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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: podders on April 24, 2012, 03:54:02 PM

Title: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on April 24, 2012, 03:54:02 PM
Just a few updates to things that I am trying out from last month (has been pretty quiet with the Easter hols)

http://www.edmodo.com/ - looks like something to keep an eye on.  Anyone have any experience of this?

http://twitpic.com/9979op/full - Not Geography related but had a discussion with my form about this one! Links to Mission:Explore

http://www.geocaching.com/videos/default.aspx#cat=cat:newbies&vid=-4VFeYZTTYs - My project for next academic year

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/2050/2050.aspx - particularly like the create your own pathways tool that could be used for school based project or eco school initiative.

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/04/7-services-for-sending-group-texts-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+%28Free+Technology+for+Teachers%29&utm_content=FaceBook - Some interesting reading here. I wonder if our school will go down this route eventually?

http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html - Some really great info graphics to embed into school VLE etc. e.g http://www.intac.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Internet_In_2010.jpg

http://viewpure.com/ - For those who have the new schools access account to YouTube or who want to filter out the crap on YouTube, this is nice.

http://www.tubechop.com/ - Allows you to chop up YouTube videos and share (attention copyright)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/practicaltechnologies/395332327167258/ - after our recent training event, we set up this Facebook group which seems to have grown hugely. There is an awful lot of good stuff on there about the practical use of technology in the classroom.

That's all for now

Matt

THIS IS WELL WORTH ADDING TOO - Just been posted on the promotions section of the SLN forum - it is very, very good! http://practicalaction.org/geography

Title: Re: New websites, software that I have found recently
Post by: Graham on April 24, 2012, 08:16:35 PM

Thanks Matt
Plenty to look at here.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: paulsturtivant on April 25, 2012, 08:02:27 PM
Thanks for these!

It would be great if we could we set up some sort of social bookmarking for links such as these so they don't get lost
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Gem1983 on April 26, 2012, 10:21:24 AM
Our Academy have used Edmodo in some BTEC subjects and have found it an excellent resource. Students can download an APP that they use on their smart phones. They have commented on stimulus and generally supported one another through it. It has definately worked well here. Another excellent tool is voice thread, which allows you to upload a document and the students can then comment on this 'live', you will see the slide on the computer, with lots of little comments around the slide, that the students are making. They can add a voice comment or a video. I havent used it yet, but I have seen it work and the students need practice on it, but it works well
Gem
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Blue Square Thing on April 26, 2012, 02:10:41 PM
It would be great if we could we set up some sort of social bookmarking for links such as these so they don't get lost

Delicious would do this lovely - online bookmarking essentially that can be tagged with specific subjects and so on. I know other people can then use the bookmarks, I'm not entirely sure if more than one person can then contribute to the list - I imagine so. I notice that it seems to be blocked access just now for me at work - though that's a weighted phrase limit so it might be temporary.

A wiki would work well as well, although logins would, probably, be needed to protect from vandalism. Which is slightly trickier - doable if there was a desire to go down that route.

Static pages aren't well suited for this sort of thing. A google doc would do it sort of, but is a bit clunky for this.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on April 26, 2012, 03:30:56 PM
I use Diigo with my students and am part of the resource sharing community for IB Geography. Essentially, I could create a number of groups (categories) such as SLN Tectonics, SLN Ecosystems, SLN Crime, SLN Development etc etc (as I have done for GCSE and IB) and then people can join up and start bookmarking.

The easiest way to do this is to install Diigolet onto your toolbar and anytime you see something worth while, click the Diigolet tag and it will bring up a menu of the groups that you are part of, click the relevant group, add a couple of tags and off you go. The website page will then be stored there. They are then stored and categorised (and can be linked to Twitter) before an automated email is sent out (daily or weekly) to inform group members when something new has been added)

http://groups.diigo.com/user/podders79

Delicious might be more suitable but I don't use it and someone else would have to take the lead on this.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: paulsturtivant on April 27, 2012, 07:55:58 AM
I've set up a group on Diigo - GeoCollaboration

I've not had time to do much to it yet but it should be open for everyone to contribute to and edit.

Lets try adding to it and see if it will take off. Its important to tag bookmarks sensibly so it doesn't get messy

http://groups.diigo.com/group/geo_collaboration
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on April 27, 2012, 01:16:19 PM
I'm added. Great stuff. Thanks for setting it up Paul.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: paulsturtivant on April 27, 2012, 01:58:28 PM
Could we have this pinned at the top of the board?

