BUILDING GEOGRAPHICAL UNDERSTANDINGS
OF PLACE AND SPACE WITH ICT
Dr. Jennie Bales
Teacher Librarian
HOUSEKEEPING
Disclaimer
 The views and opinions are those of the presenters
and are provided as general information which...
SESSION OVERVIEW
Building conceptual understanding of the Place and
Space components of the Australian Geography
Curriculu...
Geographical Knowledge and Understanding
Facts – Generalisations – Theories - Models

Geographical Inquiry Skills
Observin...
GEOGSPACE
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Australian Geography Teachers Association
http://www.geogspace.edu.au/
 Quality primary and secondary geogra...
SOCIAL AND GEOGRAPHIC DATA ∞
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Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au

Education tab: Bringing data to lif...
ASIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION ∞
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Curriculum Resources – Geography modules
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http://www.asiaeducation.edu...
SCOOTLE HTTPS://WWW.SCOOTLE.EDU.AU/EC/P/HOME
Geography search
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Refine...
SCOOTLE: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING OBJECTS ∞
F-1: Listen to the Neighbourhood TLF ID M013726

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1-2: Streetscape Plotter ...
STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – BIRD’S-EYE-VIEW

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STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – ICONS

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STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – FLY THRU 1

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STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – FLY THRU 2

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SCOOTLE: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING OBJECTS
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Year 5: Explore different Australian neighborhoods
TLF ID M013728
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EXPLORING OUTER SUBURBAN

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PLANNING WHERE TO BUILD IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
TLF ID M013727

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TOWN PLANNER
• Access via Landcom
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LANDCOM – FURTHER RESOURCES: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
NSW Property development website
 Provides educational material for NSW Geo...
8: LANDFORMS & LANDSCAPES, USING ICT TO CREATE MAPS
7: WATER IN OUR WORLD
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Map Connect (included in Scootle TLF ID M0125...
Is Scootle a
commonly used
resource in your
school?

How confident /
proficient are you
in searching for
Scootle
resources...
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CURRICULUM LINKS
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Geographic Perspectives
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Eduwebinar Pty Ltd

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Looking at the world in multiple...
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (NG) ALIGNMENT WITH
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHY (AG) CURRICULUM
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NG: - Geographic skills - Asking and answe...
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION
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Teaching Resources
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Teaching Resources
Access in multiple ways
 Hover over ic...
EXPLORE NG
Years 2-10: MapMaker Kits 101

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Years 2 -10: Mapmaker interactive

(Video)
 For teachers – create own maps f...
EXPLORE!
Year 7: Water (Collection)
 Year 8: Ecosystems (Collection) ∞
 Year 9: Food (Collection)
Public Transportation ...
What resonates?
Is there a topic /
resource that fits
a current or
future need?

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
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Geographic Information Systems
http://australia.gov.au/topics/science-and-technology/ge...
GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA (YEARS 7 – 10)
HTTP://WWW.GA.GOV.AU/INDEX.HTML

Information, maps and spatial imagery addressing a
ra...
GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA
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Gazetteer of Australian place names.
Eduwebinar Pty Ltd

Image: Ockenden, Will, 2009. Everywhere b...
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE ON SURVEYING &
MAPPING
Links to Gazetteer of Australian place names
 Educational resources
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...
Where to
next?
Suggestions?

… and there is so
much more!
This one hour
presentation
provides a framework
for many hours o...
IN CLOSING

Future events
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This webinar focused on building conceptual understanding of the Place and Space components of the Australian Geography Curriculum with examples drawn from Foundation to Year 10. A small selection of web tools that assist students to interpret and create maps were examined with some tips on their application. Ways in which these tools can support geographical inquiry within the discipline as well as opportunities to address learning outcomes through cross curricula connections were considered with suggestions on how these can be adapted for different year levels.

