all the students and staff walked from loutro to chora sfakion on the coastal footpath today. with temperatures surpassing 36 degrees most took the opportunity to lounge on sweetwater beach and swim in the sea during their well earned mid afternoon break.
Measuring the extent of the December 2000 floods in Ilingas Gorge. Sunny day in Crete – 32 degrees.
We arrived safely in Chora Sfakion at about 6.30pm after a smooth journey from Reading. As in 2007, we’re staying at Nikos and Georgia’s harbour front taverna, the “Hotel Livikon”. The rate of 24 euros B&B remains a bargain even if the exchange rate is awful at present. Less of a bargain is the cost to […]
If you would like to find out about how and why weblogs (‘blogs’) might be used to enhance learning watch this interesting video: http://lindsayjordan.edublogs.org/2009/05/29/blogging-with-students-how-and-why/ or read Lindsay’s full paper at: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddj42whm_48g4n924f6 I will soon be undertaking a field trip to Crete during which students will maintain a blog to enable individual and collaborative reflection on events […]
a little late for this year’s energy resources exam… BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Wind farm ‘kills Taiwanese goats’.
No surprise that Norway were run away winners on Saturday night and I would have liked Azerbaijan and the UK to have been 2nd and 3rd. The model correctly predicted the winning entry but, overall, there was a less strong correlation (r2 value 0.46 compared to 0.75 – 0.85) than in previous years between predicted placing and actual ranking. […]
The outcome of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Moscow tonight, May 16th, will be (according to our computer model): 1. Norway 0.7 2. Greece 1.7 3. Turkey 4.5 4. Ukraine 5.8 5. Azerbaijan 6.4 6. Bosnia Herzegovina 7.0 7. United Kingdom 9.6 8. Iceland 16.2 9. Finland 17.3 10. Armenia 19.6 With the number indicating the country’s “odds” of actually winning the contest. Norway […]
The Ordnance Survey has featured my “Sky Cam” implementation of their OpenSpace API. On my webpage you can click on a map marker to view the latest skycam image. The map is created using the Ordnance Survey OpenSpace API including the loadurl AJAX method. Zoom in on the map and you’ll see it’s a real […]
Pete Seeger will be celebrating his 90th birthday on May 3rd 2009 with a benefit concert in aid of the Clearwater Organisation. Seeger was responsible for promoting the project to build and launch a boat that continues to navigate the Hudson River every summer stopping at every town to disseminate information about the environment and the […]
The first run of our “Eurovisionomics” model for 2009 indicates that Norway are clear favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest next month in Moscow. The model predicts another disappointment for the UK with a finish in the bottom half of the results table suggested. The model takes into account various factors including performance in […]