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Visited States Map

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"Create a Map of all the places you've been."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 18, 2:17 PM

This is an incredibly limited mapping platform, but if all you want to do is put states of the United States into two simple categories (such as 'states I have visited' and 'states I have not visited'), then this works. 


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 18, 2:55 PM

This is a pretty cool visual representation of the different US states that you have visited.

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, November 19, 9:45 PM

really cool site!

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ArcGIS Organizational Accounts for K-12 schools

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 27, 12:55 PM

This is a big announcement from ESRI, home of ArcGIS online and other geospatial tools.  They are making ArcGIS online organizational accounts free for all K-12 schools in the United States.  As ESRI spokespeople have said, "this will open up ArcGIS Online far beyond just a public account, by permitting more control of sharing, access to more data, engaging much more powerful analyses, supporting apps like Collector or Explorer, integrating with ArcMap and Microsoft Office, enabling login to Community Analyst, and lots more, with still more on the way."  Click here to request an organizational account for your school. 


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, May 27, 5:39 PM

This is a big deal.

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This is a big announcement from ESRI, home of ArcGIS online and other geospatial tools.  They are making ArcGIS online organizational accounts free for all K-12 schools in the United States.  As ESRI spokespeople have said, "this will open up ArcGIS Online far beyond just a public account, by permitting more control of sharing, access to more data, engaging much more powerful analyses, supporting apps like Collector or Explorer, integrating with ArcMap and Microsoft Office, enabling login to Community Analyst, and lots more, with still more on the way."  Click here to request an organizational account for your school. 

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Free Online Mapping Course


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:58 AM

This podcast explains the MOOC Maps and the Geospatial Revolution.  It is designed to be an easy on-ramp to 21st century geospatial tools and any geography teacher hoping to modernize their skillset would do well to take this summer course from the Program of Online Geospatial Education at Penn State, taught by Dr. Anthony Robinson.  Click here to register for free.   


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Generate Simple World Maps

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Free travel tip and photos from all over the world...

 

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website. Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all of the countries you want highlighted on your map. Second, open the file and add some text and a few lines to label it. This took less than 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 30, 2012 10:04 PM

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website.  Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all the countries you want highlighted on your map.  Second, opened the file and added some text and a few lines to label it.  This took 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience  (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).

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Earth from Above

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I'm a huge fan of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's artistic aerial photography.  This image of Rio de Janeiro and the favela is a striking one. I am also posting this to show the how easy the website justpaste.it is to use.  Students with no website creation training can produce sharable materials online.  Now this isn't the most professional outlet, but I envision some middle school or high school students producing a class project that can be transformed into something that reaches a bigger audience as it is shared with a broader community. 

 

Tags: remote sensing, images, art, worldwide, K12, edtech.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, September 26, 2012 10:16 AM
This is a striking image. So much poverty purposely hidden behind the mountain, away from the tourists of Rio de Janeiro. It's a shame they have to live the way they do, there is no help from them from their country.
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Remind 101

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A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.

 

I've tried numerous methods including Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags as ways to digitally connect with my students through emerging social media platforms.  Every method seems to have a few privacy or accessibility issues and this is no expection.  However, for this one, I think that the benefits outweigh the negatives and it has much greater privacy control than most.  I haven't tried this out yet, but next semester I hope to use this free way to text message all my students (and/or parents) without the privacy issues of sharing cell phone numbers or getting them to sign up for a new social media platform.  

 

Tags: training, edtech, socialmedia, GeographyEducation.


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mkauls's comment, October 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I use this with all my classes and I would recommend it! It's simple and very easy to use and teach parents/students to sign up.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Great way to maintain communication. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:25 AM

This is an interesting possible way to connect with students or organizational members.

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Connect With Us - National Geographic Education

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For those that don't want to join twitter to follow @NatGeoEducation, you can connect with the National Geographic Education team via Facebook. 


