Skills or knowledge? You don’t need to ask the question!

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!

How to gather information actively using the iPad

The teacher imparting information or the students actively acquiring knowledge and skills. Most would agree that the latter is more desirable. In the geography classroom knowing where a topic refers to is very important. Geographers are not so interested in abstract knowledge, we want to know the location, the times the details. Teaching students ‘where … More How to gather information actively using the iPad

Learning and engagement with iPads – the finished project

Giving an open-ended task is always an interesting issue for teachers. There is a risk involved. Will the students run with the task? Will they stay on track? Will they handle the technology or be distracted by it? For more suggestions on how to use iPads in geography, follow this lnk The task set was … More Learning and engagement with iPads – the finished project