Geography Department Blogs

The blogosphere is growing rapidly and even over the last year there has been a huge increase in the range of geography related blogs on the internet. Some are aimed specifically aimed at pupils, some are topic or year group specific, others are aimed at fieldwork opportunities whilst others provide professional development style information for geography teaching staff. Blogs can be a useful addition to a wider department online portal and can be directly linked to from a ‘portal’ homepage.

These examples are part of the wider GeoBytes department portal:

The following examples are excellent examples of blogs which aren’t necessarily attached to a wider department portal but provide excellent examples of what can be achieved and indeed many are like mini websites in their own right and can be used as such – they are super for providing an:

Pilot GCSE Geography http://www.pilotgcseradicalgeography.co.uk/

– Tony Cassidy (Kirk Hallam School)

Geogtastic – where would you be without Geography? http://www.geogtastic.blogspot.com/ (Victoria Ellis of Swanwick Hall School, Derbyshire)

Geography All the Way (Rich Allaway – International School of Toulouse) http://www.geographyalltheway.com/WordPress/

Chandlings GeoActive (Richard H)

http://www.radicalgeography.co.uk

Geography: My Place and Yours http://www.gmpay.blogspot.com/ – Val Vannet (Dundee High School)

The Higher Geog Blog http://highergeogblog.blogspot.com/ – Val Vannet (Dundee High School)

GeogBoardy http://geogboardy.blogspot.com/ – Andrew Boardman (Garden International School KL)

AbblanchGeography http://www.abblanchgeography.blogspot.com/ (John Barlow – Archbishop Blanch School)

Gorgeous Geography http://gorgeousgeography.wordpress.com/ (Melanie Richards – St Ursula’s Convent School)

GeogBlushloe Blog http://geogblogbushloe.blogspot.com/ (Mark Batchelor)

Worldy Wise (GCSE Support) http://worldlywise.blogspot.com/ – Katharine Hutchinson (Chesterton Community College, Cambridge)

The Geography Department (Helen Nurton – Guildford County School) http://thegeographydepartment.blogspot.com/

Geography Rocks (S Sumner – Bury Church School) http://burychurchgeog.blogspot.com/index.html

Humanities Blog http://humslearninghub.blogspot.com/ (Luke Sparkes)

Share Geography http://www.sharegeography.co.uk/ Tony Cassidy (Kirk Hallam Community Technology College)

Games 4 Geog (Mary Cooch – Our Lady’s Preston, Lancashire) http://www.games4geog.com/

The Kingdown Geography Blog (Danny O’Callaghan – Kingdown Community School, Warminster) http://kingdowngeogblog.blogspot.com/index.html

GeogBlogs@Barnwellhttp://geogblogsbarnwell.blogspot.com/ (Marie Hart – Barnwell School, Stevenage)

For other examples see the GeoBlogs page on Alan Parkinsons’s excellent Geography Pages site http://www.geographypages.co.uk/blogpages.htm

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