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Play a geo game & win a trip to Brussels! Find #EUontheMap: http://t.co/9boLy2UXkX http://t.co/7dvF46FDo4 #marimekko @FinlandNY
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Teaching Metacognition: Insight Into How Your Students Think Is Key To High Achievement In All Domains - InformED

Teaching Metacognition: Insight Into How Your Students Think Is Key To High Achievement In All Domains - InformED | Geography | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I came across some interesting research by cognitive psychologist Ronald T. Kellogg. He claimed that the mark of an expert writer is not
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Teaching Tricks (TeachingTricks) on Twitter

Teaching Tricks (TeachingTricks) on Twitter | Geography | Scoop.it
The latest from Teaching Tricks (@TeachingTricks). Lead Practitioner Learning & Teaching, SLE, AST, coaching trainer, mentor, ITT professional tutor. Supporting L & T a tweet at a time. Resources on dropbox
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GeogNews

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GeogNews, by Mr Inniss: Stories of human and physical geography in the news from around the world (GeogNews is out!
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A selection of stories gathered from various sources highlighting human and physical geography around the world.

Ideal for GCSE and A level pupils to see geography in the real world. Subscribe to get this dynamic resource which updates every 24 hours.

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OEC: The Observatory of Economic Complexity

OEC: The Observatory of Economic Complexity | Geography | Scoop.it
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A fantastic visual representation of the all things trading internationally. Want to know how much oil the US imports?

Who is selling Iran Uranium? When did China start their massive industrial growth? This portal provides all of that and more. Track trends over time, look at specific sectors of trade, see the links between countries.

 

Truly astonishing.

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7 Ways to Use Geography to Your Networking Advantage - Blogging4Jobs

7 Ways to Use Geography to Your Networking Advantage - Blogging4Jobs | Geography | Scoop.it
Using your geographic to your networking advantage can increase your chances of building a strong, more adaptive circle of influence.
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Why geography? More useful stuff it does for you.
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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming. A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame. In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink. The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes. Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.
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Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City

Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City | Geography | Scoop.it
As the sprawling Zaatari camp evolves into an informal city — with an economy and even gentrification — aid workers say camps can be potential urban incubators that benefit host countries like Jordan.

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This is an intriguing article that explores the difficulties of forced migrations that arise from civil war, but it also looks at city planning as refugee camps are established to make homes for the displaced.  These camps have become into de-facto cities. The maps, videos and photographs embedded in the article show the rapid development of these insta-cities which organically have evolved to fit the needs of incoming refugees.  Size not investing in permanent infrastructure has some serious social, sanitation and financial cost, there are some efforts to add structure to the chaos, to formalize the informal.  Truly this is a fascinating case study of in urban geography as we are increasingly living on what Mike Davis refers to as a "Planet of Slums."  


Tags: refugees, migration, conflict, political, warsquatter, urban, planning, density, urbanism, unit 7 cities. 

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, July 13, 11:06 AM

beautiful intriguing post telling the story of something I - personally - never considered. It pictures a new city growing, with not only basic needs, ...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:02 PM

APHG-U4

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55 Rare Photographs Of Life Inside North Korea

55 Rare Photographs Of Life Inside North Korea | Geography | Scoop.it
Take a fascinating look at one of the world's last closed societies with these fifty-five candid and unfiltered North Korea photographs.
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N Korea is dependent not interdependent. See what it has done to their development.
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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.


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Helen Rowling's curator insight, September 28, 6:30 PM

Use updates to filter through and be collated in your most frequented tools.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Place-based Geography Videos

Place-based Geography Videos | Geography | Scoop.it

Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 5, 11:39 PM

This link is great. So many insightful videos. The one that we saw in class on the nuances of what makes up the UK was very interesting and fun to watch. The UK is a good example on how different geographies exist within the same "borders". In the UK there are many cultures, ethnicities, and politics that work together to make up a nation of nations. The historical scope of the British empire has led to many people around the world having shared connections through their shared past.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 7:54 PM

Great site - showing locational context is important for not just Geography but every subject. How can we understand the complexities of topics like conflict or urban economies or agricultural histories.... without understanding locations and maps?

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 12:02 PM

It was nice to see where everything was happening. I hope it gets updated to more current events. I wish we had something like this when we were looking at the invasion of Kuwait.

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Geography Game

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Play a geo game & win a trip to Brussels! Find #EUontheMap: http://t.co/9boLy2UXkX http://t.co/7dvF46FDo4 #marimekko @FinlandNY
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Geography Education

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Global news with a spatial perspective: resources for educators and the inherently inquisitive.

 

I recently revamped the layout for my 'Geography Education' scoop.it site.  I hope it adds to the experience. 


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Geographers Making a Difference

"Geography is a broad and diverse field, but one thing geographers have in common is using a geographic perspective to have an impact on the world. In this video, a few talk about the many ways that geography helps them to make a difference." 

 

This video is a great demonstration of the diverse and practical applications of geography.  This is a great answer to the oft-asked question, "but what does a geographer DO?"

 

Tags: geography, video, geo-inspiration, AAG, Unit 1 GeoPrinciples.


