“ Becoming part of the online revolution” 12 th  June 2007 Rob Chambers - St Ivo School Enhancing the teaching and learnin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
Websites, VLEs, Blogs, Podcasts & Wikis “ When I go to school I have to power down”  (unknown) “ Becoming part of the onli...
“ e-Learning delivers many enhancements to the teaching and learning experience; the biggest impact occurs when the techno...
A department website
Why have a Department Website? <ul><li>What are the possible aims of a department website? </li></ul><ul><li>To promote th...
FIND EXAMPLES OF GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT WEBSITES & LOOK AT WHAT THEY OFFER STARTING POINT – Learning from others… SLN – has ...
http://www.whs.bucks.sch.uk/
http://www.jfk.herts.sch.uk/north_norfolk/
http://www.stacey.peak-media.co.uk/
http://baldragon.ea.dundeecity.sch.uk/Departments/Geography/geography.htm
Making a Department Website work for you A Case Study: GeoBytes – St Ivo School Geography Department www.geobytes.org.uk
So what information might a Department Website include? Revision Materials Coursework Materials Promoting Geography Homewo...
 
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS –  Support across the Key Stages www...
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – 1. Coursework www.geobytes.org.uk
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS –  2. Homework www.geobytes.org.uk
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS –  3. Revision www.geobytes.org.uk
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS –  4. Supporting Independent Learnin...
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS –  5. INTERACTIVE LEARNING www.geoby...
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning PROMOTING THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT / SHOWCASING WORK
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning PROMOTING FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES www.geobytes.org.uk
Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORTING STAFF: Staff Resources Portal www.geobytes.org...
What Next? Where can you go from here? For those of you who would like to explore the possibilities further…` <ul><li>Look...
Also known as Personalised Learning  Environments Virtual Learning Environments
The DfES in their e-strategy document set the following target:   A personalised learning space with the potential to supp...
Possible Functions of Digital Brain as a Virtual Learning Environment 3. File Sharing Each user has an online storage area...
EXAMPLES OF VLE’s
What is an Online Learning Community? <ul><li>In its most basic form a community gives a user access to shared resources, ...
An Example of an Online Learning Community: GOLC : Geography Online Learning Community Shared Calendar Work area  / Stored...
Some ideas for using Online Learning communities for Teaching / Learning… <ul><li>Uploading / sharing resources used in le...
Interaction and Collaboration “ e-Learning delivers many enhancements to the teaching and learning experience” “ many stud...
Collaborative Approaches to Learning using new technologies One to Many Static content web sites Dynamic Content websites ...
Blogs
What is a blog? “ A blog (short for web log) is a website where entries are written in  chronological order  and displayed...
<ul><li>In her presentation “A blogs not just for Christmas” Val Vannet recognises the links between blogs and ‘constructi...
Source:  http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html
Source:  http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html
Source:  http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html
The Benefits of having a blog Source: V Vannet  – “A blogs not just for Christmas” – www.ablogsnotjustforchristmas.blogspo...
Coates Geography Blog  http://coatesgeog.blogspot.com
Geography Schemes of Work:  http://geographysow.blogspot.com
High School of Dundee – Iceland Fieldtrip –  www.hsdiceland.blogspot.com
Geogtastic  http://www.geogtastic.blogspot.com
www.geobytesgcse.blogspot.com www.geobytesadvancedextension.blogspot.com www.geoblogbytes.wordpress.com www.igeog.wordpres...
“ Unlike the formal use of email, the blog is easy to access through the schools website and allows you to view other peop...
Setting up your own Blog… For the greatest flexibility it is possible to host blogs on your own webspace or pay for access...
<ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoints (slideshare) </li></ul><ul><li>pdf files (Scribd) </li></ul><ul><li>word ...
Blogs – Issues for Consideration <ul><li>Common concerns from teachers   (identifed by A November “Blogging: shift of cont...
Wikis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmByB0sIPog
What is a wiki? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Source: http://recap.ltd.uk/wiki/Main/Guide The main aim of a wi...
What can we use Wikis for? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hSzJ0Hj_eo
What can be done with a Wiki? <ul><li>Wikis have many possible uses including amongst others…. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson su...
