An article written for the World Energy and Meteorology Council (WEMC). It is becoming increasingly common place that education departments of governments around the world are including climate change in statutory policy. One such example is the recently released Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems by the UK … Continue reading Examples of climate and energy data visualisations and how they can be used in the classroom
The Slow Ways Shout! (GACONF22 TEACHMEET)
I don't know why I put myself through it! A love for performing, geography and educating - all rolled into one, I guess! Almost every Geographical Association Conference Teachmeet I get lyrical. This year, I decided to honour the epic efforts and achievements of the team behind developing the Slow Ways.
GAConf22 Coffee & Geography Special!
A few days ago I attended, in person, my first Geographical Association Annual Conference since 2019. The same was true of all other geography educators, since the last two had been totally online. This conference is for geography teachers, academics, exhibitors and students. It is always a wonderful event. Now that I have a podcast, I took the opportunity of grabbing my mobile recording equipment and doing a bit of recording for you all! Enjoy the listen.
European award for Climate Change GIS! (and other teachable goodies)
Find out whether a GIS for schools using climate data which I helped develop won an award from Copernicus ECMWF. But also check out the other amazing nominations that a teachers could use in the classroom.
Bridger Foothills Fire [Video]
An unscheduled Geogramblings vlog and post in reaction to an incident taking place at a location that is very dear to me. The Bridger Foothills Fire ignited on 4th September 2020, and overnight it expanded rapidly from 400 to 7000 acres, consuming the eastern side of the southern end of the Bridger Mountains just outside of Bozeman, Montana. This is not only an opportunity to provide some geography education on the causes, conditions, impacts and responses, but also my way of helping a community I'm connected to (but can't be present in right now) - by helping to spread the word to anyone who may wish to contribute towards fundraisers that will help members of the community get back on their feet.
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!
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