A rare blog post…
A New Year brings with it new challenges and opportunities. 2016 brings new specifications for GCSE and ‘A’ level first teaching, alongside the last year of the existing specifications. The creation of resources for these new specifications will result in thousands of teachers duplicating effort. Local and world events will inevitably take place, which will stimulate teachers into producing resources to help students understand them.
Following a Twitter discussion between a number of teachers we believe we can share our resources to reduce this duplication, Alan Parkinson has come up with a range of ways to contribute to a new initiative called #geogshare which mirrors similar projects run by other subject teacher communities.
There are (at least) three ways that you can get involved in #geogshare.
(1) Twitter / Blogs
Post a link to a resource, or a blogpost where a resource has been shared
Use the hashtag #geogshare when you post it, so that a search will bring it up, and they can also be storified from week to week, and shared here.
(2) Drag and drop a resource or two into the box on this page:
You’ll need the password, please email, or Twitter, DM myself or Alan.
This will send your resources automatically to the 3rd (and perhaps the preferred and most sustainable) option.
(3) A GEOGRAPHY DROPBOX has been set up at:
E-mail myself or Alan, or DM on Twitter to be added to this
This will give you access to the folder, and the ability to edit and add materials, as well as download copies for yourself.
You will find a series of folders, which you can place materials into to help organisation.
There is a link to a Google Doc, which can also be viewed here
https://goo.gl/N7n1UM where you can place details of the resources that you are adding, which will allow you to search for relevant resources as the Dropbox (hopefully) starts to fill up.
We would like to suggest that you post one resource a month, but feel free to post more frequently (perhaps once a week) if you feel able.
Perhaps you could add ‘contribute to #geogshare’ to your New Years resolutions.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with.
(Thanks Alan for sorting the mechanics.)