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Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

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Although these were designed specifically for GIS day during Geography Awareness Week, these 2 excellent map-based treasure hunts from ESRI are great any time of year.  The answer to the question will only pop up in you are zoomed in the the right region (SHIFT + Make a box = Zoom to area).  These links will take you to the World Cities quiz and also to the Mountains quiz.


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Steven Flis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:28 AM

Fun quiz, pretty easy with basic worldly knowledge. Also if you just scroll in close enough then scroll across the page it would then show up to you, which is good for learning incase you had no clue what the answer is. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:53 AM

This is great! Thanks.

Ryan Amado's comment, September 11, 2013 2:19 PM
Challenging and fun. You can sometimes get carried away exploring
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How social class affects health

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The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Sharon Friel considers the points where class and health interact. The unequal…
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Discusses how unequal distribution of power, money and resources creates health inequalities. and how this  disadvantage is passed on through generations. In addition a number of links  provide conversations on how these factors affect such things as education,cultural leadership, accessibility to music, stereotyping and domestic violence.

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Study Vibe - How to study - study skills for primary and high school students

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Studyvibe is website that is designed to help students learn how to study. We offer study tips and resources for primary to high school students.
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Has a look at the basics steps of research in a presentable way.

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Some numerical amusements

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I don't know much about Maths but this site provides some games which look very complicated to me!

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How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today?

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World War One saw devastating injury on a scale never seen before. Medicine had to respond. How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today?
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What did World War One really do for women?

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World War One saw women enter the workforce in great numbers. But conditions were tough and pay low. Kate Adie finds out what war really did for women
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Women in World War One. It has a strong British flavour

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Drama Amid Indonesia's Disappearing Mangroves : NPR

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Indonesia has the largest share of the world's mangroves — coastal forests that have adapted to saltwater environments. They play important environmental and ecological roles.

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The effects of disappearing mangroves and management options.

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Sustainable Tourism Includes Protecting Coastal Habitat and Cultural Heritage

Protecting coastal habitat, marine environments and cultural heritage is a key strategy for sustainable tourism.

Sea life depends on the beaches, estuaries, marshes, sea grass, and wetlands for their survival.  Tourism depends on clean and healthy beaches for its economy.


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The emphasis is on USA but can be applied to other areas. Has highlighted areas that provide additional information, including video clips.

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Coastal-eBook.pdf

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An ebook on Australian coastal management. An excellent source of information for teachers.

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Education World ® Lesson Planning: More Resources for Classroom Debates

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Some ideas for debating in the classroom ranging from junior to more senior.

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Bali must reduce negative impact of tourism

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The provincial administration, together with the entire tourist industry, is required to minimize the negative effects caused by tourism activities.

The tourism sector had both positive and negative impacts on the island’s economy, on the people and on the environment, said Ida Bagus Subhiksu, head of Bali Tourism Agency, in a discussion in Denpasar last weekend.


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A newspaper report on the negative effects of tourism on Bali

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Typhoon Haiyan Before & After

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View interactive before and after images showing the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in Tacloban City, Philippines.

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A wonderful tool to introduce or use on the topic of typhoons and/or disasters. 

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HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:28 PM

Un outil très simple pour comparer deux images avant-après le passage du typhon au Philippines.

Maegan Connor's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:29 AM

The damage that nature can do is absolutely appalling. I can't imagine living through such a terrifying storm that turns the ocean and winds into something equivalent to a nuclear bomb that flattened an entire city. 

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Looking upfront at the before and after the typhoon hit the Philipines right on the coast line. The coast was completly wiped out and destructed it looked as though nothing was ever there. Not only were homes and businesses destructed but over 2500 people were killed in this natural disaster.
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Worldlywise Wiki / How physical processes have created coastal landforms

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A number of lessons on coastlines.

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Use of social media by Human Resources

