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Special APHG Edition of the Journal of Geography

Special APHG Edition of the Journal of Geography | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"The special APHG issue of the Journal of Geography (Volume 115, Issue 3) has 11 articles that are all focused on APHG."

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With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGEAPHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

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MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 5:38 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 1:12 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

Ivan Ius's curator insight, April 3, 5:04 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

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NCGE President's Column

NCGE President's Column | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Happy New Year, and welcome to NCGE’s second century! For those of you who joined us for our centennial celebration, you know that the National Council for Geographic Education is moving forward in bold new ways. Today, as I sit pondering an impending winter storm warning, I invite you all to consider spending the end of July 2016 in Tampa, Florida, with NCGE. The call for proposals launched last week, and will remain open until March 1, 2016. (You can learn more about submitting a proposal here). I can’t think of a better way to spend the end of my summer break than by spending it with my geography friends and family. The conference promises to be another spectacular one. We have several themes suggested for you to consider presenting content and practices, including AP Human Geography, the Centennial of the National Parks Service, and coastal geography."

 

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Teaching APHG with Live Web Maps

Teaching APHG with Live Web Maps | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Lyn Malone and Seth Dixon combined to present at NCGE 2015 on Saturday August 8th; the topic was Teaching AP Human Geography with Live Web Maps.


Tags: APHG, NCGEtraining, edtech, GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial.

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I was glad to present in Washington D.C., and for any who could not attend, it was designed as a "first foray" into using ArcGIS online and chance to discover great web maps for every unit of APHG. 

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Celebrating 100 years of the NCGE

Celebrating 100 years of the NCGE | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"As the proud publisher of both Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher, the official publications of the NCGE, we couldn't be more excited to join the NCGE in Washington, DC for their 100th Anniversary Conference. We will be offering NCGE members and attendees FREE ACCESS to specially selected content which reflects core themes of this special meeting: Korea, Pedagogy, Educational Policy, Spatial Thinking, and Technology - 100 articles for 100 years!" http://bit.ly/celebrate-geoedu 

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The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 100th conference this week (#NCGE100).  The Journal of Geography has recently TRIPLED its impact factor and The Geography Teacher is growing from 2 issues a year to 4.  These are fabulous resources (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The link above is a collection of great articles over the years linked to the themes of the conference; here are free articles from the Journal of Geography and some free articles/lesson plans from The Geography Teacher.  


Tags: NCGE, geography education, teacher training.

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inifdbangalore's curator insight, August 6, 2015 2:11 PM

 

INIFD Bangalore, having its presence for the past 6 years aims to take education in fashion and Interior design to the common man in India by providing quality design education. Today, supported by Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan (Italy) INIFD has presence across the length and breadth of the country. INIFD BANGALORE has provided great talent to the Fashion & Interior Industry.

 

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Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 8:39 PM

The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 100th conference this week (#NCGE100).  The Journal of Geography has recently TRIPLED its impact factor and The Geography Teacher is growing from 2 issues a year to 4.  These are fabulous resources (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The link above is a collection of great articles over the years linked to the themes of the conference; here are free articles from the Journal of Geography and some free articles/lesson plans from The Geography Teacher.  

 

Tags: NCGE, geography education, teacher training.

aitouaddaC's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:40 PM

The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 100th conference this week (#NCGE100).  The Journal of Geography has recently TRIPLED its impact factor and The Geography Teacher is growing from 2 issues a year to 4.  These are fabulous resources (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The link above is a collection of great articles over the years linked to the themes of the conference; here are free articles from the Journal of Geography and some free articles/lesson plans from The Geography Teacher.  

 

Tags: NCGE, geography education, teacher training.

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GeoEd Tweets

I don't have enough time to comment on every link that I think would be of interest to you, so I've archived some tweets with likes that I think are worth exploring.


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 15, 2015 12:36 AM

I am interested in this as a process. How to archive good tweets and use them on Scoop It- more interesting strategies to keep us all thinking.

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iScore5

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iScore5, the app for AP Human Geography is now available in the Apple Store for $4.99 and has received some excellent reviews. With five levels of questions at increasing difficulty, bonus and double bonus rounds and a study mode with extensive vocabulary, APHG students and teachers alike will find this a great test prep resource and a fun and engaging way to help students earn that 5 (open disclosure--I was a part of the team that developed content for the app, but am NOT receiving any money for promoting it.  I'm sharing it because I'm excited about this new resource).  


Tags: APHG, teacher training, edtech.

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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, May 4, 2015 3:48 PM

just another reminder....

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GeoEd on Social Media

I don't have enough time to comment on every link that I think would be of interest to you, so I've archived some tweets with likes that I think are worth exploring.


