Suffolk Geography
Conference
Session 2
GIS Basics
Resourcing Workshop
Animoto movie...
http://biz.animoto.com/education/faq.html
rebecca@animoto.com
“…a digital map, data located
on the map, and a software
application (GIS) that links the
two together”
Diana Freeman (200...
• A base map – drawn or imported -
digital
• Data for lines, areas (polygons)
points
• Data referenced to the map
• View d...
These are the essential skills and processes in geography that pupils need to
learn to make progress.
2.1 Geographical enq...
GIS is valuable for mapping and visualising
information as well as linking and analysing
different spatial datasets.
There...
Continuum
FREE EXPENSIVE
EASY TO
USE
COMPLICATED
Often web based
BASIC SOPHISTICATED
Sometimes a ‘cut-down’ version
The brakes on ICT -
GIS
Logistics - economics
• Cost of hardware/software
• Access to hardware
• Issues of technology
Skil...
Removing brakes: logistics-economics
• Cost of
hardware/software
• Access to hardware
• Issues of technology
Lower costs
B...
Removing brakes: skills - pedagogy
• Teacher competence
• Pupil competence – lack
of co-ordination
• Content crowding
• La...
My results are always good,
so why should I spend time
using GIS?
During the key stage pupils should be
offered the following opportunities that
are integral to their learning and
enhance ...
Impact of GIS on the
quality of learning in
geography
Higher technical quality of
drawing maps and displaying
maps data an...
The time is right
Demand from
teachers – respond
to KS3 orders –
syllabus reform
Focus on GIS from GA
and RGS
Interest in
...
Geography Geek: Helen Young
http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/ks4ict/projectideas/
ORDNANCE SURVEY – GIS ZONE
Juicy Geography: San Francisco
http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/googleearthsanfran.htm
Teachers’ TV: hands up who watches ?
Google MyMaps
Simon Renshaw
ALBUM ATLAS
Find and tag the location of an album /
CD cover...
Extra points for going to the
location....
How can we use Google Earth in
Lesson?
Bringing case studies to life to
support learning and to
encourage investigation an...
Using overlay to spatial illustrate information
Produce ‘path movies’ to take pupils on
visual journey.
Example: CBD to Rural-Urban Fringe.
1
2
3
Develop Enquiry Work – Windfarm Debate
Displaying Field Data – Temperature Longridge Fell
Displaying Field Data
Distribution of Pubs in CBD
Displaying Field Data – Blackpool: Origin of Visits
Other Good (Free) GIS Sites
Windows Local Live is an excellent site (http://maps.live.com/). Similar to Google Earth,
but ...
Climate Change and Plants
Your views.....
(10 minutes)
The Full Monty
James and the Giant Peach
Digital story-telling...
http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/
http://www.mapjack.com
via
http://www.gotoweb20.net
Top Ten Tips
A few last words...
http://wordle.net
TOY for manipulating words...
http://geographical.ning.com
Over 280 members
KS3 Ning
http://ks3geography.ning.com
Over 450 members
My contact details
alanparkinsonatthega
aparkinson@geography.org.uk
GeoBlogs
GeoBlogs
http://www.geographypages.co.uk
http...
CREDITS
Some slides by:
Fred Martin (GIS)
Christine Lloyd Staples (Media and Film)
Noel Jenkins (Wordle and Juicy Geograph...
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
Suffolk Geography Conference 2
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    1. 1. Suffolk Geography Conference Session 2 GIS Basics Resourcing Workshop
    2. 2. Animoto movie... http://biz.animoto.com/education/faq.html rebecca@animoto.com
    3. 3. “…a digital map, data located on the map, and a software application (GIS) that links the two together” Diana Freeman (2004)
    4. 4. • A base map – drawn or imported - digital • Data for lines, areas (polygons) points • Data referenced to the map • View data as selected layers • Display data in different ways • Process and query the data – ENQUIRY BASIS TO LESSON !
    5. 5. These are the essential skills and processes in geography that pupils need to learn to make progress. 2.1 Geographical enquiry Pupils should be able to: • collect, record and display information • find creative ways of using and applying geographical skills and understanding to create new interpretations of place and space 2.3 Graphicacy and visual literacy Pupils should be able to: • use atlases maps at a range of scales, photographs, satellite images • construct maps and plans at a variety of scales, using graphical techniques to present evidence. 4. Curriculum opportunities Pupils should be able to: d. use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geographical information systems f. make links between geography and other subjects, including citizenship and ICT. The Growing importance of GIS
    6. 6. 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. 80% of all data has a spatial component
    7. 7. Continuum FREE EXPENSIVE EASY TO USE COMPLICATED Often web based BASIC SOPHISTICATED Sometimes a ‘cut-down’ version
    8. 8. The brakes on ICT - GIS Logistics - economics • Cost of hardware/software • Access to hardware • Issues of technology Skills - pedagogy • Teacher competence • Pupil competence – lack of ICT co- ordination • Content crowding • Lack of incentive – does it improve standards?
