How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #23



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Richard Allaway
Richard Allaway
Operational notes
A busy week, this week! Internal assessment data collection day with my DP 2 students means a day on the River l'Asse (a great name for an at best average river!), a couple of nights supporting the DP 1 residential in the Chamonix Valley, and some ‘normal’ days in school.
All Geographers
Why Arctic fires are releasing more carbon than ever
A really well put together ‘interactive’ article. Well worth a read for all geographers - but especially for those teaching climate change and/or extreme environments.
Reuters Graphics is worth checking regularly to see what they have recently focused their attentions upon.
IB DP Geographers
Data Explorer: Environmental Impacts of Food - Our World in Data
Our World in Data should be in the toolbox of all IB DP Geographers!
They recently released Data Explorer: Environmental Impacts of Food. You can change the environmental impact from carbon footprint, to water use, land use, eutrophication, etc, which is useful for various parts of the IB DP Geography course.
During the summer break I spent some time redesigning my digital technologies themed blog - - focusing on making updates clearer for readers to follow, as well as improving the general site aesthetics. Feedback is always welcomed.
Finding Vivian Maier Official US Theatrical Trailer #1 (2013) - Photography Documentary HD
Finding Vivian Maier Official US Theatrical Trailer #1 (2013) - Photography Documentary HD
Vivian Maier worked for 40 years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime however her photography was unknown and unpublished. Many of her negatives were never even developed. In 2008 collectors purchased the collection (sort of accidentally) after Maier failed to keep up payments on a storage space. Some of the images where posted online, and went viral.
The photos are amazing and the story is intriguing. I can recommend both the documentary and the books - Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found and Vivian Maier: The Color Work [affiliate links].
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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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