Then people can add to it whenever they find it and leave a short mention on the forum
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Victoria on April 27, 2012, 06:42:46 PM
Looks good!  Joined the group and 'stickied' the thread...  Although Diigo is now blocked in school... good old EMBC!
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Blue Square Thing on April 27, 2012, 07:28:44 PM
Looks good!  Joined the group and 'stickied' the thread...  Although Diigo is now blocked in school... good old EMBC!

I got access through my school account on an E2BN filter - the 8084 port (i.e. the adult one rather than the kiddie one). Worth checking what port you're going through.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: parxs on May 02, 2012, 06:45:10 PM
Been trialing Edmodo this week and its rediculously easy to use and the kids love it!! I really suggest everyone has a look at it as the potential is amazing.

ps dont show your ICT co-ordinator as its 100% better than any VLE i've seen and mine wasn't to happy about showing other members of staff it's potential :-)
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 09, 2012, 10:49:06 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geography-gcse-revision/id340221590?mt=8 - looks like a great resource for GCSE students ....
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 04, 2012, 04:36:53 PM
Map making - pros and cons

As part of the IB Geography course, we have to teach a couple hours of Theory of Knowledge looking at how we interpret out world through maps and experiences.

I have managed to find a nice little starter from the US TV series The West Wing and a BBC4 documentary entitled 'Maps, Power and Plunder' as well as some other activities.

I have uploaded them onto my VLE here:

http://www.geographypods.com/tokography.html


PS and this book looks really great too .. review here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/24/history-world-twelve-maps-review
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 06, 2012, 07:10:11 PM
Love this ... posted by Alan Parkinson on his Living Geography blog today:

https://www.mentimeter.com/

Going to trial it out with our Y13 students who have iphones etc in class ....
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Evlinda on September 09, 2012, 12:29:31 PM
Podders- i love this! I tried it out and i think i shall try to use it this week!
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 09, 2012, 08:23:07 PM
Pretty cool eh?  ;)
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Evlinda on September 09, 2012, 09:07:14 PM
I take it that it works on any smart phone? Lots of our kids have blackberries- it should be fine on these shouldn't it?!
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 14, 2012, 04:04:14 PM
Yep. Tried it with kids with iPhones etc today (GCSE coursework feedback) and it worked a treat!
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 16, 2012, 09:12:36 PM
Do like this. Of real use to IB & GCSE students in completing of coursework.

http://www.classtools.net/harvard-citation-generator/

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: beatty_ on October 09, 2012, 04:10:07 PM
Hello everyone.

I have recently started uploading generic resources that I have created over the last couple of years to the TES resources website.  There are a variety of resources, including: coded generic geographic marking feedback sheets; a year 7 baseline test; as well as several guidance sheets, including guides to analyzing graphs and explaining points.

Please comment on the resources where possible.

http://www.tes.co.uk/MyResources.aspx?navcode=472

Thanks.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Kim on October 09, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
Sorry to sound stupid but the link takes me to the login page. How do I find you?
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: beatty_ on October 10, 2012, 07:22:24 AM
My fault.

This link will work: http://www.tes.co.uk/MyPublicProfile.aspx?uc=1443942&event=21
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 22, 2012, 06:55:06 PM
Anyone know if a UK version of this exists??

https://www.remind101.com/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Kim on October 24, 2012, 06:27:35 PM
I really liked your geography comment bank. :D
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 14, 2012, 11:14:08 AM
http://www.scribblemaps.com/

Lot's of potential here .. and it's GIS Day today!

Matt
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2012, 09:17:47 PM
This looks ace! Thanks for the heads up...Someone just put me on to http://www.socrative.com/ as well. Useful stuff.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 16, 2012, 08:05:16 AM
A really great site  that shows the legacy of the games in QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK. Great for case studies of short and long-term geographic costs and benefits of hosting it at both the local and national level (IB, AS, A, GCSE)

http://noordinarypark.co.uk/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 19, 2012, 09:54:12 PM
How Pandemics Spread

Great little video from the TED Team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UG8YbNbdaco#!
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 21, 2012, 09:07:05 PM
This looks great from @johnsayers on Twitter tonight

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A8QDvP0CAAAp6S-.jpg:large

Lots of uses especially in the lead up to exam time

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: simba on November 22, 2012, 06:57:43 AM
Anyone working with maps might be interested in this free resource also:

Geokov.com has map maker that is basically a customization of the familiar Google Maps. The interactive map makes it very easy to add symbols/icons, draw on the map, and create shaded-relief topo maps of any region. Students can take a virtual field trip to explore landforms and terrain features on topographic map and Google Earth (North America for now). It does not need any kind of software or knowledge of GIS. There is also comprehensive coverage of topographic map education.

