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40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato

40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato | Curriculum | Scoop.it
40 STEM activities for kids. Hands-on science experiments, favorite technology apps, engineering projects and math games. Must-try STEM activities for kids.
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Alan November - Who Owns the Learning? Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age - YouTube

Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform schoo...
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Fotopedia Reporter - Popular

Fotopedia Reporter - Popular | Curriculum | Scoop.it
Fotopedia Reporter, we're all reporters.
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Fotopedia is one of my favourite sites for exquisite photography on a range of topics. The apps you can get for your iPad can be as specific as Fotopedia Japan or Morocco- just breathtaking. For animal shots go to Wildfriends app.

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Geographically Yours

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"If an urban population demands the freshest vegetables, they should be produced within a 24-hour field-to-table delivery zone.  What, therefore, should be the highest and best use of agricultural land between Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei and Kaoshiung, only 200 miles apart?  The Lord of the Rings, a.k.a., Johan Heinrich Von Thünen, has the answer."  [2011]


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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:13 AM

This image communicates the importance of agriculture and marketplace relativity. in an area where transportation is minimal and people happen to be more more poorer then need to supply needed resources in a timely manner is very important. Farmers and resource providers need to be close enough geographically. This image shows an outside clothing and food market were people get to shop around and choose in a convientent ways there most needed items. The umbrella suggests rain as the child and other shoppers are being covered. This outdoor market doesnt necessarily suggest poverty but a wide range of population given a convenient location to buy goods quikcly and efficiently. The market may be located in a urban downtown area or also a village central area. Regardless the location, and goods provided shows the valuable commodities need to be provided in a manner, freshest possible for delivery.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:40 AM

It is said that locally grown food can have more nutritional value than organic if the latter comes from thousands of miles away. If you had to choose, which would you rather have, locally grown or organic? 

Megan Becker's curator insight, March 23, 2015 7:30 PM

Summery: This article shares the importance and relevance of the Von Thunen model, even in modern agriculture. It also touches on urban population demands and how it effects the size of the Von Thunen model, bring the last level much closer to the city center. 

 

Insight: I think that with urban demands of fresh foods, it is absolutely correct to have to shift the Von Thunen model. Of course, in its time the model was correct, but with the growing agribusiness, it's no longer 100% accurate. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games

Free Technology for Teachers: Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games | Curriculum | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:43 PM

AWESOME!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:17 PM

Make your own games! Great platform to share with social studies teachers.

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STEM

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Explore Karen Kurczak's board "STEM" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas | See more about Stem Activities, Engineering and Catapult.
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Most 5 year olds come to school with a virtual schoolbag packed with curiosity, imagination, creativity and innovation- let's remember to keep unpacking this and not send it home unopened.

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10 Tips to Differentiate using Assistive Technology

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Differentiated instruction is not a new approach to meeting students' unique learning needs, but it has been enhanced through assistive technologies.
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Differentiation is required not only in good practice, but in belief and respect of diverse learners and the spaces we share. 

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AC Leaders Resource

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Fantastic resource for Australian Educators

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Geo-Literacy

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The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance seeks to promote geo-literacy here in the Ocean State.  So what is geo-literacy? The National Geographic Society's Educational team have put together t...
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Geography Poster

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:17 AM

Poster sobre la enseñanza de la geografía

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:14 PM

Really wished I had created this. Thanks Durman District school board and Charles E Gritzner. (Apologies is surname is incorrect - difficult to read on the poster.)

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:39 AM

can be used for the inquiry process