Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ollie Bray's SAGT Workshop

Ollie Bray is presenting a workshop at SAGT at the weekend

Here's the blurb from the Conference programme:

The ‘How To….?’ of Google and Geography
Ollie Bray, Deputy Head Teacher at Musselburgh Grammar School

Following the success of previous SAGT Conferences Ollie Bray returns and continues to pick up the theme of ‘small ideas change things’. This year’s presentation will focus on the use of Google Maps and Google Earth in the classroom.

This will not be an Advanced Google Earth Workshop although conference delegates wanting to find out more about GPS and Google Earth tours will be shown a number of examples and sent in the right direction. The main focus of this presentation is to show how Google Earth and Google Maps can be used in practically every Geography lesson. The seminar will include lesson starters, assembly ideas, assessment methods, plenary sessions, hacks, mashups and problem solving activities. Most importantly the session will share developed, tried and tested ideas that have been used, experimented with and successfully evaluated from P6 – S6.

Studies of Google Sky, Google Earth Layers, Google Street View, the Google 3D Buildings and Google Custom Maps will also be covered.

As with previous conferences Ollie will link the presentation into the experiences and outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence and explore how the concept of place does not just fit into the Social Subjects outcomes.
All delegates will have access to a comprehensive on-line handout and be given the opportunity to carry on the discussion via an on-line community after the conference.

Ollie Bray is Deputy Head Teacher at Musselburgh Grammar School & Geography subject support coordinator for East Lothian. He has won numerous awards for classroom practice & project development, including a Royal Geographical Society Innovative Teaching Award, two Learning and Teaching Scotland ICT Enhancement Awards & a Microsoft / SQA Partners in Learning Award. He has contributed to the publication of four textbooks and various other on-line and off line resources. Recently he became one of the first teachers in Scotland to be appointed as a CEOP Ambassador (Child Exploitation Online Protection Agency). Ollie is a member of the Association of Outdoor Learning, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). His learning log can be found at www.olliebray.com

Check out OLLIE'S BLOG after the event for all the details, and the presentation that he will use.

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