Introductory video summarizing its functionality: http://youtu.be/vxnVvUxkTZM
Mapping education: http://geokov.com/Education/education.aspx
Example video of exploring physical features of the Earth: http://youtu.be/EfDgTPWpMK4
Map gallery and help page: http://geokov.com/mapping-help.aspx#mapGallery
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 23, 2012, 08:17:01 PM
Great for iGCSE

http://www.teachmaths-inthinking.co.uk/activities/aids-hiv-statistics.htm

Thanks to Jim Noble
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on December 13, 2012, 01:17:53 PM
Outstanding Lessons in Geography - check out this Blog Post

http://jsbgeography.blogspot.fr/2012/12/a-template-for-outstanding-teaching.html?spref=tw

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on December 18, 2012, 10:10:12 AM
Maps of Earth Showing Where Severe Weather is Most Likely to Kill

http://io9.com/5968237/maps-of-earth-showing-where-severe-weather-is-most-likely-to-kill

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on December 20, 2012, 10:41:36 AM
Some nice SWF files that can be embedded into your VLE

http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/geography/tsunami.swf

http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/geography/earthquakes.swf

http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/volcanoes.swf

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on January 21, 2013, 08:20:47 PM
http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2012/world-population-data-sheet/world-map.aspx#/map/population

Up to date population interactive maps & data.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on January 21, 2013, 08:47:13 PM
How much is left on earth? - Excellent interactive site with videos and interactive graphs.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=interactive-how-much-is-left
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on January 24, 2013, 10:51:15 AM
Nice infographic for China & One Child Policy

http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1102/land-of-the-rising-son/transparency.jpg

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on January 27, 2013, 10:09:14 PM
http://globalfloodmap.org/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on February 14, 2013, 01:37:03 PM
Brainy Box - excellent for summarising case studies. Here are some first attempts by my students using the Chinese One Child Policy as the focus - the sixth side has their 30 second rant embedded as a YouTube video.

http://www.geographypods.com/ocp-brainy-box-2013.html

 ;)
     
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on February 15, 2013, 11:07:12 AM
High quality quarterly teaching magazine

http://www.innovatemyschool.com/magazine.html

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on February 21, 2013, 07:02:13 AM
Had a go at doing some RSA style videos with my Y11 class this week. The results are here.

http://www.geographypods.com/2013-rsa-videos.html

I'm really pleased with them. Takes a bit of setting up but well worth it.

Originally from David Rogers ... his ideas here:

http://daviderogers.blogspot.fr/2013/02/rsa-style-inspired-videosfactors.html
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on February 27, 2013, 04:13:18 PM
38 maps you never knew you needed:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/maps-you-never-knew-you-needed

Lot of US based stuff but some real gems in there...  ;)
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on March 12, 2013, 08:50:01 AM
Plate Tectonics Jigsaw work - great for Y7's.

http://csta.networkats.com/staff_online/staff/uploads/uploads/speakers/824_amnhdinos_plate_tectonics.pdf

Thanks to American Museum of Natural History
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on April 27, 2013, 03:39:28 PM
Nice Twitter map, search twitter terms to locations posted. Interesting stuff.

http://worldmap.harvard.edu/tweetmap/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on April 27, 2013, 09:35:15 PM
Talking photos that can be embedded into your VLE. Fieldwork images with explanations or homework tasks to set students.

www.fotobabble.com

I did my first one here: http://www.fotobabble.com/m/Nko0TVZTUllOeG89

Thank to David Rogers for the heads up http://daviderogers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/supporting-fieldwork-back-in-classroom.html
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 05, 2013, 12:59:34 PM
Updates on What if the World Were a Village of 100 people

https://pinterest.com/specialk_522/if-the-world-were-a-village/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 07, 2013, 11:18:05 AM
Nice starter - Population Fact

http://i.imgur.com/CK6aONG.jpg
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 12, 2013, 12:39:32 PM
The changing face of planet earth:

Excellent resource to enable discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpK4wnkMko
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 12, 2013, 12:43:45 PM
How many people can live on Planet Earth?

David Attenborough Documentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa3ZDEZj3P8
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 27, 2013, 02:25:46 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oVFpj8VcF0Y/UaM5PETLCbI/AAAAAAAAQr0/ykA2hcvPAwA/s1600/pangaea.jpg

Came through on twitter today from Alan Parkinson. Y9's fascinated this afternoon, especially our Australians!   
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 29, 2013, 06:42:26 PM
Excellent set of student produced slideshows & narrations from Tom McLean and his students.

