The completed map. I need to print it bigger. this one is 120mm x 200mm and as such the detail is pretty low. I can upscale this but need access to a bigger printer.
I struggled for over a month on this and in the end gave up. I phoned a friend. My conundrum was how to get buildings mapped in 3D onto a 3D model of terrain. I found the data for terrain and the data for building heights in the city of Wellington, NZ on this website https://koordinates.com/layer/1431-wellington-city-suburbs/. … Continue reading Taking 3D maps to the next level
As my MindLab journey draws to a close it is timely to reflect on the journey I have undergone. Osterman (1993) states “the intent of reflective practice is to improve the quality of professional performance” and as I hope to improve, I must reflect. Osterman (1993) also states “Reflective practice is a professional development process … Continue reading MindLab Reflections
As a Social Studies and Geography teacher there are a number of subject areas within and outside a Social Science silo that my subjects are able to align with or link to. The diagram above attempts to visualise this. In his 2010 book Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education, Jonathan Savage states “the most … Continue reading My Interdisciplinary Connections
The use of social media as a high school teacher is fraught with danger. You are walking a very fine line here and a professional relationship between a teacher and their students must be very carefully managed when using this medium. Personally I created a Facebook page for my senior Geography class to use. It’s … Continue reading Using Facebook as a teacher
Some years ago I was presented with a professional conundrum. At a previous school we had an expectation that all our year 10’s completed a piece of personal research. The context was personal choice but it had to involve a historical event or person. As head of Department I was approached by a teacher wo … Continue reading An ethical dilemma in my digital practice.
In 2007 I was given a copy of this book to read as part of a new PLD program my school was running called He Kakano: Bishop, R., & Berryman, M. (2006). Culture speaks: Cultural relationships and classroom learning. Huia Publishers. Culture speaks was a key document that arose from the Te Kotahitanga program. For me … Continue reading Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice
In 2010 the OECD published a list of 4 trends that were shaping education around the world. Globalisation The Future of the Nation State Arew Cities the New Countries Family Matters A Brave New World Each of these trends is having an effect on my own teaching but for the purposes of brevity I would … Continue reading GVI’s and Trends in Education
Marlborough Boys College is a decile 6 school. In terms of family or community economics Blenheim is a very mixed region with a broad economic continuum. We have students that in larger urban areas would live in areas with low socioeconomic demographics. We have the opposite extreme and all other levels of income in between. … Continue reading Our Socioeconomic contexts
I have been in contact with EA Sports with regard to using SimCity4 in my Geography year 12 class. I just needed to work out licensing and purchase issues really. I wanted to know if I needed lots of copies of the game or a site license. So I spoke to a very helpful advisor … Continue reading Gamification 2!