Decolonising Geography

The shift and desire to accelerate momentum of the process of decolonisation in light of recent events has us asking, what does this mean for teachers and educators. With a little help, I look into what it means for the Geography teacher community in particular.

COVID-forced changes: Maintaining investigation and fieldwork

A recycled threat to fieldwork, under the guise of a virus, But the #geographyteacher community comes good yet again in sharing ideas how to continue building fieldwork into learning regardless of its future. This post will be updated as more resources and ideas are shared. So keep tabs!

Fact checking and fake news – ideas for teachers to help critical thinking (UKEdConf20)

🆕📽️🌍🗣️ Earlier this month I was delighted to take part in the UKEdChat Online Conference 2020. This vlog offers a recording and summary of my contribution, covering some ideas how we teachers can aid learning through fact checking, fake news and cognitive bias. Also, find out how you can use my UKEdConf2020 talk as part of a certified UKEdChat CPD course.

Interview: Kate O’Donnell (Exploratorium)

The first of, hopefully many, Geogramblings interviews! I talk to Kate O'Donnell from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco for Discover the World Education's "International Connections" TeachMeet (broadcast on Thursday 11th June 2020). This blog post gives the full 10-minute edit of the interview, where you can get some examples of teaching & learning resources for your Science, Geography lessons and beyond, no matter where you are in the world! If you like 'geographers' interviewing 'geographers', a plug is also given to a rather Curious Geographer!

Teaching climate change issues using GIS

The importance of teaching GIS and climate change and how the two together can provide a powerful way for students to learn about one of the most pressing issues of our time. I also put forward the argument that climate change is a safeguarding issue. What do you think?

On Location: Sustainability in San Francisco

🆕📽️🌍🗣️ On-location video blog! Sustainability in San Francisco - Examples from around the Bay Area of some of sustainable buildings, organisations, networks and communities. This blog features the Exploratorium museum and Urban Ore 'ecopark' amongst others. It was filmed before the coronavirus lockdowns, and so also gives an update how these examples are faring and what they are doing to keep going.

History of Earth (geological time) on a 30cm ruler

History of Earth (geological time) on a 30cm ruler

Virtual tours (with Digimap for Schools)

🆕🌍🗣️ Virtual trips with Digimap For Schools - Ideas how to use the GIS tool for different kinds of virtual trips, including DMEs and links to 'real-world play'. Downloadable resources too! Featuring Geograph.org.uk

Mapping a walk (with Digimap For Schools)

🆕📽️🌍🗣️ Video blog! Mapping a walk with Digimap For Schools - How to use this amazing GIS tool, currently free during coronavirus lockdown, for building lots of skills relevant to primary school syllabuses & beyond. Great ideas for home schooling too. This blog also features Helen Young (Geography Geek), Norfolk Trials and Ordnance Survey.