Perfect for the IB Hazards (adjustments, responses & vulnerability) Geography SOW

http://www.slideshare.net/expattam/evaluating-vulnerability-in-the-2011-japan-earthquake-and-the-2010-haiti-earthquake

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: mccraea on May 30, 2013, 10:43:14 AM
Excellent slideshow and good find podders.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 31, 2013, 02:36:56 PM
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/age-of-man/map-interactive

Interactive where & how we live. Part of the 7 Billion series of resources from National Geographic

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on May 31, 2013, 02:39:47 PM
Some great ideas from our colleagues 'Down Under'

http://www.geogspace.edu.au/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on June 24, 2013, 02:18:36 PM
Great documentary on volcano prediction using 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcanic eruption as the precursor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Wq9TQVpGg

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on June 24, 2013, 03:01:44 PM
Watching YouTube videos in class but need to get rid of adverts and strange comments?

This is pretty good

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/a-clever-trick-to-play-youtube-videos.html?m=1
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on July 26, 2013, 09:19:57 PM
London Olympics Legacy - OS Map in 2030

Thanks to Alan Parkinson for the tip off on his site http://livinggeography.blogspot.fr/

Link here ... http://blog.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/2013/01/see-the-olympic-park-in-2030/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on August 08, 2013, 11:59:39 AM
Taken from Alan's Living Geography Blog

Maps of Children's Changes .... very visual

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22688596
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on August 29, 2013, 03:47:07 PM
Completed a new unit for Y8 on Mount Everest here

http://www.geographypods.com/8850-top-of-the-world.html

Feel free to take, download or whatever...

Matt
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Kim on August 29, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
Gosh. What amazing resources. Your students are so lucky.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 11, 2013, 08:37:49 AM
Lots of mind maps here for GCSE & A-level / IB
http://www.topicscape.com/mindmaps/28
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 12, 2013, 03:39:31 PM
Maps on the web. Nice tool for comparing relative sizes of countries, historical changes etc. Just been studying the overlay of France onto the UK and realised that my drive from Toulouse to Calais is like driving from Barnstable to Thurso ..... then I still have the UK leg to go to North Wales!!   :o

http://mapsontheweb.tumblr.com/

Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 16, 2013, 08:02:45 PM
Top 5 highest and top 5 lowest HDI information & images

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/undevelop1102/index.html
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 23, 2013, 11:05:09 AM
The Geography Development Game from The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2012/dec/20/geography-game-how-well-know-world

Looks pretty good......  :)
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on September 24, 2013, 01:02:20 PM
Excellent article relating to progress being made (or not) with the MDG's

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2013/sep/24/millennium-development-goals-data-interactive?CMP=twt_gu

Perfect for IB Core.
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 06, 2013, 07:44:19 PM
Identify clouds with this wheel from the Met Office

http://www.metlink.org/pdf/teachers/cloudwheel.pdf

iGCSE Geography - Weather & Climate
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 06, 2013, 07:47:54 PM
Series of fact sheets from the Met Office on different aspects of weather & climate

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/library/publications/factsheets
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 09, 2013, 12:15:25 PM
iGCSE Geography revision site here: http://libguides.tts.edu.sg/content.php?pid=316263&sid=2588047

From Singapore.  :)
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 14, 2013, 12:02:12 PM
Teaching Gender Inequalities? This series looks really promising. Fits in very well with the Gender Inequalities section of the core unit of IB Geography.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24371433
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 14, 2013, 12:06:32 PM
How many slaves work for you?

Interactive site that encourages thought provoking discussion.

http://slaveryfootprint.org

Links in to sweatshops ...
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 15, 2013, 11:46:50 AM
20 breathtaking images of Earth

http://www.oddee.com/item_96548.aspx
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: SaraG23 on October 16, 2013, 05:32:42 PM
Globetrot - a world-knowledge and geography online game that was recently launched. With postcard collections from the most beautiful cities in the world!
Play Globetrot - http://apps.facebook.com/globetrotfamily
Contact and support - support@globetrotfamily.com
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on October 27, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Do you cover Diasporas? If so, this pretty cool interactive map may be helpful ...

Perfect for IB Global Interactions etc ...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 01, 2013, 02:38:34 PM
New case study on the Flash Floods in Barèges, France in 2013. Will use it with iGCSE students as a comparison with Boscastle.

http://www.geographypods.com/river-flooding.html

YouTube video embedded, filmed & narrated by me. Watch out Elliott Brown!!

