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Tools to Engage and Motivate Students in Your Classroom

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Student Centred Learning

Students are encouraged to create unique learning experiences for themselves.

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Curriculum Aligned

Each virtual experience contains topic learning outcomes connected to the syllabus.

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Immersive and Engaging

Students can use virtual reality goggles to improve their engagement with topics.

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Virtual Field Trips

Teachers and students can go on interactive field trips without leaving the classroom.

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Develop Transferable Skills

Each virtual experience contains skill based activities. Map work is at the heart of each experience.

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Reduce Planning Time

Virtual experiences come with several ready made starter and plenary student activities.

Ready-to-Teach Junior Cycle Geography Lessons

Each virtual experience comes with a ready made starter and plenary activity. Teachers are encouraged to become facilitators in their classrooms. Each experience contains student learning intentions and suggested learning outcomes.

Structure of the Earth

In this virtual experience you will learn about Iceland and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland is a small volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Millions of tourists visit Iceland every year because they are attracted to its unique landscape. This virtual experience will explain how the structure of the Earth influences Iceland’s landscape.

Volcanoes

In this virtual experience you will learn about Iceland’s volcanic features and about the Giants Causeway in Co. Antrim, Ireland.  The Giants Causeway is a basalt plateau that formed 65 million years ago when an ancient volcano erupted. This virtual experience will explain how volcanic features are formed and how different they are.

Volcanoes and People

In this virtual experience you will learn about how Iceland and Italy are impacted by two volcanoes: Eyjafjallajökull volcano in the south of Iceland and Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy. The Icelandic people benefit from renewable geothermal energy and the Italians benefit from tourists visiting the famous site of Pompeii all year round.

Fold Mountains

In this virtual experience you will learn about Loughshinny in North County Dublin. This small town on the coast is home to several unique rock formations and is an excellent example of folding that occurred in Ireland over 325 million years ago.

Periods of Fold Mountains

In this virtual experience you will learn about the different periods of folding and visit mountain ranges from each period. For example, the Dublin-Wicklow mountains are approximately 400 million years old and formed during the Caledonian folding period. The Himalayas are a much younger mountain range and formed during the Alpine folding period approximately 30 million years ago.

The Rock Cycle

In this virtual experience you will learn about the rock cycle and the three different rock groups. You will see examples of rocks from each group by visiting the Giants Causeway in Antrim an example of Igneous rock, the Burren in Co. Clare an example of Sedimentary rock and The Sugarloaf in Co. Wicklow an example of a Metamorphic rock.

“I’m a firm believer in textbook teaching and at first, I was a bit sceptical about bringing Globopod into my class, but I have to say that since introducing the tours and resources into my Geography lessons I’m having much more fun with my students and their level of participation has increased greatly. Ill be looking forward to the new tours available in September”

Ciaran, Maynooth, County Kildare

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