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Can We Stop Overfishing Before It's Too Late?

Can We Stop Overfishing Before It's Too Late? | geography | Scoop.it
Ocean catch reached its highest point, "peak fish," back in the 1990s. It's been declining fairly steadily since then.

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Over-population will inevitably lead to further overfishing.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:10 PM

Option : Marine environments

Maria Loughran's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:17 PM

Smarter fishing! The amount lost versus the amount consumed -- we can do better.

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire | geography | Scoop.it
The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 15, 12:20 PM

The Ring of Fire is a series of plate boundaries where earthquakes and volcanic activity are commonplace.  Surrounding the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Ring of Fire consists of a string of 452 volcanoes.


Tags physical, tectonics, disasters, K12.

Loreto Vargas's curator insight, July 2, 10:07 AM

“El Anillo de Fuego” es una cadena de volcanes y lugares de actividad sísmica, o temblores, alrededor de los límites del Océano Pacífico.

“L’Anneau de Feu” c’est une chaine de volcans et de sites d’activité sismique, ou tremblements de terre, autour de limites de l’Océan Pacifique.

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Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going

Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going | geography | Scoop.it
A new tool combines country-level and census data to reveal how people move across the planet.

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Free online mindmaps tool

Free online mindmaps tool | geography | Scoop.it

Mindmaps is an HTML5 based mind mapping app. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.


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weknow's curator insight, June 24, 11:17 AM

Mindmaps sacó una versión online gratuita. 

Armando's curator insight, June 25, 6:08 AM

Free online mindmaps tool

Doug Joubert's curator insight, July 1, 9:20 AM
Though I have been told this works on the iPad, my attempts have been for naught.
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Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds

Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds | geography | Scoop.it
Scan up to 100,000 texts at a time without any hangups or bugs and get .pdf reports with originality and similarity percentages.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 12, 6:44 AM

Great useful tool to scan student work or get them to scan their own and build awareness of plagiarism.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, June 12, 10:47 AM

Original works only.  Nice tool.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 14, 11:15 PM

This looks good but it is not free. Universities already offer it for free to their students.

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Customizable Classroom Maps

Customizable Classroom Maps | geography | Scoop.it

"The idea for creating dynamic online teaching maps came up after one of our teacher friends expressed her frustration over how difficult it was to find just the right learning map for particular topic."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 25, 10:17 AM

One of the problems with so many outline maps for classroom use is that, depending on your lesson plan, you might want it labeled, showing surrounding countries or in color...but maybe not.  This site lets you customize these simple maps that are perfect for the K-12 classroom (and yes, they have maps for all regions of the world).  If you want online map quizzes for a regional geography course, these are my favorites.  Here is another good site for basic outline maps.       


Tags: K12, map, map archives

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40 years of human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.

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Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's curator insight, June 18, 5:57 PM

Amazing to see  progress and its consequences on earth...our resources and the insatiable hunger for natural resources.....when is enough, enough?

Ambre Cooper's curator insight, June 25, 4:04 PM

This is a cool little video. It even shows the level of Aral Sea we read about.

Hamdou Wane's curator insight, June 29, 7:55 AM

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal

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What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

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Viviana Farias Arevalo's curator insight, June 11, 12:31 PM

añada su visión ...

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Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

"The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on."

 

Tags: development, statistics, economic, globalization, poverty.


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Rob Duke's curator insight, June 7, 10:45 AM

It's mostly about free institutions.  Latitude has been shown to not matter in the long term (see Australia, for instance).

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, June 7, 11:38 AM

But behind it all, the reasons why some countries are poor while others are rich, depends on the historic agreements made that enabled—or disabled—the potential for production of goods rather than the simple extraction of resources under rigged conditions. Take a look at The Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano to find out how this happened with "poor" Latin America, a look at history going back all the way to the Conquest of the Spanish, the Trade Agreements between England and Portugal which derived in the destruction of the textile industry in colonial Brazil ... and perhaps do consider reading Naomi Klein"s The Shock Doctrine. Behind the scenes you have a serious case of Political Ponerology and Monetary Fraud.

Henk Trimp's curator insight, June 12, 6:26 AM

Questionable, but intriguing contribution to an ever continuing discussion...

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Can You Define Terroir in Just a Sentence? - The Daily Sip

Can You Define Terroir in Just a Sentence? - The Daily Sip | geography | Scoop.it
It’s hard to talk about wine these days without someone mentioning the word terroir.

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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms | geography | Scoop.it
The University of the District of Columbia is the one land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's leading research on growing food in raised beds, hoop houses and shipping containers.