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  1. 1. BUILDING GEOGRAPHICAL UNDERSTANDINGS OF PLACE AND SPACE WITH ICT Dr. Jennie Bales Teacher Librarian
  2. 2. HOUSEKEEPING Disclaimer  The views and opinions are those of the presenters and are provided as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant.  Restrictions  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format.  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 2
  3. 3. SESSION OVERVIEW Building conceptual understanding of the Place and Space components of the Australian Geography Curriculum  Present resources applicable from Foundation to Year 10.  Present a small selection of websites and tools that assist students to interpret and create maps and develop an understanding of place.  Support geographical inquiry within the discipline  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Consider cross-curricula connections. ∞ 3
  4. 4. Geographical Knowledge and Understanding Facts – Generalisations – Theories - Models Geographical Inquiry Skills Observing – Questioning – Planning / Collecting – Recording – Evaluating – Representing / Interpreting – Analysing – Concluding / Communicating - Responding
  5. 5. GEOGSPACE  Australian Geography Teachers Association http://www.geogspace.edu.au/  Quality primary and secondary geography resource materials  Unpacks Geography curriculum providing core units of work for each year with exemplars and illustrations of practice for delivering content.  A work in progress.  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 5
  6. 6. SOCIAL AND GEOGRAPHIC DATA ∞  Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au Education tab: Bringing data to life in the classroom     Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Includes a list of geography projects for Years 7 – 10. Provides data sets: Economy, Society and community, Population, Environment and Energy Guidance and tutorials on using Excel. Get involved! Census at school http://www.abs.gov.au/censusatschool  Gapminder http://www.gapminder.org/ World’s most important trends –interactive, can plot and follow different countries, predict, compare contrast, search for explanations.  Teacher resources – video demo, Ted Talks, supporting material – pdfs, ppts.  6
  7. 7. ASIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION ∞  Curriculum Resources – Geography modules          http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/default.asp Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  F: Special places (also supports Year 6 Asia) Year 3: Images of Indonesia Year 5: Life in a floating village Year 6: Connecting to Asia | Seeing beyond Asia Year 7: Damming the Yangtze Year 7-8: Jakarta faces Year 8: Urban growth in China Year 9: Shanghai – city on the move Year 9: South Korea – a sustainable giant Year 10: Measuring wellbeing 7
  8. 8. SCOOTLE HTTPS://WWW.SCOOTLE.EDU.AU/EC/P/HOME Geography search  Select Earth and Space   Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Refine to select year level and resource type. Water Works TLF ID M012801 Highly recommended! Series of video tutorials that introduces Google Earth software, presented by Atomic Learning. (Great range of tutorials available at http://www.atomiclearning.com/au/)  Learn how to create interactive, multimodal presentations.  The task demonstrated addresses Year 7 Water in our World topic.   Journey Planners – reading timetables and maps 8
  9. 9. SCOOTLE: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING OBJECTS ∞ F-1: Listen to the Neighbourhood TLF ID M013726  1-2: Streetscape Plotter TLF ID M013725 Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  9
  10. 10. STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – BIRD’S-EYE-VIEW Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 10
  11. 11. STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – ICONS Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 11
  12. 12. STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – FLY THRU 1 Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 12
  13. 13. STREETSCAPE PLOTTER IN ACTION – FLY THRU 2 Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 13
  14. 14. SCOOTLE: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING OBJECTS  Year 5: Explore different Australian neighborhoods TLF ID M013728 Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 14
  15. 15. EXPLORING OUTER SUBURBAN Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 15
  16. 16. PLANNING WHERE TO BUILD IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD TLF ID M013727 Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 16
  17. 17. TOWN PLANNER • Access via Landcom Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 17
  18. 18. LANDCOM – FURTHER RESOURCES: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD NSW Property development website  Provides educational material for NSW Geography Curriculum Years F-5 (distributed 2006 with CD ROM, learning objects available in Scootle)  Environment building interactives adaptable across F-10  Teaching our next generation about sustainable development resource package: My neighbourhood  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd http://www.urbangrowthnsw.com.au/about-us/education/my-neighbourhoodresources.aspx Landcom - http://www.landcom.com.au/ http://www.landcom.com.au/mini-sites/my_neighbourhood/ 18