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Prezi: an Alternative to Powerpoint

Shake things up by trying Prezi.  This one I use at the end of the semester for my Regional Geography course.  Geography and Prezi are both all about "making the connections..."


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MBrunelle's comment, December 8, 2011 1:42 PM
Pretty cool!
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check out for study.

 

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Historypin

This is a video introduction to www.historypin.com which might just prove to be a very useful and important project.  It's historical geography powered by collaborative mapping that is infused with social media dynamics.  Backed by Google, they are geo-tagging old photos to recreate the historical geographies of all places and comparing them with current street view images.  You can search by topic, place or date...this has the potential to be very big.   


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4995songs's comment, November 16, 2011 4:13 PM
Absolutely brilliant! The possibilities that this offers are staggering. If museums, galleries, and archives all got on board with this, they could create an incredible database that would allow teachers to add so much more depth to their lessons. I feel like having a visual timeline paired with geographic references in this capacity would give students (and everyone else!) a stronger understanding of how deeply history and geography are connected.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 16, 2011 6:40 PM
Agreed, this is conceptually amazing...but what a vast undertaking. I'm half-tempted to upload some pictures but I know that I've got too many pet projects at the moment and think that this one has the potential to overwhelm me time-wise.
GIS student's comment, November 17, 2011 3:37 PM
Awesome site! As an aspiring teacher, this website can be great for then and now projects. When explaining different eras or time periods this not only shows where certain things took place, but what they looked like as well. Definitely something that will become more popular in the social media aspect of society. Definitely a site I can spend hours on.
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Stratalogica®

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"In the United States, roughly half of today’s classrooms have an interactive whiteboard. As the leading producer of maps and globes for schools, Herff Jones-Nystrom saw in this an opportunity to deliver geography, history and other social studies content to educators and their students in a new and innovative way. StrataLogica® is their revolutionary web-based product that delivers layers of age-appropriate, curriculum-based content for use in the classroom, library or home."


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Quizlet.com: Vocabulary flashcards

Quizlet.com: Vocabulary flashcards | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Vocabulary words for AP Human Geography Rubenstein Chapter 7 vocab. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.

 

There are two purposes for posting this link.  1) This provides a good set of vocabulary terms for geography classes (search and you'll find many more).  2) More importantly though, this site www.quizlet.com is very user-friendly way to create your own digital flashcards for students or have students collaborate on an online project.  A collaborative class that is engaged in a big project can generate some amazing results and I see this site as being able to facilitate that type of interaction. 


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Best of History Web Sites

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Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites and activities.

Knowing that many geography teachers also teach social studies and history, I thought I'd share this as well (plus in the "lesson plans" tab there are geography links as well). 


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App Store - Tangled

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Tangled on the App Store. Download Tangled and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

Quite simply, this is the best game on iTunes that I have found for enhancing spatial thinking (and it's free!).  The silver dots are all connected with lines (grey ones are untangled, blue ones are still tangled) and you need to find the spatial relationships that untangles it all.  Geography is about understanding the linkages, connections and patterns--and our world at times can feel Tangled.    


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Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps

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"Spatial analysis has always been a hallmark of GIS, the 'numerical recipes' which set GIS apart from other forms of computerized visualization and information management. With GIS we pose questions and derive results using a wide array of analytical tools to help us understand and compare places, determine how places are related, find the best locations and paths, detect and quantify patterns, and even to make spatial predictions."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 7:50 PM

GIS is a key tool in spatial analysis, but it can also be a driving force in using math, science, technology and (yes) geography as interdisciplinary ways of teaching the curriculum.  StoryMaps can be rich with images and videos, but also filled with data at a variety of scales.  What stories can you tell in this rich, visual format?  What visual template shown might lend itself best for that sort of project? 


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Caterin Victor's curator insight, October 29, 12:16 PM

 Not only Spatial, even plain geography is very interesting and important,  but.....not everybody understands, and want to...

