Just got my RGS-IBG Bulletin for Spring 2010.
Geography and all that Jazz
Random musings from the GeographyPages bloke... Visiting from outside the UK ? Add a comment please!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Dan Raven Ellison has launched a new project URBAN TWEET DAY.
The idea is to record our perspective on our urban lives and habitat through an online stream of tweets that describe urban events and experiences as they happen.
By the end of the urban day we will have created a collaborative narrative - a descriptive portrait of urban life..
To take part all you need is:
1. The ability to Tweet (www.twitter.com)
2. To be in an urban area on Saturday 9th January 2010
3. To include #utday in each of your related tweets
We'll then be able to search the tweets to reveal our story.
Please do spread the word around, the more of us the better.. and leading up to the day, add the URBAN TWEET DAY Twibbon to your Twitter profile picture. If you don't already, you can follow us on Twitter here.
Any questions, thoughts or ideas?
Labels: Urban Tweet Day
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Are you sitting comfortably ?
... then I'll begin this post...
Isle of Islay – Iain Banks' "Espedair Street", Ferguslie Park, Paisley
London – "Bone People" – Kerry Hulme
Bedfordshire – "Waterland" – Graham Swift - description of the Fens
Newcastle – Wainwright’s Guides to SW Lakes
Portsmouth – "Touching the Void" – Joe Simpson – mountain landscapes
Sheffield – "Jamaica Inn" – Daphne du Maurier – moorland in Cornwall
W. Midlands – "Sunset Song" – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Brighton – Sebastian Faulks – "Birdsong" and "Charlotte Gray"
Ipswich – "Around Ireland with a Fridge"
Ashford, Kent – Paul Theroux – "The Great Railway Bazaar"
Scotland - "The Lord of the Rings"
On the same morning, David Rogers was using John Davitt's Learning Event Generator to work with students on the Copenhagen Climage change conference, and challenged them to create some Army chats, which he then shared through Twitpic...
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Work included in portfolio for Quality Mark submission...
There are two events planned for March. For more details see the GA WEBSITE.
Booking now available...
Aims and outcomes
Quality Geography: Challenging and supporting student learning
Leszek Iwaskow, Ofsted's National Adviser for Geography
10:15-10:30 Refreshment break