A Geography Department Website
This GA project was funded by the DCSF and ran for a year between 2004-05.
Teachers from six schools were involved and during the course of the year, with support from the project leader and other experts, were taken through the process of creating a department website from scratch.
- To find innovative and practical solutions to the problem of how the make the most of the school Geography Department website, and to share the findings with geography teachers
- To support the CPD of the participating teachers, their colleagues, and geography teachers more widely.
- To support the development of the geography curriculum in a teacher led, or 'bottom up' way.
Note on Terminology
You may not be familiar with some of the terminology used in these project pages, so here are brief definitions of a few key words:
- Website: The pages and files seen on the computer screen, which provide specific information, such as for a school geography department. A website has a unique address, and it may be accessed on the internet, on an intranet, or on an extranet.
- Internet: The means for supporting website/s which may have unrestricted access. It can be accessed anywhere with a phone line.
- Intranet: The means for supporting a website/s with access restricted to a certain place, such as a school.
- Extranet: The means for supporting a website/s with access restricted to a certain place, such as a school, which allows it to be accessed EXTERNALLY, such as a school geography department website, which can be accessed at home.
Each participating school developed their intranets and the experience gave them valuable insight into how to make the most of a Geography Department website. These are in a variety of contexts, from setting up an intranet from scratch, with very little technical support, to developing an advanced pupil self-assessment tool, for highly personalised and independent learning.
Participant reports can be viewed on the Project Reports page.