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.
The shift and desire to accelerate momentum of the process of decolonisation in light of recent events has us asking, what does this mean for teachers and educators. With a little help, I look into what it means for the Geography teacher community in particular.
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.
The Geography of the Coronavirus
The second ‘Geogramblings’ blog video takes at an event that is currently dominating the news and has everyone speculating - the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As is typical with such events, the media is awash with news and updates - while here, I take a look at the issue from a geographical point of view.
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?
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
“Open your eyes and then, open your eyes again”
The @exploratorium's Observatory has that 'hidden treasure' feel about it, but each time you visit and open you eyes, the more wondrous it becomes.
From Pole to Pole (Part 1)
Maps and images of the world lie and manipulate; usually ignoring the poles in the process!