How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #7
Timeline JS as been on my list of things to look at for ages - I was basically waiting for some lesson content that it could be meaningfully applied to. The service creates a timeline from a Google Sheet. You can add images, categories etc. The finished timeline can be linked to or embedded in a website.
The lesson I incorporated it into is on 'International conflict over water resources' and uses the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a focus. You can see the timeline here (version 1 - needs a little more polish). The IB DP Geography lesson that it is a part of is here (apologies - geographyalltheway subscription required).
IB DP Geographers
It should be quite clear by now that I like a good podcast! This one from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is worth a listen. When discussing the circular economy with my students I find it difficult to give really concrete examples - and probably overuse MUD Jeans! This interview with Bea Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships Officer at Coca-cola tackles what such a large company is doing to transition towards a more circular economy model. When you work at such a large scale even tiny changes can have a massive impact.
I am a keen photographer. Mainly digital photography but I do also have a number of 'old' film cameras that I really enjoy using. It would seem that I tend to favour landscape and street style photography. richardallaway.photos is a little project I am working on. I am trying to have a more intentional approach to my photography this year - working towards a series of images that feel like they should be together. I also post most of my images on Instagram but this site is more about seeing images as a series.
Lucidpress, in their literature, describe themselves as a brand templating platform. This is a bit of a disservice for what is an excellent online service for the creation of worksheets, posters, and similar resources. I use it to generate most of the printable resources on geographyalltheway.com. Every student and educator also has access to the service at my school.
Here are a couple of examples of what can be created using the platform →