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.

‘GIS some more (GAeConf20 Part 3)

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

The #geographyteacher community (GAeConf20 Part 2)

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.

Kicking it off online (GAeConf20 Part 1)

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.

Fake News? Think Critically…

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.

STEMming the tide of monotonous professional development

Spending the day with the @exploratorium 's Teacher Institute for their #STEM #NGSS conference was the proper way for teachers to enjoy their job on a Saturday! Featuring: @OfficialNGSS, @CAS_Arachnology, @aashuste, #CAngss