  19. 19. 8: LANDFORMS & LANDSCAPES, USING ICT TO CREATE MAPS 7: WATER IN OUR WORLD  Map Connect (included in Scootle TLF ID M012547) http://mapconnect.ga.gov.au/MapConnect/?site=250K&accept_agreement=on  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd Interactive mapping tool of Australia  Create and download maps and data (free).  Five main sections or map themes: 250K topographic map of Australia; Global map; Geology and geomorphology map; Groundwater; and Make a map.  Tools for interrogating data and creating maps. Tools are found on the toolbar and on tabs to the side of the map themes, and a useful scale tool is located below the map.  Key learning objectives Students create maps using the Create a map theme to download PDF maps showing a range of information about Australia's landscape and environment.  Students interrogate Australia's geology, geomorphology and groundwater sources using the map themes and toolbar.  19
  20. 20. Is Scootle a commonly used resource in your school? How confident / proficient are you in searching for Scootle resources? 20
  21. 21. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CURRICULUM LINKS  Geographic Perspectives  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Looking at the world in multiple ways spatial and ecological perspectives National Geography Standards Knowing about the world: geographic content knowledge  18 standards from using geospatial representations to applying geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.  Each unpacked at 4th, 8th and 12th Grade (U.S.)   Geographic skills  Asking and answering questions about the world http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/national-geography-standards/?ar_a=1 21
  22. 22. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (NG) ALIGNMENT WITH AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHY (AG) CURRICULUM  NG: - Geographic skills - Asking and answering questions about the world      Asking geographic questions Acquiring geographic information Organising geographic information Analysing geographic information Answering geographic questions Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  AC: - Geographical Inquiry Skills      Start with geographical questions Collection Evaluation Analysis Interpretation 22
  23. 23. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION  Teaching Resources      Teaching Resources Access in multiple ways  Hover over icons for grade level, subject, duration and brief overview  Range of formats and purposes – ideas, activities, lessons, units and interactives.  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Reference and news Mapping Media Collections Get involved Geo-literacy  23 http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar_a=1
  24. 24. EXPLORE NG Years 2-10: MapMaker Kits 101  Years 2 -10: Mapmaker interactive (Video)  For teachers – create own maps for printing for classroom use.  Select world or region, overlay data – physical systems, human systems and environment and society. ∞  Years 2 – 6: Build Planet Earth  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Years 5 – 6: Go on a family adventure (Interactive)  Continents and oceans | Countries and capital cities (Interactive)   By land – Europe, Marco Polo, ∞ Presidential Tour By sea – Caribbean, Polynesia, Arctic to Amazon 24
  25. 25. EXPLORE! Year 7: Water (Collection)  Year 8: Ecosystems (Collection) ∞  Year 9: Food (Collection) Public Transportation (GeoStory)  Year 10: Climate change (Collection) ∞  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd 25
  26. 26. What resonates? Is there a topic / resource that fits a current or future need? 26
  27. 27. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESOURCES  Geographic Information Systems http://australia.gov.au/topics/science-and-technology/geographicinformation-systems Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/  Maps of Australia http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/libraries?action=MapSearch  Mapping Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  http://australia.gov.au/topics/science-and-technology/mapping  Geoscience Australia ✪ http://www.ga.gov.au/  MapConnect ✪ http://www.ga.gov.au/topographic-mapping/mapconnect.html  Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping ✪ http://www.icsm.gov.au/index.html 27
  28. 28. GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA (YEARS 7 – 10) HTTP://WWW.GA.GOV.AU/INDEX.HTML Information, maps and spatial imagery addressing a range of topics including groundwater and the Great Artesian Basin.  Topographic Mapping   Basics on use | Digital maps | Digital elevation | Surface water | Theme & reference | Map Connect (free map downloads Eduwebinar Pty Ltd  Education section Geoscience basics – facts about Australian  Downloadable classroom resources    Weathering, erosion, landforms and regolith | Landslides | Tsunami | Geoglogical TimeWalk + resources that can be purchased. 28
  29. 29. GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA  Gazetteer of Australian place names. Eduwebinar Pty Ltd Image: Ockenden, Will, 2009. Everywhere but here? 29
  30. 30. INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE ON SURVEYING & MAPPING Links to Gazetteer of Australian place names  Educational resources  Eduwebinar Pty Ltd Fundamentals of mapping  Fundamentals of land ownership, land boundaries and surveying (document)  What’s in a name? teacher’s pack excellent video (High Definition DVD on request)  http://www.icsm.gov.au/index.html 30
  31. 31. Where to next? Suggestions? … and there is so much more! This one hour presentation provides a framework for many hours of exploration. Have fun learning! 31
  32. 32. IN CLOSING Future events http://eduwebinar.com.au/webinars Follow us on Twitter @eduwebinar http://www.facebook.com/karenbonanno Membership http://eduwebinar.com.au/membership KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd PowerPoint presentations http://www.slideshare.net/kbonanno/ 32

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