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Assessing Online Sources

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Tweet from Earth Pics (screenshot preserved for when it gets taken down).  Retweeted over 1,000 times in the first hour.


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Great internet literacy activity

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Linda Denty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:10 PM

Real or not"  Ireland or Tahiland?  Photoshopped or not? - check the length and shape of the shadow!. 

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:57 AM

students need to be very careful in the type of sources that they used to glean information. People can manipulate photos and suggest things as fact when they are completetly made up. It is understandable that Wikipedia can not be used as an entireyl reliable source because people have access to add whatever they want to the content matter. Photoshop and other online tools can be used to trick people into beleiving certain things. This photo claiming to be from ireland is really from Thailand is a small island but the castle itself on the top os photoshoped and the image was retweeded like crazy within the first hor. wee must check our sources and make sure that we are getting good primary or at least good secondary services from legit websites.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2:08 PM

This just shows that you can't believe everything you see on the internet. In this picture it is said to be of an island in Ireland but in reality it is in Thailand. People believe what they want to believe.

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Teachers rated high on compliance, low on engagement and questioning

Teachers rated high on compliance, low on engagement and questioning | geo class | Scoop.it

by Stephen Sawchuk

 

"no matter what framework was used, teachers got higher scores on procedural tasks like planning and behavior management, but relatively low scores on things like "analysis and problem solving," "using investigation/problem-based approaches," "student participation in making meaning and reasoning," and "relevance to history and current events."


"The Consortium on Chicago School Research recently released final results from that city's pilot implementation of the Danielson Framework for Teaching and found similar results. Here, too, teachers generally scored lower on the domains of "using questioning and discussion techniques" and "engaging students in learning" than on managing the classroom."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 25, 2013 8:25 AM

The Common Core Standards will require that students use logic to apply learned concepts to real-world situations using high-order thinking skills.


Mangaging student behavior is fundamental expectation, but only the beginning of quality instruction. This study supports my contention that school leaders must fundamentally change current classroom practice by building the collective capacity of all teachers to deliver quality instruction.

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Lutsel K’e First Nation voices concerns over Gahcho Kué mine - North - CBC News

Lutsel K’e First Nation voices concerns over Gahcho Kué mine - North - CBC News | geo class | Scoop.it
The community closest to De Beers' proposed Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine is reinforcing its opposition to the project.

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These Are the Most Epic Pictures of Saturn You've Ever Seen - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

These Are the Most Epic Pictures of Saturn You've Ever Seen - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | geo class | Scoop.it
An amateur astrological imager creates a true-color mosaic of Saturn that will blow your mind.

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How the Internet has changed us and why we must change how we educate our youth

How the Internet has changed us and why we must change how we educate our youth | geo class | Scoop.it
Michael Wesch, dubbed "the explainer" by Wired talks about how the Internet has changed us and why we must change how we educate our youth

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Waldo Conti-Bosso's curator insight, October 30, 2013 2:20 PM
TEDxKC - Michael Wesch - From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeaAHv4UTI8
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'questioning techniques' | Scoop.it

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Shine on the web

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7 questions about First Nations accountability - Canada - CBC News

7 questions about First Nations accountability - Canada - CBC News | geo class | Scoop.it
From Attawapiskat to Idle No More, when First Nations have been in the headlines this year, accountability issues have been prominent.

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William Black's curator insight, February 20, 2013 5:34 AM

When money is involved, reason and common sense are not in the equation.

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Immigration - Canada's Key To Prosperity

Immigration - Canada's Key To Prosperity | geo class | Scoop.it
According To OECD (Organization For Economic Co-operation And Development), Canada’s Yearly Inflow Of Foreigners At 0.7% Of Its Population Is Now Relatively One Of The Largest Among The OECD Members.

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10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World

10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World | geo class | Scoop.it

"Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.

The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.

In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012.Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001."


