Saturday, 22 October 2016

Bear Grylls Endeavour as a context for an activity

We used this during the week to bring the Adventure Landscapes unit to a close at school.

A Wee Day Out

Check out Danny MacAskill's new video, where he explores the Scottish Landscape in his own special way - I think this is the best one yet in many ways (although the Cuillin Ridge video is the most dramatic) and the choice of music is also very fine...

New GA CPD course

For a period between 2007 and 2013, I ran regular courses for the Geographical Association, including the Living Geography courses, NQT Conferences, GIS courses with ESRI, New Fieldwork courses and plenty of others. In that time, I worked with hundreds of teachers, and learned a lot about my own practice.
When I returned to teaching full time in 2013, I didn't have time to do them, and stopped, and a 'new' generation of presenters has taken over including Catherine Owen, Ben Ballin, Garry Simmons and Becky Kitchen.

Now, I'm back leading an event for the GA, with a new course, which has the added advantage of being 'my old favourite price': FREE. So you can come along for an afternoon discussing technology and global learning, and networking with other colleagues, and leaving with some new ideas for you I hope.

It's being put on in Bury St. Edmunds, so it's a handy location for those in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and S. Norfolk, and perhaps even parts of Essex.

It's on the theme of the GLOBAL LEARNING PROGRAMME, (which is funding the course) and has the context of a global village.

It also connects with an online course which I wrote last year for the GA, and is called Exploring our GLOBAL VILLAGE.

There is a connection with the golden record that NASA attached to the Voyager spaceships before they headed out to the edge of the universe. I was interested in a recent Kickstarter project to create replicas.

I hope to see some of you there...

Saturday, 1 October 2016

New Nick Crane book on the British Landscape

This book has had great reviews and is out in a week or so.
It sounds like being useful for those teaching about landscapes and the link between people and physical geography.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Fenland Poetry

I entered a poem into a Fenland poetry competition a few weeks ago, and the date for entries is approaching.
I'll post it here in a few months when the results are announced, as it can't be 'published' before then...