Categories: Urban, Industry, Population, s1 and s2, Writing and Assessment, Geography General
'Flash Earth' in your browser window
Not long ago, Ewan_McIntosh
posted a piece about FlashEarth
, which may be a good way for people without Google Earth to get some high resolution satelite images. Since it only gives the overhead view,
I have not been using it for classes doing Physical Geography, as I feel Google Earth is better here. However, when we do Urban work, this will come in handy. I remember using the Belfast map with some classes last year, and here is a link to one of my favourite places
, the Harland and Wolff cranes which always to me signalled the start of any holidays taken in Ireland. If you pan out on the Google maps option, there is a whole array of urban and industrial Geography in clear focus, which could really help with the mapwork. Mess around with the different maps, find a place which means something to you, or just find your house. On the Microsoft maps, I can just about land in my back garden. I will post on an application called Virtual earth later.
The Population Explosion work that Higher completed today is the quietest that I have ever seen this class. I will tell myself that you were all so engrossed in the task :-) On serious note, I was really pleased with the amount of work that we got through, I thought that I was perhaps being a little ambitious in the amount of work that I set. I did the activity for myself, and it's very depressing when you learn that you can no longer be considered young...Anyway, more on population tomorrow, a little feedback on the activity, some discussion about young and ageing population and a couple of thinking skills activities.
Favelas being built by s1 tomorrow, should probably have warned the cleaners, hopefully as succesful as the last time I tried this. I'll post pics tomorrow on the blogs. Started a wiki
for investigation work today with s3, never really got the chance to do a lot, and had to post a little note about plagiarism too! Hopefully, we can get this sorted in the next few periods, I spotted a couple of free ICT rooms with the s4 work experience, so we'll try to add to this tomorrow.