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!
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 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
🆕🌍🗣️ 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
This is a holding page set-up for a bit.ly link for an upcoming article. Please click here after 5th June 2020 to go to the actual article!
🆕📽️🌍🗣️ 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.
The final day of #GAeConf20 caused my mind to blow on several ocassions. Corn-starch glaciers, twisty graphs, and more challenge from a radical geographer. It's been quite a ride. Thank you, Geographical Association! #geographyteacher
Day two of @The_GA's #GAeConf20 - Not only do I share-on amazing practice and ideas from the #geographyteacher community, but also reflect on how vital such engagements are, especially in times like these.
Today saw the kick-off of the Geographical Association's eConference 2020 - While all of us geographers are unable to gather together this time around - we certainly did in virtual spirit. Here's my quick review and thoughts of a successful first day.