 

Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture. 


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Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 2:28 PM

Almost 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas and that means many people are wanting to grow their own food in the busy city life. To learn how to properly do this, these people turn to land-grant colleges and universities to give then helpful advice. Many colleges do help with urban and rural ares, but there is only one one in the entire country that is devoted singularly to urban farming; The University of the District of Columbia.

This is a great example of the distribution of agricultural and a great way to educate people on the proper way to cultivate and harvest your own food in small, limited spaces. It also proves that we really can prosper everywhere with the right tools and knowledge about urban farming.

Seth Forman's curator insight, May 26, 6:30 PM

Summary: This article goes into extensive detail about urban agriculture and new technologies and techniques that must be brought to urban agriculture.

 

Insight: This article relates to unit 5 because it talks about a new and modern form of agriculture that could become very important when considering the portion of the population living in urban and suburban areas. 

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 10:20 PM

This could help develop sustainable communities and promote organic growth throughout the country. Which could potentially improve the standard of living

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'freaky Peaks' Revision

'freaky Peaks' Revision | geography | Scoop.it
Check out the lesson I created on Blendspace

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 18, 12:43 AM

Another excellent example by Clare Kinnane from NSW -  ICT tools used to create resources in this case Blendspace

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Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity?

Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity? | geography | Scoop.it
What's happening to biodiversity? We're losing it.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:58 PM

A great series of infographics showing the decline in world biodiversity, the factors threatening biodiversity, why bodiversity is imoportant and hope for teh future. Compiled by World Bank it is useful for students in develoing knowledge and understanding of the importance of global biodiversity in topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:45 PM

Great infographic for your class discussion on biodiversity

Diane Johnson's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:17 PM

Biodiversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. Since there have been at least 6 mass extinctions in Earth's history, we can learn the stress this puts on all parts of the system and how to try to ameliorate the damage.

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Mapping Migration in the United States

Mapping Migration in the United States | geography | Scoop.it
An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 13, 12:16 AM

Great map to interpret population distribution and migration patterns

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Papua New Guinea

"Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975 and has over 800 languages;  87% of the population lives in rural areas." 


Tags: Papua New Guinea, Oceania.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 1, 10:12 AM

This video is a part of World Vision Australia's school resources.  These resources for Papua New Guinea focus on health and human well-being.   

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Visited Countries Map

Visited Countries Map | geography | Scoop.it

"Create a Map of all the places you've been."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 17, 2:21 PM

This is an incredibly limited mapping platform, but if all you want to do is put countries of the world into two simple categories, then this works (see also their states of the United States, provinces of Canada, and countries of Europe maps).  It is imminently shareable online, so this is a popular way of creating a map of 'countries/states I have visited' for a Facebook wall--and yes, those maps above represent where I have been. 


Tags mapping, 201, edtech, cartography.

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FloorPlanner

FloorPlanner | geography | Scoop.it
Online floor plan design

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 25, 3:44 AM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 25, 8:35 PM

Great free tool!

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Restless America: state-to-state migration

Restless America: state-to-state migration | geography | Scoop.it

"Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in 2012. That’s over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United States has a long history of people picking up and moving their families to other parts of the country, in search of better livelihoods. That same spirit of mobility, a willingness to uproot oneself, seems alive and well today based on the visualization of migration patterns above.

The visualization is a circle cut up into arcs, the light-colored pieces along the edge of the circle, each one representing a state. The arcs are connected to each other by links, and each link represents the flow of people between two states."


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, June 22, 8:41 AM

THE CALL OF MONEY?

 

Usually, what moves individuals—as opposed to human masses—is not pressure or catastrophic destruction, but a "vacuum." They seek something they don't have, they follow a need, which in most cases is the Call of Money.

CaptainKirk's curator insight, June 23, 4:01 AM

Infographie des migrations internes aux Etats-Unis qui révèle la forte mobilité de la population. La lecture demande un tout petit peu de concentration, les couleurs permettent de déterminer le sens de la migration. La lecture montre un fort redéploiement à li'ntérieur des ensembles régionaux. Que ce soit entre les Etats de la ceinture du soleil, ou le 1/4 NE ou SW. On identifie rapidement la poursuite des migrations depuis le 1/4 NE...

Anna B. Scott's curator insight, June 24, 3:07 PM

What might this mean for regional arts and performance? What else migrates when economics drive relocation? -ABS

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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | geography | Scoop.it
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

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Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, June 13, 2:16 PM

Article en anglais

Sally Egan's curator insight, June 13, 8:55 PM

Some ideas from urban planning which clarify the morphology of urban places.

