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Friday, December 05, 2008

If you are going to be attending the BETT show at Olympia, there is a SEMINAR being delivered by Judith Mansell, Education Officer at the Royal Geographical Society.
It's on the 16th of January, and starts at 3.45 pm

Here are the details:
Seminar Details
The geography national curriculum at KS3 and subject criteria for A Level and GCSE now state that students should use new technologies including geographical information systems (GIS) to obtain, present and analyse data. The national curriculum and A Level were first taught from September 2008 so this seminar is timely. It will demonstrate to practitioners the innovative ways in which freely available online resources can easily be used to enhance the curriculum and provide relevant learning experiences and skills for 21st century.

The seminar uses the GIS features of Google Earth to show how the application can enhance the three stages of fieldwork; preparation before the visit, during the visit and in the follow up analysis. The different types of maps used in GIS will be explained and demonstrated using other free GIS demonstrators and opportunities for their use to enhance the curriculum discussed. For many practitioners the thought of incorporating GIS in the curriculum is daunting, this seminar will make it easier.

If you're going to be at BETT on Saturday, come along and say hello on the Geographical Association stand in the Subject Association area...

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