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GTAV Technology and cartography in Geography

GTAV Technology and cartography in Geography | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
Technology and maps (all types) play an integral role in the teaching of Geography - from apps to stand alone GIS programs.
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Fabulous collection of useful tools for teachers and students...thanks GTAV another great addition to your Scoop it collection!

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The Australian Curriculum v7.0 Geography Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum v7.0 Geography Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum | Geography classroom | Scoop.it

The Foundation - Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Geography aims to ensure that students develop:

- a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and environments throughout the world

- a deep geographical knowledge of their own locality, Australia, the Asia region and the world

- the ability to think geographically, using geographical concepts

- the capacity to be competent, critical and creative users of geographical inquiry methods and skills

- as informed, responsible and active citizens who can contribute to the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable, and socially just world.

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#GTAV2014 Conference, Day 1 and 2 (with images, tweets) · vanweringh

Below are tweets from the first and second day of the Geography Teachers Association Victoria. Fantastic resources and ideas were shared. Thank you to all for making it such a valuable and interesting event.
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Thanks Ilja @vanweringh for collating this great conversation and resources from the GTAV Conference...especially for those of us who couldn't be there in person :-)

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Map Shows Airplanes Getting The Heck Out Of Ukranian Airspace

Map Shows Airplanes Getting The Heck Out Of Ukranian Airspace | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
On a normal travel day, the airspace over...
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Terrible world news today...Geography and Global Education. How will you explore world event like this in the classroom?

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Google's Smarty Pins Game Tests Your Geography Knowledge

Google's Smarty Pins Game Tests Your Geography Knowledge | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
Google unveiled a fun new game called "Smarty Pins" that tests players' geography and trivia skills.
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Google previously released other games, including Santa Maps Dive and Spell Up. For its part, Smarty Pins is similar to a game called GeoGuessr, which challenges players to identify a photo by clicking its location on Google Maps.

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Promote Reading, Writing, Geography and Patience With an Old Fashioned Penpal

Promote Reading, Writing, Geography and Patience With an Old Fashioned Penpal | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
A long-term project like writing to a penpal is a great way to consistently work on reading and writing.
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A great Human Geography activity...so many cross-curricula opportunities for Reading, Writing and even ICT if you combine a visit via @SkypeClassroom...

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 19, 6:14 PM
Letter-writing, addressing an envelope and checking the letterbox...did you have a Penpal? Perhaps add a @SkypeClassroom hook-up for a 21st Century twist...
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Why maps matter -- FCW

Why maps matter -- FCW | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
With new technologies and an explosion of geodata, more and more agencies are mapping to make sense of their missions.
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'...using maps leads to better decision-making' and so much more, such as critical thinking, visual literacy ...geodata and making sense of our world. Geography is such a critical life skill.

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NASA unveils Earth Day 'global selfie' mosaic – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

NASA unveils Earth Day 'global selfie' mosaic – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
NASA has compiled thousands of 'selfies' submitted via social media to create a mosaic image of the Earth.
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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV) | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
The GTAV is the peak organisation in Victoria, Australia providing support for geographical educators. It offers high quality professional learning programs, produces award-winning resources and keeps its members aware of contemporary issues.
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Fantastic collection of AC Geography resources here for Primary and Secondary teaching and learning...Thanks GTAV!

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Very helpful

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Geogaction

Geogaction | Geography classroom | Scoop.it

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

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

Great to see so many primary teachers here today #GAWA_PL

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

Excellent Resource for Geography!!!

 

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Maps - World and regional statistics, national data, maps, rankings – World Data Atlas

Maps - World and regional statistics, national data, maps, rankings – World Data Atlas | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
Detailed international and regional statistics on more than 2500 indicators for Economics, Energy, Demographics, Commodities and other topics. Tables, charts, maps free to download, export and share.
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Geography Right Here. Right Now.

