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General Discussion / Re: Innovative ICT Integration at your school?
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:42:33 AM »
Many thanks David - I've just replied. Hopeful that we can arrange something.

If there are any others that would be willing - please let me know.


General Discussion / Re: Innovative ICT Integration at your school?
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:51:09 AM »
Thanks Rob. I've watched the clips and the looked over the report. Seems to be a very interesting case study... I may be able to secure a visit.

Thanks again.

General Discussion / Re: Innovative ICT Integration at your school?
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:18:20 AM »
WOW! The power of SLN! Seriously, there is nothing like it here in Australia. I miss the sharing opportunities - perhaps I'll just have to set up something here.

Paul - thank you very much. I will email you as soon as I have confirmed details.

Gill - always up for a visit - would be interested to hear what GSHS has been doing. Will be visiting SBC, no doubt. Looking forward to hearing your news.

If anyone else can accommodate me - it may be for one hour or one day. Particularly hoping to see any schools which have gone down the BYOD route but any school that has an approach that is working.

Many thanks,


General Discussion / Innovative ICT Integration at your school?
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:21:24 AM »
I emigrated to Australia in February 2011 from a previous teaching life in Newcastle. As well as raising the profile of Geography in my current school, Masada College, I am leading on ICT integration and I've been given a great opportunity to visit schools in the UK during a trip I've planned in late September/early October.

I'm wondering if there is anyone out there who is at a school or knows of schools who are innovative in their ICT integration across curriculum areas and would be willing to accept a visitor.

I'm flexible with travel but would like to centre my visit around London and North East/North West England.

Many thanks

Ryan (

P.S Happy to return the favour if anyone fancies a study tour in Sydney!

General Discussion / Re: Geog job
« on: April 13, 2011, 03:39:00 AM »
Have emailed you...
Emigration completed! About to start work at an independent north of Sydney called Masada College. Looking to expand the SLN links over here!

General Discussion / Re: Geog job
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:37:31 AM »
He's right Gill... far too easy to replace.. ;-)

Where you off to Mr Potts??

General Discussion / Re: I would like.......
« on: October 26, 2010, 06:39:27 PM »
Hi mate,

You should contact Chris Wilde at the LA - he's a genius at this sort of thing... believe you can bid for his time.

Hope you are well


General Discussion / China's One Child Policy - Success or Failure?
« on: September 25, 2010, 11:14:00 AM »

Great article for anyone teaching Population - using One Child policy case study

General Discussion / Re: Good news resources?
« on: July 29, 2010, 07:09:31 PM »
This one?!

General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays Everyone !
« on: July 22, 2010, 08:27:26 PM »
Have a great Summer everyone.

It has been a real pleasure sharing ideas with so many generous people on SLN - is that just Geographers in general, I wonder?

I am leaving my current school at the end of this week to emigrate to Australia at the end of 2010. I will spread the word about this place with my Aussie colleagues.

Without a forum like this my first 6 years of my teaching career would have been much the poorer.... so thank you to one and all.


General Discussion / Re: painting a mountain
« on: June 17, 2010, 07:05:51 PM »
Could be a great starter or Mystery 'Could Eduardo Gold save the world by painting Peru's rocks white?'

General Discussion / Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« on: December 11, 2009, 06:39:46 PM »
I used these resources recently... and it was extremely successful - sparked real debate amongst my Yr 11 class but could easily be adapted for others..

It is this that is mentioned in an article today in the TES magazine...

General Discussion / Article in TES - Geography & Climate Change
« on: December 11, 2009, 06:34:03 PM »
See here...

A little while back Alan Parkinson asked for volunteers to speak to a journalist about climate change in schools. I hadn't realised it was the same journalist that wrote this article about my school and others in the local area.

Can't recommend the Climate Change Schools project in the North East highly enough led by Dr Krista McKinzey @ Durham Science Learning Centre, which is mentioned in the article.

Ryan Gill

It was really useful for AS Population Change and new GCSE AQA A Population unit. also useful for sustainability topics.

Thanks for the heads up, Darrin!

BTW, it is repeated on BBC2 Tomorrow, 00:10 (England, Scotland, Wales only apparently)

General Discussion / Re: DECEMBER 1ST- SLN upload day
« on: December 01, 2009, 08:20:32 PM »
This is a superb idea.... when I get a chance I will be downloading some fab resources!

I've uploaded a series of docs for lessons we have jointly developed in dept on Supervolcanoes. I am trying to develop more autonomous learning in class so this was first attempt but went down really well with my Yr 10s! Lesson plan included.

Feel free to ask if you are unsure and would like to use.


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