Geography innovating with Flipboard

‘Flip it’… another social buzz phrase, or welcome tool for enrichment? Following recent developments on social media, this new form of media aggregation is really taking off. ‘Geography in the News’ is a study unit in Geography BAC and whilst online media has proven to be a valuable source for many and used effectively, the power of the media to educate and inspire our students extends through all year groups. Flipboard allows us to provide sourced information that is subject specific, and it also allows students to develop their own ‘magazines’, collectively researching and sharing daily. Although in its early stages, we hope to see our students embrace this app (available in Google and App Stores) and use it to enrich their global education.

By Kirsty Layton, Head of Geography     


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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