Following training provided by the RGS-IBG Data Skills Programme, we have used the free ArcGIS Online system with our year 12 A Level students (we have around 80 year 12 students) for several years but with the new specification we decided to develop student use of Survey123 to help manage the NEA Independent Investigation project.
Teaching about coasts when you do not live anywhere near the coasts has always been an issue in the schools I have taught in; for urban studies you can look out of the window or go for a walk but there is no way to easily bring the scale, might and wonder of coastlines to students in the inner city.
The benefits of being an International School
Subject specialists, subject communities and sustaining subject expertise
Teacher training sometimes gets a bad press - this blog highlights the positives.
The training provided by the RGS-IBG Data Skills project opened my eyes to the lack of data skills embedded into our Key Stage 3 curriculum. For me, incorporating data skills into Key Stage 3 topics became a priority
How to prepare students for the A Level Changing Places topic from Key Stage 3 onwards.
How to incorporate model-making into geography.
Using a Story Map as a resource and a revision tool
How three magic words can improve the length of students' explanations
One school's experience of the A Level NEA
How to use the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) lectures to encourage pupils.
Inspiring future geographers with creative learning
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