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How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #33
Lac Leman, late summer 2021
⚙ Operational notes
Fewer emojis this week. My mum doesn't like them. 👋 Hi mum!
🌍 All Geographers
🔗 The Billion Dollar O Gram has been updated. If you haven’t seen this infographic before it helps put big numbers in perspective. For example, the $175 billion it would take to lift 1 billion people out of extreme poverty (per year) versus the $120 billion cost of the Qatar World Cup.
🧑🎓 IB DP Geographers
You may be aware that I like podcasts and think they have great value as a teaching tool. Well, I found a new one (to me) that I think has the potential to help with the historical context of some of the things we talk about in class.
🔗 BBC News World Service - Witness History is worth checking out. They are 9 minutes long and cover topics ranging from 🔗 The birth of the Slow Food Movement to the 🔗 World’s first tidal power station.
Expect some to be added to the 🔗 podcasts.geographyalltheway.com app soon.
The 🔗 2023 Swiss Group International Schools (SGIS) IB DP Geography Group meeting has a date [Friday 12th May], a location [International School of Lausanne], 🔗 a web page with a sign-up form and 🔗 an email list to join if you wish.
I have changed the app I use to listen to podcasts. I (mostly) listen to podcasts in the car. But what do you do when you hear something ‘useful’ in a podcast? How do you jot it down, especially when driving? How do you ensure that what you have jotted down is accessible and usable?
🔗 Snipd is a free app available in the 🔗 Apple App Store and the 🔗 Google Play Store. The key feature is that it allows you to snip podcast sections. When you hear something you want to snip you either press a button on your phone screen, a button on the console in your car, or the back button on your headphones.
Once you have snipped a section of a podcast you can access these sections in the app where you can edit them, share them, and tag them.
The service creates AI-generated transcripts. This means that your snipped audio sections also have text content. This text can be synced into 🔗 Readwise and then from there into note-taking apps such as Roam [mentioned in 🔗 issue #17] and Notion.