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A to Z of ICT in Geography

A to Z of ICT in Geography

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LOOK AT IT THIS WAY ICT IN THE GEOGRAPHY CLASSROOM
ALAN PARKINSONSECONDARY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENTLEADERGEOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATIONhttp://livinggeography.blogspot.comaparkinson@geography.org.uk 3
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An ‘A – Z’* of ICT in the GeographyClassroom
A = Animoto:http://animoto.com– cool slideshows withpop video transitions: free accounts available forteachersB = Blogs – a whole list of teachers who blog has beencollated by the Geographical Association, going back toone of the first: my GeoBlogs project from 2003:http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/geographyblogsC = Class Tools:http://classtools.net- a range of templates for common classroom activities which can beturned into flash files or added to websites: includes thefamous random name generator, plus some newgenerators including the Animated Book C = Creative Commons – make sure that you use imagesthat you have permission for, and acknowledge sourceswhen using them – for more details see the website:http://creativecommons.org/
 
D = Delicious and Diigo - social bookmarking allows forwebsite ‘favourites’ to be stored online rather than on aparticular computer, and shared with others – mine areavailable athttp://www.delicious.com/GeoBlogsD = Dumpr :http://dumpr.net– turns your images into‘fieldsketches’ by emphasising the outlines of the image- a useful cheat for those wanting to represent an imagedifferentlyD = Digital Explorer: a series of user guides to explainhow to make creative use of Google Earth in theclassroom, and in fieldwork in the school grounds: aseries of lesson resources are available for freedownload, with thanks to Jamie Buchanan Dunlop:http://www.digitalexplorer.co.uk E = Etherpad – a collaborative online document which upto 8 people can work on simultaneously if they know itsaddress –http://etherpad.comF = Flickr and Flickr Toys – Flickr is a photo-sharingwebsite which hosts billions of images, and can besearched for Creative Commons images – once an imageis available, use the Flickr Toys website (also called BigHuge Labs) to transform it into a number of creativeresources including film posters, jigsaws, world mapsand magazine covers, plus image gallery creationhttp://www.flickr.comandhttp://bighugelabs.com/

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