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									Fieldwork and Expeditions


  Google Earth training for teachers
and educators 11 June 2007

This practical workshop would show teachers and                 Back at the Society, the next stage is to learn how to
expedition organisations how to create virtual fieldwork        create enhanced Google Earth placemarks and tours
using Google Earth as a template. It will involve hands-on      using digital images and film and attach this information
experience with digital cameras and GPS units creating          to GPS points. Then the race is on to turn the raw data
mini-fieldwork projects in Hyde Park. Participants will         into an inspiring virtual journey. The day will end with
then be shown how this data can be transformed into a           each pair presenting their work to the rest of the group.
virtual journey using Google Earth.
                                                                Course trainer
There is a growing need for virtual expeditions and             The course will be led by Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop. Jamie
fieldwork to complement outdoor experiences for pupils.         combines being a humanities teacher in Greenwich with
Barriers of time, effort and costs make field trips more        being involved in a number of pioneering education
difficult to put on. It is therefore necessary to enhance the   initiatives. He is director of iNOMAD (www.inomad.co.uk)
value of those that do take place.                              and the Offscreen Education Programme
                                                                (www.offscreened.com). He used this methodology on a
Creating virtual trips using Google Earth means that the        youth expedition to Morocco in March 2006
trips you run with pupils can be shared with other classes      (www.digitalexlporer.co.uk) and an expedition to North
and future years in school. Previously inaccessible             Pakistan in August 2006. Jamie regularly uses Google
destinations can now be visited virtually with the click of a   Earth in the classroom and works with other departments
mouse.                                                          to maximise the value of field visits.

If you want to:                                                 Date
• ensure your exam students have a detailed and exciting        Monday 11 June 2007 at RGS-IBG, London
record of their fieldwork to refer to;
• or you want to share your own expedition with the             Timing
classroom;                                                      09.00 – 17.00
• or you are a teacher wanting to enhance the way your
pupils interact with the world;                                 Venue
• or you simply want to be able to share journeys virtually     Royal Geographical Society with IBG
for those who cannot go – younger pupils, different             1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
classes, parents or a wider audience
                                                                Cost
this course will give you the tools to accomplish all of        £35 incl VAT for teachers. £111.63 (£95 excl VAT) per
these.                                                          non-teacher. The cost includes course notes, lunch and
                                                                refreshments. School Members, Fellows and Ordinary
Participants will begin by looking at examples of virtual       Members of the RGS-IBG are entitled to a 10% discount.
fieldwork to gain an understanding of what the
technology can achieve. They will then familiarize              Funding
themselves with how to use Google Earth, digital                The RGS-IBG has secured funding from the British
cameras and GPS units.                                          Educational Communications and Technology Agency
                                                                (Becta ) to ‘Increase the value added use of GIS
Working in pairs, participants will design a field-based        technologies by secondary geography teachers’. This
study for Hyde Park. They will spend time in Hyde Park          has allowed the RGS-IBG to provide a generous subsidy
recording their study in preparation for converting this        for this course for any teachers attending.
data into a virtual experience.

                   To book please return a completed booking form with payment to:
        Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, expeditions and outdoor learning
           RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR ▪ tel: 020 7591 3030 ▪ fax: 020 7591 3031
                         ▪ e-mail: go@rgs.org ▪ website: www.rgs.org/GOseminars
11 June 2007
Google Earth training



Booking Form ● Google Earth training for teachers and educators – a 1-day course at the RGS-IBG, London

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Details of previous experience or planned projects:
In order to tailor the workshop to your specific needs and increase its overall benefit it helps if we know as much as possible
about your current experience and planned projects. Please answer the following questions in as much detail as possible.


Have you used Google Earth before, and if so please describe your level of competence?




Have you used a digital camera / DV camcorder before, and if so please describe your level of competence?




Have you used a GPS unit before, and if so please describe your level of competence?




How do you plan to use what you learn on this course?




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Return completed form to
Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, expeditions and outdoor learning
RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR ▪ tel: 020 7591 3030 ▪ fax: 020 7591 3031
▪ e-mail: go@rgs.org ▪ website: www.rgs.org/GOseminars

								
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