Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):
E. Simonne-Dombovari, G. Simon:
"Interactive webapplication for practicing spelling of geographical names - educational tool for students (in Hungarian and German)";
Talk: International Symposium on Geographical Names - GeoNames 2008 . Geographical names as part of the cultural heritage,
Web-based tutorial programmes are set to teach the position of given geographical objects by drag and drop or puzzles. Proper spelling of geographical names is rarely considered to be crucial element. But we think, learning exact and punctual names of questionable places is important. It must be a task to be highlighted in schools. Our complementary educational tool in Hungarian is enabling to practice both topographical knowledge and orthography of geographical names (http://cartography.tuwien.ac.at/geolearn).
This application is mainly designed for students in preparation for school exercises and for final exam. The base of our website was the compulsory list of geographical names for final exam in secondary education. It was published by the Hungarian Ministry of Education.
Our aim is to implement this programme into German and other languages. The present paper is to present the finalized Hungarian and German version, which is currently an ongoing project.
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