Category Archives: Students

Lava Caving In The Reykjanes Peninsula

I love each and every trip to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours. I thoroughly enjoy the chance to share some of the wonders of this fantastic island with eager students, and am particularly happy when I … Continue reading

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3D Mapping With The Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey has revealed its latest impressive development – a new 3D mapping software package that brings to life some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. The interactive tool offers aerial views of peaks, glens, lochs and lakes – … 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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City Map Quiz

There are plenty of geography-based quizzes available online, but I particularly like this one:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/quizzes/Quiz-Can-you-identify-these-cities/  Titles have been removed from 15 maps – and the quiz asks you to identify the cities they show.  In addition, there are further links … Continue reading

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Pack A Disaster Bag

Anyone teaching about responses to natural disasters may want to check out the web site for Sacramento County: http://www.sacramentoready.org/ It includes a good deal of information about responses and preparedness, and I particularly like their advert that tries to encourage … Continue reading

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Flight Radar Web Site To Blow Your Mind

https://www.flightradar24.com This web site blows my mind every time I use it. Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world. The service is available online (from the link … Continue reading

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Slip, Slide, Collide – Revision Game For Plate Tectonics

Here’s a new web site that would be useful for any lessons on earth structure and plate tectonics. It consists of an interactive test for students – they can even challenge each other on Facebook! Good for revision, perhaps? http://www2.open.ac.uk/openlearn/slipslidecollide/

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