Example 1: Year 8 Geography Students look at Personal Geographies (Noel Jenkins)
Example 2: Higher Students collaborate on writing good exam answers
Example 3: Wikirefs – Faculty of Education – University of Cambridge
Example 4. An example of a collaborative wiki used by teachers – the SLN wiki (Geolinks)
Setting up your own wiki  You can set up and host your own wiki but this will require some time and expertise to maintain ...
Setting up your own Wiki – quick and easy! When you set up your wiki – make sure you set permissions – it is best for cont...
<ul><li>“ Now, instead of making kids power down when they enter school .. why don't we let them use their mobile computin...
Podcasting
What is a podcast? Podcasts are digital media files which may include audio and / or video (vodcasts) they are usually dis...
Example of a Podcast… http://cgz.e2bn.net/e2bn/leas/c99/schools/cgz/accounts/staff/rchambers/GeoBytes/GCSE%20Revision/Podc...
<ul><li>Possible uses of podcasts in school geography </li></ul><ul><li>create revision resources / record lesson reminder...
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Recording a Podcast <ul><li>What do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>A script for your podcast...
http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ http://www.garageband.com/podcast Adding Music / Sounds to your podcast: It is important that...
There are a number of podcast directories on the net to help you keep up with the podcasts that are available.  Finding Po...
Sharing your Podcasts To share your podcast, you will firstly need to upload your podcast to the web. You will need your o...
Integrating podcasts into online learning..
<ul><li>Making further use of new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>The apple 5th generation ipod can play video as audio. Wi...
FREE RESOURCES Can be downloaded at  http://terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/cat_index_30.php   Can be downloaded at  ...
<ul><li>Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any further questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Details –  [email_addre...
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    1. 1. “ Becoming part of the online revolution” 12 th June 2007 Rob Chambers - St Ivo School Enhancing the teaching and learning of geography using new technologies
    2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
    3. 3. Websites, VLEs, Blogs, Podcasts & Wikis “ When I go to school I have to power down” (unknown) “ Becoming part of the online revolution” “ Instead of making kids power down when they enter school, why don’t we let them use their mobile computer devices and ipods to continue their high powered learning”? Ewan MacIntosh Why not make use of the technology that more and more of our students have readily available and become part of the online revolution? www.geobytes.org.uk
    4. 4. “ e-Learning delivers many enhancements to the teaching and learning experience; the biggest impact occurs when the technology enables social and collaborative interaction where all parties actively build their understanding” Steve Lee & Miles Berry (2006) – “Learning through collaboration” (Coming of Age – An introduction to the new world wide web)
    5. 5. A department website
    6. 6. Why have a Department Website? <ul><li>What are the possible aims of a department website? </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the subject within the school & to highlight the work of the department. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide support to students for coursework / homework activities </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate student successes by showcasing work </li></ul><ul><li>To promote independent learning </li></ul><ul><li>To centralise and share teaching resources and good practice between staff </li></ul>www.geobytes.org.uk
    7. 7. FIND EXAMPLES OF GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT WEBSITES & LOOK AT WHAT THEY OFFER STARTING POINT – Learning from others… SLN – has a page with links to a variety of Geography Departments and is well worth exploring…. www.sln.org.uk/geography
    8. 8. http://www.whs.bucks.sch.uk/
    9. 9. http://www.jfk.herts.sch.uk/north_norfolk/
    10. 10. http://www.stacey.peak-media.co.uk/
    11. 11. http://baldragon.ea.dundeecity.sch.uk/Departments/Geography/geography.htm
    12. 12. Making a Department Website work for you A Case Study: GeoBytes – St Ivo School Geography Department www.geobytes.org.uk
    13. 13. So what information might a Department Website include? Revision Materials Coursework Materials Promoting Geography Homework Case Studies Students Work Fieldwork Write ups Weblinks Quizzes Staff Resources Web Enquiries Podcasts Department News Prof Development Photographs SOW GeoNews Competitions
    14. 15. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – Support across the Key Stages www.geobytes.org.uk
    15. 16. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – 1. Coursework www.geobytes.org.uk
    16. 17. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – 2. Homework www.geobytes.org.uk
    17. 18. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – 3. Revision www.geobytes.org.uk
    18. 19. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – 4. Supporting Independent Learning www.geobytes.org.uk
    19. 20. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – 5. INTERACTIVE LEARNING www.geobytes.org.uk
    20. 21. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning PROMOTING THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT / SHOWCASING WORK
    21. 22. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning PROMOTING FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES www.geobytes.org.uk
    22. 23. Effective use of the department website in Teaching and Learning SUPPORTING STAFF: Staff Resources Portal www.geobytes.org.uk
    23. 24. What Next? Where can you go from here? For those of you who would like to explore the possibilities further…` <ul><li>Look at existing websites for ideas (see handout) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to the rest of your department and decide on what your aims of a website would be </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to technicians and colleagues in school </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to a department with a website already up and running </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the advice and support available from professional organisations – (e.g. the GA and LT Scotland. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan out your ideas – think about structure and content and plan for the future! </li></ul><ul><li>See Handout “Tantalising Ten” – 10 things to consider in developing your own department website </li></ul>www.geobytes.org.uk
