Below is a
screen cast of my recent presentation at the Scottish Association of Geography
Teachers 2007 Annual Conference. Sorry it’s taken so long to get finished,
edited and posted on line. I'm also sorry about the audio quality.
During the presentation I refer to the following websites
The Generator Blog – 100’s of generators to make learning tasks fun!
Curriculum for Excellence (ACE)
Here are links to some videos the science experiments that I demonstrated on the day:
Exploding Film Canisters – Demonstrates the build up of pressure (volcanoes)
Rulers and Air Pressure – Helps children understand the weight of air
The Egg in a Bottle – Helps children understand the force of air and high pressure and low pressure air systems.
Cloud in a Bottle – Helps children understand how clouds form and how temperature can effect cloud formation.
Imploding Drinks Can – Helps children understand the force of air.
Tornado in a Bottle – Helps visualise what a Tornado or whirlpool looks like.
Temperature Inversion – Uses hot and cold water to demonstrate the effects of a frontal system.
The Jet Stream – Helps children understand how jet streams move so fast.
Dehydrated snow – Provides a fun context for learning.
During this part of the presentation I mentioned the following web sites and web 2.0 tools:
Google – The biggest search database on the planet. Always use the Advanced Search function and remember that a Google Advanced Search can return searches for specific file types (including PowerPoint and flash animation).
Google News – Searches the latest and historical news on the web.
Google Scholar – Searches academic journals and papers.
Searchmash – A Google Side Project that shows normal search results but also image results, blog results, video results and Wikipedia entries all on one page.
Qunitura – A visual search – great for project work.
Clusty – specialises in searching the deep web.
Searching the future web (trapping)
Google Alerts – provide Google with key word searches and it will search the Internet each day for you and deliver and new results straight to your in-box.
RSS – Use RSS Readers like Google Reader to deliver you up-dates when ever a webpage is up-dated.
Social Book Marking – Share bookmarks and favourite internet sites with your colleagues and students by using sites like del.icio.us.
iGoogle – Get everything delivered to one place by creating your own custom home page – that is the same on every computer that you use.
Google Mobile – All of the above but on your mobile phone.
Think You Know – Useful information on Internet safety.
Please leave me a comment below or send me an email if there is anything you think I have missed anything out or if there is anything you would like me to go over.