Fortunately, it has long been realised that this is a false dichotomy. In this case, I am pleased to say that one can have one’s cake and eat it! The knowledge In the example given here, my Year 9 Geography class (8th grade) studied the migration flows from Central America. We covered the basic theories of … More Skills or knowledge? You don’t need to ask the question!
Friday 3 October 2014, Cambridge UK. 7.00am Check BBC News app and Twitter feed. Teaching geography to year 9 at 9am and the subject is ‘world development’. If I can’t make this relevant and current to their lives there is something wrong. Political unrest continues in Hong Kong. We’ve already referred to it in previous … More Four hours of learning with my iPad
A final fanfare for the wonderful year 9S geography group of 2013-2014 has produced some great results. Following a course of ‘world development’ all year, student has been on a journey from general concepts through to specific examples. We ended up in the USA, examining a few important issues such as whether development posed environmental … More Learning about communication
You know that you have something special going on in your geography classroom when the students are more aware of what is happening in the world – they are actually following some news items! Social media might be a way forward for them but you might have some concerns about encouraging your students in this … More Collation using Flipboard
Geoguesser challenges you to identify the location of a photograph (taken from Google streetview). You can take your time and navigate the location before going for the ‘guess’. In the geography classroom it is is, of course, the reasoning that counts in making the decision. You could therefore use a quick Socrative to gather information … More Where is that? Geoguesser