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iScore5 APHG

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iScore5, the app for AP Human Geography is now available in the Apple Store for $4.99. With five levels of questions at increasing difficulty, bonus and double bonus rounds and a study mode with extensive vocabulary, APHG students and teachers alike will find this a great test prep resource and a fun and engaging way to help students earn that 5 (open disclosure--I was a part of the team that developed content for the app, but am NOT receiving any money for promoting it.  I'm sharing it because I'm excited about this new resource).  


Tags: APHG, teacher training, edtech.

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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 27, 2015 1:59 PM

just an option

Dustin Fowler's curator insight, March 27, 2015 2:16 PM

For 5 bucks?  Might be worth looking into.  Especially if you have a class set of iPads. 

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2015 Summer Leadership Institute: Middle East in Transition

2015 Summer Leadership Institute: Middle East in Transition | Geography Education | Scoop.it

The Choices Leadership Institute is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Choices Program’s award-winning curriculum materials and approach, and to plan strategies for introducing the Choices Program to your colleagues.  Participants will examine strategies for engaging secondary students in the study of contested international issues, share best practices with other dedicated teachers, and explore methods for conducting effective professional development.  The Institute will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Providence RI and the deadline to apply will be March 16, 2015Click here to apply.

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Interview with a Geographer

Interview with a Geographer | Geography Education | Scoop.it
In this interview with a geographer, Emily White tells us it's more than state capitals and shares how math can help kids and parents map and explore the world.
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There are plenty of reasons why it is great to be a geographer--a geographer is often a great member of an interdisciplinary research team. 

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Learn What Spatial Analysis Can Do for You

Learn What Spatial Analysis Can Do for You | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You'll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri's cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers. Could you and your career go places with spatial analysis?"

Seth Dixon's insight:

This course starts tomorrow...if you've wanted to learn about GIS with a no-risk on-ramp, this looks to be a safe bet from the worldwide leader in geospatial software.  While a grad student at Penn State, I was a TA for a course designed by David DiBiase (the instructor of the MOOC), and I still refer back to that class as one of the best courses to teach geographic skills for the non-geography major.  


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Get Connected with Global Collaborative Projects

"Join us to learn how you can connect your students with students around the world through global collaborative projects. Register at: http://on.natgeo.com/1ymyZdC "

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The Geo-Educator Community is planning a Google + Hangout on Wednesday, October 1st (7-8pm EST) to help link educators and organizations so you can link your students with classes around the world and learning to think globally.    

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NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development Research Capacity-Building in Africa

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Power of Place

Power of Place | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Explore educational and professional development resources for teachers and classrooms on Annenberg Media's learner.org. Companion to the Annenberg Media series Power of Place. This site covers the 26 episodes of the world geography course, produced by Cambridge Studios.
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I know many teachers love the "Power of Place" video series because they are regionally and thematically organized. All 26 videos (roughly a half an hour each) aren't the most current examples but they are all sound and available online here.  

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Allison Anthony's comment, May 2, 2014 2:22 PM
I think you should make an updated version! :-)
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, May 3, 2014 6:32 AM

Looks good

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:07 PM

great course resource!

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iScore5 now ready for Android devices

iScore5 now ready for Android devices | Geography Education | Scoop.it

Game while you learn. It's FUN!

•  100s and 100s of AP-style Questions from easy to hard.
•  A leaderboard to rank your scores against students around the world.
•  You can iScore5 anywhere - much easier to carry around than a book!
•  Tell your parents you ARE STUDYING when they see you on your phone!
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iScore5, everyone's favorite app for AP Human Geography used to be only available through the Apple Store.  They now have explanations for answers since many many previous users requested that addition and have made their app open to be used on Android devices (available in the Google Play Store -$4.99). With five levels of questions at increasing difficulty, bonus and double bonus rounds and a study mode with extensive vocabulary, APHG students and teachers alike will find this a great test prep resource that is both fun and an intellectually stimulating way to get that score that they are looking for.   Closer to the APHG exam there will be a free trial related to FRQ practice which looks to be an exciting new addition to this great (and growing) product.    

 

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ConnectED Geography Webinar: Students can use, make, and share online maps for free

ConnectED Geography Webinar: Students can use, make, and share online maps for free | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Join K-12 Esri Education Manager, Charlie Fitzpatrick, for this upcoming partnered webinar that is open and free to everyone! Online maps are easy, fun, and powerful. Anyone with an internet connection can get started in seconds, learn new content constantly, and build toward college, career, and civic life. Any connected device, anytime, anywhere! This NCGE webinar is designed for those just wondering how to start, with a special ConnectED offer from Esri for US K12 schools. Register now!
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 8:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
NCGE offers regular webinars for members; look at the 2015-2016 NCGE Webinar Season Schedule

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 3, 2015 12:30 PM

Excellent program from ConnectED

asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 6:42 AM

#maps are #online and #free #sharing #P2P #common #opendata is possible...

