Third theme – will anyone notice?

Apologies to regular browsers apart from me. I am trying a range of wordpress themes until I can find a layout for this blog that helps accessibility for finding posts and is easy to post so that I can update the blog more frequently too.

Today we had a committee meeting for GASIGICT and for the second meeting we welcomed new people. At the last two meetings we have met and worked with;

David Rogers
Jo Debens
Graham Trick
Adrian Manning

Both meetings have been busy with much to discuss one theme coming through in our agenda is the need to pull more people into being involved with the Geographical Association, as we are as SIG members. When I initiated this blog in May 2014, I intended to post blog posts from a range of geographers. This has not happened so far, so I am keen to recruit people to supply material – context is something to do with using ICT in some form as a vehicle or tool in geographical education for any age group.

I continue to gather apps for the purposes of reviewing them, promoting web links through our twitter account (@gasigict) and encouraging geographers globally to share ideas and practice with technology. We now have a following of almost 1000 followers from many nations. Please feel free to tweet or comment on the blog or mail gasigict@gmail.com with suggestions that would support you and colleagues with their geographical role. If you are one of our commercial twitter followers, would you like to correspond more with educators and share how your work links with what we study or skills you seek in future employees.

Thanks for reading

Andy Knill
Online Presence Manager

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Conscientious blog master

Over the summer holiday I have started to organise and add to the Blog. Bob Lang offered some helpful feedback and a major post on GIS. in fact in the last two weeks he has been tweeting links to syllabi very diligently.

I have a new iApp device so have been replacing apps from previous devices and acquiring new ones to trial. All I have to do now is to start reviewing them. I have also collated my past minutes of our SIG meetings so that the recommendations for those meetings can go out through the blog too.

If you have feedback – positive or constructive – tweet, comment or email to em. Almost 450 followers in 4 months is good. Can we be over 500 by the November meeting! International links are spreading and I have had several conversations online with geographers in Oceania inc. Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Links have also been made in the USA.