It's always interesting reflecting on what people are reading. Since December 2009, I've used Google Analytics to keep track. This blog is a space for me to reflect, the fact that people read it is a bonus, but not my goal.
These are the twenty most popular posts in the last eight months. Just in case you missed them.
1. Why connected learning is the way forward. The use of online networks in developing learning resources for the Iceland eruption.
2. It's worth taking a look at this blog. A list of blogs that I find inspirational.
3. PLTS and Seal. Link to a planning document.
4. OCR B Controlled Assessment. The planning behind our department's journey through Controlled Assessment. Reminds me that we need to reflect on this soon....
5. How Google's Wonder Wheel and Timeline can help improve learning. Includes a brief video of the tools in action linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
6. Revamping Settlement Together. A collaborative Scheme of Work put together by Primary and Secondary teachers. Again, a post that I need to reflect upon. I did shape the document into a coherent scheme, and taught many of the lessons. I meant to post about each lesson, but got distracted by other issues.
7. Ofsted Questions. A list of possible question that may be asked to Middle Leaders during either a Subject or Full inspection.
8. Stereotype Mapping. Playing with maps and minds. Well, I am a Geographer!
9. What's on your iPhone?. A list of Apps and how they are used to support learning. I hope to use this as a starting point for an article in the forthcoming #edjournal.
10. Augmented Reality and Geography Fieldwork. Using the Wikitude app to support out of classroom learning.
11. Microsoft Innovative Education Forum: Berlin. A preview of the event in March 2010 including links to my resources.
12. Teachmeet BETT 2010. I didn't get to the event in the end, but this is roughly what I would have said. Video of my planned talk about using sayings from the A-Team's BA on Guerilla Geography and Improvement.
13. And time goes by so slowly. Time management and a description of how my job is everywhere.
14. Our Place Lesson 1. The first lesson of the new settlement unit referred to above.
15. What happens when you ban pens, pencils and paper? How to encourage creativity. GMy favorite lesson of the 2009-10 academic year. It came about because it was far too hot to stay indoors, so planned in a very short amount of time.
16. Getting to grips with Guerilla Geography. The results of a naughty lesson where young people shared their thoughts about school space with the whole school.
17. Autocollage and BSF. How the Autocollage tool was used, before the axe fell.
18. Geographical Conference Workshop Resources. Find out why Pinky and the Brain never succeeded in taking over the world and what that means for teaching. Details of the three sessions I was involved in delivering.
19. Bittersweet BETT. Reflections on BETT 2010.
20. I've got no idea how to use Sketchup, so how can my pupils use it? A post about taking pedagogical risks and letting pupils take charge.