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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Field Trip

Categories: Glaciation, Geography General, Environmental Hazards
In response to two recent developments:- 1) I have been reading lots about the updated imagery in Google Earth for the Swiss Alps-lots of blogs referencing this just now, and 2) My s3 have been clamouring for an urban field trip, and I feel the need to remind you that Alps trip payments are due soon! With this in mind, s3 will be benefitting from the Google Earth updates, as I am now able to take you to Morillon, Annecy, Chamonix, the Mer de Glace, the Bosson and Sixt fer a Cheval minus the green, blue, red and white blobs that I previously encountered in this part of Alpine France on GE. I also want to show this to s2 as an advert for the trip-I know that most of you have indicated that you intend to be with me again next year after your second round of the options programme, so this should give some idea of whether the trip is for you or not, and I can hopefully field questions. A reminder that the trip is always oversubscribed, so it may be worth mentioning to parents already. I am trying to upload for sharing on the web, but experiencing one or two difficulties at the moment...
Higher prelims were given back on Friday (hence the sparse postings), real spread of results, some excellent high end results, but as usual, a few others who have perhaps been given a little fright. I would ask of you that you remember that the prelim, although obviously useful for appeal purposes, is not the final exam. There are a number of people who, with some hard work are clearly capable of a better performance in the final exam, and there are also others who may feel that they are coasting-The most important thing now is that no one slacks off because of prelim results, good or bad.
I am referring myself yet again to this gem for teaching Earthquakes tomorrow, from Ollie Bray via Google Earth Blog .


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