Naming ‘place’

Setting myself a challenge to name apparently arbitary regions of Europe led me to realise that identity is an important aspect of 'place'. Do you think you could have a go?

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.

Eye in the Sky: Should educators should jump on the drone bandwagon?

Eye in the Sky. An article that features the testing of a drone, insights into why schools should invest in one and links to drone-based resources. Featuring: @DJIGlobal, @AirMapIO, @travelwithdrone ‏

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

Contagious and outrageous! (GAConf18 Review Pt.3)

My final @The_GA #GAConf18 review. Inspiration all round: from adventurous geog teachers, passionate trainees, those who work behind the scenes and even, maths! Featuring: @FryRsquared, @DrGrovesGeog, @Re_Ferg, @THEWATERDIARIES, @LucyOxley

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