One of my reasons for ensuring my students are focused on their map reading skills are that they’ll need to be prepared to use their AA Road Map when navigating in the car. It seems that this argument is getting less and less relevant. I have to admit I really enjoy using the Sat Nav facility of my phone. I’ve just started to use Waze which is crowd sourced and great for analysing where the delays are. It has also reduced the pressure on marital issues that sometimes occur during those fraught moments around roundabouts!
Sat-navs and mobile apps ‘threaten map reading skills’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32545974
This is a wonderful collection of images from China about people who have stood in the way of development. What’s quite enlightening is that it clearly shows that there is no such thing as compulsory purchase in China and the individual does have the right not to have their house bulldozed. Real life examples for the film UP.