How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #34
Southbank, April 2022.
⚙ Operational notes
Two videos in this week’s issue. Too many?
🌍 All Geographers
If you haven’t heard of 🔗 ChatGPT and had a play with it yet, you must have been living in a cave (and I’m slightly envious).
Now for the meeting of geography and ChatGPT. Enter 🔗 MapsGPT.
🔗 MapsGPT combines the intuitive map creation capabilities of 🔗 Proxi Maps (previoulsy mentioned in 🔗 issue #27) with OpenAPI's cutting-edge tech, making it easy for anyone to generate a map filled with delightful content in seconds.
Enter what you want to find (such as independent coffee shops) near (name the place), and then add your email. Your custom map is emailed to you. Check out the site for all sorts of creative suggestions of what you can ask for.
🧑🎓 IB DP Geographers
Hat tip to Paul on the 🔗 IB DP Geography Teachers Support Group for sharing this video which is undoubtedly helpful for those teaching/studying the Freshwater geographic theme.
📺 How Kenya is flooding in a drought [Freshwater]
📺 How green are electric cars? [Unit 3 and Unit 5]
📺 How megaships cause mega problems [Unit 4]
I have been (slowly) working on this little project for what feels like ages →
I have been through the "interpret, analyse and, when appropriate, construct tables, graphs, diagrams, cartographic material and images" and "undertake statistical calculations to show patterns and summarise information" sections of the IB DP Geography guide and provided an example, definition, possible DP Geography application and where that skill/stimulus has been seen in recent exams. I hope you find it useful!
I have renamed the ‘Infographic’ section of geographyalltheway to 🔗 ‘Visual Stimulus’ to reflect the new wording in the Geography guide.
This week I was featured on the school's social media. It was nice, if slightly embarrassing! 🔗 I was celebrated for being an Inquirer. Why?
Maybe this newsletter is part of the problem!
With all the emails, social media posts, blog posts, online articles, videos (and the whole raft of other things I have missed), there is a real chance of information overland. We need systems to help us deal with all this stuff. A ‘second brain’ is a possible solution.
Check out this video where Tiago Forte, author of 📖 Building A Second Brain, discusses the problem of information overload and how it can hinder creativity.
📖 Building A Second Brain is worth a read, and the approaches described within it can help calm the storm.