..external link to the video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRdPAXlOZkU
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 01, 2013, 04:43:45 PM
Around the world - Music Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLC3904635EF7A6175
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 03, 2013, 06:59:32 PM
New resources on the recent St Jude storm by the one and only Mr Simon Jones

http://www.slideshare.net/jonesy2008/thinking-about-st-jude
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 04, 2013, 11:18:33 AM
Generic template for GCSE Geography case studies. Thanks to Okehampton College

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11502326/Case-Study-Template-for-GCSE
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on November 27, 2013, 10:39:44 AM
Great little edited video that serves as an introduction to deserts for GCSE / IB / A level Geography.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUHN4Y0x2LI#t=38
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on December 02, 2013, 08:34:36 PM
Disparities in London - An interactive map

http://ukdataexplorer.com/census/london/
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Dee on December 05, 2013, 08:04:45 AM
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Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: Stephen A.Schwab on December 05, 2013, 09:49:54 AM
Compared to the old rate per dvd this is a much better deal! A whole raft of great titles for a year, bargin!
Well done www.classroomvideo.co.uk
Title: Re: New resources for Geography Teachers - update
Post by: podders on December 16, 2013, 02:02:26 PM
Nice video on liquefaction

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/12/how-sand-ate-a-pirate-city-during-an-earthquake/

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Post by: podders on December 16, 2013, 02:05:32 PM
Sustainable projects in urban areas. Some great case studies here.

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/7-cities-with-great-green-projects-others-should-imitate.html
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Post by: podders on December 16, 2013, 04:03:33 PM
Globalization of chocolate - flow of chocolate beans. Lovely graphic/map

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2012/apr/05/chocolate-world-map#zoomed-picture

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Post by: podders on December 23, 2013, 02:37:29 PM
Free to use images of recent coastal damage from December 2013 storm in Deganwy, North Wales.

http://www.geographypods.com/coastal.html
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Post by: podders on December 23, 2013, 10:31:22 PM
Collection of need to know geographical models

http://aphug.wikispaces.com/Models+to+Know
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Post by: podders on January 15, 2014, 06:07:20 PM
Collection of short clips on the geography soup website

http://vimeo.com/channels/geographysoup

by Simon Jones
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Post by: podders on January 15, 2014, 06:13:41 PM
Interactive mapping of forced migrations since 1975

http://www.therefugeeproject.org/#
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Post by: podders on January 15, 2014, 06:19:38 PM
Geography of languages in Europe

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2014/jan/15/interactive-european-language-map?CMP=twt_fd
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Post by: podders on January 15, 2014, 06:24:50 PM
Mapfight - compare relatives sizes of every country. Wow.

http://mapfight.appspot.com/
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Post by: podders on January 15, 2014, 06:34:55 PM
The fifth and final resource for tonight ...

Visualising population density worldwide. Great idea and very effective.

http://sgranados.es/population/density.html
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Post by: podders on January 17, 2014, 08:12:41 AM
A mind-blowing site. In one second on the internet

http://onesecond.designly.com/
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Post by: podders on January 20, 2014, 09:31:38 AM
Series of lessons on Japanese earthquake for A Level / IB teachers

http://www.msf.org.uk/tectonic-activity-and-hazards-earthquakes
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Post by: podders on January 23, 2014, 01:35:04 PM
Hunger map. Useful for iGCSE Geography & IB courses

http://cdn.wfp.org/hungermap/#MZ
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Post by: podders on January 27, 2014, 06:26:09 PM
If Indian states were different countries ...

http://www.economist.com/content/indian-summary
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Post by: podders on February 03, 2014, 03:29:21 PM
How an ageing population will change the world

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25968269

Nice video and information for GCSE / A Level etc
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Post by: podders on February 04, 2014, 09:18:40 AM
Sound effects to go with your lessons. Just been using a combination of these sounds with Y7 in their tornado lessons.

http://soundbible.com/tags-tornado.html

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Post by: podders on February 10, 2014, 11:03:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-vNSqUy0l4

The Pangaea Pop-up - Michael Molina - brilliant!
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Post by: podders on February 10, 2014, 08:16:22 PM
Teaching about the different views of earth. Try these two amazing resources:

http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/poly/puzzledrag.html

https://www.jasondavies.com/maps/transition/

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Post by: podders on February 13, 2014, 08:36:24 AM
A short RIP RAP report from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26109412

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Post by: podders on February 19, 2014, 07:32:11 AM
Progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals - Nice videos and infographics from the RGS

