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Information Technologies in Teaching Geography from the Teacher’s Point of View

  • Martin BlažekEmail author
  • Martin Lána
  • Vojtěch Blažek
  • Jan Dvořák
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Abstract

Nowadays we consider information technologies to be an essential part of material teaching tools, i.e. tools which the teacher and student use to achieve given educational goals. The use of visual, auditory and audiovisual media has become necessary in contemporary educational practice. The first section of the chapter deals with the options of using cloud tools in teaching geography (e.g. Google Drive, YouTube, forms, advanced search and easy publication of information, online cooperation in teaching, etc.). At the same time, there is presented a practical example of using mobile technology, social networks and infographics in teaching geography. The second section introduces a tool called ArcGIS online for creating maps and map applications, which is a great help in the creation of interactive learning. The following part of chapter is based on a case study, exploring the possibility of using geocaching to teach geography at Czech schools.

Keywords

Geoinformation technology Geospatial technologies Geographical education Cloud tools GIS education ArcGIS online Global Positioning System (GPS) Geocaching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Blažek
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Martin Lána
    • 3
  • Vojtěch Blažek
    • 4
  • Jan Dvořák
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Department of GeographyUniversity of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.UMR PASSAGESUniversité Bordeaux-MontaigePessacFrance
  3. 3.ZŠ a MŠ Děčín IVDěčínCzech Republic
  4. 4.GIS administrator, Regioskop z.s.p.o., Písek; Faculty of Education, Department of GeographyUniversity of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  5. 5.Grammar School Jírovcova, České BudějoviceČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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