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?

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.

‘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

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.

Your thoughts: Interactive climate & energy visual tool

A 'mini' placement has me looking into a useful climate and energy visualisation tool. Calling for feedback on making it a potentially effective educational resource! Featuring: @WEMCouncil, @CopernicusECMWF

The Human Element (GAConf18 Review Pt.2)

Flooding, GIS, the Anthropocene and the Arctic are some of the topics covered in Pt.2 of my #GAConf18 summary. Featuring: @GIS4Schools, @EnvAgency, @Arctic_Office et al. Also featured: @richardallaway and the incredible #TeachMeet!

Visualise it

Visualisation is an important tool in promoting knowledge and understanding. Presented here are a number of visualisations that educators across curricula may enjoy and find useful. Featuring: @exploratorium, @cnscenter, @worldmapper, @NatGeoMag, @gapminder