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General Discussion / Re: Desert plant adaptations
« Last post by annn1 on January 11, 2017, 03:31:47 PM »
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General Discussion / Desert plant adaptations
« Last post by Kim on January 11, 2017, 01:59:59 PM »
Sorry to be a pain but can anyone suggest any video clips that I could show to help with this? Also has anyone got suggestions of how to make it really engaging. I was going to design a plant but students have already designed a rainforest animal. many thanks.
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Job vacancies and job seekers / Head of Geography
« Last post by swhitch on January 11, 2017, 01:32:44 PM »
Opportunity to lead an outstanding and successful Geography Department at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, Essex.

There may also be the opportunity to teach Geology.

Details via the TES Jobs website: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/head-of-geography-essex-461651

Closing date for applications 26th January 2017.

Good luck

Stuart
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General Discussion / Re: ipads within the Geography Classroom
« Last post by lizzie1 on January 10, 2017, 05:11:48 PM »
Hello! MeteoEarth is a good weather app to try. Shows temp,precip,pressure,wind in any combination and also shows hurricane paths etc
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General Discussion / ipads within the Geography Classroom
« Last post by Arwel Thomas on January 10, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
Hi everyone,
As a new Head of Department I am looking to promote the use of ipads within the Geography classroom.
There are thousands of apps available, but was wondering whether some of you have had more success with some apps than others?

I look forward to hearing some of your suggestions and collaborating with you.

 
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General Discussion / Re: Your favourite lessons....selling geography lesson ideas!?
« Last post by podders on January 10, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
Smarties / Jelly Baby population pyramids

Cake Game - Global Food resources

...anything food or chocolate based!  :D


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This course will enable teachers to plan for the new independent investigation (or Non- Examined Assessment – NEA), which is a requirement common to all four English geography A level specifications. The session will include advice on organising fieldwork to encompass the requirements of the NEA, different types of data requirements (primary and secondary, quantitative and qualitative) and the new mark scheme.

London - Thursday 9 February 2017
Birmingham - Wednesday 8 March 2017
Manchester - Wednesday 7 June 2017
London - Thursday 8 June 2017

More information and booking available at: http://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/gacpdcourses/managingthenewalevelindependentinvestigationnea/
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General Discussion / Your favourite lessons....selling geography lesson ideas!?
« Last post by lmc017 on January 05, 2017, 09:56:09 PM »
Hi everyone,

It's coming around to subject choice/surviva again and we're hoping to put together some stand alone lessons that really cover the breadth of geography, it's importance and application in today's world. aka doing all the fun and exciting things you can in 48mins per week!

Every year the kids favourite lessons are the Montserrat volcanic eruption dme and subsequent rebuilding so looking for topic ideas and activities that can create those impact moments 

What are your favourite lessons and topics that could be done? (Can have access to chrome books or iPads on the odd occasion)  Looking forward to hearing from you
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General Discussion / BBC documentary resources
« Last post by LG on January 05, 2017, 12:13:22 PM »
Just found this website with worksheets for various BBC documentaries.  Looks good!

http://www.aurumscience.com/planetearth.html

Laura
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General Discussion / Re: Decision Making Exercises
« Last post by lottee1000 on January 05, 2017, 10:01:31 AM »
I googled, it was OCR, Geography C, January 2009. Vibrant buh vs dead heart. That might be useful to you?
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