Videos 📹

Last update: 25th January 2021

Take time and enjoy browsing my video catelogue below. Videos are all free to view. Some captions under the videos have clickable links, which will take you to a page or blog post giving you more information, ideas, links, references and related resources.

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Current Affairs & Geographical Issues

Current Affairs & Geographical Issues

CPD, Tutorials & Training

CPD, Tutorials & Training

Behind the Geography

Behind the Geography

Interviews

Interviews

Performances

Performances

Serials

Serials

Made for Others

Made for Others

Snippets

Snippets

Towards the bottom of the page you can find videos and media by others in which I made a guest appearance – some talking shop, some more personal, some geeking out over a hobby!

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🌐 CURRENT AFFAIRS & GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES

Lectures, talks and commentary on geographical issues. Good for diving deeper into a particular topic, brushing up on background knowledge or getting the up-to-date geographical news. Use whole videos or clips from them with your students.

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🌱 CPD, TUTORIALS & TRAINING

Recordings of talks, webinars or tutorials. A range of things from helping teachers to put more feathers in their caps and tools in your teaching stategy toolboxes, to learning specific geographical skills or tools – both for teachers and students.

Oh, the Places You Will Go! (Taking a Geography Sabbatical)
PEE Writing
Fact Checking & Fake News: Tools for Teachers to Help Critical Thinking (June 2020)

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⚙️ behind the geography

Videos which explore and spotlight work which goes on ‘behind the scenes’ to bring us the Geography and Science that we teach. When we teach data, someone has collected it. When we teach a process or theory, there is a team which are furthering their understanding of it…

NOAA AirCore – This innovative system samples the surrounding atmosphere and preserves a profile of a trace gas of interest from the middle stratosphere to the ground. Learn more here.

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🎙️ INTERVIEWS

Interviews conducted with professionals, hobbists, enthusaists and more, who share thoughts, insights, resources and tips to support teaching and learning.

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🎭 PERFORMANCES

I do love to dabble a little in a bit of creative writing and performance. Here are some productions which wax lyrical, some of which have tips for teaching and learning embedded in them!

Performance Poetry: Eyes Down, Heads Up
Performance Poetry: Why Not Now? A piece inspired by young people for the Youth Climate Summit 2020
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🧱 SERIALS

FIELD TRIP TO THE USA (2012)

In 2012 I was very lucky to take a small group of high-school students to the Yellowstone National Park area of the United States. I made seven ‘episodes’ of our time out there, each of which has clips which can be used for teaching and learning. Episode 3 is available as a ‘sample’, eventually I’ll get around to remastering all the episodes and they will appear here.

Episode 3: Conservation – Whether it is life-long dedication or simple DIY taks, the group get to see and experience first-hand why conservation on all levels is important, including a close encounter with wolves!
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🤝 MADE FOR OTHERS

Commissioned productions and videos made as part of work for others.

“How Do Solar Radiation Vary Across Europe?” (Kit Rackley) – A pilot demonstration video to demonstrate how potential learning using the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate & Energy Education Demonstrator (Edu Demo). Credit: Copernicus ECMWF & WEMC.
A tutorial and introduction video about the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate & Energy Education Demonstrator (Edu Demo). Credit: Kit Rackley, Copernicus ECMWF & WEMC. (Front & end screens by E.Bertocco, WEMC)
“What Are The Different Carbon Emission Scenarios?” (Kit Rackley) – A pilot demonstration video to demonstrate how potential learning using the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate & Energy Education Demonstrator (Edu Demo). Credit: Copernicus ECMWF & WEMC. (Front & end screens by E.Bertocco, WEMC)
NOAA AirCore (Kit Rackley) – This innovative system samples the surrounding atmosphere and preserves a profile of a trace gas of interest from the middle stratosphere to the ground. Learn more here.
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🎞️ Snippets

Random clips and snippets of unedited videos etc.

Waterfall retreat and gorge formation at Yellowstone National Park (July 2012)
Teaching Malawi high-schoolers about life in the UK
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🎬 Behind the scenes

Here’s a little video showing the ‘behind the scenes’ to my green screen setup here in my solar-powered garden shed!

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Made by others

Videos and media by others in which I made a guest appearance – some talking shop, some more personal, some geeking out over a hobby!

April 2020: Project Geospatial – “In this video, Adam interviews Kit Rackley, Education and Program Officer for the World Energy and Meteorology Council. During the segment, Adam and Kit discuss what the WEM Council is, an overview of the C3S Climate & Energy Education Demo, and a quick dive into Kit’s inspirations towards working in the current role within the industry.

April 2020: GAeConf20 Teachmeet – “This was the #GAeConf20 Virtual TeachMeet. Supported by the Geographical Association and sponsored by Discover the World Education. Hosted by David Rogers.
July 2020: Fifty Shades of Gender – “Kit’s pronouns are they/them, and they identify as genderfluid, trans-feminine, non-binary and demigirl. Find out what that means to Kit in this episode. We also talk about labels, gender presentation, parenting roles, the journey of gender discovery, USA thrift stores, San Francisco, Harry Potter, feminism and privilege.

September 2020: Fifty Shades of Gender – “Kit’s pronouns are are they/them, and they identify as non-binary, trans-feminine, demigirl and genderfluid. We also talk about football, privilege, teaching, altruism, politics, the NHS, finding common ground in unexpected places, and what it’s been like being publicly and visibly trans.

October 2020: Dust to Dust, Exploratorium After Dark Online – “As autumn sets in, trees become bare, and the northern hemisphere begins to chill, we’re exploring processes of decay, entropy, and how things come apart, making way for revisions and new arrangements.

November 2020: Let’s Talk About Star Trek Discovery Unification III Live Discussion – “Join me [Treklad] and friends from the Star Trek fan community as we discuss Star Trek Discovery’s latest season three episode ‘Unification III’.

December 2020: Ruskin Asks – “We spend a fascinating hour speaking to former Teacher and Climate Researcher Kit Rackley. Kit has some truly inspiring insights to share with us, from where their love of Geography began, to the options for growing and developing your career.


Let’s build something together

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