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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 7, 12:03 PM

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, ...

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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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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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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:44 AM

APHG - all units

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 PM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, September 10, 2:44 PM

This is the key to finding specific articles.

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Place-based Geography Videos

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


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Utah Geographical Alliance's curator insight, March 17, 2:10 PM

Amazing Resource!

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Incredible teaching resource from Seth Dixon.  Map with videos to use for teaching about locations on the map. I don't know any teacher who wouldn't love this!  Thank you Seth!!! Please check out the resources he provides at his ScoopIt Page - Geography Education, his Facebook Page- The Church of Geography, on Twitter at @Geoevangelize, and @SethDixon.  His up to date information and resources make teaching Geography so much more fun and easy!

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Incredible teaching resource from Seth Dixon.  Map with videos to use for teaching about locations on the map. I don't know any teacher who wouldn't love this!  Thank you Seth!!! Please check out the resources he provides at his ScoopIt Page - Geography Education, his Facebook Page- The Church of Geography, on Twitter at @Geoevangelize, and @SethDixon.  His up to date information and resources make teaching Geography so much more fun and easy!

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Geography Game

Geography Game | Geography | Scoop.it
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

Geography Education | Geography | Scoop.it
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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How can you make a difference with Geography? What does it mean to you?

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President Obama on Geography Education

President Obama participated in this year's National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  During that event he made a statement that I think geographers should use more.  Go to 0:45-1:10 in the video clip to hear this message or see the transcript below. 

 

"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."   

 

-President Barack Obama

 

Tags: Geography, GeographyEducation, video, geo-inspiration.


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GIS student's comment, September 9, 2012 10:24 PM
This is a great step for America. Nothing better than the President of the United States pushing for Geography and Geography Education. President Obama tells us what geography really is about, "It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents." This is something that every student should know because without appreciating diversity and culture, how can one truly be American, a land where diversity is its heritage.
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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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Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 6:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

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Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

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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.

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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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What is Geo-literacy?

"Geo-literacy is a new term for a long-standing idea consisting of three components: interactions, interconnections and implications. It is the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make far-reaching decisions. Whether we are making decisions about where to live or what precautions to take for natural hazards, we all make decisions that require geo-literacy throughout our lives. This video illustrates what geo-literacy means to individuals, and to our shared global community. Share it with your friends, family, and colleagues, to help spread the word."


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 11:09 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.