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How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #12

Richard Allaway
Richard Allaway
All Geographers
Perilous Shores by watabou
Geographical because it generates maps, fantasy maps, but still maps. Open the site to generate a map, press Enter and it will generate another. By pressing T it allows you to choose the tags that will define some of the characteristics that you would like to add to the map. There is a version that allows you to export your map as an image.
There has to be a use for this in the geography classroom, or maybe part of an interdisciplinary exercise with one of the language departments.
IB DP Geographers
Why Dunkin' Donuts Is Failing in India
Local and civil society resistance to global interactions: rejection of globalized production, including campaigns against TNCs and in favour of local sourcing of food and goods by citizens
OK - so this video is nearly 4 years old but is still works. I used it (again) this week and thought it was worth a share. I use it in 5.3.1 Resistance to global interactions with the questions:
  • Why did Dunkin’ Donuts fail in India?
  • How did the power of existing Indian preferences resist the efforts of the TNC?
This project started as a spreadsheet and then with a little magic from Glide was turned into an app. is an online app that organises 230 geographically focused podcasts into IB DP Geography units. It can be used on a smartphone or a laptop/desktop browser.
Make sure you click on the ‘burger’ (three horizontal lines) icon in the top left hand corner to access all the different units.
Rocket – the best emoji app for Mac
Mac only this week, apologies Windows users!
Sometimes it can all be said with an emoji. If you are using a Mac and want to get to the emojis quickly (install Rocket) and then type : and start writing the name of the emoji you are after. Done.
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Richard Allaway
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How do you know what you don’t know? is about spreading some of the things that I am finding useful and sharing it in an easily accessible and digestible way.

The first item will be for all geographers based on bigger ideas and everyday geographies. The idea behind the second item is something that is more focused on the needs of IB DP geographers, educators and students. The item will be linked to the syllabus but other geography educators and students may find it useful too. The third section is a quick update on something I am working on. New content added to, or refreshed on geographyalltheway, something I have recently written, or am involved in. The fourth and final item will be a bit more random. It will be a recommendation. Probably a bit techie, an app, an online service, or similar.

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