Goals 1-4
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources/Global+Learning+Programme/Millennium+Development+Goals+1-4.htm

Goals 5-8
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources/Global+Learning+Programme/Millennium+Development+Goals+5-8.htm

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Post by: podders on February 19, 2014, 12:31:22 PM
http://cdn.wfp.org/data/globe/

World Food Programme Donors - Recipients Interactive

Thanks to @richardallaway
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Post by: podders on February 20, 2014, 08:33:11 PM
Collection of videos on the Global Fashion industry

http://whatnotfashion.wordpress.com/
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Post by: podders on February 21, 2014, 03:31:19 PM
Great introduction video to volcanoes - Year 7 all had their jaws on the floor!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be7o6BYVOzA

 :)
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Post by: podders on February 27, 2014, 07:49:47 AM
100 Years of Drought in Australia - Interactive

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-26/100-years-of-drought/5282030

Some really great case study stuff here for GCSE & IB Geog
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Post by: podders on March 21, 2014, 03:48:06 PM
Water & You ... a brilliant interactive site. Thanks for the heads up Alan Parkinson

http://www.angelamorelli.com/water/
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Post by: podders on March 23, 2014, 09:01:45 PM
Useful flash animation for iGCSE Geography revision - Coal Fired power stations

http://www.passmyexams.co.uk/GCSE/physics/flash/powerstation.swf
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Post by: podders on April 01, 2014, 09:38:49 AM
Nice flash animation showing formation of sinkholes

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/406/deploy/interface.swf
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Post by: Dee on April 01, 2014, 02:08:15 PM
Hi all

Just to let you know too that Classroom Video are offering 40% off all DVD orders until Thursday 3rd April - quote code ALL214ES40

cheers
Dee
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Post by: podders on April 06, 2014, 09:12:14 PM
Want to update your pro natalist policy case studies?? Check this out from Denmark!

http://do-it-for-denmark.dk/
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Post by: podders on April 17, 2014, 10:43:50 AM
Flagged up in the GA keynote speech yesterday

http://www.anthropocene.info/en/home

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Post by: podders on May 26, 2014, 10:05:39 AM
Wealth calculator to be used in development lessons. http://www.givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved/how-rich-am-i?utm_source=Things+I+Learned+This+Week&utm_campaign=317e1fe62b-TILTW_137&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_56f99ce6f6-317e1fe62b-419755825
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Post by: podders on May 26, 2014, 10:06:55 AM
Plastic waste & recycling resources and lesson ideas http://magazine.good.is/articles/this-shoe-is-rubbish
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Post by: podders on May 26, 2014, 10:09:08 AM
From David Leat and the creators of the Thinking Through Geography series  .... http://www.reflectivethinking.com/digitalmysteries
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Post by: podders on June 05, 2014, 07:37:14 AM
5 TED talks that are great for your Geography classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/ted-talks-teachers-students/

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Post by: podders on June 05, 2014, 07:44:24 AM
Water Crisis Infographic - Excellent Resource from mapsofworld

http://www.mapsofworld.com/poll/is-the-global-water-crisis-real-infographic.html
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Post by: podders on June 10, 2014, 07:31:48 AM
Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKnAJCSGSdk#t=44

A little intro from the TED team
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Post by: podders on June 10, 2014, 08:47:40 PM
http://www.one.org/us/2014/05/20/12-data-visualizations-that-illustrate-povertys-biggest-challenges/
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Post by: podders on June 29, 2014, 04:10:33 PM
NASA goes to the World Cup

http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=e206d92046114dfd8f9d15c8cbaab19e#
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Post by: andy.knill on July 27, 2014, 11:00:47 PM
Hi, new to the forum as. I change jobs in September and join The Albany School, Hornchurch, Havering, Greater London.

Some of you will know me from Twitter as @aknill and @gasigict. I sit on The Geographical Association Special Interest Group for ICT, my specialisms are : apps and online networking. The @gasigict account is aimed to widen the network of geographers sharing resource ideas based on mobile apps or web sites / web based resources. There is a linked blog that I am developing at http://gasigict.wordpress.com. It would be great to indeed links posted here but only if contributors consent.

Andy Knill
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Post by: podders on August 04, 2014, 06:53:17 PM
Really like some of the possibilities surrounding this concept in the Geography classroom.

http://notosh.com/lab/googleable-vs-non-googleable-questions/

Any thoughts on how it could be used in Geography??
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Post by: podders on August 08, 2014, 11:30:01 AM
Interactive Map that give huge amount of development data on individual African countries.

http://mic.com/articles/68221/this-awesome-interactive-map-will-make-you-think-twice-about-africa
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Post by: podders on August 08, 2014, 11:31:20 AM
How to incorporate free technology into your Geography lessons.