    9. 9. Removing brakes: logistics-economics • Cost of hardware/software • Access to hardware • Issues of technology Lower costs Better funding Free resources Wireless laptops PDAs ‘Old’ computers Computers at home Greater speed and reliability of networks and hardware
    10. 10. Removing brakes: skills - pedagogy • Teacher competence • Pupil competence – lack of co-ordination • Content crowding • Lack of incentive – how does it improve standards? Vastly increased Pupils as “digital natives” Opportunity to reduce topic content
    11. 11. My results are always good, so why should I spend time using GIS?
    12. 12. 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. • use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geographical information systems Interpret as ‘throughout’ ‘Integral’ – not a separate module with a box to tick All aspects – not just a map skill ‘Hands on’ use of software
    13. 13. Impact of GIS on the quality of learning in geography Higher technical quality of drawing maps and displaying maps data and better processing of data with statistical tools Links to remote sensing, vertical air photos and GPS / SATNAV... Issues in mapping, e.g. ownership, surveillance, uses of data, “Big Brother” Teaching about maps: scale, symbols etc. New contexts in ‘real world’ applications
    14. 14. The time is right Demand from teachers – respond to KS3 orders – syllabus reform Focus on GIS from GA and RGS Interest in vocational learning Involvement of GIS companies Input from OS
    15. 15. Geography Geek: Helen Young
    16. 16. http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/ks4ict/projectideas/
    17. 17. ORDNANCE SURVEY – GIS ZONE
    18. 18. Juicy Geography: San Francisco http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/googleearthsanfran.htm
    19. 19. Teachers’ TV: hands up who watches ?
    20. 20. Google MyMaps
    21. 21. Simon Renshaw
    22. 22. ALBUM ATLAS Find and tag the location of an album / CD cover...
    23. 23. Extra points for going to the location....
    24. 24. How can we use Google Earth in Lesson? Bringing case studies to life to support learning and to encourage investigation and research.
    25. 25. Using overlay to spatial illustrate information
    26. 26. Produce ‘path movies’ to take pupils on visual journey. Example: CBD to Rural-Urban Fringe. 1 2 3
    27. 27. Develop Enquiry Work – Windfarm Debate
    28. 28. Displaying Field Data – Temperature Longridge Fell
    29. 29. Displaying Field Data Distribution of Pubs in CBD
    30. 30. Displaying Field Data – Blackpool: Origin of Visits
    31. 31. Other Good (Free) GIS Sites Windows Local Live is an excellent site (http://maps.live.com/). Similar to Google Earth, but the air-photo resolution is often much higher. The Magic site (http://www.magic.gov.uk/) is a really good way of getting into some free GIS, simply by using the internet. The site advertises itself as a multi-agency countryside resource. Type in a place or postcode to see a map with countryside information. The best thing is that you can change and manipulate the maps layers. A final recommendation is the Quikmaps site (http://www.quikmaps.com/). Draw pictures and label things on a Google map using simple clicks and drags. Easily move the map to anywhere in the world. The user-friendly nature of the site makes it ideal for students to create maps of their local or personal geographies and fieldwork activities. http://www.ononemap.co.uk/ See properties and prices in an area that are for sale (uses the Google local platform). Good for comparing across areas, regions or postcodes.
    32. 32. Climate Change and Plants Your views..... (10 minutes)
    33. 33. The Full Monty
    34. 34. James and the Giant Peach Digital story-telling... http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/
    35. 35. http://www.mapjack.com via http://www.gotoweb20.net
    36. 36. Top Ten Tips
    37. 37. A few last words...
    38. 38. http://wordle.net TOY for manipulating words...
    39. 39. http://geographical.ning.com Over 280 members
    40. 40. KS3 Ning http://ks3geography.ning.com Over 450 members
    41. 41. My contact details alanparkinsonatthega aparkinson@geography.org.uk GeoBlogs GeoBlogs http://www.geographypages.co.uk http://livinggeography.blogspot.com
    42. 42. CREDITS Some slides by: Fred Martin (GIS) Christine Lloyd Staples (Media and Film) Noel Jenkins (Wordle and Juicy Geography) Helen Young Digital Explorer Simon Renshaw and students West Ribble Geography Network Via GTT CGeog Networks section Some work by Tom Barrett – check him out !

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