Tag Archives: landscapes

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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