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GIS Nordab Feb 2009

  1. 1. G NORDAB Geography February 4 th , 2009
  2. 2. FUTURE WORLD PROTECTED WORLD MY WORLD CONNECTED WORLD COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD HAZARDOUS WORLD India & China- The New World Order? A Wind Farm For Batsworthy Cross? Sustainable Living Conflicts In National Parks The Jurassic Coast Rain Forests Sustainable Planning In South Molton A New Supermarket For South Molton? Geography And Me There’s Nothing Sweet About Chocolate The Global Fashion Industry Food Miles What Is Development? Sustainable World Tourism Exploring England Earthquakes Volcanoes Flooding
  3. 3. What changes did you make? What went well? What issues have arisen?
  4. 4. G.I.S .
  5. 6. “ Used well, digital technologies have the potential to improve achievement in our schools and colleges, to boost the prospects of British industry and commerce, to offer opportunities to all learners, particularly those who would otherwise be excluded, and to significantly enhance our quality of life”
  6. 7. <ul><li>KEY STAGE THREE OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul><ul><li>During the key stage pupils should be offered the following opportunities that are integral to their learning and enhance their engagement with the concepts, processes, and content of the subject: </li></ul><ul><li>use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geography information systems. </li></ul>
  7. 8. GIS is valuable for mapping and visualising information as well as linking and analysing different spatial datasets. There should be opportunities to learn with GIS and to learn about GIS.
  8. 9. <ul><li>KEY STAGE THREE OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul><ul><li>During the key stage pupils should be offered the following opportunities that are integral to their learning and enhance their engagement with the concepts , processes , and content of the subject: </li></ul><ul><li>use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geography information systems . </li></ul>Interpret as ‘ throughout’ Not a separate module with a box to tick All aspects – not just a map skill Hands on use of software No definition of quality or progression Maps and GIS?
  9. 10. GIS is valuable for mapping and visualising information as well as linking and analysing different spatial datasets. There should be opportunities to learn with GIS and to learn about GIS. To draw maps with appropriate ways of showing quantitative data Identify relationships and processes – question data Use GIS as a tool. No mention of GPS! Real world applications – social and political issues connected to GIS
  10. 11. WHAT IS GIS? GIS = Geographical Information System A GIS has 3 components: # A map # Data that can be displayed on the map # Software that lets you choose which data is displayed and how
  11. 12. BRAKES ON GIS LOGISTICS # Costs of hardware & software # Access to hardware # Issues of technology SKILLS (PEDAGOGY) # Teacher competence # Student competence # Pedagogy to use ICT # Content crowding # Lack of incentive – does it improve standards? Lower costs Better funding Free resources Wireless lap tops Palm tops Computers at home Faster processors More reliable networks Rapidly improving! Digital natives! New curriculum opportunities? ?
  12. 13. WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE? FREE (OR NEARLY FREE) RESOURCES ORDNANCE SURVEY GIS ZONE
  13. 14. U LEARN ‘INFOMAPPER’
  14. 15. INFOMAPPER CMAG CMAG
  15. 16. IS THE PROPOSED VISITOR CENTRE AT THE IMPERIAL RECREATION GROUND AN INAPPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENT FOR EXMOUTH?
  16. 17. INFOMAPPER ‘LAYERS’ <ul><li>LAYER ONE – TEACHERS’ BACKGROUND INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>Scheme of work </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Context of virtual fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><li>World Heritage Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>LAYER TWO – THE JURASSIC COAST </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ notes </li></ul><ul><li>Jurassic Coast map </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>LAYER THREE – SETTING THE SCENE </li></ul><ul><li>Background to the visitor centre debate </li></ul><ul><li>Site photographs & maps </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>LAYER FOUR – VIDEO SHORTS </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Vox Pops </li></ul><ul><li>Pen portraits of stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>LAYER FIVE – TEXT RESOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles </li></ul><ul><li>Letters page </li></ul><ul><li>LAYER SIX – DATA </li></ul><ul><li>Bus timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Train timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic flows </li></ul><ul><li>Costings </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>NOT FORGETTING MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHS ON </li></ul><ul><li>THE INFOMAPPER SITE! </li></ul>
  18. 19. GROUP ROLES 1. ENVIRONMENTALISTS 2. SCHOOL 3. TOURISM BUSINESS 4. GENERAL BUSINESS 5. SPORT & LEISURE 6. LOCAL COUNCIL 7. THE JURASSIC COAST 8. LOCAL RESIDENTS 9. RICH & FAMOUS 10. TRANSPORT
  19. 20. GOOGLE EARTH
  20. 21. LOCAL AUTHORITY RESOURCES
  21. 23. NASA WORLD WIND
  22. 24. MAPMAKER GRATIS
  23. 25. MAGIC
  24. 26. OTHER WEB RESOURCES http://nmviewogc.gov/viewer
  25. 27. (Iowa University) – www.gis.iastate.edu/
  26. 28. www.nd.gov/gis/ http://web.apps.state.nd.us/hubexplorer/generalinfo/viewers.html
  27. 29. http://map.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/hazards/viewer.htm
  28. 30. www.poverty.org.uk
  29. 31. http://hdr.undp.org/external/flash/hdi_map/stats_hdi.html
  30. 32. PLUS & MINUS POINTS OF FREEBIES THE GOODS # No costs # Excellent photos # Opportunities for complex mapping (with imagination!) THE BADS # Limited in scope (is it GIS?) # Little opportunity to process spatial data # American! # Little understanding of technical aspects of GIS
  31. 33. GIS PACKAGES TO PAY FOR AEGIS 3
  32. 37. WEB SUPPORT www.juicygeography.co.uk www.ke5ways.bham.sch.uk www.geographyalltheway.com
  33. 38. FUTURE WORLD PROTECTED WORLD MY WORLD CONNECTED WORLD COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD HAZARDOUS WORLD India & China- The New World Order? A Wind Farm For Batsworthy Cross? Sustainable Living Conflicts In National Parks The Jurassic Coast Rain Forests Sustainable Planning In South Molton A New Supermarket For South Molton? Geography And Me There’s Nothing Sweet About Chocolate The Global Fashion Industry Food Miles What Is Development? Sustainable World Tourism Exploring England Earthquakes Volcanoes Flooding CURRICULUM PLANNING & GIS
  34. 39. http://ks3geography.ning.com

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