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Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:51 PM
This slideshow makes it painfully clear that the degree to which a country is developed makes for very different experiences when it comes to education and physically getting to a school. Less developed countries clearly present different, in many cases, more dangerous obstacles to arriving at a school than well developed countries present.
The climate and geographic features found in other countries seem to often be what creates the challenges in getting young people to schools. Economically, these countries are clearly disadvantaged, as the lack of a viable infrastructure would indicate. Due to this lack of infrastructure, the journey to school is dangerous and arduous. A certain resilience can be seen in these pictures, however. Those who take these dangerous trips to schools miles away or over dangerous terrain clearly value education, indicating a cultural emphasis on the importance of learning, many times in spite of harsh geographic factors.
Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:52 AM

It is sad what so many children must endure and go through in order to get an education.  I wonder if these bridges and structures have been fixed.  61 million children not receiving an education is 61 million too many.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 1, 11:45 AM

unit 6 economic development

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'Overfishing is a problem across the EU' - Deutsche Welle

'Overfishing is a problem across the EU' - Deutsche Welle | geo class | Scoop.it
'Overfishing is a problem across the EU'
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The European Parliament has voted against new subsidies for the fishing industry, opting to deliver funds to conservation research and the protection of fish stocks instead.

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Over 100 rhinos poached in S.Africa in past month

Over 100 rhinos poached in S.Africa in past month | geo class | Scoop.it
Poachers have killed more than 100 rhinos in South Africa over the past four weeks, pushing the death toll so far this year towards 800, official figures showed Friday.

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2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map

2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map | geo class | Scoop.it

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Alison Antonelli's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:33 AM

The human popluation debate will always seem to be an issue. One can almost assume that the less developed countries are going to have the highest popluation but the most problems as well. A country that is classified as less developed are most definitely going to have low incomes due to the low number of jobs available, poor human development because there isn't enough people to be taking care of each other. 

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:28 AM

By looking at this data sheet you can see that the worlds population will increase by the millions in 2050. These populations will increase in areas that are already very populated and in areas that are not so heavily populated yet. 

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 4:00 PM

This is an interactive map where you can click the year you wish and see what the population is or will be. it allows a person to observe and understand population growth better.

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Assessing Online Sources

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Tweet from Earth Pics (screenshot preserved for when it gets taken down).  Retweeted over 1,000 times in the first hour.


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Great internet literacy activity

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Linda Denty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:10 PM

Real or not"  Ireland or Tahiland?  Photoshopped or not? - check the length and shape of the shadow!. 

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:57 AM

students need to be very careful in the type of sources that they used to glean information. People can manipulate photos and suggest things as fact when they are completetly made up. It is understandable that Wikipedia can not be used as an entireyl reliable source because people have access to add whatever they want to the content matter. Photoshop and other online tools can be used to trick people into beleiving certain things. This photo claiming to be from ireland is really from Thailand is a small island but the castle itself on the top os photoshoped and the image was retweeded like crazy within the first hor. wee must check our sources and make sure that we are getting good primary or at least good secondary services from legit websites.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2:08 PM

This just shows that you can't believe everything you see on the internet. In this picture it is said to be of an island in Ireland but in reality it is in Thailand. People believe what they want to believe.

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Ship-Shipping Ships

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"This is a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships."  http://geographyeducation.org/2013/10/14/ship-shipping-ships/

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jim dzialo's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:54 AM

Pretty sure that doesn't fit in the panama canal

 

L.Long's curator insight, February 16, 1:28 AM

The two industries that are the real backbone of globalization are transportation and communication.  What has accelerated the pace of global interconnectedness is the scale of these devices and their ubiquity in facilitating massive global commerce.

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, September 10, 11:33 AM

#shippingships

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Mining in Nunavut – Booming with new investment – by Liz Kingston ...

Mining in Nunavut – Booming with new investment – by Liz Kingston ... | geo class | Scoop.it
The same Kitikmeot region of Nunavut hosts two former producing mines – the once top Canadian gold producer the Lupin gold mine and the Jericho diamond mine. Elgin Mining and Shear Diamonds are making efforts to ...

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- Teachers: Get your Geek On!

