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BBC Earth App

If you have been enjoying the recent BBC ‘Planet Earth’ series – you need to check out the new app: It was originally put together to celebrate presenter David Attenborough’s 90th birthday, and offers over a thousand clips – all … 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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Virtual Reality – The New Super Tool?

I enjoyed my first look at virtual reality at the BETTΒ  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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GA TeachMeet 2016 – Emotional Mapping

The first GA Conference Teachmeet was an overwhelming success last year, so I was really pleased to get the opportunity to be involved again at the 2016 event. I find it quite difficult to limit myself to a short six … Continue reading

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BETT 2016

It’s truly exciting to start a new year with some fresh ideas, and they are always found in abundance at the annual BETT show, held at London’s Excel Arena. I was lucky enough to spend two days at the exhibition … Continue reading

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Using I Pads To Link Ecuador and Exmoor

I have always been keen to promote departmental work with an international theme, and was delighted last summer to be involved in a project linking my school with students in Ecuador. The venture was set up by Neil Emery from … Continue reading

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GA Conference 2015 ‘Teachmeet’: Mr B’s Magical Mystery Matrix – A Geography Smorgasbord

One of the highlights of the 2015 Geography Association Conference at Manchester was the inaugural #gaconf15 Teach Meet. I was lucky enough to get a slot to share some ideas, and (as promised to the audience) this blog expands upon … Continue reading

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