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Maps 101: Geography News Network

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"Introducing Geography News Network. Global culture, science, history and political stories have become a key component of Maps101 through weekly stories and associated lesson plans. This year sees the addition of 5 brand new authors bringing engaging stories from a range of perspectives."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:32 PM

I am delighted to announce that I will be one of the new authors that will be writing for Maps 101's newest educational platform: the Geography News Network.  Many schools and districts across the country have subscriptions to this online service that provides thousands of supplemental materials and lesson plans for geography, earth science, history and social studies teachers.  If your school district does not currently have a subscription, you can sign up for a free trial subscription.

Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:08 PM

Geography into perspective.

Sandy Montoya's comment, September 8, 2013 12:38 PM
I believe it is very important for viewers to watch such channels. You get a chance to learn about other cultures around the world and relate them to themselves and the world around them. It is a great educational site.
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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.   


Tags: GIS, teacher training, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.

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Pigskin Geography

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Pigskin Geography is a 17-week program that motivates students to learn United States geography by tracking the travels of competing professional football teams with the NFL schedule.

 

Pigskin Geography is an incredibly dynamic way to teach the geography of the United States. Specifically tailored for 4-6 grade students, this program gives students a series of 17 weekly activities that are adapted to the NFL schedule that week. These questions do NOT rely on football knowledge, but uses this as an opportunity to introduce vocabulary teams, and explore other places. For example: “This week the New Orleans Saints will ‘march’ over Cairo, IL, going to their game in Green Bay, WI. Locate Cairo at the southern end of the Illinois. Cairo is located at the CONFLUENCE of the _______ River and the _________________River.”

 

Tags: USA, sport, K12, geography, GeographyEducation, training.


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Christopher John's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:14 PM

Football Stuff for Geography

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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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NCGE: Weekly Bell-Ringers

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NCGE now offers weekly “Bell-Ringers” or daily questions for your AP classes delivered to your inbox. To receive this member benefit, click the button below. You will be directed to the NCGE online store. Click on "APHG Bell-Ringers" in the Featured Products section. You will be directed to the members log-in page. Once logged in, you will proceed to the "check-out" to complete your registration. Non-members, please purchase the appropriate membership. Once your payment has been accepted, you will be able to register for the bell-ringers.


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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!
Louis Culotta's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:18 PM

check out for study.

 

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What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like?

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Seth Dixon, a Rhode Island College geography professor and the coordinator of the RI Geography Education Alliance, gave the keynote address at the Thinking Geographically about International Issues 2013 summer institute, in a talk entitled What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like?


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Alejandro Restrepo's comment, August 4, 2013 12:22 AM
Great work
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:25 AM

This is a great video and sa reminder of how we should be approaching our teaching of the Australian Curriculum. 

Jarrod Dodds's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:49 PM

In this video, Seth Dixon demonstrates a profound knowledge of geographical concepts . More importantly, it's his delivery and approach to teaching those concepts.

 

Watch this video and respond to the questions.

 

1) Highlight what methods the professor uses to engage students effectively.

 

2) Why do you think those methods are important, particularly for the subject of geography?

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Writing FRQs

"AP Human Geography Free Response Questions should be approached in a very deliberate and specific way. APHG teacher Tom Landon explains his approach to teaching students how to do it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:10 PM

For those preparing students for the AP Human Geography test, this video gives great advice to help you instruct students on how to approach the Free Response Questions (FRQs).  Understanding the content always comes first, but some bright students who I know understand the content fail to read the instructions or to answer every portion of the questions.  This will help those APHG students.


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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.

 

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oyndrila's comment, October 7, 2012 8:52 AM
I really liked the post and found it very useful. Thank you....
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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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AP Central - Become an AP Exam Reader

AP Central - Become an AP Exam Reader | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

The AP Human Geography reading will take place in Cincinnati, OH from June 2-8 2012.  Currently they are still seeking out more readers.  Do you teach the high school course or an equivalent college course?  This is one of the greatest networking opportunities to meet other geography educators (and the pay doesn't hurt).   


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GIS Lounge: How to Go from GIS Novice to Pro without Spending a Dime

GIS Lounge: How to Go from GIS Novice to Pro without Spending a Dime | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

Some more discussion on open-source GIS options that are free to download.

 


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