Sunday, August 26, 2012

GTAV 2012 - Geography in the 21st Century using Web2.0

What is a 21st century learner?

According to Ian Jukes, 21st century learners need to be fluent in:
  • The use of technology = technological fluency
  • Collecting, processing, manipulating and validating information = information fluency
  • Using, selecting, viewing and manipulating media = media fluency
Taken directly from the 21st century Fluency Project

Even if you have a 21st century classroom, flexible and adaptable; even if you are a 21st century teacher; an adaptor, communicator, leader and a learner, a visionary and a model, a collaborator and a risk taker; even if your curriculum reflects the new paradigm and you have the facilities and resources that could enable 21st century learning - you will only be a 21st century teacher if how we teach changes as well. Our pedagogy must change.

Educational Origami (NZ teacher and amazing blogger)

My Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools in the Geography Classroom

Resources from this Presentation

Year 12 Climate Change ScoopIt, or People and Development ScoopIt


Examples of Spatial Technologies
Google World Wonders Project
A great new project by Google. It uses Google Earth and Street View to allow users to explore wonders of the world. 

I have included this video as it shows you how someone has created a whole keynote presentation on a geographical issue using Google Earth. I look at this and consider the work that our students could do in delivering something similar to this.

Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

Great Resources to Get Started

Contour Education has a great links page but also a YouTube channel - Google Maps for Educators - with a variety of videos that will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit your own Google map.

Web 2.0 Resources and other things....