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Promotions / Making London a National Park City - event next week
« on: September 11, 2016, 11:44:53 AM »
The latest event is coming up next week at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and I'll be there with some students. I know that Paul Turner is also bringing some from Bedales School.
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/the-making-of-a-national-park-98434?dt=2016-09-21

Students come at much reduced rates.

Line-up includes:

Josie Long, comedian
Wayne Hemingway, designer
Dame Fiona Reynolds, campaigner
Andrew Simms, economist
Bollywood Brass Band, musicians
Judy Ling Wong, community activist
Beth Coller, psychotherapist
Simon Jakeman, firefighter
Laila Sumpton, poet
Rifat Batool, headteacher
Dr Tom Coffey, GP
Jasmine Kamal-Pasha, photographer
Mathew Frith, conservationist
Rachel Bradley, sustainability manager
Paul Hamblin, national parks director
Daniel Raven-Ellison, explorer
Charlton Manor Primary, bee keepers
Andy Mitchell, CEO
Charlotte Webster, artist
Chris Romer-Lee, director, Studio Octopi

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General Discussion / Re: ArcGIS
« on: September 11, 2016, 11:41:55 AM »
Hi
Your data needs to be saved as a CSV file rather than XLS format. It will then work - keep the headings on the columns for labelling purposes.
This example might help for volcanic risk on Hawaii
http://learn.arcgis.com/en/projects/get-started-with-arcgis-online/

Worth following Jason Sawle @GIS4SCHOOLS on Twitter - he will usually reply to queries like this very promptly.

Alan

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Promotions / Re: CUP 'A' level book for AQA
« on: September 05, 2016, 09:03:59 PM »
I also finished this over the summer...

A new resource that I wrote for the British Red Cross has now been published.
130 pages long, and packed with ideas for teaching about natural hazards and humanitarian aid.
http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Teaching-packages/Natural-disasters-earthquakes
Free to download.

“We urge all geography teachers to download this free resource and encourage young people to think about the humanitarian impact of natural disasters. This invaluable resource pack has been created with the technical input from the British Red Cross combined with the expertise of GA teacher consultants.”
Rebecca Kitchen, Secondary Curriculum Leader at the Geographical Association

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A new resource that I wrote for the British Red Cross has now been published.
130 pages long, and packed with ideas for teaching about natural hazards and humanitarian aid.
http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Teaching-packages/Natural-disasters-earthquakes
Free to download.

“We urge all geography teachers to download this free resource and encourage young people to think about the humanitarian impact of natural disasters. This invaluable resource pack has been created with the technical input from the British Red Cross combined with the expertise of GA teacher consultants.”
Rebecca Kitchen, Secondary Curriculum Leader at the Geographical Association

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General Discussion / Re: Quick introduction!
« on: September 05, 2016, 08:47:48 PM »
Hi Harriet
Hope you enjoy working at the GA - I certainly did :)

Alan

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Promotions / Re: CUP 'A' level book for AQA
« on: September 01, 2016, 07:32:55 PM »
And this comes out next week too...
Hodder OCR 'A' GCSE Book

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Promotions / Re: CPD Event from RGS-IBG: Secondary Teachmeet
« on: September 01, 2016, 07:15:15 PM »
I'll be there and presenting a few ideas :)

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Promotions / Re: CUP 'A' level book for AQA
« on: September 01, 2016, 07:14:36 PM »
The Elevate Enhanced edition was published today.
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/education/subject/humanities/geography/level-geography/a-as-level-geography-aqa-student-book-cambridge-elevate-enhanced-edition-2-years?isbn=9781316603185&format=DO

Each book comes with a scratch off code which gives access to a digital account, with answers and all sorts of extra content.

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General Discussion / Happy New Year
« on: September 01, 2016, 08:08:43 AM »
Best wishes to all those going back this week or next :)



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General Discussion / Re: UK Geog Chat
« on: September 01, 2016, 08:03:29 AM »
Hi
Follow the @UKGEOGchat account
At the time of the chat, tweets with the hashtag #ukgeogchat will start to appear from that account
If you do a search on the hashtag even now you will find the tweets from yesterday still there. You can then follow some of the people who took part and next time, you will see more of their tweets appear in your timeline
Hope that helps


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Promotions / Re: CUP 'A' level book for AQA
« on: August 16, 2016, 02:49:41 PM »
Available from the GA shop now with member discount
http://geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=829&section=11

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Promotions / Re: CUP 'A' level book for AQA
« on: August 12, 2016, 02:18:57 PM »
Now published and in stock.

My thanks again to all the authors who worked on this book, many of them very familiar to SLNers :)

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General Discussion / MapSwipe App
« on: August 09, 2016, 12:59:58 PM »
A reason to pick up your smartphone
http://mapswipe.org/
For iOS and Android

During a humanitarian crisis, it is essential to know where vulnerable people are located, yet millions around the world are not represented on any accessible map.

When Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) responds to major disease outbreaks with mass vaccination campaigns, hundreds of teams have to cover enormous areas (as happened in the measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year). Now, with MapSwipe, we can give vaccination campaign coordinators a super-fast snapshot of where the population clusters are, helping them to send their teams to the locations where they are most needed to achieve maximum vaccination coverage.

MapSwipe is part of Missing Maps, a collaborative project in which a large and committed community of NGOs, academic institutes, companies, and most of all individual mappers, map vulnerable areas in OpenStreetMap. By using MapSwipe to identify where communities are located, you also give these mappers the ability to use their talents to map the towns and villages in these areas without having to search through miles of jungle and bush to find them, saving time and helping to put valuable data into the hands of field teams even faster.

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General Discussion / UK Geog Chat
« on: August 09, 2016, 12:41:00 PM »
Started by Matt Childs - details below...

I have set up @ukGEOGchat on Twitter starting 31st August 7.30-8pm each Wednesday for geography teachers to share ideas and good practice/discuss different topics each week. There are many twitter chats around but we need one dedicated to geography!

Follow @ukGEOGchat and use the hashtag ?#?ukGEOGchat? for all geography teaching related tweets!
Lets try and get as many geography teachers on this as possible!

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General Discussion / Re: Final decision needs to be made
« on: August 06, 2016, 12:00:27 PM »
We looked at the assessment and whether it was the right match for our students... the content we can deal with and teach appropriately, the assessment we can't influence to the same degree...
We're going for OCR B because of the textbook link

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