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Storytelling with iMovie in Geography

In Year 10 Maturity geography we are examining the problems connected with living in informal settlements developing countries. Students analysed the problems related to bustees in Kolkata and prepared a text describing these. They then selected images to illustrate their text and added them to iMovie. Finally, they recorded themselves narrating the story over the top.

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Raconter des histoires avec iMovie en Géographie

Visualising geological time

Year 9 geography students in the Maturity and Pre-IB programmes are currently learning about geology and geological time. This app, Earth Viewer, is an excellent way to show the evolution of earth over long periods of time, as well as providing interesting information about each of the Earth’s geological periods.

How to improve map skills

With the end of the year fast approaching it is really important that my Year 11 Swiss Maturity students are on top of their map work skills. This is often difficult to do as a group as we have to focus on small maps and try to point to areas for the whole group to see.

Today students took a picture of the map, added it to Explain Everything and annotated it to highlight patterns, trends and anomalies. Very fast, very effective and really easy to show the class by projecting their work on the whiteboard.

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La fin des classes approchant à grands pas, il est très important que mes élèves de 11ème de Maturité suisse soient au top de leur compétences concernant l’emploi des cartes. C’est un travail souvent difficile à faire en groupe puisque nous devons nous concentrer sur de petites cartes et essayer de pointer les espaces afin que tout le groupe classe puisse voir.

Aujourd’hui, les élèves ont pris une photo de la carte, l’ont ajoutée dans ExplainEverything et annotée afin de souligner les tendances, schémas et anomalies. Très rapide, très efficace et vraiment très facile à montrer à la classe en projetant leur travail au tableau.