How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #3
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There is lots of writing with a geographical focus as well as many interesting graphics that could easily be used as lesson starters or plenaries.
There is also the Financial Times' 'Geography class' page where teacher advisers recommend FT articles and provide tasks to "help improve study, exam and interview success". Here is a tweet about a recent resource I contributed to the 'Geography class' page →
IB DP Geographers
Global Interactions → Unit 4: Power, places and networks → Our “shrinking world” and the forces driving technological innovation: changing global data flow patterns and trends + patterns and trends in communication infrastructure and use
Global Interactions → Unit 6: Global risks and resilience → Threats to individuals and businesses: hacking, identity theft and the implications of surveillance for personal freedoms
This series of 10 podcasts is brilliant! Well produced, enjoyable, and with so many links to the IB DP Geography course - especially the Global Interactions Higher Level content.
'Places explored' (that I shared in the last issue) are the places that I use for examples and case studies in my lesson resources on geographyalltheway.com. I have now added a breakdown of 'places explored' by IB DP Geography exam paper. This page shows all the 'places explored' when I am teaching Units 1, 2 and 3 of Global Change. I need to make more use of South American, and Middle Africa examples!
A bit of a 'luxury' recommendation this week. We 'hot desk' at school, and teach in a number of different classrooms so have to carry our stuff around. I have used a 'Tech Pouch' for all my dongles, cables, chargers, spare batteries, pens etc for over a year now, and it's one of the things I use nearly everyday, and think 'this is really well designed'!