Alan Parkinson - an award-winning geography teacher, and author, Vice President of the Geographical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Chartered Geographer - has written a new book → Why Study Geography?
The book is the second title in the London Publishing Partnership 'Why Study' series and is a must read for all students considering studying geography at university or wondering whether a geography degree will get them a good job.
I will be ensuring we have copies in the Individuals and Societies department, the school library and with the school's college counsellors.
Added to the Food and health section.
I have added a 72 hour free trial option to the 'Register' page so that people who would like to have a good look at the resources in the 'subscription access' section can do so.
I will be keeping a close eye on the use of this trail option and if it looks like people are abusing it - I will remove it.
The IB DP Geography podcast app has had a bit of attention over the last couple of days.
There has been a bit of a 're-brand' to podcasts.geographyalltheway.com - a longer name but an easier address to share and remember.
Gemma Archer kindly shared with me her choice of podcasts for teaching 'Oceans and coastal margins'. This has added another 26 podcasts to the app.
I have started the 'Leisure, tourism and sport' section - but as I do not teach this unit there is not such stuff there. If you have any podcast suggestions to add to podcasts.geographyalltheway.com please use the online form here and I'll get them added.
podcasts.geographyalltheway.com now curates 169 podcasts!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being one of the 'storytellers' at the Discover the World Education TeachMeet. The event had a real international feel - with speakers joining from the UK, US, Costa Rica, France (me) and the Balearic Islands.
Sara Liversidge, who teaches at Wesley College in Melbourne, contributed the Geophysical hazards podcasts as this is a geographic theme that I do not currently teach.
Today I added two podcasts - one to Freshwater and one to Unit 6. Costing the Earth - Flooding Britain and Beyond Today - What are police cameras doing with your face print?
The next International Geography Teacher Webinar is fast approaching and we need your top tips for (new) IB DP Geography teachers.
You can sign up for the International Geography Teacher Webinar via the IB DP Geography Teachers Support Group on Facebook.
Get involved with this free professional development - and maybe even win a trip to Iceland!
Further information can be found here.
I'll be speaking - briefly - about the recent updates to the online version of Google Earth.