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Easiteach Geography is available as an upgrade that can be added to an existing Easiteach Studio installation.
The tools provide facilities such as grid overlays in a variety of sizes and a grid reference reader with 4- and 6- alphanumeric digit references, as well as a grid fill tool for shading areas of the grids.
Other tools within Easiteach Geography include a map builder palette with pictures and Ordnance Survey® symbols as well as road, rail and other line type 'brushes', a navigator tool for creating and following paths using left-right or compass directions, a selection of compass roses, scaleable, calibrated on-screen rulers and a distometer tool for measuring paths, shapes, journeys.
The content is focused on aspects of the geography curriculum that are harder to teach or harder for pupils to visualise and understand. All the materials work within the Easiteach environment and can be annotated, adapted and extended by teachers. The simulations and video clips can all be controlled so that teachers can adapt and use them at their own pace.
Examples of the simulations are formation of coastal features, village settlers and investigating rivers.
The whole-class teaching activities are spread across the full range of Primary levels - from going to the seaside to improving the environment, from around your school to a locality in India
The video clips include the world's driest, wettest, hottest, coldest and windiest places, waste and water, rivers and Romans - a fantastic resource covering many subjects, most of which include audio commentary. Many of the videos have been provided by Channel 4.
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