Who this course is for
Secondary geography teachers
Course date and location
Birmingham - Thursday 23 May 2013
London - Thursday 20 June 2013
Book a place on this course
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GIS is a requirement from KS3 upwards and many schools are looking for ideas and guidance on which software to use and how to embed it within the curriculum.
This practical course, with some short theory sessions, will give you several options for working with geographical information to explore patterns, tell stories, investigate change and help students to geo-locate data.
A short piece of Mission:Explore-style experiential fieldwork will also form part of the day, which will provide opportunities to map data collected in the field. There will also be a chance to consider how mobile devices can be used to facilitate learning.
You will leave with a pack of useful materials and access to an extensive folder of materials online. Ongoing support will be provided via a blog.
Delegate review of this course
The course was absloutely perfect in terms of content and level of pitch to help my department move foward with the development of GIS in our geography lessons.
Registration fees include all course materials, refreshments and lunch.
GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £160
New Member Package*: £259
GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £180
New Member Package*: £279
*Includes course fee and one year's GA membership for your school.
Aims and outcomes
- Update your knowledge of latest GIS and visualisation resources, including free software and web tools as well as GIS on mobile devices
- Introduce some advanced ideas for using Google Earth for classroom and fieldwork activities
- Introduce ArcGIS Explorer Online as a tool for visualising data and telling stories
- Provide opportunities to trial some subscription GIS services including Digimap for Schools
- Explore ways of embedding GIS within the curriculum
You should bring your own laptop and some preparation will be required before the course to ensure that particular pieces of software are installed and that free accounts have been created - further information will be provided nearer the time.
09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration
09.30-11.00: Practical Session 1 - GIS and Visualisation & Google Earth Tips and Tricks
- Google Earth - the killer app for geography teachers
11.00-11.15: Refreshment break
11.15-12.45: Practical Session 2 - Going beyond Google Earth
- Activities involving a short field trip and the use of mobile devices
- Introduction to GE Graph for data visualisation
13.30-15.30: Practical Session 3 - Arc GIS Explorer Online
- ArcGIS Explorer Online - mapping earthquake data, and sourcing data online
- Introduction to new support for ArcGIS Explorer Online
- Ideas for future fieldwork back in school
- Discussion on networks and further support
Alan Parkinson, Freelance author and curriculum consultant.
If your organisation would like to include an insert in the delegate packs for this event, please contact Lucy Oxley.
Got a question about this course?
Contact the GA's Events Manager Lucy Oxley (0114 296 0088) who will be happy to help.