Category Archives: Curriculum

Not Just Garden And Golf …

Since I took early retirement from my teaching career back in 2015, it has not all been gardening and golf. Apart from my regular visits to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor on behalf of Rayburn Tours, I have been … Continue reading

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DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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Now You See It – Now You Don’t – The Case Of The Disappearing Beach …

A beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast in south west Ireland. The sand at Dooagh, Achill Island, was washed away by storms in 1984 leaving a rocky wave … Continue reading

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New Improved Look For Google Earth

An updated version of ‘Google Earth’ was launched on April 18th, and includes a range of exciting new features.  The latest version has been two years in the making, and while it’s currently available only on Chrome and Android, it’s … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Map Of the World

I have come across some of these funky maps before – where the countries and continents of the world have been arranged to represent different animals – but this is a new version for me. It shows the countries of … Continue reading

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Correcting Confusing Country Scales

I’m not a regular reader of the Daily Mail, but this resource from one of last month’s editions could be really useful for anyone teaching about map projections or the differences in scale of countries from across the world.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4231032/Fascinating-maps-reveal-scale-countries-worldwide.html … Continue reading

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City Aerial Photos To Start lessons

http://www.travelandleisure.com/photography/airpano-aerial-photos-around-the-world  Since buying my first drone, I have become really interested in the use of aerial photographs in the classroom. This site contains 12 stunning images that would be great discussion starters for lessons. The images have been produced by … Continue reading

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