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Applying ICT to Geography

Price: £35.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

This pack provides materials which allow students to use PCs and appropriate applications in their study of a range of Geography-based topics. The NC PoS are met through 10 worksheets at KS3 and 10 at KS4, and the pack now also provides extra worksheets on using the Internet for research, a 20-page section of general ICT support for students and a section of teachers' support notes on delivering and applying ICT.

The pack includes 5 web-based homeworks which can be set, completed and marked online using our Yacapaca assessment platform. List of homeworks

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Size: 86 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 141 2
Author(s): Janice Whittington
Code: AIGE
Popularity rank: 188

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Contents List

LESSONS

SECTION 1: TEACHER SUPPORT NOTES

  • 8 GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS
  • 9 APPLYING ICT TO OTHER CURRICULUM AREAS
  • 10 USING THE INTERNET IN CLASS
  • 11 POTENTIAL PROBLEMS OF APPLYING ICT
  • 12 GUIDELINES FOR WEB-BASED HOMEWORK
  • 13 USEFUL WEBSITES
  • 14 GEOGRAPHY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
  • 15 ICT PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

SECTION 2: WORKSHEETS TO AID COMPUTER-BASED RESEARCH

  • 21 RESEARCH 1: WHAT'S ON THE NET? Students become acquainted with the main Internet applications.
  • 23 RESEARCH 2: SEARCH ME! This page aims to provide students with an introduction to using search engines, focusing on the different techniques available and on how search engines compare with CD-ROM.
  • 25 RESEARCH 3: INTERNET AND CD-ROM Students make a systematic comparison between information gathering on CD-ROM and Internet, and thereby make their own assessments of each.

SECTION 3: WORKSHEETS APPLYING ICT TO GEOGRAPHY

Key Stage 3

  • 31 WHERE IN THE WORLD? Students become familiar with using CD-ROM sources of information in the context of inequalities in world development.
  • 33 WHY IN THE WORLD? Students consider the contrasting lives children lead in different parts of the world, using the computer's word processing tools to respond to these issues.
  • 35 URBAN HELP Students explore the problems of urban migration, by creating the front-page layout of a newspaper, using a DTP application.
  • 37 GOING HOME Students gain an understanding of the pressures on rural land in developing countries. Using a draw program, they create a map to demonstrate their understanding of rural land use.
  • 39 THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS Students consider the importance of accurate weather forecasts, entering weather data into a spreadsheet, and using the spreadsheet to produce appropriate graphs.
  • 41 NOT IN MY BACK YARD Students consider the problem of congestion in towns and villages on major routes, and the difficulties of building by-passes. They create a questionnaire, using the computer's word processor, to test local opinion.
  • 43 THEME SCHEME Students look at the infrastructure that a major new theme park would require, and use word processing and DTP programs to produce arguments in favour of specific locations for a new theme park.
  • 45 BLOWING THEIR TOP Students use the computer's database to codify and extend their learning about volcanoes.
  • 47 SPLISH! SPLASH! Alerts students to the volume of water used in the home and in industry. They record water use on spreadsheets, and use their data to produce graphs of water use.
  • 49 ON THE BEACH Students consider the causes and effects of pollution, and show their understanding by using the computer's draw program to produce spider diagrams of causes and solutions.

Key Stage 4

  • 51 DOCTOR, DOCTOR Students use CD-ROM to research the relationship between doctor numbers and life-expectancy for the population of countries around the world, and then display their results in graphic form.
  • 53 BIG BYTE'S NEW FACTORY Students consider the factors that can affect the location of a new factory and use a spreadsheet to analyse and rank various potential sites.
  • 55 MAKE SENSE OF THE CENSUS Students consider the purpose and practice of the census. They create a spreadsheet to record data about different households from different areas, and then compare that data graphically.
  • 57 SUNRISE ZONES Students explore the factors involved in the success of the 'Tiger Economies', using the computer's word processor to record and present their observations.
  • 59 LOCAL SHOPPING Students examine the motivation for consumers to use different shopping facilities. They create a spreadsheet and graphs of their findings, and evaluate their results.
  • 61 SHOE SHOP CLUSTERS Students consider the 'whys and wherefores' of shop positions and how they relate to each other,and demonstrate their understanding by designing a new shopping centre using a draw package.
  • 63 BYPASS THIS! Students use the computer's spreadsheet to analyse data about two possible new road routes. They use their analysis to decide which route would be best.
  • 65 THE NEW RESERVOIR Students increase their awareness of the implications of new developments. They use a paint or draw program to show the effects of a new reservoir on an actual valley.
  • 67 THE PUBLIC INQUIRY Students appreciate that there are arguments on both sides in all new developments. They demonstrate their understanding of this by using the computer's DTP package to produce a partisan poster, either opposed to, or in support of, the new reservoir.
  • 69 RIVER DANCE Students use the computer's spreadsheet program to evaluate fieldwork data they have collected, manipulate that data, and draw conclusions from it.

71-93 SECTION 4: WORKSHEETS PROVIDING GENERAL ICT SUPPORT

Additional Resources: Online Assessment

Preview tests forDevelopment andPopulation delivered via our Yacapaca assessment system.

These tests are part of a larger assessment resource which can be foundhere.