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EdTech Checklist

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Is it easy to use?
Is it fun?
Is it appropriate for students’ age, abilities, cultural backgrounds and interests?
Do the students take responsibility for using this technology?
Does it offer various activities?
Does it allow students to practice their English in a meaningful way?
Is it justified from a pedagogical point of view, or is it just a cool new toy?
Is it easy to integrate with other tools?
Is it safe to use with students?


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Burcu Akyol's curator insight, April 8, 2013 5:48 AM

A checklist you can use before you decide whether to use a tool or not. Any other questions you'd like to add?

socialsciencesclub's curator insight, April 18, 2013 10:10 AM

May seem obvious at first glance....but interesting and useful questions to ask. 

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Neighbours: A diverse and connected world | Global Words

Neighbours: A diverse and connected world | Global Words | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it

This unit takes a global view of geography and the ways that language is used to inform and persuade.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 17, 12:14 PM
Another fabulous collaboration between PETAA and World Vision to bring AC English, AC Geography and Intercultural Understanding together.
Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 17, 12:24 PM

Another great unit from PETAA and World Vision linking AC English, AC Geography, Intercultural Understanding and Asia.

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European word translator

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Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 10:23 PM

This is a fantastic resource for seeing how words have changed according to geography. Type a word into the box and see it translated directly on to a map in more than 30 languages. Great for teaching kids about regions of language, or asking how they think a certain country came to use a certain word. 

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 11, 3:43 AM

Haha, hehe, hihi, or Ho-ho-ho! Maybe even huhuhuy!

Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 4:57 PM

English; Toursim; Geography

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The geography of Mexico City: index page | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

The geography of Mexico City: index page | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it
This index page has links to our most important posts about Mexico City. Previous index pages include Mexican migrants and remittances: an introduction (Nov

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Ageing population could reverse decline on the High Street - Telegraph.co.uk

Ageing population could reverse decline on the High Street - Telegraph.co.uk | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Ageing population could reverse decline on the High Street Telegraph.co.uk The report by Building Futures, the think tank of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), predicts that the older population, who will no longer be...

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ESmith's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:14 AM

Consumerism has an emerging market - how else will our ageing population spend their grey pound?

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Comparing Urban Footprints

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This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back. I wil...


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Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 3:53 PM

Urban challenges topic

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Create a QR hunt with just an iPad

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Create a QR treasure hunt! Here's a useful QR video For some people the iPad is a replacement for paper. Here's how to do it properly. Films and Photos organised directly from all the iPads in a sc...

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Infographic on Tsunami of 2011

Infographic on Tsunami of 2011 | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it
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LeeBurns's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:47 AM

Have a look at this fantastic Tsunami Infographic!

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McDonald’s® Packaging

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Sustainability / Rebranding / Images / Globalisation / Glocalisation

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Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:34 AM

It is sad that so much foods gets wasted all the time because it doesn't look appealing to buyers. Just because some potaoe is shaped funny or is a little darker or lighter than what is considered "normal", it is thrown away. To me, that is ridiculous when so many people are starving around the world. Or that these imperfect foods are given to animals for consumption. Why is it acceptable to animals to eat bad food when we are going to eat those animals? Somewhere down the line of history, the way we view food has been changed and not for the better. If we want to be able to sustain ourselves and this world for many more centuries, we need to revalute how we look at food. 

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:58 AM

I have eaten McDonalds fries and bunch of times and never thought about what 'golden standard" actually meant. McDonalds like it says in the article is one of the top potoate buyers in the world. I'm sure most other fast food places aren' too far behind. However since McDonalds is one of the top buyers of potatoes farmers much make sure they produce enough of the potatoes that McDonalds sells. However it doesn't stop there. Not only do farmers have to produce enough potatoes, but they have to produce quality potatoes. All of McDonalds fries look exactly the same. You never really get a french fry that looks extremely different. That is done on purpose. McDonalds only purchases potatoes that meet their "golden standard". This makes you think how much goes to watste. Farmers are probably discarding "bad" potatoes all the time that don't meet the "golden standard". Does it really matter what the fries look like, if they taste the same? There are people in the world who are hungry, yet we waste food like this all the time. I really don't think it is that big of a deal if not every french fry looks exactly the same. We should make an attempt at trying to limit our food waste. 

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:42 PM

Fries are the essential food that everyone enjoys in the world. But it is a good thing because if a potato has a growth defect probably that would affect someone and that is a law suit waiting to happen. In the United States people love suing for anything that they could probably win and receive money. The fries are delicious but they are so fattening that could really effect people if they have any issues with there health. 

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it

“ The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.”


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 16, 4:39 AM
Fabulous list in alphabetical order...
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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...

 

Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 1:26 PM

Some things that we take for granted are and come from all over the world. As you said in last class just because something says that it is not made in China doesnt mean that their arent any resources that the company used to creat the item that didn't come from China or any other power house place. In this case the Palm Oil comesd from Malaysia, Hazelnut comes from Turkey, Cocoa from Nigeria, Vainilla from Brazil and, Vainilla and Sugar from France.

Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 3:48 PM

GCSE Globalisation info - great case study

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 10:55 AM

I was surprised to see how many countries contribute to s single jar of nutella. I have always assumed it came straight from Italy just because it is an Italian commodity. It is a positive thing to see because you look at the commerce and trade that is generated throughout the world through this one brand alone

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Geography and the Common Core

Geography and the ELA Common Core State Standards are not enemies...this presentation is designed to show how they both can support each other and offer students a richer educational experience. Presentation given by Seth Dixon at Bridgewater State University Nov. 2, 2013.


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Cardiff tops list of best UK cities for young people

Cardiff tops list of best UK cities for young people | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it

Cardiff is the best city for young people to live in, due to a combination of job opportunities, high wages and low cost of living, according a new poll.


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Mrs A Harris's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:34 PM
Identify the reasoning in this article
Tom Gilbert's comment, October 22, 2013 9:06 AM
I know that the university of Cardiff has seen massive improvements as of late, as well as moving up university places by improving their student satisfaction mainly. Furthermore it is rated in the top 10 of areas with the best nightlife in the UK. The improving university coupled with excellent employment opportunities (for UK standards) and good pay for all, particularly those who have recently graduated means there is ample opportunity for young, mainly skilled workers to gentrificate the area.
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The Ultimate Printable Guide To The Apple iPad - Edudemic

The Ultimate Printable Guide To The Apple iPad - Edudemic | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it
It's rare for a detailed guide to be made available for free and be actually up to date. This printable guide to the Apple iPad is both of those things.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, July 20, 2013 6:17 PM

Very useful and clear. 

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, September 7, 2013 6:49 AM
Gave one to all staff in the school. So practical!
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EdTech Checklist

EdTech Checklist | GCSE Geography Resources | Scoop.it

Is it easy to use?
Is it fun?
Is it appropriate for students’ age, abilities, cultural backgrounds and interests?
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Burcu Akyol's curator insight, April 8, 2013 5:48 AM

A checklist you can use before you decide whether to use a tool or not. Any other questions you'd like to add?

socialsciencesclub's curator insight, April 18, 2013 10:10 AM

May seem obvious at first glance....but interesting and useful questions to ask. 

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Where the Hell is Matt?


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Where can you send Matt ?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:11 PM

I've seen other "Where the Hell is Matt" videos and this recent one is building on that tradition.  These videos show some fantastic international icons and people around the world.  Simultaneously, this video show the unique cultural elements seen around the world while showing the essential beauty of our common humanity.  Who wouldn't want to go to all the places that Matt has been? 


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