    24. 25. Also known as Personalised Learning Environments Virtual Learning Environments
    25. 26. The DfES in their e-strategy document set the following target: A personalised learning space with the potential to support e-portfolios to be available to all schools by 2007-08. Further developing online resources: PERSONAL LEARNING PLATFORMS – VLE’s What is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)? “ A virtual learning environment is any electronic space where learning can take place or where interactions occur.” Source: http://www.ukcle.ac.uk “ It is an environment that is accessed via the Internet for teaching, learning and communicating.” Source: http://www.kirklees-ednet.org.uk The VLE we use at St Ivo is called DigitalBrain . www.geobytes.org.uk
    26. 27. Possible Functions of Digital Brain as a Virtual Learning Environment 3. File Sharing Each user has an online storage area – files can therefore be stored and shared. – e.g. students handing in work or staff making available resources from lessons. 1. Electronic Communication All digitalbrain users have an e-mail account. Threaded discussions can also be set up – to encourage debate. A live discussion ‘chat room’ facility is available with or without moderator . 2. Personal Organisation Each user has a series of personal organisational tools – include online contacts, personal calendar etc.. (and when part of a course – assignment deadlines etc. are automatically added. 4. School Portal The overall school portal gives the school a web presence – all staff and students can interact with portal logging in at home and in school and a network can easily be set up to link staff / students through departments / year groups pages. 5. E-Learning Content Content can be uploaded to Digital Brain as powerpoints, word documents, existing web pages etc.. Or staff and students can easily create their own web pages by simply adapting on line templates and adding content 6. Learning Manager – it is possible to combine exisiting resources to create on-line communities. Assignments can be set online with links to useful resources, deadlines, supporting files etc.. Students can submit completed work online – marks can be stored in personal online mark books etc.. www.geobytes.org.uk
    27. 28. EXAMPLES OF VLE’s
    28. 29. What is an Online Learning Community? <ul><li>In its most basic form a community gives a user access to shared resources, shared links to websites and access to discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Students / Staff can be given membership of an online learning community which gives them access rights – the level of access rights can be set according to different types of user. They can be readers or contributors. </li></ul>www.geobytes.org.uk
    29. 30. An Example of an Online Learning Community: GOLC : Geography Online Learning Community Shared Calendar Work area / Stored Resources Discussions Access to Online Resources www.geobytes.org.uk
    30. 31. Some ideas for using Online Learning communities for Teaching / Learning… <ul><li>Uploading / sharing resources used in lessons (e.g. worksheets / powerpoints etc.) for use by students as follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Setting assignments online and providing the relevant links to online content </li></ul><ul><li>To create own web based learning content that students can use </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to create their own online content - for example within a group, students research different aspects and present their findings online – results can then be shared by all; </li></ul><ul><li>Create / upload revision resources that students can access; </li></ul><ul><li>Support students through discussion threads / e-mail (remember all members of digital brain (staff & students) have e-mail; </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage student debate on subject specific issues through the online poll function / discussion threads </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental Uses - Share ideas / resources / good practice within the department / Department Calendar / Store worksheets / resources online for access both in school and at home; </li></ul><ul><li>These are just a few ideas – online communities have lots of potential! </li></ul>
    31. 32. Interaction and Collaboration “ e-Learning delivers many enhancements to the teaching and learning experience” “ many students find that their learning is most effective when they actively construct knowledge during group social interaction and collaboration” Steve Lee & Miles Berry (2006) – “Effective e-Learning through collaboration” (Coming of Age – An introduction to the new world wide web)
    32. 33. Collaborative Approaches to Learning using new technologies One to Many Static content web sites Dynamic Content websites RSS Blogs Podcasts Social Tags E-portfolio One to One E-mail and SMS texts Instant Messaging VoIP FOAF (Fried of a Friend) eg. Facebook / Orkut etc. Source: Steve Lee & Miles Berry (2006) – “Effective e-Learning through collaboration (Coming of Age: An Introduction to the NEW Worldwide Web) – Downloadable from http://terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/cat_index_30.php Many to Many Content Management Systems News Servers Forums Discussion Games Wikis
    33. 34. Blogs
    34. 35. What is a blog? “ A blog (short for web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order.” (Source: Wikipedia) http://teachable.org/images/blog_cartoon.gif Blogs are interactive websites (visitors can leave comments). You can set up a blog within seconds and updating them is quick and easy. Blogs do not require knowledge of html to write, in fact they are not dissimilar to the time and knowledge required to write an email! These websites and any changes made are viewed instantly and links and downloadable resources can easily be added. Blogs may consist of anything, from specific niche blogs about specific areas of interest to general thoughts and ideas that people which to share.
