Friday, 27 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
What to include?
1. Use gapminder (click on 'Gapminder World') to explore any relationships between your development indicator, and other indicators of development. Use the drop down lists on the two axis to select your indicator and the one(s) that you want to compare with. Include a copy of any graphs that you have created, and write a description to describe and explain what it shows.
2. Use worldmapper to create a map of your development indicator and its global pattern. Again, make sure that you include a copy of the map, with a description and explanation of what it shows.
3. Use CIA World Factbook to create a list of 8 countries and the data for that country related to your indicator. Are there any patterns? Are there any that do not fit a pattern? Why might this be? Some of you will be able to create a graph to show the data you have researched.
4. Finish your PowerPoint with 3-5 bullet points that summarise what you found out about your development indicator.
Saturday, 21 February 2009
- Historical imagery from around the world
- Ocean floor and surface data from marine experts (see image)
- Simplified touring with audio and voice recording
Friday, 20 February 2009
BBC News reported the real life slumdogs and featured the child stars of the film who were paid £3,000 each. Let's remember this is a film that has made $140 million at the Box Office! Watch the report HERE.
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
And here's the Snow in Okehampton movie that features in the PowerPoint!
Friday, 6 February 2009
Here's some pictures from Germansweek (from Mr Palmer) and Okehampton (from Mr Smith - Science)!
Mrs Fairley has taken these photos of her garden at different times after the snow started falling in Okehampton!
10pm Thursday Evening
10:30am Friday Morning
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
I also photographed Rudi's and Ness's as examples of the finished article...
With thanks to Tony Cassidy for sharing this lesson.
The difficult decision was made to send all students home and many staff did the same due to the unpredictable nature of these snow showers. As for me, my journey home was possibly more eventful than the one there! The snow I'd travelled through on the way in was quickly being thawed by the glorious sunshine. However, the snow started again when I got to the 50mph speed limit along the A30. By the time I'd got to the A380 at Haldon Hill, it was heavier than it had been in the morning. Cars were queued for a couple of miles trying to slide their way down the hill towards Exeter. Fortunately I was going the other way. I turned off the dual carriageway onto the Teignmouth road which was thick with snow. I dropped down to 5mph. A car coming the other way had it's hazard lights on and stopped me, saying several cars had skidded into each other further down the road and it was impassable. I did a 3-point turn (of sorts!) and headed back the way I came. I found an alternative route and finally arrived in Teignmouth where the sky was blue and the sun shining - yet 3 miles down the road there were dark skies, snow and traffic chaos!
To keep yourself up to date with the weather for the rest of this week, use the following links...
BBC Weather 5 day forecast for Okehampton
SW England Severe Weather Warnings
Let us hear your stories of the snow by adding a comment to this post! If you have any pictures of our wintry weather, please email them to me (both students and staff) and I'll add them to the blog.
Here's our first contribution. Mrs Clayton's wonderful snowman...someone has been busy!
Here's our next contribution. Thank you Mr Palmer!
And another one...Ms Murray-Jude this time!
Thanks to Emma Siddall (Year 12) for these pictures of the snow in Sheepwash!