Without delving too much into politics, it is of this geographer's opinion that current affairs demonstrate how crucial the current need is for critical thinking. This blog entry looks into the importance of thinking critically, a tool to help fight 'fake news', and some resources to demonstrate that teaching skills (like critical thinking) can happen in tandem with teaching content.
Reflections on an incredible year and a personal journey. Happy Holidays to you all! Features @exploratorium, @AssignedMale, @RileyJayDennis, @gaytascience
I will be giving a presentation at the Geographical Association 2019 conference (April, Manchester), of a collection of real-life stories celebrating the positive impact Geography has on lives, attitudes and experiences. Each will be told in that feel-good way of children’s story time. Some will be nursery rhymes, some short prose, but all will have the same moral: Geography is awesome, inspiring and often life changing. Do you have a such a story to share? Find out more and get in contact.
Is the future of transport "EV peasy"? Part 2 - Are they really economically and environmentally worth it? Features: @IEA, @nextgreencar, @UniversityLeeds, @guardian, @business, @MyEnergiLTD
Is the future of transport "EV peasy"? Part 1 looks into whether owning an electric vehicle is really that practical...
Climate scientists report that now 'a half' is more important than ever, not to be done by halves. Sustainable development, particular energy, has a large role to play. Featuring @WEMCouncil, @IPCC_CH, @ConnectSDGs, @TheEnergyMix #icem2019denmark
Yes, I've been absent from the blogsphere for a little, but for good reason: many changes were a foot!
Eye in the Sky. An article that features the testing of a drone, insights into why schools should invest in one and links to drone-based resources. Featuring: @DJIGlobal, @AirMapIO, @travelwithdrone
As football World Cup hysteria goes into overdrive with England's dogged success (so-far), time again for us teachers to take advantage. #GarethSouthgateWould appreciate the #geography geekiness in all this...!
The once-every-4-years hysteria is here again. Whether you love the 'beautiful game' or loathe it, what is undeniable is that the FIFA World Cup can provide a boon of teaching opportunities. Featuring @FiveThirtyEight, @CONIFAOfficial