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President Obama on Geography Education

President Obama participated in this year's National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  During that event he made a statement that I think geographers should use more.  Go to 0:45-1:10 in the video clip to hear this message or see the transcript below. 

 

"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."   

 

-President Barack Obama

 

Tags: Geography, GeographyEducation, video, geo-inspiration.


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GIS student's comment, September 9, 2012 10:24 PM
This is a great step for America. Nothing better than the President of the United States pushing for Geography and Geography Education. President Obama tells us what geography really is about, "It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents." This is something that every student should know because without appreciating diversity and culture, how can one truly be American, a land where diversity is its heritage.
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Geography is Key

This video is a class introduction to the Advanced Placement course in Human Geography, which is intended to give high-ability students the opportunity to ea...

 

This is an excellent promotional video for geography as a whole, but the AP Human Geography course specifically.  For more from this great Florida teacher, visit his course website at: http://teacherweb.ftl.pinecrest.edu/snyderd/APHG/ which has some incredible resources. 


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Kenzie Hohman's comment, September 11, 2012 9:13 PM
I liked how in this video it gave the viewer a preview of what you will learn in AP Human Geography. When I signed up for this class i thought I was going to have to memorize every country, its location and capital. This video let me really know what I was going to learn over this year.
John_Clark's comment, September 11, 2012 11:08 PM
This got me really excited to take this class. The music stirred somthing in me. I've always really enjoyed taking geography classes. And this, this was beautiful
Palyce Jeveron's comment, August 21, 2013 3:23 PM
Ive always been curious and eager to learn about various places in the world. In fact, one of my goals in life is to travel around the world to see what it has to offer and expierience new and different things from which im accustomed to. Watching this made me excited for class to begin, :)
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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher | Educator Inspiration | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller is a consultant for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization that specializes in project-based curriculum. He is also a regular blogger for Edutopia.

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Pop Quiz! What Type Of Learner Are You?

Pop Quiz! What Type Of Learner Are You? | Educator Inspiration | Scoop.it

Pencils down. Time to take a quick quiz and figure out exactly what kind of learner you are! Do you like to make flashcards? Use mind maps? Learn online? According to a new infographic by onlinecollege.org, there’s a whole array of ways people learn. And, as you probably guessed, everyone learns differently.

 

There are essentially four types of learners:

1. visual learners,
2. auditory learners,
3. read and write learners, and
4. kinesthetics learners.


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What 'The Avengers' can teach you about writing | Articles

What 'The Avengers' can teach you about writing | Articles | Educator Inspiration | Scoop.it
Faster than a catchy lede, more powerful than a vibrant metaphor, able to reach vast audiences with a single tweet … Do you have the stuff of superheroes?

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How To Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentations

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Currency Map

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We've seen a world map made of each country's coins before. Here's another currency map that uses images of each country's bills...And of course I'm going to enjoy this. 


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20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom

20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom | Educator Inspiration | Scoop.it

Key Takeaways:


- 91% of teachers have computers in the classroom
- Just 20% think they have the right level of technology in the            classroom
- More than half of all colleges surveyed say their biggest priority is     upgrading their wi-fi system
- 43% of teachers surveyed have used online games in the classroom
- 29% of teachers use social networks… 80% of college professors do too.


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