Tag Archives: Fieldwork

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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Iceland in June (4 of 4) – Hidden Shangri-La

The highlight of day seven was our visit Solheimajokull, where we were able to strap on crampons and walk on the surface of the glacier. When I first visited this location around 10 years ago,  the glacier – an extension … Continue reading

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