Tag Archives: Fieldwork

Google Expeditions VR Resources

Those of you that have engaged with Google’s VR Expeditions may be interested in this Google Doc that summarises all of the locations that are now covered by this service. More are being added all the time, and the list … 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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Mapping Fieldwork Routes With Phone Apps – Strava and Relive

Some of my cycling friends have persuaded me to make use of the excellent Strava app to record my leisurely trips through the Devon countryside. I have also found it to be a great tool to support fieldwork exercises – … Continue reading

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How Far Do Children Roam?

I came across this interesting graphic recently from the Wildlife Trusts: I fully realise social conditions have altered considerably since 1915, but perhaps a good dose of geographical education at school might help our future parents-to-be to explore the outdoors with … Continue reading

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Using GPS Info on the I Phone

I have recently been making regular use of a simple tool available on my I Phone. iPhones includes a GPS chip just like the one found in stand-alone GPS devices, and the ‘Compass’ app gives a clear display of GPS … Continue reading

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Using Virtual Reality Tools in Geography Fieldwork

Back in May, I wrote a blog outlining my first thoughts on virtual reality and its possible uses in school. I described many of the ‘starter apps’ I tried to get used to the idea of virtual reality, as well … Continue reading

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Recreate Olympic Races In Your Home Area

Having really enjoyed the recent Olympic Games in Rio – I found this web site a load of fun. It is also a great way to teach scale in the classroom. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/18/sports/olympics/olympic-races-near-you.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0 It allows you to type in an address … Continue reading

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