Posterousvs Virtual Cities<br />Recent experiments and student outcomes<br />
Changing Urban Environments<br />Encourage independent study<br />Use digital geographic information<br />Develop spatial ...
How does Posterous work?<br />
Teacher’s Posterous<br />
Student’s Posterous<br />Total ownership over content and design<br />Ownership implies responsibility!<br />
Benefits of Posterous<br /><ul><li>Ease of setting homework
Assignments can make use of online content, You Tube etc
Easy to attach documents, audio clips, photos etc.
Cross platform (update from a phone / iPadetc)
RSS Reader enables teacher to keep track of student’s work
Comment only marking at teacher’s convenience
Student is publishing for a real audience including parents, peers, other teachers, SLT, Ofstedetc
Learners more likely to improve their work after feedback
Encourages uncontrived peer assessment and constructivist learning attitudes amongst learners</li></li></ul><li>Cons of Po...
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Posterous versus virtual cities

  1. 1. Posterousvs Virtual Cities<br />Recent experiments and student outcomes<br />
  2. 2. Changing Urban Environments<br />Encourage independent study<br />Use digital geographic information<br />Develop spatial decision making skills<br />Student motivation<br />Photocredit: http://etap.com/gis-map/gis-map.htm<br />
  3. 3. How does Posterous work?<br />
  4. 4. Teacher’s Posterous<br />
  5. 5. Student’s Posterous<br />Total ownership over content and design<br />Ownership implies responsibility!<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of Posterous<br /><ul><li>Ease of setting homework
  7. 7. Assignments can make use of online content, You Tube etc
  8. 8. Easy to attach documents, audio clips, photos etc.
  9. 9. Cross platform (update from a phone / iPadetc)
  10. 10. RSS Reader enables teacher to keep track of student’s work
  11. 11. Comment only marking at teacher’s convenience
  12. 12. Student is publishing for a real audience including parents, peers, other teachers, SLT, Ofstedetc
  13. 13. Learners more likely to improve their work after feedback
  14. 14. Encourages uncontrived peer assessment and constructivist learning attitudes amongst learners</li></li></ul><li>Cons of Posterous<br /><ul><li>Home access to ICT issues
  15. 15. No direct control over what student publishes
  16. 16. Some will be reluctant to engage
  17. 17. Plagarism
  18. 18. Marking is done intermittently
  19. 19. Chasing up non-compliance
  20. 20. E-safety issues?</li></li></ul><li>Virtual Cities<br />
  21. 21. Virtual Cities<br />Street View<br />Open Space<br />Google Earth<br />Princesshay virtual tour<br />
  22. 22. Virtual Cities<br />Street View<br />Homework:
Use Google Maps and Streetview to identify four locations in the CBD of Taunton or Exeter. You have to illustrate the core, frame, a zone of improvement and a zone of decay.<br />Make a screenshot, crop it and upload to Posterous, with a brief description to accompany your choice of images.<br />Chloe’s work<br />
  23. 23. Virtual Cities<br />Open Space<br />Assignment:
There are two objectives of this task:<br />You can demonstrate that you know how to recognize different urban zones on an OS map.<br />You can describe what the different urban zones are like.<br />Your task is to try and identify the CBD, inner city, suburbs and rural-urban fringe using examples from a UK city. Present your work as labeled maps and photographs.<br />Toni’s work<br />
  24. 24. Virtual Cities<br />Google Earth<br />Task:
Identify the rural urban fringe of Taunton and create a land use map using coloured polygons to illustrate the main land uses.<br />Exemplar work<br />
  25. 25. Virtual Cities<br />Princesshay<br />Extended assignment:
This task is about the Princesshay redevelopment in Exeter's CBD. Follow this link. You have a week to complete the assignment including an hour in the LRC. Please upload your work to Posterous. <br />Becky’s work / Tom’s work<br />
  26. 26. Virtual Cities vsPosterous<br />Get in touch…<br />@noeljenkins<br />NJenkins@educ.somerset.gov.uk<br />Acknowledgements:
Thanks to Chloe, Toni, Tom and Becky for the use of their work as exemplars.<br />Land use mapping around Taunton based on an idea by Mark Latchford.<br />Noel Jenkins October 2011 <br />#geographyriot<br />

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