- Teachers: Get your Geek On! | geo class | Scoop.it

CC Photo by Julia Roy, available on http://www.flickr.com/

 

What are the top 5 tech skills every educator should have?  I struggle with this question because what  I have come to understand is that powerful learning is not necessarily about the technology. To be effective in creating a learning environment where students can practice 21st century skills, the emphasis must be on good instructional design –backwards design, that begins with the learning goals aligned with the standards, with a real-world or scenario based project  or problem to solve that kids can connect with, be motivated by, allowing them to demonstrate transfer and understanding. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6661#sthash.H0Om6kdn.dpuf


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Amnesty pens open letter to N.B. premier after violent protest

Amnesty pens open letter to N.B. premier after violent protest | geo class | Scoop.it
Amnesty International Canada says it's worried more violence could break out at anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick unless the provincial government takes a different approach toward the First Nations groups involved.

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Project Based Learning: Giving Up ControlThe Educator's Room ...

Project Based Learning: Giving Up ControlThe Educator's Room ... | geo class | Scoop.it
When I hear people mention project based learning I think of releasing control.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:38 PM

Concise, clear, cogent.

 

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | geo class | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.

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Chinese community outraged at Liberal 'ethnic vote' plan - British Columbia - CBC News

Chinese community outraged at Liberal 'ethnic vote' plan - British Columbia - CBC News | geo class | Scoop.it
Members of Vancouver's Chinese community are calling the actions of the B.C. Liberal Party 'immoral' after a leaked document revealed a wide-ranging plan to win ethnic votes in the upcoming provincial election.

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William Black's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:26 PM

They have every reason to feel insulted.  Politics rears its ugly head once again to demonstrate that keeping ones job is more important than proper governance.  

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The first ever country to introduce Multiculturalism Act into Federal Law - Canada

The first ever country to introduce Multiculturalism Act into Federal Law - Canada | geo class | Scoop.it
 Did you know that the 1st nation to adopt ‘multiculturalism’ as an official policy was Canada? In the early 70s, it was introduced into the country and was made a federal law in 1988 by the Multiculturalism Act.

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Stanford Professor on Letterman: Powering Entire World on Renewable Energy No Problem

Stanford Professor on Letterman: Powering Entire World on Renewable Energy No Problem | geo class | Scoop.it
Mark Jacobson: There's enough wind to power the entire world, seven times over

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The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching - Wildlife Conservation Society

The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching - Wildlife Conservation Society | geo class | Scoop.it

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Ten Explosive U.S. Government Secrets about Israel

Ten Explosive U.S. Government Secrets about Israel | geo class | Scoop.it

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, October 26, 2013 1:16 AM

Huge declassified reference documents embedded in the story. Will take perhaps a few days to go through all. But the key thing here is that the US Government has guarded its illicit relationship with Israel for far too long. The American people have a right to know why. 

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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | geo class | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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Pranav Pradeep's curator insight, February 27, 8:24 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 8:33 AM

The large-scale agricultural practices of modern America tend to lend to the bad image of commercial farming. However, the practices are actually helping feed more people in the US, but they also use genetically modified crops and other highly debated techniques.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 8:45 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

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NatGeo Feature: Megacities

NatGeo Feature: Megacities | geo class | Scoop.it

"By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India."


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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:12 AM

The mega city revlution has started and accroing to stastics its only to get more popular. The creattion of these mega cities has trasformed where people want to live, while also helping to bring nations stability though creation on these mega cities. It was said that with in 30 years more than 60% of the population will live in cities. Theses megacities are desirable, they help to stablize a country and have almost doubbled in number since the 1990's. It will be intereesting to see how the effects of megacites play out on the eniorment and ecnomny in the futre though.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:52 AM

Cities are attractive places to live. They host local entertainment, culture and are very lively.But with the increasing number of city dewellers in years to come i can see people easily forgetting their roots. This can also become a massive enviromental problems if citys start to expolde in numbers but the cities resources remain stagnet. Imagine a city like LA doubling in numbers the water supply in surrounding areas would be erraticacted.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 6:23 PM

Urbanization is the now. It is the up and coming world. That statistic is easily going to be correct in 2030. None the less, the world is conforming to its popular places. Where do you go when you need to shop, or to have a meeting? The city of course. Cities will take over the world and one day, no one will live in rural areas because there might not be any to even live in.