Category Archives: Travel

GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

    The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph. The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph: The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 2 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Dawlish Warren

    We managed to make a start last autumn with a visit to our first textbook location – Hurst Castle spit in Hampshire. This was written up in an earlier blog at: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/chasing-geography-textbooks-in-a-camper-van/ However, the expedition was really planned … Continue reading

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Airpano – Stunning 360 Degree Images And Videos For The Geography Classroom

Have you made use of the ‘Airpano’ resources in your classroom yet? The Airpano web site is free to use, and contains hundreds of 3D virtual tours of different locations across the world. This is a great resource to introduce … Continue reading

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VR In The Classroom – Ethiopian Dam Case Study

  A new classroom resource from the BBC has emerged recently – allowing students to study the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia in virtual reality. By clicking on the link below on a mobile device and popping it into a … Continue reading

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Icelandic Tongue Twisters

I have been travelling to Iceland on a regular basis for a number of years now, and am slowly making progress with the native language. However, there are many pretty challenging words and place names to get your tongue around … Continue reading

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Is That Sea Water Fit To Bathe In?

    I recently completed a piece of work focusing on tourism in my own area – with particular reference to the quality of sea bathing water. My research led me to the excellent Environment Agency web site, where I … Continue reading

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