    35. 36. <ul><li>In her presentation “A blogs not just for Christmas” Val Vannet recognises the links between blogs and ‘constructivist’ teaching methodologies: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is ‘created’ through an active process by the learner. Some features are that… </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is active and interactive </li></ul><ul><li>There is a shift of focus from teacher to student </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers engage in dialogue with students </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is dynamic, and changes with our experiences </li></ul><ul><li>The process of learning is as important as the product </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to collaborate with others i.e. ‘social constructivism’ </li></ul>Source: www.ablogsnotjustforchristmas.blogspot.com
    36. 37. Source: http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html
    37. 38. Source: http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html
    38. 39. Source: http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html
    39. 40. The Benefits of having a blog Source: V Vannet – “A blogs not just for Christmas” – www.ablogsnotjustforchristmas.blogspot.com ” Set homework on-line Link to & network with other schools Enhancing Learning and Teaching Follow up information from lessons Communicate when students are away Encourage further research Create a link with home for parents Post reminders e.g. dates Fieldtrip follow up and photos
    40. 41. Coates Geography Blog http://coatesgeog.blogspot.com
    41. 42. Geography Schemes of Work: http://geographysow.blogspot.com
    42. 43. High School of Dundee – Iceland Fieldtrip – www.hsdiceland.blogspot.com
    43. 44. Geogtastic http://www.geogtastic.blogspot.com
    44. 45. www.geobytesgcse.blogspot.com www.geobytesadvancedextension.blogspot.com www.geoblogbytes.wordpress.com www.igeog.wordpress.com
    45. 46. “ Unlike the formal use of email, the blog is easy to access through the schools website and allows you to view other peoples questions and answers that you wouldn’t get in another form. It is a great way for students to share their enthusiasm, learn from each other as well as receiving additional guidance they may need from the teacher.” Amy “ I think the blog has been really useful as well - I agree - it’s nice to be able to view everyone else's questions and if it is checked it often is more convenient and quicker than email. It’s also a good motivator!” Megan Getting Feedback… So what do the student’s think? “ the blog rocks its an easy way to find all the info you need and if everyone has the same question ony one person needs to answer it and everyone gets a response and its just different from reading other our notes over and over” Fi
    46. 47. Setting up your own Blog… For the greatest flexibility it is possible to host blogs on your own webspace or pay for access to more advanced blogging facilities (e.g. www.typepad.com) – however there are many great free blogging services available which are widely used by teachers and require very little technological knowledge! In fact you can literally set a blog up in 5 minutes! http://www.xanga.com/ http://www.wordpress.com http://www.livejournal.com www.blogger.com http://www.myblogsite.com / http://spaces.live.com/
    47. 48. <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoints (slideshare) </li></ul><ul><li>pdf files (Scribd) </li></ul><ul><li>word documents (scribd / 4shared etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>videos (e.g. you tube) </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets: </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor location maps </li></ul><ul><li>polls </li></ul><ul><li>mp3 players (for podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>calendars </li></ul><ul><li>weather pixie </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. etc. </li></ul>Populating your Blogs with resources and ‘widgets’
    48. 49. Blogs – Issues for Consideration <ul><li>Common concerns from teachers (identifed by A November “Blogging: shift of control” in “Coming of Age – an introduction to the new world wide web) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs give too much freedom for students to express themselves </li></ul><ul><li>teachers will never be able to control comments </li></ul><ul><li>students and parents will have too much access to other student’s published work </li></ul><ul><li>students will feel too much pressure to improve as they see the work and comments of others </li></ul><ul><li>Issues for staff to consider.. </li></ul><ul><li>copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>rules needed (against cyber bulling) </li></ul><ul><li>moderation </li></ul><ul><li>evaluation of plausibility / accuracy of information </li></ul><ul><li>school / county policies? </li></ul>
    49. 50. Wikis
    50. 51. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmByB0sIPog
    51. 52. What is a wiki? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Source: http://recap.ltd.uk/wiki/Main/Guide The main aim of a wiki is.. The collaboration and sharing of ideas A wiki allows ALL authors to read , edit and write web pages – links can be included to other pages in the wiki or extenal links on the web & incorporate other docs / audio / video etc. Changes can be tracked and who has made them.
