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Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape | geography | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

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Inland water - management
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Climate change impacts
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How to Teach Culture In Your Classroom

How to Teach Culture In Your Classroom | geography | Scoop.it
It has been said that culture is like an iceberg, that only ten percent of it is visible and the other ninety percent is hidden below the surface. For this reason, ESL teachers must make intentional efforts to teach cultural understanding and tolerance to their students.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 12:26 AM

Some useful tips and materials.

Tiina Sarisalmi's curator insight, August 8, 12:45 AM
Käytännön vinkkejä, jotka me kaikki jo toki tiedämme. Voidaan käyttää lähes missä tahansa oppiaineessa tai monialaisessa oppimiskokonaisuudessa.
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Online Grammar Tools

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I hope you enjoy these sites and find them useful. If you want more grammar related sites just click the link to see more Grammar links


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DocAten's curator insight, July 25, 10:13 AM
Allez, on révise son anglais et en particulier la grammaire !
Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, July 27, 12:24 AM
I hope one another website to provide study material for banking sector, see it  http://www.oureducity.com/
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 27, 11:29 AM
These sites can be useful for ESL/EFL students.  Videos of grammar explanations and exercises in Grammar Flip can be helpful for independent practice.
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Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness

Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness | geography | Scoop.it

"Pisa tests, an international standard for comparing education systems around the world, could include a new measurement of global skills in the next round of tests in 2018. The OECD, which runs the tests in maths, reading and science, is considering adding another test which would look at how well pupils can navigate an increasingly diverse world, with an awareness of different cultures and beliefs. The OECD's education director Andreas Schleicher explains why there is such a need for new rankings to show young people's competence in a world where globalisation is a powerful economic, political and cultural force.

Education leaders around the world are increasingly talking about the need to teach 'global competences' as a way of addressing the challenges of globalisation."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 26, 7:18 PM

They define global competence as: "the capacity to analyse global and intercultural issues critically and from multiple perspectives, to understand how differences affect perceptions, judgements, and ideas of self and others, and to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with others from different backgrounds on the basis of a shared respect for human dignity".

 

So I guess geography does matter then.  Who knew? 

 

Tagsgeography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.

Dafnord 's curator insight, June 2, 1:23 AM
Kansainvälistyminen nousee uudeksi mitattavaksi asiaksi PISA-tutkimuksissa 2018. Miten mahtaa suomalaisten peruskoulujen käydä? Pystyvätkö ne globaalitaidoissa ja kulttuurienvälisessa osaamisessa yltämään samalle tasolle kuin kansainvälistymisessä pitkälle edistyneet Britannia, Hollanti, Belgia tai Tanska. Oma kokemukseni jo 10 vuotta jatkuneesta Intia-yhteistyöstä (http://www.eumind.net) ei ennakoi Suomen kouluille huipputuloksia. Mutta toivotaan parasta.
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UK weather: Nature shows no mercy to flooded Britain - The Independent

UK weather: Nature shows no mercy to flooded Britain - The Independent | geography | Scoop.it
The Independent UK weather: Nature shows no mercy to flooded Britain The Independent Communities along Britain's West coast and in the South- east of England were braced for violent storms and more flooding as Lord Deben, the former Environment...
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Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered

Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered | geography | Scoop.it
The discovery of a law governing the growth of cities means that future urban populations can now be forecast in advance

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faridf's comment, August 22, 2013 4:47 AM
i learned a lot. thanks
KUGGE's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:04 AM

Based on Hernando, A., Hernando, R. and Plastono, A. (2013) Space-time correlation in urban sprawl. Available at: arXiv:1306.3656  

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Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Resolution 3D

Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Resolution 3D | geography | Scoop.it
New geologic map helps scientists understand ancient volcano’s roots and contemporary rock falls.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:06 AM

On a personal note, my very first globe and National Geographic magazines were given to me by my grandparents who noticed I had an affinity for all things geographic.  They lived just outside Yosemite Park and they made sure I explored it frequently while I was growing up so I have a soft spot for this particular national park.  My grandmother informed me that El Capitan was the largest single piece of granite on Earth and my skeptical 3rd grade mind replied, "Is that a fact or an opinion?"  Informal geographic education had a greater impact on my educational path than the formal K-12 curriculum.  Without those simple nudges, I doubt I would be a geographer today.  


Tags: Californiaphysical, geomorphology, erosion, landforms.

