“ the only way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas...” Winston Churchill
Turn on… Tune in… Geography   Creative use of the Media to engage learners in the geography classroom: a presentation for ...
http://animoto.com/
Is there a place for gratuitous creativity ? Flickr user: Cushdy
“ Everything is media….” Web 2.0
“ Ninety percent of everything is crap” Sturgeon’s Law
Objectives… <ul><li>To explore the relationship between geographers and the media </li></ul><ul><li>To suggest some  creat...
 
 
What is Creativity ? •   Creativity involves thinking or behaving  imaginatively ;  •   This imaginative activity is  purp...
 
Creativity <ul><li>Creativity addresses the way teachers reshape the curriculum at all stages in order to better enable Sc...
http://cultcha.blogspot.com
http://wordle.net
Geography in the News
BECTa Report <ul><li>Nearly all schools blocked access to social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>There was a tension be...
BECTa Report <ul><li>Parents have concerns about e-safety, but are generally positive about the use of technology to suppo...
 
Thanks to Neil Winton
Flickr User: ToniVC
Then and now.... <ul><li>Film strips </li></ul><ul><li>Schools broadcast on the radio </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard and cha...
My Favourite Price
 
Creative Commons Licensing
http://www.flickr.com
Flickr Toys
Flickr Toys <ul><li>Picture Collage </li></ul><ul><li>Trading Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Mosaics </li></ul><ul><li>CD c...
Food Crisis / Credit Crunch...
Google MyMaps
Simon Renshaw
Whose journeys ?
Palin: a ‘geographer’ ?
Knock Knock Who’s there ?
A DOCTOR ?
A MATHS TEACHER ?
A BALLET DANCER ?
A SHEEP SHEARER ?
A GEOGRAPHY TEACHER ?
Mission Explore Moo Cards
Soundtransit
 
 
 
“ Remote Control” Benny Hill February 1982
Will Self Psychogeography Column Ralph Steadman Image removed Search Independent for archive of columns
 
Alternative narratives <ul><li>Places you WOULDN’T want to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>M...
 
“ We did writing today....”
 
Facebook – Chris Evetts
Oliver, no fan of political correctness, has hit back at reports he's been banned from the British town Rotherham – filmin...
Flickr: Artzy.viva
Nintendo DS: Gaming
A Sceptics Toolkit Adapted from “Panicology” by Simon Briscoe &  Hugh Aldersey-Williams
When you are presented with some information which presents a particular viewpoint... …here are some questions that you sh...
OSOCIO Social advertising
 
ALBUM ATLAS Find and tag the location of an album / CD cover...
Extra points for going to the location....
Txt
 
Geo Text messages In 140 characters can you...
Gatekeepers... Can open as well as close the gate...
Flip Video
It only takes a minute....
Kids  What’s changed ?
http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
Credits <ul><li>GA colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Users: Adam Mulligan, fliegender, drloplop, cushdy and a few unknow...
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  1. 1. “ the only way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas...” Winston Churchill
  2. 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
  3. 3. http://animoto.com/
  4. 4. Is there a place for gratuitous creativity ? Flickr user: Cushdy
  5. 5. “ Everything is media….” Web 2.0
  6. 6. “ Ninety percent of everything is crap” Sturgeon’s Law
  7. 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>
  8. 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
  9. 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>
  10. 13. http://cultcha.blogspot.com
  11. 14. http://wordle.net
  12. 15. Geography in the News
  13. 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>
  14. 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>
  15. 19. Thanks to Neil Winton
  16. 20. Flickr User: ToniVC
  17. 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>
  18. 22. My Favourite Price
  19. 24. Creative Commons Licensing
  20. 25. http://www.flickr.com
  21. 26. Flickr Toys
  22. 27. Flickr Toys <ul><li>Picture Collage </li></ul><ul><li>Trading Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Mosaics </li></ul><ul><li>CD covers </li></ul><ul><li>Motivators </li></ul>
  23. 28. Food Crisis / Credit Crunch...
  24. 29. Google MyMaps
  25. 30. Simon Renshaw
  26. 31. Whose journeys ?
  27. 32. Palin: a ‘geographer’ ?
  28. 33. Knock Knock Who’s there ?
  29. 34. A DOCTOR ?
  30. 35. A MATHS TEACHER ?
  31. 36. A BALLET DANCER ?
  32. 37. A SHEEP SHEARER ?
  33. 38. A GEOGRAPHY TEACHER ?
  34. 39. Mission Explore Moo Cards
  35. 40. Soundtransit
  36. 44. “ Remote Control” Benny Hill February 1982
  37. 45. Will Self Psychogeography Column Ralph Steadman Image removed Search Independent for archive of columns
  38. 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>
  39. 49. “ We did writing today....”
  40. 51. Facebook – Chris Evetts
  41. 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 &quot;dumbos&quot; and &quot;numpties&quot;. Oliver says the ban is &quot;bollocks&quot; and that he's been targeted by a minority of locals who see his show as an Oliver &quot;vanity project&quot; 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: &quot;My message to Jamie is to stay away. Feelings are running high because he has made us look like complete idiots.&quot;
  42. 53. Flickr: Artzy.viva
  43. 54. Nintendo DS: Gaming
  44. 55. A Sceptics Toolkit Adapted from “Panicology” by Simon Briscoe & Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  45. 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 …
  46. 57. OSOCIO Social advertising
  47. 59. ALBUM ATLAS Find and tag the location of an album / CD cover...
  48. 60. Extra points for going to the location....
  49. 61. Txt
  50. 63. Geo Text messages In 140 characters can you...
  51. 64. Gatekeepers... Can open as well as close the gate...
  52. 65. Flip Video
  53. 66. It only takes a minute....
  54. 67. Kids What’s changed ?
  55. 68. http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
  56. 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>

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