behaving imaginatively ; • This imaginative activity is purposeful : that is, it is directed to achieving an objective; • These processes must generate something original ; (this is explained as being something new to the learner – a new discovery, a new way of thinking to them) • The outcome must be of value in relation to the objective DfES response to Roberts Report (2006) and based on NACCCE All our Futures and work by QCA
12. Creativity <ul><li>Creativity addresses the way teachers reshape the curriculum at all stages in order to better enable Scotland’s young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors . There is an increasing recognition that creativity improves the self-esteem, motivation and achievement of learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils who are encouraged to think creatively become: </li></ul><ul><li>more interested in discovering things for themselves; </li></ul><ul><li>more open to new ideas and challenges; </li></ul><ul><li>more able to solve problems; </li></ul><ul><li>more able to work well with others and more effective learners. </li></ul><ul><li>They also have greater ownership over their learning. </li></ul>
15. Geography in the News
16. BECTa Report <ul><li>Nearly all schools blocked access to social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>There was a tension between the collaborative learning encouraged by Web 2.0 and the nature of the current assessment system. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need the support, time and space to develop skills and practices . </li></ul>
17. BECTa Report <ul><li>Parents have concerns about e-safety, but are generally positive about the use of technology to support learning (Ollie Bray’s work) </li></ul><ul><li>Most experts surveyed advocated an ‘empower and manage’ approach. Children are educated and helped in school to use Web 2.0 activities for responsible and creative learning . </li></ul>
19. Thanks to Neil Winton
20. Flickr User: ToniVC
21. Then and now.... <ul><li>Film strips </li></ul><ul><li>Schools broadcast on the radio </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard and chalk </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Slide carousels </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs / Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Web media / iPlayer </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Er... Textbooks, but better ones ! </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube / Animoto / Windows Movie Maker </li></ul>
45. Will Self Psychogeography Column Ralph Steadman Image removed Search Independent for archive of columns
47. Alternative narratives <ul><li>Places you WOULDN’T want to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>Molvania </li></ul>
49. “ We did writing today....”
51. Facebook – Chris Evetts
52. Oliver, no fan of political correctness, has hit back at reports he's been banned from the British town Rotherham – filming location for the celebrity chef's Ministry of Food . Talk of a ban surfaced when residents of Rotherham accused Oliver of portraying them as "dumbos" and "numpties". Oliver says the ban is "bollocks" and that he's been targeted by a minority of locals who see his show as an Oliver "vanity project" rather than a genuine campaign to help people whose diets are so appalling that they're eating themselves to death. A Rotherham local, former chef Alan Dale, says: "My message to Jamie is to stay away. Feelings are running high because he has made us look like complete idiots."
53. Flickr: Artzy.viva
54. Nintendo DS: Gaming
55. A Sceptics Toolkit Adapted from “Panicology” by Simon Briscoe & Hugh Aldersey-Williams
56. When you are presented with some information which presents a particular viewpoint... …here are some questions that you should be asking yourself as you read it …
57. OSOCIO Social advertising
59. ALBUM ATLAS Find and tag the location of an album / CD cover...
60. Extra points for going to the location....
63. Geo Text messages In 140 characters can you...
64. Gatekeepers... Can open as well as close the gate...
65. Flip Video
66. It only takes a minute....
67. Kids What’s changed ?
69. Credits <ul><li>GA colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Users: Adam Mulligan, fliegender, drloplop, cushdy and a few unknown photographers… </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Raven Ellison, Ollie Bray, Tony Cassidy, Noel Jenkins, Ewan McIntosh </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Palin, Jet Lag Travel Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto / Slideshare / YouTube / World Album Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Oakes and Jonathon Wolton for TG article </li></ul><ul><li>“ Panicology” - </li></ul><ul><li>My twitter contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Evetts </li></ul><ul><li>Geography at the Movies / GeogDocs – Adam Lawson </li></ul><ul><li>Shillpages for end titles </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Box Project – follow it for the next year </li></ul><ul><li>Shaun the Sheep is copyright Aardman Animations </li></ul>