    52. 53. What can we use Wikis for? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hSzJ0Hj_eo
    53. 54. What can be done with a Wiki? <ul><li>Wikis have many possible uses including amongst others…. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson summaries (to include use of hyperlinks to related material) </li></ul><ul><li>gathering and collaborating on ideas for policies or strategies (e.g. generating discussion on the new KS3 or A’level specifications) </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration of notes – students working together to draw together notes on a particular topic area (can include and make hyperlinks to resources – including other sites on the world wide web). </li></ul><ul><li>disseminating information to a wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Good Article: The art of using Wiki to teach http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2005/12/wiki-wiki-teaching-art-of-using-wiki.html </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Use by Students – Court Fields School (Somerset) – Noel Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>Use by Staff – SLN Wiki (Geolinks) </li></ul>
    54. 55. Example 1: Year 8 Geography Students look at Personal Geographies (Noel Jenkins)
    55. 56. Example 2: Higher Students collaborate on writing good exam answers
    56. 57. Example 3: Wikirefs – Faculty of Education – University of Cambridge
    57. 58. Example 4. An example of a collaborative wiki used by teachers – the SLN wiki (Geolinks)
    58. 59. Setting up your own wiki You can set up and host your own wiki but this will require some time and expertise to maintain it. The most user friendly alternative for teachers is to use a free service – these are widely used in education – here are some examples… (you can also type free+wiki+hosting into google)) http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers http://pbwiki.com/ http://www.wetpaint.com/ http://www.wikidot.com http://www.jot.com/
    59. 60. Setting up your own Wiki – quick and easy! When you set up your wiki – make sure you set permissions – it is best for contributors to have to log in rather than having a fully open wiki to avoid spam & unwanted postings.
    60. 61. <ul><li>“ Now, instead of making kids power down when they enter school .. why don't we let them use their mobile computing devices and iPods to continue their high-powered learning”. </li></ul>Source: Ewan Macintosh http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2007/03/200_minutes_a_n.html
    61. 62. Podcasting
    62. 63. What is a podcast? Podcasts are digital media files which may include audio and / or video (vodcasts) they are usually distributed over the internet and be played back via an mp3 player such as an ipod or using a computer. Podcasts are often stored at a particular address with a web feed which people can subscribe to in order to download new podcasts as they are uploaded. BENEFITS OF PODCASTS cater for wider range of learning styles engage and motivate students opportunity for staff and students to be creative harness ‘student friendly technology’ COSTS OF PODCASTS time required to script & record podcast access to webspace for uploading podcasts minimal costs of hardware/software – audacity is free / microphones cheap
    63. 64. Example of a Podcast… http://cgz.e2bn.net/e2bn/leas/c99/schools/cgz/accounts/staff/rchambers/GeoBytes/GCSE%20Revision/Podcasts/Coasts%20Podcast/Coasts_part2.mp3
    64. 65. <ul><li>Possible uses of podcasts in school geography </li></ul><ul><li>create revision resources / record lesson reminders – recording podcasts on topic areas </li></ul><ul><li>create revision podcast quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>students create their own podcasts (another form of outcome) </li></ul><ul><li>support visually impaired students </li></ul><ul><li>produce and swap podcasts with students from different countries (audio diaries for comparative country studies) </li></ul><ul><li>providing feedback to students / assessment </li></ul><ul><li>help make links with experts in the field (could skype / VoIP conference, record and make available to wider audience) </li></ul>For further ideas on using both podcasting and video blogging across the curriculum in schools – see Terry Freedman’s articles in Coming of Age: An introduction to the new world wide web.
