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Planet Qej

I think Chris Leach invented this but I’ve used it and it’s fabulous! Get the children to set up twitter accounts using the names of robots from Planet Qej.  The robots  are landed by space capsule somewhere on Planet Earth with a mission to collect data about this unknown planet.  Teacher is mission control back  Full Article…


Geo Field Trip.

New ideas for using Twitter in the classroom appear daily. Regardless of the activity, we recommend that you have a separate school Twitter account. In this activity, we used Twitter and Google Earth to challenge students to get to know their locality better. Why not… Discover local sites of historic interest on The Activity  Full Article…


A Plague of People!

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) has become widely known for his theories about population and its increase or decrease in response to various factors. In his work An Essay on the Principle of Population, he observed that sooner or later a population gets checked by famine and disease. Basically, as with all plagues, he believed that  Full Article…


How much water does the ocean contain?

Let the students search on Google Maps to discover if the Earth contains more ocean than land. Explore the water cycle. Ask some questions like ‘Where do you think rain comes from?’, ‘Does it rain every where?’ After students have shared their ideas, they try to find some explanations. In Glogster they will make a  Full Article…