Tuesday, November 13, 2007

BoKlok Homes in Gateshead

Find out more about BoKlok homes being built in Gateshead.

BoKlok involves providing space-saving, functional and high quality properties at a price that enables as many people as possible to afford a comfortable home.

First pioneered in Sweden by furniture company IKEA and construction firm Skanska, BoKlok has now arrived in the UK.

BoKlok, roughly translated, means ’live smart' and its concept is based on customers’ real needs and wishes – a safe environment, roominess and access to green space. BoKlok homes have a flexible, open-plan layout, high ceilings and large windows, giving the rooms a light, airy and contemporary feel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Giant Map

Test this one out in class:

World Map

Countries game

Drag the names of the countries onto the correct locations on the map:

Map Game

Carbon Calculator

This is a link to the Government's "Act on CO2" carbon calculator:


Visit the site to work out your carbon footprint.

Miss Lowe's WeeMee

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Energy Resources

Renewables, ground source heat, etc...


Monday, March 26, 2007

bubbl.us Mind Mapping Tool

This is pretty cool. Perhaps you could use it on a whiteboard and produce some mindmaps based on what you know about a subject?


Once you have created an account you can produce brainstorms online. You can then share these brainstorms with other ‘friends’ who also have accounts.

You can start the mind mapping on the classroom computer/IWB and then shared it with your students so that they could carry on! They could then ’share’ it back with you to check their progress.

You can also print the brainstorms and post them into websites and blogs!

via Mr Allaway at geographyalltheway.com

Population resources

Population Links
www.prb.org The Population Reference Bureau.
www.un.org UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Population Division.
www.peopleandplanet.net 'This provides a global gateway to the greatest issue of our time: the future health and wellbeing of the human family as it presses ever more heavily on the natural resources of our planet.'

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Year 13 LEDC Slum Case Studies

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the most populous city in India, and is one of the biggest cities in the world with an estimated population of about 13 million (they think!).

Dharavi is one of Asia's largest slums, and it's up for sale. Some of India's biggest property developers are set to bid for tenders to develop it.

Mumbai officials hope to see Dharavi transformed into a tourist destination. Karishma Vaswan reports for the BBC from Mumbai.

The Dharavi slum case study is the perfect example of slum demolition.

First, watch this video.

...and then read these articles:

Bombay's billion dollar slum

India's poor seek budget relief - consider some of the causes of housing problems in Mumbai.

Growth gives hope to India's poor

Selling India's slums

India's 'biggest slum demolitions'

List the positive and negative consequences of the demolition.

If you've got time left, read these about Surat:

Surat - a success story?

Surat is a port city in the Indian state of Gujarat and administrative headquarters of the Surat District. As of 2006, Surat and its metropolitan area had a population of approximately 3.9 million. It is the second largest city in Gujarat and ninth largest in India.
Three-quarters of the world's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat, thus it is known as the "Diamond capital of the world". It is also the fastest growing city in the world.

New challenge for India's shining city

News story from India

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Year's Resolutions!

Hello again! Now we're back after the holidays, and here's a game all about Recycling: