Category: mapping

Gaining Ground with Geocaching

Geocaching is a way to use mobile devices to engage learners with a geographical area – creating or finding hidden “caches” which can be found by solving clues to locate them. OpenCaching is a free source of geocaches which can be downloaded to a mobile device (there are free apps for mobile devices). This site …

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Maths all around you – shining a mathematical spotlight on where you live

http://www.mathsinthecity.com/ Maths in the City (set up in 2011 and shut down in 2016) was an excellent website for helping in teaching about mathematics around us – in showing pupils the huge range of ways maths is used all around them wherever they live. Although the title is “Maths in the City,” the ideas shown here are …

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Geograph the British Isles – combining mapping, photography and gaming in the classroom

Geograph British Isles combines mapping with photography and gaming challenges  to encourage practical interaction with maps and of the British Isles.  Photographs for every square kilometre of the British Isles Users of Ordnance Survey maps will know that Ordnance Survey maps divide up the geographical area into squares for ease of reference by users sharing locations – called …

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What was it like in the olden days? See and add photographs of nearby streets then and now

So how often do teachers get asked: “What was it like in the olden days?” as if they lived through medieval times! What Was there? Well What Was There is a neat free online tool which lets you upload old pictures of any location, add the date, and then pinpoint the location on a map …

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Google Earth in the primary classroom

http://www.google.com/earth/index.html Google Earth allows you to travel the world through a virtual globe and view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more.  You can navigate to locations anywhere in the world.   And it is free to download. So you have Google Earth on your computer and you want to know how to use it?  Click the …

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Timeline Tools in Teaching and Learning

Timelines can be useful across the curriculum in classroom contexts – such to show the progression of events, whether as a sequential record of major developments in real historical events, or for pupils to create a fictional sequence in creative writing, or for documenting the steps involved in practical scientific enquiry. Timeline Tools Timetoast – free ad-supported public …

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