Blog posts

Creating Bespoke Discussion Groups 20 April 2020

This page documents my lesson today using Team Channels to create smaller bespoke discussion groups for a new topic on the Food and Health OptionI'm starting a new lesson topic today on the Role of Organisations,... more

Using Teams alongside InThinking 1 April 2020

In this lesson I show a mock-up of a recent (Teams) introduction to a lesson on vector-borne and water-borne disease.So in my school we use Microsoft Teams, which sets up each of my classes as a team... more

Research Essays for our 'Lost Cohorts' 27 March 2020

With our final year students no longer facing May examinations how can we occupy them and provide some academic focus? This page suggests a research focus on the current pandemic.Our students are preparing... more

Distance Learning Lesson - Disease Outbreak 23 March 2020

Notes on how I am planning my next IB Geography lesson via distance learningStudents should work in pairs and have been contracted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in their disease prevention unit. more

Climate Change Impacts at the Regional Scale 4 October 2018

These excellent maps provide a detailed spatial pattern of climate change impacts at the continental scale. It overlaps specific climate threats to show hotspots,with population density and megacities. more

Exploring Map Evidence to Explain the Impacts of the Palu Earthquake and Tsunami 1 October 2018

Earthquakes produce both primary and secondary hazards. Primary hazards inlcude shaking ground and collapsing buildings. Secondary hazards include landslides, fires and tsunamis. The magnitude of an... more

How maps look different when women map them 17 March 2018

Written by Sarah Holder for City Lab I thought this article was really interesting and has great application for TOK. It describes the general picture of male dominance in the world of mapping and this... more

Welcome message 8 March 2018

The following video is a short screencast tour of the site to show the resources, how they are organised and to help you navigate it. The site has been written with the geography teacher and student in... more

US Raise Tariffs on Imports 23 January 2018

BBC News - 'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry more