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check this / are there any other free dating sites like plenty of fish
« Last post by GB geographer on June 10, 2017, 04:39:20 PM »
Yes, really disappointing that it disappeared...
NOMIS isn't really a good replacement as you say.
Details of Datashine developments are added here:
http://blog.datashine.org.uk/
More ideas here: https://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/46EB70CA-5508-4FB6-9629-ECD718CDCB83/0/AShortIntroductiontoQuantitativeGeography.pdf

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.
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check this / Re: School funding
« Last post by GB geographer 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)
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check this / Re: UK County Word Cloud project
« Last post by GB geographer 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....
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check this / Re: Virtual Reality in Geography
« Last post by GB geographer on June 10, 2017, 03:57:43 PM »
Hi
We had Google in via the Open University
I wrote about it here: http://edquarter.com/Article/is-vr-the-real-deal

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
http://www.integrateth.is/classroom-vr/2017/4/28/creating-vr-in-the-geography-classroom
http://www.integrateth.is/classroom-vr-main/
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.
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check this / Virtual Reality in Geography
« Last post by Arwel Thomas on June 06, 2017, 11:25:23 AM »
Hi all,

I'm hoping to carry out a Virtual Reality morning with our new year 7 for next year. I came up with this idea following some suggestions on social media. I know Google have been doing some classes with VR headsets and using Google Expeditions, however, I'm aiming to do this myself and develop it further within the Geography & whole school classrooms.

Has anyone else done something similar?

It seems that the cardboard headsets are available at a fair price (£2-3) however the issue it seems with the devices itself.
The cardboard headsets are too small for ipads which the school have already got. It seems that they are only compatible to smart phones or ipods.

There are logistic issues with asking pupils to bring in their personal mobile devices and cost factors with ordering a set of ipods!


Has anybody else come across this? Finding solutions to the problem are very welcomed as I feel there is a great opportunity here that I do not want to miss out upon.

Many thanks

Arwel
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check this / Re: UK County Word Cloud project
« Last post by mez on June 04, 2017, 11:08:12 AM »
This is an excellent idea, especially for the new A level content on places - perceptions and identity.
We did some interviews to get people to share their views on places and would be good to swap/share these about other places. We did Torrington in Devon, as our local place but we have also study Bristol as our contrasting place so would be great if someone has any interview/info on what people think of Bristol
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check this / Re: UK County Word Cloud project
« Last post by meg on June 03, 2017, 03:22:36 PM »
It is very addictive ! - great idea of Alan's as ever.
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check this / School funding
« Last post by Flipflop2 on June 02, 2017, 11:17:37 PM »
In this time of limited school budgets does anyone have any successful funding idea?
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check this / 2017 Send My Friend to School Campaign - FREE resource pack!
« Last post by Ema Jackson on June 02, 2017, 09:55:05 AM »
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Each year around 5000 schools and 500,000 young people take part in the campaign, teaching young people the power and importance of using their voices in chorus with others across the globe to create positive change.

World leaders have promised every child a quality education by 2030 but a key piece of the puzzle is not in place - the money to pay for that education. Therefore this year the Send My Friend campaign is calling on the UK government to increase their investment in global education. Join the campaign today and get your free teaching resources: http://www.sendmyfriend.org/take-action/order-teaching-pack/
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Promotions / 2017 Send My Friend To School Campaign - FREE resource pack!
« Last post by Ema Jackson on June 02, 2017, 09:52:11 AM »
Join Send My Friend to School today and involve your class in the campaign to get every child around the world a quality education!

Download your free Teacher's Pack with everything you need to bring the campaign to life in your classroom, including films, case studies and activities. http://www.sendmyfriend.org/take-action/order-teaching-pack/

Send My Friend to School is a coalition campaign which brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil society and the media in joint campaigning to demand quality education for all children across the globe.

Each year around 5000 schools and 500,000 young people take part in the campaign, teaching young people the power and importance of using their voices in chorus with others across the globe to create positive change.

World leaders have promised every child a quality education by 2030 but a key piece of the puzzle is not in place - the money to pay for that education. Therefore this year the Send My Friend campaign is calling on the UK government to increase their investment in global education. Join the campaign today and get your free teaching resources: http://www.sendmyfriend.org/take-action/order-teaching-pack/
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