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Alan Parkinson
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Geographer - Author - Mission:Explorer - Teacher - Consultant
Geographer - Author - Mission:Explorer - Teacher - Consultant

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Google Earth Education
Launched in the last day or so: a new set of tools and resources and a rebrand for Google Earth continues, with this new Google Earth Education section. See the resources and tools here. More to come when I get the chance to explore in more detail...

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Michael Palin: honorary doctorate
A fair few classrooms that I've visited over the years have a quote about the power of geography on the walls, written by Michael Palin: former President of the Royal Geographical Society. Here's another: “Geography for me, in my life, has been curiosity ab...

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Newcastle University - this Wednesday
If you're in the area, let your Year 12s interested in doing geography at University know about this opportunity to find out more...

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Secondary Phase Top Tips
On Saturday, I rounded off a hectic and varied working week with an early train down to London for the October meeting of the Secondary Phase Committee of the GA . There were a few GA meetings in the same hotel. One of the things we do as a committee is cre...

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Inspirational Places: Changing Places
I've started work on one of my summer projects for this year. It's working with Peter Knight from Keele University to 'translate' some of the ideas in an undergraduate geography module called 'Inspirational Landscapes' into a scheme of work for the teaching...

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Suburban Dreams
Sprawling on the fringes of the city In geometric order An insulated border In-between the bright lights And the far, unlit unknown Lyrics : Neil P eart I've lined up a few interesting writing jobs for the summer... One of them is to finish some materials f...

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Popsicles
Another story via the wonderful OSOCIO Polluted Water Popsicles This describes a project which was put together to publicise poor water in South Korea.

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Shailey Minocha's Professorial Lecture
I've been involved with Shailey Minocha's work for just over a year. She was kind enough to visit our school twice to demonstrate Google Expeditions, and we also helped with a research paper she was writing with colleagues. She gave her professorial lecture...

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Shailey Minocha's Professorial Lecture
I've been involved with Shailey Minocha's work for just over a year. She was kind enough to visit our school twice to demonstrate Google Expeditions, and we also helped with a research paper she was writing with colleagues. She gave her professorial lecture...
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