Each day of the field trip, the LEARNZ Team shoot, edit and upload curriculum-rich videos which help students to feel right up close to the action.
Tuesday 12 August
2. What is open data?
3. Give an example of how open data is being used in Christchurch?
Next step learning: What open data do you use and rely on?
2. What did Tom create?
3. Where did Tom get the data from to make this app?
Next step learning: Find out if there is a Mash Up competition in your local area and get involved.
3. Canterbury schools building footprints (95 Mb mp4 file) or Watch on Vimeo.
Drive north to Clarkville School to see how students are capturing building footprints from their computer for a competition for Canterbury Schools.
2. How are the footprints captured?
3. How are points earned for the competition?
Next step learning: Take a look at the competition and if you live in Canterbury get involved - all you need is an internet-connected computer. If you live elsewhere find out how property information is recorded in your area.
2. Why is this a problem?
3. What can be done to solve this?
Next step learning: Find out whether there are any properties in your local area that have more than one address.
5. Christchurch - a 3D city (88Mb mp4 file) or Watch on Vimeo.
Take a look around the Future Christchurch Showcase in the Re-Start Mall to see how 3D models are helping to visualise the past and future of Christchurch.
2. What other tools are being used?
3. What can people see on the liquid galaxy display?
Next step learning: What would you like to see being built in Christchurch? Design your own building, park or feature for central Christchurch.
2. What can you do with these models?
3. How might this software be useful for people planning the rebuild?
Wednesday 13 August
2. From what distance are these photos taken?
3. How are photos corrected to make them easier to use?
Next step learning: List the ways in which you use aerial imagery to help you in everyday life.
2. How are maps made from aerial images?
3. How can measurements be captured using GIS software?
Next step learning: Try using the GPS function on your phone to identify co-ordinates of a particular place and then see if you can find out how accurate this is.
2. How does aerial imagery help share this information?
3. What is the LINZ data service and what can it be used for?
Next step learning: Check out the LINZ data service for yourself
4. Changing Landscapes (49Mb mp4 file) or Watch on Vimeo.
Come and see an area of Christchurch that has been affected by the earthquakes and find out how else it has changed over time by looking at historic aerial images.
2. How has the river changed over time?
3. How is historic aerial imagery like this useful?
Next step learning: Find out more about the history of Christchurch and why some areas were damaged more than others by the earthquakes.
2. How can aerial imagery help plan a subdivision?
3. How can old photos be helpful when planning a subdivision?
Next step learning: Take a look at a new subdivision near you and come up with some reasons as to why this area has been chosen.
Thursday 14 August
1. Place Names and the New Zealand Geographic Board (58Mb mp4 file) or Watch on Vimeo.
Drive north of Christchurch to Tuahiwi Marae and meet historian Te Maire Tau and discover more about how places are named
2. What are the alternative official names of the South and North Island?
3. What do these names mean?
Next step learning: Complete some research to find out more about where the place names in your area have come from and what stories they tell.
2. Where did the name New Zealand come from?
3. Where did Māori names come from?
Next step learning: See if you can find some Māori place names that are the same or similar to place names in Polynesia.
2. What did Māori use Christchurch for?
3. Why did Europeans settle in Christchurch?
Next step learning: Find out more about how Christchurch got its name.
2. How did the Northern tributary to the Ōtākaro/Avon River get its name?
3. How did Māori and Europeans use Ōtākaro/Avon River?
Next step learning: Find out what the council plans to do to improve the Ōtākaro/Avon River.
2. What would you like to learn more about and how could you do this?
3. Help your teacher to fill in the online evaluation for this field trip.