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Google Maps: Getting started with GIS - for free

Author: Alan Kinder CGeog

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography.

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Embedding geographical information systems into the curriculum

Authors: Lawrence Collins CGeog and Tim Bayliss CGeog, Lincoln Minster School

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography.

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Google Earth

Author: Ben Ward CGeog, Penwortham Girls High School

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography.

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Straightforward uses of interactive whiteboards in geography

Authors: Lawrence Collins CGeog and Tim Bayliss CGeog, Lincoln Minster School

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography.

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Using podcasts

The aim of this tutorial is to provide support and ideas in using podcasting in the classroom, with particular reference to lessons within the Place in History and Who do you think you are modules on this website. This guide will assist you and give you suggestions to enable your students to design a podcast and put it online.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography.

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Using Google Earth

To help you and your students to develop their Google Earth skills, a range of skills sheets is  provided for you to download. The sheets are based on the use of Google Earth version 4.3.

Watch a demonstration of how to use Google Earth to create a presentation.

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Using GIS

Geographical Information Science (GIS) represents one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding branches of geography and has a strong emphasis in the Key Stage 3 Geography Programme of Study both as a Key Process or skill in which students need to make progress and also as a Curriculum Opportunity that should be offered to enhance their engagement with key geographical concepts and content.

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GIS at Key Stage Three

Within the National Curriculum for geography at Key Stage Three references to GIS are specifically mentioned in the following two areas of the programme of study:

  • 'Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information.'
  • Curriculum opportunities: 4(d) - The curriculum should provide opportunities for pupils to use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geographical information systems.


Funded by the TDA.

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