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Saturday, October 18, 2008

You go away for a few days...

Categories: Geography General
Have just returned today from a short break and my feed reader is full of useful things for returning to work next week and beyond. One of the best things I looked at was 360 Cities, which will be brilliant for the Japan unit we are beginning with s2 this week. Just spent some time seeing Tokyo in moveable panoramas, and then visited Riga in Latvia, a city a friend of mine never stops raving about-easy to see why looking at some of the 360 views. The panoramas can also be opened inside Google Earth. Thanks to Ogle Earth for the info on this.

Still with Google Earth, I also, through Twitter, was drawn to a tour of Paris. Pretty much all of the major tourist landmarks are here, and might be a good way to introduce Paris for Intermediate Urban. Thanks to Keir Clarke. Ollie Bray also highlighted a good site for images of industrial landscapes, which will keep for now, but will be handy for Higher later. He also in earlier writings spoke about Google Scholar. I had a quick look at this and it will be really valuable for use with Advanced Higher, particularly for sourcing the kinds of articles which are credible for your Geographical Issues essay. Ollie also reccomended the use of Google Alerts,which his Advanced Higher have benefitted from too. Many thanks for both of these ideas, Ollie.

While away, I saw the good and bad of the Scottish weather, with fine conditions on the West Coast on Thursday:

Carrick Castle 2

Followed by Friday and lashing rain, with low cloud never far away:

From Ardkinglas to Loch Fyne

Holiday almost done. All I need to do now is sort lessons for Pearson's product, development in Brazil and a bitty lesson to end RLR for Higher :-( . Off to watch match of the day instead...


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