Aug 20

Google Geo Tools 2

Are you ready for another journey through the Google Geo Tools and a dive into some new developments that are out there on the Range of Geo tools that are available to us?

This is great for Geo/Social Studies teachers or any classroom teachers who just want to learn more about the tools tagged with ‘geo’ that they can use in their classrooms

This will be at the end of week 3 of Term 4 (Saturday 3rd November) with Steve Smith when we should have a little more time to think and play.

Check out my geo tools site at : bit.ly/geosteve

The day long course will cover ;

  • Earth updates
  • Expeditions
  • Tour builder/creator

There will be an emphasis on teach, learn, play on the day.

To secure your place please register your interest by 3rd October at; REGISTER HERE

The cost of the day will be $15 (includes morning tea). The course will be held at Takapuna Grammar in Auckland.

Google Geo Tools 2018 flyer

Aug 15

Level 1 Population Query

Hi there;

At the start of the examination it says ” In the box below, name a population case study (studies) that you will use to answer ALL the questions”
A discussion colleagues and I are having does it mean:
You select and only use one example throughout the paper?
If you have studied more than one example e.g. NZ and India, could you use NZ as your example in two of the 3 questions, and in the third India?
Can you use both examples to assist in any of your answers?
Currently, we play safe and say only use one throughout.
Does anyone know which of the 3 complies with the needs set?

Aug 12

Michael Palin encouraging geography

Michael Palin talks about how Geography broadens the mind – He says studying geography is key to understanding the world and “helping us to realise that we all share the same planet”

Palin said geography was a vital subject in the modern world, broadening minds and encouraging an understanding of different countries and cultures.

 “The world is much more accessible, and I think it is hugely important that we understand the world and why countries are where they are, why they live how they do, what the climate is, what they produce,”

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/aug/06/michael-palin-geography-force-broadening-mind-gcse-alevel-entries-rise

 

 

 

Aug 09

AGTA Quiz results

Mt. Albert Grammar wins the annual AGTA quiz!

And MAGS Team B came second.

And, Takapuna Grammar was third.

Well done to all our winners!

Thank you to everyone for all your efforts and we hope the students had lots of fun.

Thanks also to the committee who worked on the questions and helped with jobs on the night – it is so appreciated by us all.