A great new Wix site by Geography teacher, Charlotte Lemaitre, at the British School of Brussels.

http://lotty102.wix.com/freetechnology

 
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Post by: podders on August 28, 2014, 11:56:20 AM
A very exciting looking resource for those of us teaching freshwater and river management studies. Simple, interactive and packed with information. Thanks to the OCR Geography tweet feed for finding this one.

http://www.internationalrivers.org/worldsrivers/
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Post by: podders on September 11, 2014, 09:26:36 AM
How do you stop lava?

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29136747

Will be using this with my Year 7's later in the year. Some sort of cartoon strip activity associated with it ....?
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Post by: Vakarian on September 18, 2014, 08:56:19 AM
Some interesting ideas here:
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/geography/contents_maps.htm

Weather common subjects are part of geography too, it may be interesting for some
http://www.scienceclarified.com/As-Bi/Barometer.html

Game which can teach you about world first hand
https://www.geoguessr.com/
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Post by: podders on October 06, 2014, 03:26:03 PM
Animated map of global wind and weather, ocean currents etc

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-319.48,7.06,416
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Post by: Blue Square Thing on October 06, 2014, 05:44:38 PM
How do you stop lava?

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29136747

Will be using this with my Year 7's later in the year. Some sort of cartoon strip activity associated with it ....?

There was a very, very old AQA (or possibly SEG - that old) exam paper with some simple resources on that I think. I'll see if I can find a copy next time I'm in the loft...

On the comic thingummy, have you used Comic Life at all? A lovely piece of software that's got excellent potential for developing literacy for weaker ones as well.
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Post by: podders on October 26, 2014, 10:28:50 AM
Great short video on population density https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWhwHgkk73U
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Post by: podders on November 11, 2014, 08:30:31 PM
Palm Oil interactive study from The Guardian 10/11/14

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2014/nov/10/palm-oil-rainforest-cupboard-interactive
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Post by: podders on November 11, 2014, 08:31:20 PM
International Water Conflict - Mekong Basin

http://thebritishgeographer.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/8/1/11812015/the_mekong_basin.pdf

Suitable for IB Geography - Freshwater and A-Level too
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Post by: podders on November 11, 2014, 08:32:18 PM
Excellent case study on national conflict over freshwater - Murray Darling basin in Oz

http://thebritishgeographer.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/8/1/11812015/the_murray.pdf

Suitable for IB Geography Freshwater or A-Level studies.

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Post by: podders on November 11, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
Brilliant e-waste video

http://vimeo.com/channels/geographysoup/104059452

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Post by: podders on November 11, 2014, 09:34:45 PM
Revise the four types of plate boundary - http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/oceans/PPT/PlateMotion.html
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Post by: podders on November 19, 2014, 12:43:21 PM
A brilliant set of infographics for climatic and tectonic hazards!

http://www.wunderground.com/weather-infographics/
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Post by: podders on November 24, 2014, 07:08:43 PM
Time lapse of a meandering river over 30 years

http://i.imgur.com/rcxfVpA.gif

Superb!
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Post by: podders on December 10, 2014, 12:36:08 PM
Why do rivers meander? Great little explanation video for KS3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3r-cG8Wic#t=148

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Post by: podders on January 29, 2015, 08:30:45 AM
I have put together a work pack to go with the recently released Guardian interactive Palm Oil resource. Both can be found at the top of this page:

http://www.geographypods.com/palm-oil--me.html

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Post by: podders on January 29, 2015, 11:25:54 AM
"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"

http://www.mylifeelsewhere.com/#countries
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Post by: podders on January 29, 2015, 11:42:23 AM
A nice explanation video about Hadley Cells and desert formation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6Us1sPXBfA&x-yt-ts=1422411861&x-yt-cl=84924572

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Post by: podders on February 06, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
What came first, the rainforest or the rain? Excellent short video to explain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OWgb0Bv-A

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Post by: podders on March 10, 2015, 09:14:09 PM
Great little resource if you are teaching about a trans-boundary pollution event - Pacific Gyre - http://dumpark.com/seas-of-plastic-infographic/ - be sure to click on 'source view' too.

