ftt review of 2013: part 1

At the end of each year, we reflect on our work and see what’s catching on.


2013 was the year when, for example, our website:

  • had its 149,500th page view (from 38,000 visitors in 166 countries/territories: according to Google Analytics);
  • was peer reviewed for the first time;
  • was recognised as an open access academic publication;
  • was made more accessible and useful for  school geographers through newly created and collected classroom materials (big thanks to Alan Parkinson);
  • was used in class by NQTs involved in our new #followtheteachers project, who blogged about what they did right here!;
  • provided the Ethical Trade Trumps card game that has been adapted and test-driven for Fashion Revolution Day on April 23rd 2014 (watch out for more); and
  • was researched and introduced to the Finnish school system by a Masters students at the University of Helsinki (read Eeva Kemppainen’s thesis here).

A top 10

We have continued to take photos of our Lego re-creations of scenes from followthethings.com pages and post them on Flickr. These have also started to become popular this year. Here are the top 10 most viewed, in reverse order:


There’s one more Top 10 to come: our most visited pages. Watch out.

We have lots more planned in 2014, including taking part in the Idea Zone at the Geographical Association Conference in April:

Festive feelings, peace and goodwill in 2014.

Happy shopping to all!

Ian et al


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