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Edited version of presentation used today with thanks to Tony Cassidy, Liz Smith, David Rogers, Margaret Roberts et al for their contributions to the content.

Text of UEA PGCE Session

  • 1.Image by Alan Parkinson

2. My contact details alanparkinsonatthega [email_address] @GeoBlogs GeoBlogs This presentation hosted here! 3. Born 1960s School 1970s 4. 1980s: Geography degree at Huddersfield Poly with Tim Burt PGCE at Hull University with Vincent Tidswell Norway, 1984: Folgefonna 5. 1988 to 2008: Taught at King Edward VII School King's Lynn, Norfolk Head of Geography 2004 to 2008 6. Why am I telling you this ? 7. Study Support Website launched 2001 Total visitors 2001: around 1000 Total visitors 2008: 660000 ! http://www.geographypages.co.uk 8. Top Ten Tips 9. Contents / Aims / Objectives / Menu

  • Living Geography
  • What can the GA do for you ?
  • Developing your PLN
  • My Favourite Price
  • Ill show you mine...
  • NOW YOU SHOW ME YOURS !

10. 11. Student Experiences Geography: the subject Teacher Choices Underpinned by Key Concepts Thinking Geographically Which learning activity ? Does this take the learner beyond what they already know ? Living Geography 12. Living Geography:

  • embracesyoung peoplesgeography and experiences
  • is current andfutureoriented
  • islocalbut set in wider ( global ) contexts
  • raises questions of change,sustainabilityand development

13. 14. Whats your view of geography ? Whats your students view of it ?(An egg hatches and a rhino comes out) Lisa: Rhinos don't hatch from eggs. Homer: What did you just see, Lisa? Lisa: I know, but . . . Homer: What did you just see?Simpsons Safari Thanks to Margaret Roberts 15. With thanks to Joe Dale http://joedale.typepad.com (MFL embrace cross-curricular !!) 16. There are only ever choices.... When choices are made and accepted by a sufficient number of teachers, they tend to become 'common sense'(Castree, 2005) The choices YOU make are all important ! 17. 18. The Food Crisis

  • I have written a new unit for the Training and Development Agency
  • This will eventually be available as an ONLINE CPD unit
  • It explores the issue of FOOD SECURITY.
  • Check it out on the GeographyTeachingToday website

19. BECTa ICT KS4 Project Now live on GA website and well worth plundering ! http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/ks4ict/projectideas 20. Young Peoples Geographies 21. Journals online for download 22. 23. 24. Teachers TV :hands up who watches ? Tomorrows Teacher 25. 26. 27. Clay Shirky the best tool ever invented for improving communication is the table... 28. Social networking 29. Social networking 30. The Networked teacher.... Then and Now (Alec Couros) 31. Twitter What are you doing...? 140 character limit 32. Every teacher should also be a learner. The Social Web makes this possible at a time and a place to suit everybody. This is where your PLN comes in... 33. http://geographical.ning.com Over 600 members Also a dedicated network for PGCE / NQT / GTP 34. ?? 35. http://animoto.com 36. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22924454@N03/3380070506/sizes/o/ Where? Why? Who? 38. http://wordle.net Beautiful tag clouds 39. 40. Flickr Toys

  • Picture Collages
  • Trading Cards
  • Photo Mosaics
  • CD covers
  • Motivator poster
  • Magazine covers
  • Movie posters
  • Picture frames
  • Captions...

41. 42. Flip Video Alternative narratives... 43. http://www.newsecondarycurriculum.org New video case studies... 44. 45. Knock Knock Whos there ? 46. A DOCTOR ? 47. A MATHS TEACHER ? 48. A BALLET DANCER ? 49. A SHEEP SHEARER ? 50. A GEOGRAPHY TEACHER ? 51. 52. 53. Credit Crunch Gography Winners and Losers &Geo-connections Flickr user: nataliej 54. What connections are there with geography ?

  • Higher energy costs
  • Changing retail landscape
  • Less disposable income
  • Price-cutting and bargain-hunting
  • Austerity
  • De-multipliers starting off...
  • Higher unemployment
  • Impact on global warming ?

55. Assessment What can you explain in a text message ? 56. ICT SESSION 57. Someother options*for you... 1. Explore BECTa materials http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/ks4ict/projectideas 2. Sign up for the GA NING3. Explore the GA MANIFESTO and the lesson ideas that have been provided for teachers to adopt and adapt... * - students like alternative formats for homework and project tasks 58. Making a magazine cover / poster

  • Go tohttp://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
  • Choose Magazine cover or Movie Poster
  • Decide on the cover image, save to your desktop and then upload it to the site.
  • Decide on the description / taglines / title etc. for your chosen format, and fill in the relevant boxes (dont fill them all in as the poster will look too cluttered.
  • Once you are fairly happy, press
  • This will show you the magazine as it looks at the moment. Look at the placement and colour of the text. Can you see it clearly on the cover.
  • Click EDIT COVER (just underneath the image) and you can make those changes. You can keep doing this as often as you like, but as soon as you press SAVE, the cover will be saved and cant be changed.
  • Save the image into the folder that your teacher will tell you.
  • Get a blank powerpoint slide and paste the image into the middle of the slide.
  • Use AUTOSHAPES for arrows and some text boxes to explain your choice of image and labels.

Dont forget audience / purpose 59. Feedback time.... 60. 61. 62. Kids 63. http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml 64. All images under Creative Commons

  • Bank note on title page - image by Flickr user nataliej
  • Tiger Woods losing sponsorship -http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/nov/25/tiger-woods-sponsorship- image by Flickr user ATIS547
  • Woolworths - image by Flickr user mrlerone
  • Clock by ToniVC
  • Thanks to Gary Simmons & Danny O Callaghan for vibrant hub or dead heart CBD slides

65. All images under Creative Commons

  • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/lidl-and-aldi-see-sales-soar-amid-economic-downturn-853614.html- image by Flickr user ariel.chico
  • Information Commons Alan Parkinson
  • Bayards Cove, Dartmouth Alan Parkinson
  • Shillpages for The End
  • DS and belongings: Artzy.viva
  • Text message by Skimbalu