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Geogaction

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The purpose of this blog is to provide a resource for teachers interested in engaging with professional learning in geography. This blog aims to be a repository of professional learning activities, presentations, resources and discussions to support the introduction of high quality geographical teaching and learning


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:26 PM

Great to see so many primary teachers here today #GAWA_PL

Sarah McGill's curator insight, March 15, 2014 6:43 AM

Excellent Resource for Geography!!!

 

Patrick Howlett's curator insight, April 12, 6:27 AM
Having a sound knowledge of geography skills and tools is essential as well as understanding how to teach them. This Geoaction blog can provide a fantastic launch-pad for teachers wishing to extend their own professional understanding of geography before stepping into the classroom. 

Some of the topics/resources accessible through this blog: 
-Inquiry Based Learning -Literacy 
-Fieldwork 
-Integrating Technology/ICT 

 This blog also has a wealth of links to other primary Geography teaching resources such as scoop.it sites, games, lesson plans as well as other links to further blogs and resource sites. 

 The introduction of the new Geography K-10 syllabus, combined with the need to meet the requirements as set out in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers could potentially place a great amount of stress on teachers of all experience levels when it comes to delivering rich and appropriate content for their classroom. 

Rae Carlson (2016) notes that a key component of effective teaching is enthusiasm and appreciation of the content form the teacher. A great way to promote this is through confidence in your own knowledge and understanding of the discipline.

Carlson, R. (2016) Lecture Slides - EDMT5534, University of Sydney
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New Presentation Tools Which Teachers Would Love to Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

New Presentation Tools Which Teachers Would Love to Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
List of new presentation tools for teachers and students to create awesome presentations.

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Ann Vega's curator insight, February 24, 2014 11:05 AM

Great list

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:17 AM

From my Ukrainian friend! Web 2.0 tools travel all over the world

Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 7, 2014 4:30 PM

For the innovatite teacher whio wants to try  something new.

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Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
Explore the Bing map, or Google map of Moore, Okla. More on the Oklahoma tornado:

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Justin McCullough's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:03 PM

The before and after images in this picture are insane. Living on the east coast it's hard to picture losing your home (your whole life) in a matter of mere seconds or minutes. It is really sad to see pictures such as these, and even more devastating to see the families affected by this with looks of disbelief. However, what is encouraging to see from tragedies such as these, is the community helping each other regardless of whatever background a person may have. Unfortunately it is moments like these that force people to help others without the thought of asking or seeking some sort of favor in return.  

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:37 PM

I look at these pictures and I can't help but feel bad for the people that were apart of this tornado. In minutes your whole life can change. The picture of the corner house there before the tornado and afterwards nothing, your whole life changed. I couldn't imagine the heartbreak these families went through, loosing everything. 

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 24, 6:18 PM

2013 bit some may not have recovered Oklahoma

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | The Primary Geographer | 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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GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places

GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
Foundation-People live in places Year 1-Places have distinctive features

Year 2-People are connected to many places

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NASA Visible Earth: Home

NASA Visible Earth: Home | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
NASA's Visible Earth catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet
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Amazing images - so many uses.

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Geographical Association - home

Geographical Association - home | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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Teachers TV: Journey sticks - Resources - TES

Teachers TV: Journey sticks - Resources - TES | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
Inspirational Key Stage 2 geography specialist, Jane Whittle, leads her class on a magical journey through the school's own woods, in ‘KS1/2 Geography’.
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Wouldn't we all love a farm/outdoor area like this near our school! Journey sticks - an interesting idea that could be adapted in a variety of ways e.g. string, photos, drawings, rubbings...any other ways for children to engage and remember where they have been and what they have seen.

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A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

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Amy Odlum's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:52 AM

Columbia Glacier Retreat (scroll down) is a good example for climate change topic (=evidence)

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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.
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Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive

Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it

Google Books is a great place to find books and old magazines, but if it is newspapers you're after then check out the Google News Newspaper Archive. In the archive you will find hundreds of newspapers that have been digitized for reading online. You can search for a specific newspaper by title or browse for articles by date and title.


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A useful tool for research

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, February 22, 2014 2:51 AM


Very neat feature!

Lisa Rathjens's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:22 AM

Just another great resource ... so much to read, so little time ...

