The latest version of the OS Mapping News magazine has just dropped on my desk.
Geography and all that Jazz
Random musings from the GeographyPages bloke... Visiting from outside the UK ? Add a comment please!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Flood Contingency map copyright the City of Fargo
Have been following a few stories recently, and using the idea of 'data mining' the 'Twittersphere' as a resource.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
A gentle reminder about Gapminder...
Thanks to Ollie Bray, who's in Vienna, for posting this link - if you haven't seen Gapminder before, you need to check it out... This was always fantastic for use with GCSE and 6th form groups. Visualisation is the new rock and roll...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Some great work from Jo Blackmore and colleagues /students at Okehampton College on an URBAN REBRANDING fieldtrip to Exeter.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Photosynth: my first effort...
After the school run today, it was a quick trip up to Hunstanton to take 164 pictures of the famous stripy cliffs: the southern end of the cliffs near the promenade - thanks to my Nikon D40X that took about 5 minutes as I wandered from the carrstone boulders in the tidal zone, to the base of the cliff and zoomed in on some of the individual rocks in the red and white rockfall zones. The light wasn't ideal, but that wasn't really the point in this case.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Today is the launch of the widely anticipated Google Street View. I had an invitation to attend, and would like to have been there, but had another appointment today pre-booked.
UK cities covered so far
Labels: Google Street View UK
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Down to London yesterday on another spring day for the final presentations of Save the Children Fund's EYE TO EYE project.
The occasion was the final showcase of the EYE TO EYE PROJECT, the funding for which ends at the end of the month, but which has seen the publication of a book and resource pack to allow teachers to take the project further within their own classrooms.
A presentation showing the background to the scheme was shown, and a chance to meet some of the teachers involved in the development of the project, and the resources which grew out of it, such as this game of MIGRATION DOMINOES. (PDF DOWNLOAD)
Good to meet some familiar faces, and some new ones, and particularly to meet some very enthusiastic geographers who were loving the new 'Living Geography' approaches to teaching the new KS3 curriculum, and also some GeographyJazz followers. Nice work !
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
It's been a few weeks since my article on the BBC Box was featured in the GA Magazine.
A recent e-mail from James Woolven, who teaches in one of the GA's CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE reminded me to check on the box, and it has recently arrived in BRAZIL.
The BBC website follows some of the goods that arrived in the USA from China into the stores where they were sold.
The box was then loaded with a cargo of 'household goods'.
The box is now in Santos in Brazil, and there is another very useful BBC ARTICLE describing the changing economic circumstances facing Brazil. This would be very useful for 'A' level GLOBALISATION topics.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Bought a cheap copy of Billy Connolly's 'Journey to the Edge of the World' in a well known supermarket yesterday...Visit the ITV website for more details on the series, which would be good viewing for those people studying Extreme Environments (perhaps for the new OCR 'A' GCSE)