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Monday, March 30, 2009

Take a walk with us

Categories: s1 and s2, Urban
Lessons are going in cycles again, round to using this and this and lots of contrasting images for working out whether Brazil is rich or poor, Higher are doing urban mapwork (might use this) and s2 are starting some work on Environmental Issues. One thing that I liked the look of today was this, which referenced James Howard Kunstler, who helped our s1 lesson indirectly a while ago. It strikes me that this would be a great student project for a virtual fieldwork exercise? For instance, we used streetview for Higher a week or so ago to compare parts of the inner city:

Street Cities - Free Mapping and Street View Tools

We won't have time to do this now, but what would have been useful was for students to podcast on their comparisons and what features of inner cities these locations illustrated.


At 12:42 am, Anonymous DCC said...

Thank you for posting this. I am the host and producer of the KunstlerCast and I've been trying to spread the word to teachers about the potential of combining Google Street View with podcasts to talk about geography, urban planning and culture.

This particular show came about after a listener called in with the idea. In the past Kunstler and I have recorded podcasts while actually walking through cities, and I've encouraged listeners to follow along with Google Street View. But the virtual tour of Paris on the show you linked to was the first time we did our "walking" entirely on the Internet.

P.S. the KunstlerCast you linked to doesn't just reference Kunstler... it's a weekly podcast WITH James Howard Kunstler ;)

At 7:38 am, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the comment. I listened to the podcast last night before I posted this, and hearing about Hausmann tooke me back to my University days. Really nice idea, and a good listen, thanks


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