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:22 PM

#VeryInteresting #SEO #Nine0Media

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Chrisange 's comment, June 30, 2013 9:40 AM
A ver tambien... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwPj0qgvfIs para los que hablan or entienden el espanol ("n" con la tilde) !!
Luis Aguilar Cruz's curator insight, July 2, 2013 2:50 AM

Bienvenue à l'expérience map

Justin McCullough's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:29 PM

While technology does has its pros it also comes with its cons. GPS batteries can die; the map on the screen may be unreadable due to size, the GPS itself could break if not handled properly. When it comes to maps, it is durable and legible in any position. However, I can not read a map while driving my car to a certain place. It is rather difficult to find a place when i'm in unfamiliar territory. In this case the GPS is able to direct me to where i need to be. If handled properly, the GPS is, at least in my opinion, better than the map. However, it is nice to keep and extra map in the glove compartment, just in case. 

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Top Ideas for Geography Teachers

Top Ideas for Geography Teachers | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.

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Catherine Smyth's comment, May 29, 2013 2:37 AM
A well-resourced professional association for geography based in the UK. The section for primary teachers offers practical and innovative ideas for developing geographical understanding in the primary classroom.
Kelsey Haddrill's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:21 AM

Would be particularly helpful in creating activities for year 7 geography classes

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Space Oddity

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. (Note: This video cannot be r...
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Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie in space! There are a lot more videos and twitter links that he has posted over the time he has been on board the International Space Station - definitely worth a look.

 

A great tool to get children interested in space today.

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The world map of chocolate (made out of chocolate)

The world map of chocolate (made out of chocolate) | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
You may be focussing on chocolate over the weekend - but where does it come from? A global trade analysed. In chocolate (this is what maps are made for!

 

What is the geography of chocolate like?  There is a dark side (no pun intended) to the production of cocoa in many places such as West Africa. 


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Interesting for our KS1 chocolate topic.

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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:06 AM

I hope the production keep growing up. We need more chocolate and specially in Africa. 

Brendan Cooke's curator insight, August 16, 11:16 PM

This artical is about the origin of where cocoa beans are harvested from and sent to around the world. It also adds the amount of cocoa beans harvested in each area.It is a quick overview of where the transportation of cocoa beans starts.


The page is an excellent site for quickly reviewing where cocoa beans are grown and transported from.


The site is relevant to my page because it informs the reader of where cocoa originates and the quantities it's farmed in.

Tennille Houghton's curator insight, August 28, 3:22 AM
this is just about the production and how its changed from where it originally comes from 
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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud
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A great visual way to view your children's comments/words on a topic. Lovely.

 

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Home - TripGeo.com - Map Your Trip

Home - TripGeo.com - Map Your Trip | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
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How have I not heard of this before?! A fab resource where you can create an animated route that shows you the map and the street at the same time using a split screen - MUCH more interesting for primary children!

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Digimap for Schools

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Login page for Digimap for Schools app
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A useful website for printing a variety of maps and other ideas - worth subscribing to!

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Assessing the Validity of Online Sources

Assessing the Validity of Online Sources | The Primary Geographer | Scoop.it

This is a fabulous map---but is the statement true?

 


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 2:25 PM

After analyzing this map and looking at the busiest cities and countries in the world I believe this statement to be true. China a giant and very populated country, India is also within the top ten and so is Japan. Once all these have been looked at you can clearly tell that this area of the world is easily the most populated. Many of the other countries and nations have large swaths of land that are very lightly populated. This is a robust area of the world and in some cases the most expansive.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 6:33 PM
It surprises me how many people live in just that one circle! it is hard to believe or probably explain to someone that with all the other space in the world, that the circles region has more people in it than what is not circled. Although, it could be validated by more reliable or more sources, because with the world that we live in now, numbers can easily be forged. I do believe though that 51% of the world's population does live here.
Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 14, 2015 11:58 PM

This is perhaps the most intriguing map I've been able to analyze. Could it be possible that more people live in that circle than out of it? The world is HUGE and to think the majority of the population resides here, is truly incredible. India, has a huge population living in there for such a small area. Currently, India has over 1 billion people living there making it the second most populous country before China with 1.3 billion. China has a bigger surface area than India and it is interesting to know how these areas compare. The important issue with India is the fact that, with so many people, there is a lack of housing and sanitation unavailable to provide to so many people. The facts are giving that India suffers from overpopulation, clearly, this image has to be true.