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How can technology support the development of geographical enquiry.
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Consider the range of strategies

Consider the range of strategies | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

How are the learners being scaffolded to develop skills for geographical enquiry?

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BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - primary geography - video and audio

BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - primary geography - video and audio | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it
Primary Geography videos and audio from BBC Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips...
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Google Maps

Google Maps | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

*  Trying clicking on photos or weather for building enquiries.

 

*  Build a set of My Places to focus investigation.

 

*  Measure distances.

 

*  Talk about scale

 

*  Try different maps - terrain, satellite

 

*  Take a screen shot to develop your own map of an area, perhaps a map of your school.

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Free teaching resources to download :: ActionAid UK

Free teaching resources to download :: ActionAid UK | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

A huge library of free teaching resources including lesson ideas, activities, video clips, photographs and case studies for geography and citizenship.

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Google Earth

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Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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Primary School Geography Encyclopedia

Primary School Geography Encyclopedia | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

An online geography encyclopedia for children.  This is in the process of being built. What information would they add for the missing topics? Can children make their own Encyclopedia? 

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BBC - Schools Ages 4-11 - Geography Sites

BBC - Schools Ages 4-11 - Geography Sites | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it
List of geography websites for 4-11 year old students, including games and activities and resources for teaches and parents.
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Greenscreen Weather Report.

Weather forecast using Backdrop TV software and a Samsung visualiser, a news report filmed at Westonzoyland Primary in January 2012 by Somerset eLIM.

 

Additional information on green screening can be found at http://bit.ly/elimgreenscreen which includes links to Backdrop TV, zu3d software and green screen app.

 

 

 

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Somerset Coastal Change Pathfinder - eGame

Somerset Coastal Change Pathfinder - eGame | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

Discover the Somerset Coast with Alien ALFA.

 

Lots of games to increase knowledge of geographical language and to develop enquiry skills.

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Search engines for research

Search engines for research | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

Scroll to the bottom of this web page to find a list of search engines. 

 

Which is the most appropriate for the learners you are working with?

 

Use geographical terms to investigate most effective search engine.  Cross curriculum link for digital literacy and geography.

 

http://bit.ly/esafetylinks

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Glossopedia

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Glossopedia is GLOBIO’s solution to a critical need: the overwhelming lack of child-specific, child-friendly, learning content on the internet. Glossopedia, is a multimedia online interactive encyclopedia, connecting kids to the world by supporting discovery of nature, animals, science, and culture.

 

Explore from the home page or look at the index of Geography and Places. http://www.globio.org/glossopedia/Category.aspx?cat_id=1

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Creating Surveys with Google Forms | Under Ten Minutes

Creating Surveys with Google Forms | Under Ten Minutes | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

A video to support you in creating surveys with Google forms. 

 

Consider ways these could be used to support Geographical enquiry.

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Google Earth support

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Resources to support your development of the use of Google Earth for primary Geography.

 

*  Google Earth Get Started

*  The Google Earth Challenge

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Will it Rain Today? | Rain radar for the UK | Going to rain? | MeteoGroup

Will it Rain Today? | Rain radar for the UK | Going to rain? | MeteoGroup | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

Will it rain today? What is the temperature? Real-time weather and UK radar powered by MeteoGroup.

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Big Day Out

Big Day Out | Geography and ICT | Scoop.it

Explore different activities in different parts of the UK.

 

https://www.bigdayout.swgfl.org.uk/flash/index.htm

 

These are a wide variety of modelling and simulation games but also support the development of the idea of regional variation and increase knowledge of typical activities in a particular area.

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Chloe Lamb's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:07 PM

good cool fun !!