Category Archives: Maps

Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map?

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map. However, I came across … Continue reading

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How Much Of The UK IS Built On?

The BBC published a fascinating web article last week that should be of interest to geographers. It was titled ‘How Much Of Your Area Is Built On?’, and allows you to find out exactly how the land is used in … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van

Last month saw the arrival of a new addition to the family – a shiny new(ish) VW camper van. After many years of overseas travel – including a wide range of visits to all seven continents – it was always … Continue reading

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Making Classroom Displays With ‘Photo Mapo’ App

This is the time of the year when teachers begin to think about getting their classroom ready for the new term. Here is a useful app that I have discovered that might be helpful with class displays – as well … Continue reading

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Mapping Fieldwork Routes With Phone Apps – Strava and Relive

Some of my cycling friends have persuaded me to make use of the excellent Strava app to record my leisurely trips through the Devon countryside. I have also found it to be a great tool to support fieldwork exercises – … Continue reading

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Wallpaper For A Classroom Makeover

If I had discovered this web site while I was still teaching, I would certainly have given my classroom a serious makeover. http://www.lovemapson.com  I love the different map collections you can choose from to select wallpapers that all geographers surely … Continue reading

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The World At Night Quiz

Here’s a nice little test for geographers – can you identify these cities from night-time photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station? Try these tasters, and then go to the full quiz via the link below: I wont … Continue reading

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