 

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Climate Change Infographic

Climate Change Infographic | geography | Scoop.it

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Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:52 AM

Chungo futuro se nos presenta, si no cambiamos nuestros hábitos!

Emily Ross Cook's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:44 AM

Humans must change their ways - what are some real life recommendations for changing?

mrjacquot's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:48 PM

For all the doubters...

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An overview of climate change impacts on European viticulture - Fraga - 2013 - Food and Energy Security - Wiley Online Library

An overview of climate change impacts on European viticulture - Fraga - 2013 - Food and Energy Security - Wiley Online Library | geography | Scoop.it

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L.Long's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:32 PM

Climate Change - impacts on global viticulture

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Note taking and the iPad - Educate 1-TO-1

Note taking and the iPad - Educate 1-TO-1 | geography | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that typing notes requires shallower levels of cognitive processing than handwriting, as subjects often tend to type verbatim what they hear without really engaging with its substance to the level that is required for greater understanding and better recollection.


In contrast, handwriting appears to be more cognitively demanding. According to these studies,  subjects who use handwriting are generally forced to rephrase what hear into their own words, thus creating “more effective memory cues by recreating the context (e.g., thought processes, emotions, conclusions) as well as content (e.g., individual facts) from the original learning session”. The evidence against typing your notes is pretty compelling.

 


Tablets introduce another level of complexity to this problem, since they can be used both to type and handwrite notes. So what are we to do? Are we to avoid using the tablets and stick to pen and paper? If we do use tablets for note taking, are we to force students to handwrite notes on their tablets using a stylus? And are we to ban students from typing up notes on their tablets? After all, that is what the research appears to suggests."


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 6, 8:32 AM

Une petite étude en même temps sur la différence entre écrire à la main et taper à la machine. Forcément l'IPad fait la combinaison des deux.

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Map Projections

This video describes what map projections are, and how the Earth can be represented using map projections within a GIS.

 

Tags: Mapping, video, map projections, cartography.


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Campbell Ingraham's curator insight, May 25, 3:14 PM

This video relates to Use of geospatial technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and online maps. It tells about how the world is a 3D shape, but we view it as 2D, which leads to distortions in world size. The use of GIS allows for the world to be projected onto any shape such as a cone, rectangle, prism, or pyramid. And this leads to the different map projections. 

MsPerry's curator insight, May 27, 9:31 AM

Ch 1 Map Projections

Jill Wallace's curator insight, May 30, 9:41 PM

Maps

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River Revision

River Revision | geography | Scoop.it
See if you can define the following terms -

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 17, 10:56 PM

An excellent example of using Sway to create stimulating classroom resources ( in this case on rivers / inland water in AC) by Clare Kinnane in NSW

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After The Nepal Earthquake, Everest Is A Little Shorter

After The Nepal Earthquake, Everest Is A Little Shorter | geography | Scoop.it

The world’s tallest mountain is a little shorter after the newly-named Gorka earthquake that hit Nepal in late April, 2015.


The Nepal earthquake that hit just before noon on Saturday, April 26, 2015 officially has a name: it’s the Gorkha earthquake. The sudden slip of the tectonic plates during the earthquake literally reshaped the land. In a continent-continent collision like this one, the area closest to the fault rupture is uplifted, while the previously-buckled plate interior slaps flat, subsiding in the release of stress. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite tracked both uplift [blue] and subsidence [yellow], recording elevation changes of up to 1 meter, and a horizontal north-south shift of up to 2 meters.


They’ve used the same data to createinterferograms of how the region has changed in consecutive measurements before and after the earthquake. Each coloured fringe represents about 10 centimeters of displacement. Overall, Kathmandu is little taller and Mount Everest is a tiny bit shorterthan it was a month ago. Poor weather not only made things a little bit more miserable on the ground, but also limited the utility of fly-overs from NASA’s satellite network.


In related news, as part of efforts to increase access to hazard mitigation and risk reduction research, the Seismological Society of America has temporarily opened access to their collection of articles on tectonics, structure, and earthquake history of the Himalayas.

 

Check out more ways satellite imagery has been used in the response to the Gorkha earthquake on the American Geophysical Union’s Trembling Earth.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 1, 1:51 AM

Australian Curriculum

The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard (ACHGK053)


GeoWorld 8

Chapter 4: Hazards: causes, impacts and responses

(4.5 - 4.6 Earthquakes)