Saturday, 18 October 2014

MiniGeogs are back... ( #minigeogs )

MiniGeogs was one of my favourite projects that I thought of when building the GeographyPages website. It was created back in 2005, with the help of FatMax, and I was reminded of it recently, when Tony Cassidy confessed his love for it as a revision activity.
It s going to make a return over half term as part of my preparations for the SAGT conference, of which much more to come in the next few days as the conference takes place, and I finish off my presentation.

Go HERE to download the XLS file that you'll need to create your MiniGeog.
You'll need to enable the macro that it contains to do the painting by numbers magic.

This is a mini-pixellated image in a 10x10 grid - a little creative challenge for you and your students...

Here's the instruction sheet.


Why not have a go at making:

- a mini landscape
- a physical or human feature
- a map symbol
- the outline of a country
- a local landmark


If you want a challenge sheet, then here are some things that I'd like you to have a go at.


Could you please screengrab the 10x10 MiniGeog section of the XLS and send them to me / tweet them with the hashtag #minigeogs

Here's a few examples that I got from the Wayback Machine archive of my classic GeographyPages, which had over 5 million page views in their time...




Thanks to Val Vannet, Helen Nurton, Victoria Ellis and Noel Jenkins for these back in the day....

Would love to have a good gallery to challenge the SAGT delegates with on the day of the conference....

Now minigeog on...

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