Friday, 6 November 2009

Staff perceptions of Derby

Looking at my Year 10 group's perceptions of Derby, I wondered whether their responses said more about them than about Derby, and thought it would be interesting to compare with the views of people who were still relatively local, but a bit older, so I emailed staff and asked them to send me the first three words they think of when they think of Derby. Here are the results:

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Perceptions of Derby

Year 10 started this morning's lesson writing down the first words that come into their heads when they think of Derby. This word cloud shows the results - the bigger a word in the word cloud, the more times it appeared in the students' lists.
I also enlisted the help of my Twitter network yesterday... these are the words that they came up with:
Clicking on the images will take you to the original Wordles in the Wordle gallery, where they will be easier to read.

Staff version coming soon!

What would your three words be?

Yr10 - Derby...

Some interesting ideas from my Yr10 group today when we started talking about Derby. I will post the Wordle of your Derby words soon, and I'm in the process of gathering some words from staff too, to see whether their perceptions are similar to yours.

In the meantime, remember that your mind map needs to be completed for next Tuesday, and I'd also like you to have a think about some enquiry questions that link into the big question of "How and why is land use in Derby changing?". The videos and weblinks that we looked at today, together with a selection of other news stories are listed here. If you find any other particularly good sites, let me know so that I can add them to the list.

I've also just been sent a link to this very good video which looks at Derby and globalisation: