How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #23
A busy week, this week! Internal assessment data collection day with my DP 2 students means a day on the River l'Asse (a great name for an at best average river!), a couple of nights supporting the DP 1 residential in the Chamonix Valley, and some 'normal' days in school.
With climate change raising Arctic temperatures faster than the global average, wildfires are shifting towards the Arctic where the flames release vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the carbon-rich soil.
A really well put together 'interactive' article. Well worth a read for all geographers - but especially for those teaching climate change and/or extreme environments.
Reuters Graphics is worth checking regularly to see what they have recently focused their attentions upon.
IB DP Geographers
Our World in Data should be in the toolbox of all IB DP Geographers!
They recently released Data Explorer: Environmental Impacts of Food. You can change the environmental impact from carbon footprint, to water use, land use, eutrophication, etc, which is useful for various parts of the IB DP Geography course.
During the summer break I spent some time redesigning my digital technologies themed blog - digitaltechnologies.education - focusing on making updates clearer for readers to follow, as well as improving the general site aesthetics. Feedback is always welcomed.
Vivian Maier worked for 40 years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime however her photography was unknown and unpublished. Many of her negatives were never even developed. In 2008 collectors purchased the collection (sort of accidentally) after Maier failed to keep up payments on a storage space. Some of the images where posted online, and went viral.