How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue 35
Looking towards the Mont Blanc Massif from La Tête Noire, February 2023
⚙ Operational notes
The last couple of weeks got a bit busy, so there has been a brief pause in newsletter production. If you are an educator on half-term / just had half-term / about to go on half-term, I hope you have/had / will have fun!
🌍 All Geographers
The winners of the 🔗 World Data Visualization prize were announced on 12 February. The winning interactives and static posters can all be found on the 🔗 Information is beautiful website. There is plenty of ‘geography’ to be explored. I particularly like 🔗 ‘The Shape of Change’.
🧑🎓 IB DP Geographers
DP Geography → Extreme environments → How relief, climate, human discomfort, inaccessibility, and remoteness present challenges for human habitation and resource development
This video has had 37 million views and comes from the channel of 🔗 Kiun B. Most of the channel’s videos contain geography content, but watching is essential if you teach the 🔗 Extreme environments geographic theme.
I have been working on this project since September 2021. As I have been teaching DP lessons, I have added ‘key terms’ and their definitions to the pages of 🔗 geographyalltheway.com. This two-year cycle is ending (6 weeks of teaching to go); therefore, many key terms are now defined on the site.
I have added a dedicated key terms page → 🔗 geographyalltheway.com - IB DP Geography Key Terms.
Any site user can see the key terms and their definitions by unit. 🔗 geographyalltheway.com subscribers can download the key terms and definitions as a PDF or CSV file. CSV files sound geeky - but what that means is that it is effortless to create flashcards from the key terms and definitions on services such as Anki or Quizlet. There are instructions on the webpage on how to do this.
This one is for those of you ‘fully immersed’ in the Apple ecosystem. Are you somebody that finds many YouTube videos of interest that you want to watch later, and you would like an easy way to manage and watch these clips? Try the 🔗 Play app.
Play is the best way to bookmark and organize YouTube, Vimeo, Apple Music, and Twitter videos to watch later. Easily add, organize, and watch on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
I like the ease with which you can add videos to the 🔗 Play app from your iPhone, iPad or Mac. An Apple TV version of the app syncs with the other instances making watching the videos easy on your ‘big telly’.