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mapsdotcom's curator insight, February 28, 11:48 AM

How can you make a difference with Geography? What does it mean to you?

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Tests can predict whether a child will have learning difficulties

Tests can predict whether a child will have learning difficulties | Geography | Scoop.it

"Researchers from the University of Montreal found that schoolchildren who were able to put words into different tenses and understand grammar were able to learn to write more easily ..."

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Environmental Policy News

Environmental Policy News | Geography | Scoop.it
Environmental Policy. Read policy recommendations from scientists and scientific organizations on many aspects of environmental policy. Background research available.
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Geography | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 11, 9:16 AM

Both History and Geography explained in these maps

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 22, 3:10 PM

With the increasing amount of information online it can be misleading at times. I do believe this is a useful collection of maps however I feel people looking at it might get trapped in a pitfall. After looking at these 40 maps a person could feel that this is all there is to know about this subject. Yes it is informative to have this information together but it should just be the start of the conversation not the end. So often we want quick google searches with definite answers,

when some topics require a lot of research from different sources. The reader needs to make up their own pool of knowledge.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, November 30, 9:53 PM

Unit 1 Nature and Perspectives of Geography

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Surge in number of teens studying ‘serious’ A-levels

Surge in number of teens studying ‘serious’ A-levels | Geography | Scoop.it
The return of the traditional A-level was heralded yesterday in figures showing a surge in teenagers choosing to study history, geography, languages and maths.
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EPSL - Ball-and-socket tectonic rotation during...

EPSL - Ball-and-socket tectonic rotation during... | Geography | Scoop.it
Dipping faults rarely slip in a strike-slip sense. Commonly, dipping faults accommodate convergence or extension whereas strike-slip displacements occur on nearly vertical faults.
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Free online games and quiz about World Geography

Free online games and quiz about World Geography | Geography | Scoop.it
Play and learn Geography With funny Free Online Games! Create your avatar and improve your geography Knowledge. Find the countries, find the states, locate cities of USA, of UK, Canada, Europe and many other countries.
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The Geography of Wikipedia Articles - Motherboard

The Geography of Wikipedia Articles - Motherboard | Geography | Scoop.it
The Geography of Wikipedia Articles Motherboard To help you zero in on what you're after, Mapping Wikipedia allows you to filter over 18 major geographic regions, and a range of article traits like density, language, date created, word count,...
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Some fun filters to play around with and examine some ideas of globalisation

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Happy GIS Day


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Well, you may have missed 2013, but the next one is going on in Birmingham on the 20th of November: http://www.gisday.com/gis-day-events-map.html

 

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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:14 PM

Geospatial awarness and application is important GIS Day allows people to learn about and plug in to present technology that helps make geopraphy more palpable and easier to understand. There are more and more resources and advancements that have been made available to teach us and simply things in the world around us. understanding relatability and awareness helps us to answer questions about geography that we might not know because of distance and allows those who are preparing to be social studies or history majors to communicate to their students a better understanding of the world around them, and as time passes more helpful resources will be teaching aides in the classroom

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 21, 2013 3:46 AM

Interesting, educational and new learning for some.

Pájaro Chogüí's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:42 PM

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Start-of-the-Year Videos

Start-of-the-Year Videos | Geography | Scoop.it

"This is a compilation of videos that can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy."


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Jaiden VerSteeg's comment, August 29, 2013 11:41 PM
I watched video #1 and I thought it was very interesting. It was a great way to show what we are going to be learning about. I am really looking forward to learning about it.
Alexandria Goodyk's comment, August 29, 2013 11:59 PM
I watched video #3 and it's crazy how one video can give us so much information. I am so excited to learn new things this year and get educated with all of this stuff.
Richard Miles's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:29 PM

Great little starters to get the students engaged with Geography!

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Who do we think we are? Britain in 2012 - British Future

Who do we think we are? Britain in 2012 - British Future | Geography | Scoop.it
British Future's Matthew Rhodes gave a speech on International Migrants Day, in Dudley.
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Global Closet Calculator

Global Closet Calculator | Geography | Scoop.it

The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.

 

As I've worked now with the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance, I've had the good fortune to interact with the folks at National Geographic.  They are preparing for Geography Awareness Week (Nov 11-17th) with the theme "Declare your Interdependence!"  This newly released interactive feature allows students of all ages to see the global interconnections in their lives.   By analyzing the items in our closets (or any of the items that we consume), we can easily see that  our own personal geographies create a web of global interconnectedness.

 

Tags: NationalGeographic, GeographyEducation, K12, consumption, globalization. 


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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, September 10, 3:16 PM

A fun way for people to interact with there online closet and see how the world ties into our clothes!!

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Why Geography Matters . . . But Is So Little Learned

Why Geography Matters . . . But Is So Little Learned | Geography | Scoop.it

I will once again preach to the choir, but with the hope that this will arm you with resources to use in discussions with administrators and colleagues.  This article by Walter McDougall (2003 by Orbis) is worth reviewing and is a good reading assignment to start the school year.  The link is to a PDF version of the article. 


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