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Main subject: Geography
related subject: Geography
Duration: 40 minutes.
Age groups: Age 10, Age 11, Age 12
Submitted by: Elva Díana, Iceland

Learning objectives:

Students take the first steps in learning about the geographic coordinate system.

Implemented digital tools:

Nearpod.com, an iPad with the nearpod app, an internet connection.

Supported digital competence for student:

Information and data literacy

Elaboration of the competences:

Information and data literacy by reading the slides and doing tasks after each slide.

Preparation:

The teacher or the school needs to sign up for an account on nearpod.com. Next the teacher has to make his own slides. This is how I set it up. I do the slides in google slides. I make one front slide (2), then one about the cardinal directions(3), one about latitude(5) and one about longitude(7). Then I upload them to nearpod. Next step is to add more content and activity and it is done by clicking the Add slide button when you have uploaded the slides. The ones I would like to add are nearpod 3D of the earth(1), drawing(4), quiz(6), quiz(8) and matching pars(9). The numbers show the order of the slides in nearpod. Students needs to have the nearpod app in their devices before the lesson begins.

Implementation:

Go through the slides with the students and move on to the next one when everybody is ready. When students draw, answer quizzes or do any other activity it appears on the teacher’s screen and therefore he/she will know which students have finished and which have not.

Conclusion:

At the end of the lesson the teacher and the students discuss the topic and what they have learnt.

Implemented needed devices:

An iPad or a device with an internet connection for students. A laptop with an internet connection for the teacher.