    65. 66. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Recording a Podcast <ul><li>What do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>A script for your podcast </li></ul><ul><li>A computer or laptop with a sound card and microphone port </li></ul><ul><li>A microphone (these are relatively inexpensive – although the better quality ones do give greater clarity) </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Editing software – audacity, is an open source, freely downloadable sound editor and is relatively straightforward to use (you will also need to download the LAME mp3 encoder in order to create your mp3) </li></ul><ul><li>Music / sound clips to add to your podcast </li></ul>
    66. 67. http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ http://www.garageband.com/podcast Adding Music / Sounds to your podcast: It is important that you follow copyright restrictions when you create a podcast for uploading to the internet. You cannot simply add any music that you have on CD or on your computer as most will be copyrighted material. There are however a number of sources of copyright free material which are safe to use in podcasts – two particularly useful sites are GarageBand and Podsafe audio.
    67. 68. There are a number of podcast directories on the net to help you keep up with the podcasts that are available. Finding Podcasts – Podcast Directories For best results when recording your podcast – try to make sure that you use a location with no distracting background noise http://www.podcastdirectory.org.uk/ http://www.podfeed.net/ http://epnweb.org/ http://www.podcastdirectory.com http://www.digitalpodcast.com/
    68. 69. Sharing your Podcasts To share your podcast, you will firstly need to upload your podcast to the web. You will need your own webspace for this (If web space is a problem, Podbean http://www.podbean.com/ provides up to 100mb free storage for podcasts and vodcasts (video). You will then need to create an RSS feed for your podcast this can be done by downloading an RSS Editor e.g. http://www.rss-info.com . RSS feeds allow subscribers to be kept up-to-date with new podcasts without having to check manually. To keep updated with your favourite podcasts via an RSS feed you will need a feed reader and you will then subscribe to the RSS feed of the podcast you are interested in. There are a number of free ‘feed readers’ available, including.. http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php http://www.ziepod.com/ http://happyfish.info/software /
    69. 70. Integrating podcasts into online learning..
    70. 71. <ul><li>Making further use of new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>The apple 5th generation ipod can play video as audio. With more and more students buying ipods, how can we be creative in making use of this technology in our teaching and learning of geography? </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasts (vidcasts) – what are they? </li></ul><ul><li>These are similar to podcasts in that they can be delivered to a subscriber via an RSS feed but they contain video content rather than just an audio file. </li></ul><ul><li>Other potential uses of ipods in education: </li></ul><ul><li>Ipods are already in use by some other subjects – for example MFL (e.g. Ashcombe School – ipod project http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/Curriculum/modlang/videos.htm ) </li></ul><ul><li>How could we make use of them in geography? </li></ul><ul><li>iquiz (free iquiz maker) – revision </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><li>student presentations </li></ul><ul><li>video blog fieldwork </li></ul><ul><li>Video revision (Vodcasts) etc. </li></ul>
    71. 72. FREE RESOURCES Can be downloaded at http://terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/cat_index_30.php Can be downloaded at www.geobytes.org.uk (visit the department section) 2. Geography Directory 2007 A directory of weblinks and resources to support the Teaching and Learning of Geography. 1. Coming of Age: Introduction to the new world wide web A fantastic free booklet packed with case studies and teachers / consultants thoughts on the use of new technologies, how pupils respond etc.
    72. 73. <ul><li>Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any further questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Details – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website / Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>www.geobytes.org.uk (department website) </li></ul><ul><li>www.geoblogbytes.wordpress.com (used with all classes – to follow up lessons, homework support etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>www.geobytesgcse.blogspot.com (follows GCSE course through with a log of lessons and links to background material) </li></ul><ul><li>www.geobytesadvancedextension.blogspot.com (used to support advanced extension class and encourage background reading) </li></ul><ul><li>www.igeog.wordpress.com (my new blog which will hopefully grow over the next few months – with the aim of blogging about the new use of new technologies to support and enhance geography teaching – blogs, wikis, podcasts etc. etc.) </li></ul>

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