Fortunately, it has long been realised that this is a false dichotomy. In this case, I am pleased to say that one can have one’s cake and eat it! The knowledge In the example given here, my Year 9 Geography class (8th grade) studied the migration flows from Central America. We covered the basic theories of … More Skills or knowledge? You don’t need to ask the question!
A holiday, a little time and the chance to investigate an app that had been sitting in my ‘photography’ folder for a while. As of early September this app has been relaunched by Google as Google Street View, giving it a much higher profile in use and search rankings. This could now be (formerly known … More The Number 1 App for Geographers?
Possibly a great bridge between the tradition (analogue?) world and the digital is the Post-It Plus app. Take your traditional Post-It activity in class – what ever it is. Say, you have asked for a brainstorm of some sorts, perhaps on what the class already knows about a topic. So, everyone (or groups) write down … More Post-Its + iPad = Post-It Plus
It’s now happens on a fairly regular basis. A look through a twitter timeline and out pops a useful comment, link or image. The next thing, I am referring to it in a lesson. Is this bad planning or opportunistic luck or is this a new wave of that takes the famous 5 minute lesson … More Is social media planning my lessons?
Friday 3 October 2014, Cambridge UK. 7.00am Check BBC News app and Twitter feed. Teaching geography to year 9 at 9am and the subject is ‘world development’. If I can’t make this relevant and current to their lives there is something wrong. Political unrest continues in Hong Kong. We’ve already referred to it in previous … More Four hours of learning with my iPad