 An interesting article by Olympia, a couple of comments around this article  from "the other side of the fence" would be......  It is probably a touch sensationalist to equate HR using various tools to assess prospective candidates for employment within their companies to a creepy practice of people sitting around a table analysing information from a facebook profile or "HR stalking".  I am not sure how many HR people she has spoken to, but I have worked in the industry for many years (since the whole social network phenomenon has started),  and am not aware of any companies that have either the time nor the inclination to sit around a table and analyse information from facebook, especially about young inexperienced candidates.  It is almost laughable that people think that people do this.  I am not saying that certain recruiters don't glance at a social network profile on occasion, but it is more likely when they have doubts about a candidate, either something didn't sit right or didn't ring true so they search for other information to verify or refute their thinking on the person.  Social networking tools, along with interviews, reference checking, psychological profiling etc etc are just tools to use in the recruitment process.  Let's face it, employers pay people a fairly decent wage, so it would make sense for them to try to find the best suitable candidate for their organisations. 
If you put things in a public space without setting you privacy settings, then you are virtually oking people to have a look at what you are doing if they so choose.  There is a lot to be said about keeping certain things private I think.... Employers will use whatever tools are available to make a decision on "the right candidate" as long as it is done legally I don't have a problem with it.  I think it is helpful of teachers to be pointing this out.  They are using their wisdom to make sure that students do everything possible to secure themselves the job they want.  Let's face it, it is difficult when you have little to no experience to break into the job market, so any advice on helping them do so, in my opinion is helpful.  The words the teacher was said to have used in this article do seem a trifle overkill, but then again, sometimes you need to be strong in your message to get the message through, otherwise you are at risk of the students dismissing what you say as unimportant.  Social media is here to stay and people are naïve if they think that it will only be used for certain things and not others.  Finally, I think she is also being a touch sensationist talking about a conspiracy by teachers re sexual expression and stalking........ again, I am sure the teachers have better things to do with their time than to be thinking up conspiracies around student's sexual expression... I think sometimes people may get a bit carried away with their own self-importance and how much time people actually care about or focus on them in reality.....  but each to their own she is entitled to her opinion.      Meaghan Tarrant  Lead HR Advisor

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A HR practitioner's opinion about the use of social media. In particular the response to the letter written by a Year 11 student as published in DSC Library Scoop It.

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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."


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The links

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Several character traits could be empasized using theses videos. The wheels in my mind are turning!

 

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Fundraiser event taught by kids

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This is How to Create Mind Maps Using Google Draw ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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BBC - History: Home Front: World War One

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Controversy and emancipation. Britain's costliest conflict had a far-reaching impact at home.
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BBC - Schools Online World War One - H.Q.

Schools Online World War One: Explore the topic of World War One through games, poems, and factual articles with an interactive timeline and essay plan builder.
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Habitats - Sand Dunes

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Information about different coastal and marine environments. Environments covered include rocky reefs, open beaches and kelp forests.

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A rather detailed discussion on sand dunes,their vegetation and management as well other coastal topics

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Water Conservation, Waste Management, And Reduction of Plastics Strategies Are Needed to Protect Coastal Habitat & Marine Environments

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In the tourism industry realize that addressing these issues is vital to sustainable tourism and protecting the natural resource values that allow the tourism business to succeed.

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Emphasis is on USA but concepts can be applied elsewhere.

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Mangroves could survive sea-level rise if protected ("against humans?!?") | University of ...

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Human activity is currently a bigger threat to mangroves, and the natural defences they provide against storm surges and other coastal disasters, than rising sea levels, according to a new study. Although we can expect some ...

The survey warns that human activity on land – such as the damming up of rivers or the felling of trees to create shrimp ponds – is currently a far greater threat to many mangrove habitats than the effects of climate change on sea level.

Mangroves – trees and shrubs which grow in saltwater, coastal environments – play a critical role in protecting thousands of shoreline communities in tropical and subtropical regions from floods, storms, and other hazards.

Their densely-packed, overground root systems can absorb wave energy and reduce the velocity of a sudden surge of water. In the 2004 tsunami, for example, mangroves were sometimes the difference between life and death for people whose homes lay in the path of the giant waves which crashed into shorelines around South Asia.


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 The critical role of mangroves and the threats to their existance.

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Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News | Current Events

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Breaking News English Lessons - 1,799 FREE Easy News English lesson plans. EFL/ESL graded news lessons, news in 7 levels, current events.
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A series of lessons based on newspaper articles. Not only useful to English but for the environment, health  and issues. Good for that time when you are pushed for time and  you need a fully prepared series of lessons.As well, if you scroll to the bottom you can search according to topics.

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The Impact of Tourism in Bali | eHow

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Bali, Indonesia is one of the world's most beautiful and exotic locations enjoyed by many tourists worldwide.
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Brief summary of the impact of tourism.

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Plastic Pollution | Coastal Care

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The world population is conglomerating along the coasts, standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic pollution waste tide ever faced.

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Some fantastic photos of coastal pollution. An excellent discussion for teachers but maybe too detailed and complex for younger students

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Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project

The Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project is a sand transport system that collects sand from the southern side of the Tweed River entrance and pumps it...
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National Curriculum | Australian Government - Australian Emergency Management Institute

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A site used for the National Curriculum suitable across the curriculum  for all levels. It covers bushfire, tsunami, floods,drought, cyclones to name but a few.

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