Friday, September 07, 2007

Welcome to new Year 10 group

I showed you the blog today, plus Tony's blog and also the relevant page of GeographyPages.
If you're reading this, you took up my suggestion of taking a look at the blog in advance of the next lesson.
Today we had the 2 PhotoJams: Extreme Sports (including zorbing, parkour, base jumping, ice climbing, parasailing and a couple of shots of me on gritstone edges in the Peak District...) - what made these sports extreme ? What does that tell us about what extremes are ? Now apply the same ideas to extreme environments... We also watched an Extreme PhotoJam of Svalbard using photos taken by someone who has been there...

For anyone interested in the music used in the PhotoJams, the first one used JayZ's remix of Rush's 'Tom Sawyer', the second was the more languid 'On Stream' by Norwegian ambient jazzer Nils Petter Molvaer.

Why do you think I used Norwegian music for the Svalbard PhotoJam ? Special bonus for the people who add a comment below...

and the secret phrase for next Tuesday's lesson is "Prawn Sandwich"...

Thanks to Tony for use of his EXTREME sheet from last year's group.
Also remember to learn the FUGIS definitions. A reminder of those are on THIS EARLIER BLOG POST....

7 comments:

Adam Stubbing said...

hi sir

i like the blog

see you on tuesday

Adam Stubbing 10/1

GeoBlogs said...

Thanks Adam.
If you make proper use of it you should end up with an 'A' grade !
That's 'IF'....

GeoBlogs said...

Anyone make the Norwegian connection ?

Anonymous said...

Hello sir.
I like the blog; there is alot of useful information on here. I have looked at the Svalbard information and it is very good. It's also nice to see what we will soon be doing in class (the Svalbard posters).
By the way, it's josh Green here, from your new year 10 class, 10/1.
See you tomorrow!

GeoBlogs said...

Thanks Josh. Don't forget we're in B1 tomorrow.
If you click the labels down the right hand side you can pick up a lot of what we did last year...
Also a sneak preview of some of the coursework that you are going to be doing.

Anonymous said...

hey sir just wanted to see how this page worked really good website :D
sam proctor

GeoBlogs said...

Thanks Sam.
Make sure you do some exploration of the CD ROM or some websites ready for next lesson