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The best blogs to explore for geographers

Wednesday November 12, 2014

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All over the country and the world, teachers and educators are sharing experiences, resources, insights and anecdotes in the blogosphere and on Twitter. The WST team have compiled a list of some of the many noteworthy Geography blogs and accounts available, whether looking for inspirational class material, resources, career development or just some help with homework.

SpatialWorlds
The Spatialworlds blog is an archive of teaching resources, images, commentary and website links for those interested in spatial education, spatial technology and geography within schools.

National Geographic
The National Geographic provides an educational section on their website offering resources and support for those working in education and teaching geography.
@NatGeo
Follower count: 7.6m+

Digital Geography: Notes from the juicy geography classroom
Written by Noel Jenkins, geography teacher who blogs about all things geography and what is going on in his classroom. Subjects range from the anatomy of an earthquake to how a floodplain happens.
@noeljenkins
Follower count: 1,000+

Geogr@phy blogs
The Geogr@phy Blog aims to provide a quick and easy way for A-level and GCSE students studying geography to keep up to date with current events. The Geogr@phy Blog team is made up of a Parish and a team of Geography A-level and GCSE students from Churchill Community School, North Somerset.
@GeographyBlogeu
Follower count: 1,000

Simon Jones
Simon Jones is an experienced multi-discipline geography teacher and educator who produces slideshare presentations on all things geography, from glaciers to volcanoes and tsunamis. He combines his passion for technology with geography and, with this in mind, he is currently working on a project to produce stimulating high quality iPad friendly resources for geographers, to enhance the teaching and learning experience that takes place in the classroom. The venture called Kayapo will be launched soon.
@jonesy2008
Follower count: 650+


@GeoBlogs
Alan Parkinson, award-winning geography Teacher, Author and Editor, returned to the classroom for a ‘second’ teaching career in 2013 after spending five years working for the Geographical Association. Alan has multiple blogs supporting both teachers and pupils alike offering resources, thinking and planning for in the classroom and our everyday lives.
Blogs:  http://livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk/
            http://geographysupport.blogspot.co.uk/
            http://geographyteacher2point0.blogspot.co.uk/
Follower count: 3,100


Here’s a list of some of the best geography teachers and resource accounts that are on twitter:

@tutor2u_geog
Teaching ideas, resources and approaches for KS3, GCSE & A-Level Geography from the tutor2u & WOW! Geography team.
Blog: http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/geography/
Follower count: 1,200+

@The_GA
The Geographical Association is a UK-based subject association providing a trusted voice for geography in education for teachers and educators
Follower count: 8,500+

@RGS_IBG  
Royal Geographical Society, the learned society for geography and geographers.
Follower count: 18,500

@InternetGeog
Anthony Bennett, a geography teacher providing resources to support geographers online.
Blog: http://www.internetgeography.net/
Follower count: 800

@GeoDebs
Jo Debens, Head of Geography, traveller and explorer.
Blog: http://jodebens.com/
Follower count: 2000

@TeachitGeog
This account is associated with Teach It Geography, a website offering secondary level geography teaching resources.
Follower count: 3,500

Are there any blogs or resources that you would recommend? Let WST know on Twitter to share your suggestions with our social media community of teaching professionals.