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General Discussion / GA Conference
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:55:17 PM »
Hope to see many of you in Sheffield next week. We have the Teachmeet on Friday night, followed by the Beermeet at the Sheffield Tap. What are you most looking forward to, if you are going?

General Discussion / Re: Online networking survey
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:37:23 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Icelandic/Welsh landscapes
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:37:06 PM »
Done and shared...

General Discussion / Have a good one...
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:40:48 PM »
For all those starting back next week, or who've been back a few weeks now, hope the coming year is a good one for you... look after yourselves :)

General Discussion / Re: UK County Word Cloud project
« on: July 13, 2017, 05:11:52 PM »
Bump... now over 400 responses but room for hundreds more... Another end of term activity perhaps :)

General Discussion / Ice Flows Game
« on: July 13, 2017, 05:10:53 PM »
Hi everyone - I'm currently finishing off an education pack based around the Ice Flows Game, developed by Anne Le Brocq of Exeter University. It'll be available in the next month or so, but the game might make a useful part of your end of term activities. Find it, and play it, here: With Larsen C calving a huge iceberg yesterday, the timing is perfect, as it's a reminder that this is a natural part of ice shelf development. If you wanted a comparison tool to see how big berg A68 is, try this:

General Discussion / Re: can I pick your brains for a sec?
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:36:00 PM »
Some Danny Dorling books perhaps, Gaia Vince's 'Anthropocene' for a start. I put together a general GeoLibrary with 365+ books

General Discussion / Re: common entrance
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:54:07 PM »
We don't do Common Entrance, but when preparing some individual students for it, I used John Widdowson's book and found it very helpful and able to be used 'out of the box'...

Yes, really disappointing that it disappeared...
NOMIS isn't really a good replacement as you say.
Details of Datashine developments are added here:
More ideas here:

I'm working on a Datashine 'guide' for a writing project that should be finished over the summer... which is not much good for you right now of course.

General Discussion / Re: School funding
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:59:52 PM »
There are various funding opportunities for fieldwork e.g. Frederick Soddy funding, also free CPD from organisations like FSC and RGS
Teachers can apply for funding for projects e.g. RGS Innovative Geography Teaching fund.
Also consider your school being a partner for an ERASMUS+ project (while it lasts)

General Discussion / Re: UK County Word Cloud project
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:58:38 PM »
Hi - thanks for all the contributions so far - now have over 300 - Kent is in the lead... would like over 1000 ideally, so keep them coming....

General Discussion / Re: Virtual Reality in Geography
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:57:43 PM »
We had Google in via the Open University
I wrote about it here:

Richard Allaway has been doing quite a lot of work in the area you're talking about and did 2 workshops at the recent GA Conference
I've put in a bid to have funding for a set of headsets and cheap devices to run tours and am waiting to hear whether I have been successful in my bid.

General Discussion / Re: Geography Review Articles
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:53:22 AM »
I don't see why that would be a problem. There are various contact options here:
The PPT to accompany the article is here:

General Discussion / Re: Emotional mapping of urban Britain
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:50:10 AM »
More excellent work from Dan... was just reminded of these classic Andrew Stacey pictures from 2007 (!!) yesterday while working on a conference presentation:

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