There is a great new series of podcasts by 'The Compass' on the BBC World Service which is super useful for the teaching of Extreme Environments.
'The New Arctic' has 4 episodes:
- The New Arctic: Communities under threat
- The New Arctic: Resource extraction
- The New Arctic: Tourism
- The New Arctic: Power
I added a new (little) feature yesterday. Now when you come across a IB DP Geography command term it is underlined and when you roll your mouse across the word - there is a tip that appears with the explanation of the requirements of the term.
Just a little feature - but hopefully it will be useful!
I have been adding more prompts and structure to each page of geographyalltheway.com to ensure productive student outcomes.
All of Units 1 to 6 - all of Paper 2: Global Change and Paper 3: Global Interactions - now have additional prompts and questions to support remote learning.
If you require any help with geographyalltheway.com - it's use with students, broken links, missing videos or arranging access to the subscription content - please get in contact.
I will be leading an official online IB Category 1 DP Geography workshop in December.
The workshop is being organised by St Clare's Oxford and all the necessary information can be found here.
Join me online for 2.5 days of focused reflection upon what is needed to be successful as a DP Geography educator. For those who haven't quite started teaching DP Geography yet - it will help prepare you to teach the course effectively. If you have recently started teaching the course it will help you reflect upon what you have done so far and what you plan to do next.
We will focus on the content of the Geography guide as well as its conceptual framework, the internal and external assessment requirements and ways to structure the two-year course.
You will be encouraged to think geographically and conceptually, while making links across the whole DP course to enhance your understanding of the 'big picture'. We will spend time discussing and selecting suitable resources that support the teaching and learning in a DP geography classroom.
I have added one of them to Unit 1, two of them to Unit 2, one to Freshwater and one to Extreme Environments.
All the IGCSE geography materials on geographyalltheway.com are free to access and have been moved to the new platform.
I haven't taught these resources for 10 years+ but I am told that a lot of them are still useful. I have been through them all - so all the links and videos should work. Moving the resources from the old to the new platform was a project that started during lockdown and I got round to finishing it this last week.
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!