Matt
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Post by: podders on March 27, 2015, 09:09:08 AM
Just had a student hand in their Haiti Earthquake case study using this software:

http://piktochart.com/

Brilliant application and free to. Now they can create their own infographics - a nice way to liven up their case studies!
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Post by: Iron on April 16, 2015, 01:33:45 PM
http://draggo.com/

Fantastic looking way of storing all of your bookmarks online!  Not just a geography teacher thing though.  ;D
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Post by: podders on April 29, 2015, 08:49:59 AM
Teaching China & India gender imbalances? Check out this article from the Economist .... http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21648715-distorted-sex-ratios-birth-generation-ago-are-changing-marriage-and-damaging-societies-asias?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/barebranchesredundantmales
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Post by: podders on June 26, 2015, 10:03:28 AM
An interesting new concept here:  - https://vimeo.com/123729255

What will you call your own 3m square??

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Post by: podders on September 20, 2015, 08:47:20 PM
Population Boom & Africa - Excellent Podcast from the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p031bldk

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Post by: podders on September 22, 2015, 11:06:38 AM
Studying the impacts of urbanization on watersheds - check this out!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJP7DFt6AU
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Post by: podders on October 08, 2015, 01:23:42 PM
New zombie video for launching your population studies!  Check it out.

https://vimeo.com/140799048

Password is "fine"

Matt
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Post by: Angelo Cheung on October 10, 2015, 04:02:32 PM
Learn flags of the world on Youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tndkS3xhQdU
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Post by: podders on October 11, 2015, 08:56:42 PM
http://www.gapminder.org/videos/dont-panic-end-poverty/

Full video and additional resources from the recent Hans Rosling BBC 2 documentary.
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Post by: podders on November 02, 2015, 01:31:04 PM
Update on resources for changes to the OCP in China by Simon Armitage: https://flipboard.com/@sarmitage/china%27s-one-child-policy-jnn10rrcy
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Post by: podders on November 05, 2015, 09:23:54 PM
Two billion Miles - A superb interactive DME resource from Channel 4 News - http://twobillionmiles.com/
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Post by: podders on November 06, 2015, 08:49:30 AM
Falling fertility rate in Ethiopia -http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34732609
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Post by: podders on November 08, 2015, 09:25:21 PM
Impacts of tourism in Kenya - factsheet from RGS - https://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/185DA9A9-3732-4CA0-8A82-6D773AB434CD/0/CGT_NetRaising_7Kenyawebsite.pdf
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Post by: podders on November 11, 2015, 08:45:06 PM
Want a population density starter? Check this out! http://metrocosm.com/the-global-extremes-of-population-density/
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Post by: podders on November 17, 2015, 11:07:58 AM
Calculate the surface area of anywhere on Google Maps - http://www.freemaptools.com/area-calculator.htm - great for school based studies, developing areas of cities etc.
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Post by: podders on November 23, 2015, 01:35:04 PM
World Population History - A whole geography course in one graphic!  http://worldpopulationhistory.org/
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Post by: podders on January 02, 2016, 11:19:50 PM
This is absolutely brilliant! What a starter for any unit on sustainabiity! http://earth2045.com/ - thanks to @Geoblogs for sharing on his livinggeography blog.

Matt
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Post by: podders on February 04, 2016, 02:23:55 PM
Four ways that a volcano can kill - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zsw2p39
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Post by: podders on February 04, 2016, 02:30:50 PM
Why can't we predict where earthquakes will strike? http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zxyd2p3
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Post by: podders on March 14, 2016, 11:54:53 AM
Ditch the ageing ratio - Limitations of using this as a demographic tool - http://theconversation.com/its-time-to-measure-21st-century-aging-with-21st-century-tools-53033
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Post by: podders on March 14, 2016, 11:55:45 AM
Why can't we predict earthquakes - BBC Horizon Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cOXH8Pa3Y4&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: podders on March 20, 2016, 01:25:01 PM
Predicting volcanic eruptions - Volcano Hell (BBC Horizon) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QpSyXZdbX0
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Post by: podders on April 04, 2016, 10:58:06 AM
A great new resource from the BBC - http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/the-cracks-ripping-earth-apart/index.html

Thanks to Rob for sharing on Twitter.
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Post by: podders on April 15, 2016, 09:05:58 AM
Motion of tectonic plates interactive resource - http://apl.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=df5f94c0050b4075adfbba54fb13eaeb
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Post by: podders on October 26, 2016, 03:48:13 PM
Great little student made video on hydrographs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLBg62U_hVc
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Post by: podders on January 13, 2017, 09:55:18 AM
Nice series of images showing the effects of coastal erosion on Happisburgh - http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/aerial_photos_of_happisburgh_spanning_13_years_show_ravages_of_coastal_erosion_1_3370564