Thursday, November 13, 2014

GTASA R-8 Conference at 34.88S / 138.61E on 15 November

Image above: Nearmap: a great sites for looking at place, space and change.

* Links to look at related to this blog
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
ACARA website

ACARA Australian Curriculum portal 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website

Spatialworlds blog
GeogSpace website
Spatialworlds website

* DECD Implementation guidelines

GTASA R-8 Conference PowerPoints

* Introduction: Unpacking the curriculum
* Thinking Geographically: Malcolm McInerney
* Resources to teach the geography curriculum: Malcolm McInerney
* Literacy in geography: John Butler

* Collecting data on attitudes to the geography curriculum and geography professional learning needs using Straw Poll.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated! 

  • Click on the URL's below and select your response.  
* Did you like geography at school?

* What did you like about geography?

* Familiarity with the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Engagement potential of the Australian Curriculum: Geography  

* Content amount in the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Upskilling required to teach the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Geographical concepts in the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Skills to start working on to teach the Australian Curriculum: Geography 

* GeogSpace: the resource from AGTA and Education Services Australia (ESA) to support the Australian Curriculum: Geography

Spatialworlds: 300 posting on everything you wanted to know about geography but .

*The Fantastic resource with thousands of Internet sites related to geography in schools
* Geographical thinking
* Spatial literacy
* Spatial Education and technology
* Just real interesting
* GTAV Australian Curriculum on each year level

BBC physical geography site

CK site for physical geography.

GIS Zone: A great site to start using spatial technology.

Map Zone: An excellent basic mapping site

Achievement Standards Chart and activities for Geography from DECD 
Assessment activities at:

ACARA Introduction on Australian Curriculum: Geography    

* DECD Australian Curriculum: Geography resources worth a look! 

DECD in South Australia has recently launched their "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. The DECD site has a range of geographical bits and pieces referenced in this blog posting. They are certainly worth a look! 

As you can see below the resource includes a creative animation, a Bringing it to Life (BitL tool) and broadsheets on the curriculum. 

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'

The geography curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.

Bringing it to life resource (BitL) geography