Amazing facts for a Geography of the 21st Century. See www.geography.org.uk See www.pupilvision.com
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What is Geography? Why teach Geography?
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Plane Finder – Live Flight Status Tracker

Plane Finder – Live Flight Status Tracker | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
planefinder.net from pinkfroot shows live flight tracking in the airspace above Europe,USA,Australia and worldwide. Also available as mobile apps
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Great 'place' activities following planes/flight paths around the world...
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Take the world's hardest G20 quiz

Take the world's hardest G20 quiz | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
Think you know Australia's place in the world? Our G20 quiz is harder to pass than a security barricade.
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G20 Quiz...great addition to your Geography lessons this week via ABC News 

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Geography | Asia Education Foundation

Geography | Asia Education Foundation | Geography classroom | Scoop.it

The Australian Curriculum for Geography provides a number of opportunities for students to learn explicit content about Asia. It 'enables students learn about the ways in which Australia and Asia are interconnected, both environmentally and socially, and how transnational collaboration supports the notion of shared and sustainable futures within the Asia region.

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Another fabulous addition to the suite of rich resources from the Asia Education Foundation. Sample map of Asia opportunities View or  download the A3 sample map of Asia opportunities in the Australian Curriculum: Geography (PDF 207 KB).Identify the Asia content being implemented in your classroom to address the Asia priority. As part of the audit, identify new opportunities as provided by the Australian Curriculum to incorporate Asia across year levels.
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Skype in the classroom showcase

Skype in the classroom showcase | Geography classroom | Scoop.it

We've pulled together our favorite Skype lessons and put them into handy collections based on subject. Choose a subject, browse the lessons and get involved

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Meet Teachers and Students from around the world...in THEIR classroom, from YOUR classroom.

#CulturalExchange #mapping #collaboration #globaleducation

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The Good Country Index

The Good Country Index | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity
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This is so interesting! A fabulous collection of data to analyse, compare/contrast, question and discuss...and so many layers of data to explore...love it����
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MyReadingMapped™- interactive maps of historic events

MyReadingMapped™- interactive maps of historic events | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
Google Maps of historic events such as explorer expeditions, sunken ships, aviation crashes, environmental disasters, ancient ruins and battle sites.
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Fantastic resource for history and geography teachers and students...WARNING: it's very  addictive!

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Risk assessment of a residential trip - Resources - TES

Risk assessment of a residential trip - Resources - TES | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
I'd like to share the RA I've used for my French residential trip (Yr 8, 6 days in France). I think It's quite comprehensive and has been developed and regularly reviewed over the past 8 years. I know it's not easy to get started. Hopefully this document will give you some ideas on what the risks are / who is at risk / what control measures need to be put in place / and if the risk is still high what additional measures you need to think of.
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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Why Leaders Should Learn Geography - GeoLounge

Why Leaders Should Learn Geography - GeoLounge | Geography classroom | Scoop.it

Anne-Laure Fréant talks about the importance of geographic knowledge in today's society. Kirk Goldsberry mentioned in “The Importance of Spatial Thinking” that “Harvard eradicated its Geography Department in the 1940′s, and many universities followed suit”. Indeed, not only has geography never been part of business programs, it gradually vanished from education fields that matter in prestigious schools, with no major revival since the 1940′s.

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Simple logic really..."It is a way of thinking that crosses time and space at any possible scale to see and understand what is happening. It connects the dimensions of the world – societies, environment, economy, politics, finance, psychology… – by offering unique key concepts and theoretical tools."

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Hoolee Nan's curator insight, March 30, 5:14 PM

A great way to do a virtual excursion with the classroom. Children can learn about landmarks, directions, the jargon in maps and other aspects of geography.

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A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
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Nothing bests the 'active' process of learning outside the classroom...but if you can't get out of the classroom for fieldtrips? Try this...
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When Science is Art: a New Map of Wind Patterns

When Science is Art: a New Map of Wind Patterns | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
A new map of wind patterns is so visually stunning it's easily mistaken for art. This interactive visualization of wind patterns — modeled from the U.S
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Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
Super typhoon Haiyan, thought to be the strongest storm to ever hit land, is carving a destructive path through the central Philippines.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography classroom | 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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Where the hect are we!! Where's Wally?
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Welcome | GeogSpace

Welcome | GeogSpace | Geography classroom | Scoop.it
AC Geography resources for Primary and Secondary teaching and Learning.
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Fabulous toolbox of resources... thanks AGTA!
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Clare Treloar's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:33 PM

something worth looking at

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