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General Discussion / Drop Cover Hold On
« on: September 26, 2012, 10:48:24 PM »

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General Discussion / IPADs/Laptop/Ntebook/Other Tablet or????
« on: June 22, 2012, 11:56:39 AM »
I have been presented with an enviable connundrum for which I would invite opinion on which is the most useful way to go! We are being forced to move rooms and office etc over the summer to a significantly less desirable location but as a sweetener for the move I have bargained for a class set of 'something'. The buget is ring fenced but I need to decide what to purchase!

So the options are Ipad/Net book/Laptop/Other tablet but the purchase has to be made over the summer so no holding out for the next big thing!

Ipad
+Got the funky factor, instant on, camera etc for movies/stop animation etc. Geography apps available - more so than on Android market etc
- Is is style over substance? We can run a virtual machine to get windows logon and programs to work but a bit clunky. Will Apple maps thing be any good? Are the Apps genuinely useful in teaching - do you use them because they are there or could you not do without them? Hassle to type on so limited use?

Laptop/Netbook
+ Fully functionality, run Google Earth and Maps no problem. Run ArcView and other GIS no worries
+ Not instant on, harder logistically to distribute etc, power issues, more easily broken? No 'wow' factor

Other Tablet
Asus EEE tablet
http://www.pcworld.com/article/245256/asus_eee_pad_transformer_prime_tf201_review_a_breakthrough_performer.html
+ Got the tablet benefit, lightweight etc, got full keyboard so could use for more extensive written tasks, mouse pad good for those with motor control conditions
- Android market not got a lot of decent Apps on so does it just become a small computer?

Your thoughts on what to go for would be greatly appreciated!

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General Discussion / Around the world in 800 days
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:08:12 AM »
Could be fun to follow, plot on a map in the classroom etc
http://www.aroundtheworldin800days.com/index.html

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General Discussion / The clothes on your back
« on: June 01, 2012, 07:29:33 PM »
A classic case-study but some interesting details and participants and a bit of radio makes a change in a classroom every now and then!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9725000/9725455.stm

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General Discussion / Norway - CCS
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:49:36 PM »
I'm sure lots of people do work on mitigation of climate change and carbon capture storage
Video
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18040658

Article
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18009623

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General Discussion / Rise and fall of Pacific volcanoes
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:34:46 PM »
By the same research group who published the work on volcanic movement in ocean trenches
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18040658

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General Discussion / GPS Predicting EQs
« on: March 23, 2012, 08:43:39 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17487482

Looks very very interesting, will have to see if therre is anything on JSTOR published by him

More info
In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World is on BBC Two on Sunday 25th March at 2100

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General Discussion / GeoEngineering
« on: March 18, 2012, 01:10:16 PM »
Another barmy plan to try and build our way of trouble

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17400804

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General Discussion / Earthquake recovery
« on: February 21, 2012, 01:39:12 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-17113662

New Zealand 1yr on - Didn't realise so much was still not accessible etc

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General Discussion / Sexual Geography
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:02:22 PM »
One way to get the 6th form listening!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16962898

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General Discussion / Toughest Place to be a binman
« on: January 29, 2012, 09:32:59 PM »
BBC 1 at the moment - 9pm Sunday

Got some excellent geography about rubbish collection + recycling in an LEDC megacity and the juxtaposition of rich and poor
If only I recorded it!

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General Discussion / Changing superpower alleigance
« on: December 30, 2011, 05:17:08 PM »
On the face of it just a story about countries changing time zone:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16351377

but it is about trade and globalisation. Changing importance of trading partners, currently Australia and NZ but a nod to a Chinese future. How many others might change their time to be more accommodating to future superpowers?

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