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Great Web Maps


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Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:14 AM

Geography Resource

Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:46 PM

Intresting and useful!

 

Juan Daniel Castillo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 3:33 AM

Great!

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Google Maps Engine

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"Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create beautiful maps, share them with others, and reach your audience no matter where they are. It's built on the same platform that provides Google services to millions of people worldwide, so your users have a consistent and familiar experience wherever they are."


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Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:08 AM

I love maps! Let's se what this little darling can do.

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useful!
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Google Maps Engine | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts

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Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts...

 

Not everyone was access to a full class set of GPS units.  As more students have smart phone capabilities, this is just one idea on how to leverage that technology. 


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The Digitally Curated Textbook–My NCGE Presentation

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The 2012 NCGE conference has been tremendous; I plan on sharing many of the resources that I’ve discovered with you over the next few weeks.  October 6th is the day of my presentation and I’ve uploaded my slides (with hyperlinks included) here: Empowering Students: The Digitally Curated Textbook.

 

Tags: training, edtech, NCGE, social media.


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Using Google Earth in the classroom

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Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications...

 

This blog post will link you to numerous educational uses for Google Earth, including "GIS-like" overlays.  This is a great resource that can be adapted for various grade levels. 


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Convince Your School That Diigo Rocks In Just 7 Slides

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There are two types of people in the world. Those that use Diigo, and those that are really missing out.

 

If you need more convincing that Diigo can help you share your web experience better, take a look at the linked slideshow. 


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World of Geography at your fingertips

World of Geography at your fingertips | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

Worth exploring...this isn't just a single random link.  Geocube is a portal to numerous topics, regions and themes.  

Having been voted by the American Association of School Librarians as one of the "Top 25 websites for Teaching and Learning," Geocube comes highly recommended, and rightfully so (see: http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25?mid=53 ).  This is a must-see. 


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Google Search reveals religious biases/ stereotypes

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Not saying that Google Search itself is biased, but that it can reveal the bias of internet users and all of the "information" posted online.  Within the proper context, seeing potential searches can be very informative about cultural perceptions, online communities and prejudices.   Be cautious and judicious in how (or if) you use this within a classroom setting.   See comments for additional results of additional "religious" searches. 


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 13, 2011 2:48 PM
For the search "why are mormons so..." the results were 1) nice 2) happy and 3)rich.
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For the search "Why are atheists so..." the results were 1) angry 2) hated and 3) mean.
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For the search "Why are Hindus so..." the results were 1) afraid of Muslims 2) angry with Avatar 3) cheap and 4) smart.
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AP Human Geography Course Page

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An excellent AP Human Geography course page with many solid resources.  The bulk of the resources (activities, graphic organizers, articles, etc.) is within the "unit files" and therefore thematically arranged.  Thanks for sharing your resources; you make Windsor High School proud!    


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Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education

Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.

 

This page is an archive of great resources. 


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, November 3, 2011 7:42 PM
I absolutely love National Geographic. I feel they do a wonderful job providing resources to students of all ages. I have had a membership for the National Geographic Kids magazine for the past two years. i have found nothing but great activities, articles, and child friendly information. The reading level is just at the perfect level for elementary students but even can be used in grades 6 and 7. Kids find them interesting and seem to never want to put the magazines away. I have never thrown a magazine away regardless of the date on them they are still fun facts to read!
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"Prezi:" Demographic Transition Model

Prezi in an online alternative to powerpoint for displaying notes and lecture materials (noted for it's ability to see the whole picture, zoom in and it's rotating animations).  Prezi is free for educators and the presentations you made can be kept private or made public.  This Prezi outlines the 4 stages of the Demographic Transition Model, with historical and spatial context.  Thanks for sharing Kari! 


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Seth Dixon's comment, September 28, 2011 10:45 AM
I could never "produce" all of this...thanks why I like to word "curate as used by the scoop.it site. In fact I've got my students collaborating with me on the "regional geography" page.