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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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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 8:19 PM

Today's GAWA PL can be found here...

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!!!

 

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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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Courtney Burns's curator insight, September 18, 2013 11:29 AM

Seeing the damage done to all of these homes and communities is devastating. You see all the destruction in different areas on TV, but looking at it from a maps perspective is so much different. Seeing how it was and then looking at it after is unreal. The damage that is done to so much land is saddening. Then to look at the map of all the tornadoes since 1950 was eye opening. I never realized that there was so many tornadoes that occurred throughout the U.S since 1950. It was also shocking to see that there had been a huge tornado in the Boston area that took peoples lives. Usually when I think about tornadoes I don't think about them in Boston, Connecticut, or New York. 

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. 

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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

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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

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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)

Byron Northmore's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:00 AM

CD 4: The human causes and effects of landscape degradation

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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

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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 - SocialMediaSlant.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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Map


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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

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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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Crissy Borton's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:53 PM

Very cool map. I have never really paid attention to where my chocolate came from before. 

Brett Sinica's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:43 PM

We all love chocolate.  We all love diamonds and jewels.  In western worlds, these items are easily come by in grocery stores and elsewhere, but what got them there was a challenge.  People in poorer tropical regions around the world worked to get the raw goods of these delicate items we all enjoy.  The payout difference is immense from cocoa to chocolate.  It is sometimes a very crooked market where if it wasn't for the hard working people who get the raw ingredients, chocolate as we know it wouldn't be the same.

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. 

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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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James Hobson's curator insight, November 11, 2014 12:23 PM

(South Asia topic 2)

Though not necessarily just a South Asia issue by any means, the ability to analyze data and make one's own conclusions is a major part of geographical study. Whether it be photos, personal observations, or raw data, apparently-false information can be proven true, and vice versa. Without this second-guessing of sources the fundamental questions of "What?", "Why?", and "So what?" wouldn't be utilized. Even if you believe firmly in a source/data and it does turn out to be true, at the very least you have filled in the second question in geographical analysis, which otherwise might be overlooked.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 23, 2014 10:15 AM

The statement is true. When the populations of the countries highlighted are combined, 51% of the world’s population lives in the circle. But, this is a claim that could be easily just put out there. We have to look at where the information comes from. In this day and age, it is easy to manipulate numbers, images and ideas. The media has become spin masters.

Jason Schneider's curator insight, April 2, 9:40 PM

This is a debatable map but I agree that there are more people living in the southeast area of Asia than people living outside of it. However, I also believe that the differentiation in populations is not that far off. I think China is more specific in the southeastern part of Asia because it has the highest population than any other country in the world. Also, Indonesia has the highest Islamic population in the world in comparison to other countries. As an added bonus, all of these countries in southeast Asia such as India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines are popular for its increase in manufacturing companies higher than any other region in the world throughout the past century.