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Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World | geography | Scoop.it
Investigate for yourself the mechanisms of global trade
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DON'T PANIC — Hans Rosling showing the facts about population


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 15, 3:49 PM

Over the years I've shared many video clips featuring Hans Rosling and the Gapminder resources (click here for archived links).  For many this is going to but a rehash of previous videos, but this in the 1-hour long version of global population data (2016 Population Reference Bureau).  Clearly he is a proponent of lowering fertility rates--here he paints the optimistic view that population growth growth and development can be balanced in a future that is more ecologically and economically sustainable.  

 

Tagspopulation, statistics, media, models, demographic transition modeldevelopment.

Kelly Bellar's curator insight, September 22, 6:54 PM

Over the years I've shared many video clips featuring Hans Rosling and the Gapminder resources (click here for archived links).  For many this is going to but a rehash of previous videos, but this in the 1-hour long version of global population data (2016 Population Reference Bureau).  Clearly he is a proponent of lowering fertility rates--here he paints the optimistic view that population growth growth and development can be balanced in a future that is more ecologically and economically sustainable.  

 

Tagspopulation, statistics, media, models, demographic transition modeldevelopment.

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Cartograms of the Olympic Games

Cartograms of the Olympic Games | geography | Scoop.it
The distribution of medals shows the existing Olympic inequalities: The overall patterns are a reflection of wealth distribution in the world, raising the question whether money can buy sporting success. Besides investment in sports by those countries who can afford it, the medal tables also reflect a battle for global supremacy in political terms.

 

Tags: sport, popular culture, mapping, historical, cartography.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 15, 8:32 PM
Another very interesting way to present geographic data.
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Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped

Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped | geography | Scoop.it

"Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka created this map using NASA’s gridded population data, which counts the global population within each nine-square-mile patch of Earth, instead of within each each district, state, or country border. Out of the 28 million total cells, the ones with a population over 8,000 are colored in yellow."

 

Tags: population, density, mapping, visualization.


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Brian Weekley's curator insight, July 27, 10:47 AM
Great simple map of world population.  Scroll down and look at the U.S.  It reflects the global trend.  This also has political implications, as evidenced by voting patterns in the 2012 presidential election.  Elections are dependent upon votes, which come from people, which are primarily clustered in cities.  Election campaigns would use this data to plan their schedules as to where to focus their campaigning efforts.  For the folks in Wyoming, they rarely see candidates other than during the primaries.  And these world populationclusters have been relatively consistent historically, particularly in south and east Asia.  Northern India has serious carrying capacity challenges. Notice the clusters along the Nile- evidence of arable land.
Francisco Restivo's curator insight, August 8, 5:49 PM
Fantastic visualization!
David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 8, 5:55 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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This animated map shows the dramatic spread of agriculture over the last 300 years

This animated map shows the dramatic spread of agriculture over the last 300 years | geography | Scoop.it
The map, produced by Radicalcartography.net shows the amount of land given over to agriculture around the world over the three centuries leading up to the year 2000.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 6, 4:18 AM

NSW Syllabus
Sustainable Biomes

Content focus
Students

- examine the correlation between the world’s climatic zones and spatial distributions of biomes and their capacity to support food and non-food agricultural production

-  analyse the impact humans have on biomes in an effort to produce food and increase agricultural yields

 

GeoWorld 9 NSW
Chapter 2 Biomes produce food and non food products

Chapter 3 factors affecting agricultural yields

Chapter 4 Challenges to food production and management 

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | geography | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:51 PM

Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape | geography | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 4, 2013 10:36 PM
Inland water - management
Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 4, 2013 10:36 PM
Climate change impacts
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Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered

Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered | geography | Scoop.it
The discovery of a law governing the growth of cities means that future urban populations can now be forecast in advance

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faridf's comment, August 22, 2013 4:47 AM
i learned a lot. thanks
KUGGE's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:04 AM

Based on Hernando, A., Hernando, R. and Plastono, A. (2013) Space-time correlation in urban sprawl. Available at: arXiv:1306.3656  

What is sustainability?'s curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:00 AM

Nice to know...

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | geography | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:51 PM

Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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APHG Review Guides

APHG Review Guides | geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:16 PM

It's that time of year to really buckle down; several teachers have created PDFs versions of review guides for the May 17th AP Human Geography test.  James Nelsen, a veteran APHG teacher has produced a “grand review.”  This resource intentionally does not come with a key to force the students to delve deeper and search for the answers themselves.  Allison Hunt had her students create their own study guide for the APHG test focusing on the ‘big ideas.’  Best of luck and these and other resources are archived on my "thematic" tab on http://geographyeducation.org.

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Dan Carrillo: Daclotype

Documenting the daguerrotype process of Seattle-based photographer Dan Carrillo http://www.daniel-carrillo.com/

A follow up to my previous video profile on Dan's wet plate collodion process.


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