Category Archives: School

Poem For The Classroom

I recently came across this delightful poem on Twitter (source: @thebradmontague). Could it have a use in geography lessons on immigration? Perhaps it would be a good way to introduce a discussion on values, tolerance etc Let me know if … Continue reading

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Analysis of 2016 Geography GCSE and A Level Results

Time to reflect on the Geography exam results for 2016: GCSE: (Table extracted from jcq.org.uk) Main points: # GCSE geography entries increased by 7% with 15,958 more students choosing to study the subject compared to the previous year. # Geography … Continue reading

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Socrative App Gets Update

Tablet technology always played a major role in my classroom, and one of my favourite (free) apps to use with students was Socrative, a formative assessment tool that includes polls, live voting and quiz games. If you too are a … Continue reading

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Geography Skills

I came across this interesting graphic on Twitter a few days ago – courtesy of @refthinking. How many of the 2020 skills do you help to develop in your geography classroom?

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Classroom or Personal Inspiration?

It was fantastic this month to watch England deliver such a heavy rugby defeat over Australia on their own turf. Full praise goes to the players, but should also be heaped upon the coaching staff. While reading some of the … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality – The New Super Tool?

I enjoyed my first look at virtual reality at the BETT  Show back in January, and my interest in its potential use in an educational context was revived by some informal conversations at the recent Geography Association Conference. When Richard … Continue reading

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You Might As Well Face It You’re Addicted To Maps – GA Conference 2016 Workshop

On Saturday April 9th, I ran a workshop at the 2016 GA Conference titled: “You Might As Well Face It, You’re Addicted to Maps”. This session was part of the ‘Student and NQT Pathway’ – aimed at providing NQTs, or … Continue reading

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