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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thanks to various contacts for leading me to this video made by some of the Google Earth folks...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

The three programmes that I recently consulted on for Teachers TV were added to the website on Friday...
There are 3 programmes in the series.
Each was developed by Beth Newell and colleagues at Brook Lapping from original ideas which we discussed in an Italian cafe in Cambridge last year...

Each programmes last for 15 minutes
The first one: Today's Forecast, follows a line across the country from east to west and interviews a number of people whose jobs are dependent on the weather...
The second: The Great Storm tells the story of the 1987 Great Storm, but from the perspective of the storm itself...
The third: Degrees of Change is based on a specially commissioned poem by Mark Cowan and explores the possible impacts of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 degrees of warming in the future...

I'd love any feedback if you watch them, and particularly if you use them in the classroom....

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Monday, May 17, 2010

My local town was in the news this week because of comments apparently made by local Labour candidate.
Update: This story also made Have I Got News for You as well...



Thanks to my colleague Ruth Totterdell for giving me a link to the work of Ben Hennig, who is a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Sheffield's renowned Social and Spatial Inequalities Research Group (SASI)

He has an excellent blog, which includes some of the work that he gets up to over at SASI. This also had an election theme to it this week, with some of the images that the group has been producing.

Thanks to Ben for allowing me permission to use the major image that is included in this blog post: a summary of the results of the election.


Head over to WORLDMAPPER for plenty more of these images.

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