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‘Stock’ geography lessons: part.2

Following on from part.1, here are my  favourite lessons/activities. No particular order or topic. I’m sure I’ve missed ideas. Minigeogs – a creation of Alan Parkinson (@Geoblogs), great creative homework task. Top Trumps– brilliant strategy for a range of topics, I tend to use them as an opportunity to explore the level of a country’s […]

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‘Stock’ geography lessons: Part 1

I think after a couple of years everyone has the ‘stock’ lesson/activity they know will work year in year out without adaptation. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this, why reinvent the wheel. I thought I’d ask colleagues for their ‘stock’ geography lessons.

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Pop-up waterfall

  For some reason I find waterfalls difficult to teach about. Thanks to Amy Foster who has made a pop-up version task. PowerPoint (3.5mb) Word Template (330kb) Other pop-ups you may like to try… Headland Coastal Protection Hurricane River Basin River Delta C/O Paul Williams          

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Geog one…

I’ve been enjoying having a play with the Draw Something app, since students introduced it to me. This week it has become one of the fastest selling of all time. It’s a little like taboo but on your favourite device. Jumping on the bandwagon, until they produce a geography version, I’ve produced some cards (1 […]

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The one where we did top trumping…

Each student in my Key Stage 3 classes has adopted an Africa country this term. We have been answering the register with our country and capital each lesson, but this week each student produced a top trump for their country, which lead to some interesting debate. Once finished we intend to have a big game! […]

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Boardworks- teaching about the summer riots.

Boardworks have released some free content to help geography educators support teaching about the summer riots. As part of this I provided a few ideas that could be used.

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Animoto Update…

Thanks to Alan for updating my presentation with the new features… (not sure what’s gone off with the first slide?)

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100 Best You Tube videos for teachers

A range of videos that might be useful to colleagues. Which ones would you add? Thanks to Kelly for bringing to his my attention.

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Animoto for educators

Animoto have updated their education programme allowing easier use for students. We had a play with this last term, brilliant tool.

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East Riding Media Library

Thanks to Pauline for sharing this resource, a great number of images related to a range of curriculum areas.

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