Category Archives: Students

Making Infographics For The Classroom

I’ve finally found time to have a serious attempt at constructing some infographics. I have found a number of potential sites to explore to help me with this, and I started with Piktochart. http://www.piktochart.com Piktochart is free to begin with, … Continue reading

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Geography South West Web Site – A New Resource Hub for Students and Teachers

https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/ The new ‘geographysouthwest’ website is now live! Thanks to the efforts of geographers Simon Ross, John Davidson and Emma Espley, the new ‘geographysouthwest’ website is live! The site includes resources for primary, key stage three, GCSE, and university level.  … Continue reading

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Web Resources For The Classroom – Web Links 4: Volcanoes

Previous blogs in this series of web resources for the classroom have covered themes of ‘Population’, ‘Weather & Climate’, and ‘Rivers and Flooding’. This time, for Web Links 4, I have put together a list of web sites under the … Continue reading

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Bring Statistics Alive In The Classroom

This web site can be a bit of fun, but it also has some relevant statistics that could be used in the geography classroom. Web link: https://neal.fun/life-stats/ It is simple to navigate, and involves entering a birth date to see … Continue reading

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Flag Maths In The Classroom

When I was teaching, I always had a number of geography students who were obsessed with country flags. I am sure they would have loved to play around with flag designs in this ‘maths meets flags’ exercise I came across … Continue reading

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New Eruption For Iceland?

At this time of year, I am preparing for my first trips of the season to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours. I have been watching with interest the reports of new volcanic activity in the country. … Continue reading

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New Physical Geography Resources For The 2020 Classroom

Some more recently produced resources for the new school year ahead, starting with a world tectonic plates poster map, with diagrams of the different plate boundaries. This has been produced by NST, and can be downloaded from the following link: … Continue reading

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Climate Change Resources For The 2020 Classroom

Happy New Year to all geographers! There is no doubt that the subject of climate change will figure prominently in a lot of school lessons next year – indeed, it could be argued that it should form the spine of … Continue reading

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Dutch Names Added To Winter Storms List

Winter is coming ……. Well, it’s here actually – and we have already started to receive some pretty serious stormy weather. As we move through December and into 2020, no doubt we will experience some storms that will warrant an … Continue reading

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Can You Name The World’s Highest Peaks?

A Special Forces veteran has just completed the fastest ever ascent of the world’s 14 highest peaks – in just 189 days. This amazing feat achieved by former Gurkha soldier Nirmal Purja knocked no less than seven-and-a-half years off the … Continue reading

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