Tag Archives: landscapes

Landscapes From Old Books

I came across a fascinating web site this week showcasing the work of Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee. He practices a form of mixed media artwork called ‘altered books’ that changes a book from its original form into something with a … Continue reading

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Drone Footage For The Classroom

Now that the weather is beginning to improve, I am looking forward to making full use of one of my Christmas gifts. I have spent a few weeks in ‘beginner’s mode’, but am now confident enough to take my Phantom … 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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A Bedroom Fit For The Hard-Core Geographer

This is a really strange blog entry – but I just couldn’t resist! I came across this unique bedding set called ‘To the Centre of the Bedding’ on a web site by a company called ‘The Land of Nod’. You … Continue reading

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Ian Mercer Obituary

I was saddened to read last week of the death of geographer and naturalist Ian Mercer. In 1973, he became the first chief officer of the Dartmoor National Park – and I remember him presenting a number of videos about Dartmoor … Continue reading

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Map Reading Week Is Coming!

The Ordnance Survey is holding a National Map Reading Week from 17th to 23rd October. During this time, free map reading workshops will be available and a variety of resources, from videos to handy guides, will be available on the web … 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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Mapping The Sea Bed

An interesting article in this weekend’s Sunday Times described an exciting plan to map the sea bed.        http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gurgle-maps-to-reveal-seas-deep-secret-kh98kq25v?shareToken=a849176215cdb7e5547dd69b3ed2094d  Scientists are planning to use advanced sonar on  ships and submarines to scan the entire ocean floor ‘Google Maps’ style … Continue reading

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Update Your Urban Regeneration Case Studies

Two interesting articles have appeared in the press recently that could be used in the classroom as up-to-the-moment examples of urban regeneration. Article: http://linkis.com/www.thetimes.co.uk/a/ilKv0 The first of them forms an addition to any existing case studies of regeneration associated with … Continue reading

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Have You Seen The Man Engine?

This wonderful piece of mobile mechanical art called the ‘Man Engine’ is currently doing the rounds in Cornwall. It was commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site as a tribute to the international impact of Cornish mining and a … Continue reading

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