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General Discussion / Cribbs Causeway Bristol
« on: November 27, 2015, 09:43:24 AM »
Hi all - hope someon can help for 2016 we are having to do the impcat / conflicts at Cribbs Causeway Bristol. Does anyone do  fieldwork at Cribbs ? Can anyone help?


General Discussion / Fieldwork in London
« on: March 16, 2014, 06:49:02 PM »
I have just got back from our fieldwork trip to London. This year we used the services of John Widdowson. He gave my group a very memorable days fieldwork on “Sustainable Urban management”. We  were taken to Hackney Wick to illustrate what the area of the  Olympic park was like before the games, we walked through the park to study East Village (former athletes Village) and finished the day at the Crystal exhibition on Sustainable futures. It was a great days fieldwork, my students enjoyed it immensely and it was very reasonable. Highly recommend it to anyone using East London for Fieldwork. Check out the day at

General Discussion / The world behind a T-Shirt
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:43:45 AM »
Excellent series of clips explaining the Geography of   a T-Shirt.

template i created for making notes here

General Discussion / Do you study the beach at Lulworth Cove?
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:31:22 AM »
I am starting to plan for our GCSE controlled assessment for OCR B. The tile this year is    Coasts - How distinctive is your chosen coastal study area?

I am planning use Hengistbury head for our main location but would like to compare it to Lulworth Cove.

Can anyone supply me with the data for representative beach profile and beach sediment for Lulworth Cove beach? I can supply detailed for Hengistbury Head in return.

Job vacancies and job seekers / Geography Post available in Wiltshire
« on: April 16, 2013, 08:22:09 PM »
We are looking for a full time Geography teacher to start in September at Kingdown school
Chance to join a very successful Department
Will be in TES FRiday

If you want information contact me here

Danny O'Callaghan
Geography Curriculum Leader

General Discussion / Good Atlas App - FREE
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:42:47 AM »
National geographic have just reduce the price of their App

works really well on ipad

General Discussion / Climate change film
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:26:36 PM »
Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

General Discussion / Geography Treasure Hunt
« on: December 07, 2012, 12:46:37 PM »
An ex student of mine works for ESRI and has passed this on

have fun

General Discussion / HDI similar to GDP
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:25:15 PM »
Human Development Index HDI is advanced as being a better indicator than “GDP per capita” in measuring the progress of Nations.
BUT look at a plot of the correlation between HDI and GDP/capita or all countries in Gapminder World

General Discussion / Ending Global Poverty
« on: November 18, 2012, 05:51:41 PM »
Great article in Observer today
Ending global poverty: the fight goes on Before a pioneering series of documentaries under the banner Why Poverty? is released globally, we ask experts how they would alleviate the plight of the destitute

Details of the films -
The BBC, working with more than 70 broadcasters around the world, is hosting a debate about contemporary poverty with Why Poverty? – a set of ground-breaking international documentaries screening from November.

First film on  Monday 19th November, 10.35pm on BBC One.
4 Born every second

General Discussion / Marginal Learning Gains
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:35:21 PM »
This is a really interesting and im sure useful

Marginal Learning Gains (MLG) is inspired by the philosophy that underpinned the extraordinary success of Team GB Cycling at the Beijing and London Olympics and of the Team Sky Pro Cycling Team at the 2012 Tour de France. The philosophy is simple: focus on doing a few small things really well. Once you do this,  aggregating the gains you make will become part of a bigger impact on learning. For students, for teachers and schools.

just reading through but can already see that it can be used to motivate during revision sessions or coursework.

General Discussion / Maps and Apps Lesson
« on: October 17, 2012, 08:42:32 PM »
My colleague Simon Harrison and I have created a lesson for the Ipad on South American Countries. It involves several Apps
Flags and Capitals and Stack the countries LITE    these are all free

We have  also incorporated the use of Socrative

This is a link to a dropbox folder with the instructions.

A student sheet is also available.

Have fun - we did
Feedback welcome

General Discussion / geotubevideos
« on: September 11, 2012, 08:20:40 PM »
Can anyone access the site? Does it still exist?

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