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

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