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Part 1 of a PowerPoint presentation that I gave at the TES Conference, London, 2nd October 2010: Discover a range of digital learning resources and internet sites which teacher's can use in ...

Part 1 of a PowerPoint presentation that I gave at the TES Conference, London, 2nd October 2010: Discover a range of digital learning resources and internet sites which teacher's can use in innovative ways to develop children's creative writing, their geographical imaginations and personal geographies.

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    • MapITPictureITWrite IT
      Geography:an essential part of everyday living in the world
      Part 1 of the presentation: MapITPictureITWriteIT (Wendy North - TES Conference 2.10.09)
      Photograph: Sean Flannery, Children from Oyster Park Junior School, Castleford
    • We navigate our way to the shop or the post box
      Photographs: Wendy North
    • ... or work.
      Photograph: Wendy North Sheffield
    • We get held up by traffic or have to drive for half an hour to the train station.
      View from Foxhill looking towards Parsons Cross & Tenter street, Sheffield
      Photographs: Wendy North
    • We visit places that we like
      Photograph: Wendy North Whitby Harbour
    • Photograph: brighton/2248514764/
      Photograph: chrisjohnbeckett/ 480298779/
      ...and avoid ones that we don’t
      All photographs taken on the Euston Road are from the Flickr website (shared under a Creative Commons License) www.flickr.com
      Photograph: nicohogg/390394712/
    • Identity
      Place
      Photograph: Wendy North Crane Moor, South Yorkshire
      We choose to buy a house in a particular location because of the way that we `feel’ about that location.
    • So when our teaching is focused on geography how often do we start with children’s everyday experience?
    • Map IT
      Year 5 children at Methodist J & I in Wakefield started with their `everyday experiences’ of their local area and explored how they `felt’ about places that they know well.
      Photograph: Wendy North
    • Methodist, J & I - Wakefield
      Methodist, J & I - Wakefield
    • I feel great at my gran’s because she makes nice toast
      http://www.quikmaps.com/full/47961
      Map source = Google + Quikmaps
      Methodist, J & I - Wakefield
    • Rebekah’s mum runs the hairdressers – lots of children go here to get their hair cut.
      This is Shelley First School – we are in Year 1
      See the `Young Geographers Project on the GA website:
      http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/younggeographers/
      Map source = Google + Quikmaps
    • Mapping Everyday GeographiesPaula Owens
      Hirwaun Primary School
      http://geographical.ning.com/profiles/blogs/national-primary-conference
    • Words from ‘MYWALKS ‘ http://nuweb.northumbria.ac.uk/mywalks/info.php
      It’s about voicing our own opinions on our neighbourhoods… 
      It’s about exploring what you hear and/or notice yourself hearing as you walk through your local environment…
      It’s about running your fingers along a wall, picking leaves off a hedge, walking barefoot in the summer…
      It’s about the smells that take us back to very specific places and times in our past…
    • MYWALKS
      It’s about…
      What flicks our switches?
      What turns us on?
      What tickles us?
      What makes us look?
      What makes us listen?
      What makes us touch?
      What disgusts us?
      What makes us sigh?
      What frustrates or irritates?
      What intrigues us?
      What makes us ask 'how' or ‘why'?
      http://nuweb.northumbria.ac.uk/mywalks/info.php
      If we are asking these questions about PLACES then it is geography.
    • How does this help our children to make sense of their own locality?
      What they know about their local area is essential geographical knowledge
      Their everyday experience is valued
      What they feel about particular places matters
      They begin to learn the layout of their place which helps them to navigate their own locality
      They begin to see that maps are a valuable means of representing the relationships between people and places, e.g. who lives where, where the swimming baths are located etc.
    • We have the best maps in the world (OS). The development of internet mapping and satellite imagery means that we can now share places with children where maps are non-existent.
      http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113344337477774229301.00046503c2de872341844&ll=13.121141,77.500176&spn=0.005036,0.011222&t=h&z=17