Barker College PD



ACARA - General Capabilities

ACARA - The Shape of the Australian Curriculum Version 3.0

The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians

Geography tools

Wikispaces - my preference for wiki creation. Easy to edit, and they keep the product up to date. Good support from their help pages and via email.
What is the State of our Backyard? - example of a wikispace used by students
Toorak College Geography - example of a wikispace used by students
Blogs - Edublogs is a hosted solution to providing a blog platform for your students. Your school pays a fee, and edublogs hosts the content on their servers, but you can set up the blogs in your school's domain name. They offer email support and I have always found this to be very helpful. Sue Waters and Ronnie Burt write The Edublogger, and you can find many answers to your questions via this blog. We have a team who are administrators on all student blogs, and can remove content or comments at any time. Schools can set up this kind of system themselves using Wordpress Multi User (this is what the Edublogs team use), but you are responsible for the set-up and hosting of content.
Example of student blog
Example of student blog
Google Map Maker


Animaps
Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time.
Glogster
Show
Gapminder
Visual.ly
Scribble Maps
Google Teacher Academy Resources: Google Maps and Google EarthCompiled by Tom Barrett
Free Geography Tools - This blog covers a wide range of free (and cheap) tools for handling geographic data, including GIS, GPS, Google Earth and Maps, neogeography, free data resources, and whatever else Leszek Pawlowicz feels like talking about. Quite an advanced skill set required here.
Classroom Tools - Libguides A Libguide with a variety of classroom tools you might like to use.