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The GA: A Different View

"This video forms a lively introduction to A Different View and the themes within it.  A Different View is a manifesto from the Geographical Association. It makes a compelling case for geography's place in the curriculum. But the world changes, and so does the curriculum. A Different View, and the supporting materials on this website, are designed to be used in any context where geography is taught, explained, encouraged or promoted."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 10, 2015 2:04 AM

We talk about places in the world every day, but we don't study geography. It is important to understand why geography should have a place in the curriculum.

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What's in a Name?

"It's Swanzey in New Hampshire and Swansea in Massachusetts, but they are both pronounced the same. Other names like Albany are spelled the same but pronounced very differently in New York than it is in the city in Georgia with same name. First settlers of an area often named places after something to remind them of a place left behind (like Swansea, Wales)."

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So apparently Instagram's a thing and I'm giving it a go; I created an account to share some on the physical and cultural landscapes that I find intriguing.  The Swansea/Swanzey town names in New England caught my eye and was one of my Instagram posts (usually I will NOT share them here).  I also curate other scoop.it pages including:



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2015 APHG Reading Newsletters

2015 APHG Reading Newsletters | Geography Education | Scoop.it

Greetings from Cincinnati, OH, home of the 2015 AP Human Geography reading.  Over 600 professionals are here to score over 160,000 exams.  I've been delighted to share here the Professional Development activities in past years (2012: Roger Downs on Geographic Expertise; 2014: James Johnson on Disruptive Demographics).  This year, we will have two professional development nights.  The first one featured Dr. Barry Brunt and was titled,The European Union: Demographics and Geographics (Powerpoint slides and PDF here).  The second was with Dr. Sarah Bednarz, President-Elect of the AAG; she discussed Best Practices in Geographic Education (Powerpoint slides and PDF file here).  Below you can find the digital copies of the daily newsletters for this event will be archived.

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ruthlessarse's comment, June 4, 2015 5:59 AM
great
Alexis Michelle's curator insight, February 5, 12:45 AM

The world is turning around to be an amazing place and that is what this article is explaining. My input is that the development in the world is getting better and better. Having everyone to help and pitch in the make the world better also helps. The world keeps getting greater each day. 

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GeoEd Links

I don't have enough time to comment on every link that I think would be of interest to you, so I've archived some tweets with likes that I think are worth exploring.


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MOOC: The Location Advantage

"Business graduates, students, and professionals can sign up today for a free online course to get the Location Advantage."

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The Location Advantage is a free MOOC that will be offered by Esri in May 2015. It will last six weeks (2-3 hours of study per week).  Registered students will learn how to collect, analyze, and visualize business datasets.  You can register online for The Location Advantage.


Tagsmappingspatial, training, GIS,  ESRI, edtech, geospatial, location.

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The Search for the Lost Ships of the Franklin Expedition

The Search for the Lost Ships of the Franklin Expedition | Geography Education | Scoop.it
All the latest news on the the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition, as well as information on past searches, the technology used in the searches, historical information about the Franklin Expedition itself, and much more.
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Come learn about one of the greatest discoveries and explorations in our time that recovers the memory of explorers of yesteryear.  These 6 lesson plans are incredibly engaging and are a fantastic example of geographic concepts. 


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Jacob McCullough's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:46 PM

I am totally into archeology and the study of the past I feel it is valuable for all people to learn as much they can from past mistakes and success 

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For the Love of Maps

For the Love of Maps | Geography Education | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make; I’m a map geek. Even as a kid watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, I was fascinated by the map they used to segue between scenes to show Indiana Jones’ travels.
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I hope you enjoy this article; I enjoyed writing it.  I write about my map geekiness (does that surprise anyone out there?), share my place-based videos StoryMap with over 60 of my favorite classroom videos, and why teaching kids to appreciate the value of maps is important.  All of my future articles for National Geographic Education will be archived here at this link


Tags: National Geographicmapping, edtech.

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Adriene Mannas's curator insight, December 12, 2014 4:05 PM

Unit 1 Nature and Perspectives of Geography

 

This article shows that people often still love maps. Some people grow out of map loving as a teenager and it is not as popular for people to like them anymore. This article tells haw maps are being pushed out of style and how it is hurting our intelligence.

 

This ties into human geography through the fact that it is needed to have a passion for geographical thinking to even get into Human Geography. This shows how not learning about mas can drastically hurt and is drawing away from the geographical field.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 2, 2015 10:57 PM

Anything by Dr. Seth is worth reading!

Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 27, 2015 5:02 AM

I'm taking World Regional Geography because I love maps as well. I am more of a visual learner rather than a verbal learner. In my spare time, I like to map out my dream restaurants and my dream home and turning it into a map itself helps me understand locations in the easiest way. It also helps me identify one area's size and shape in comparison to other's.

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#APHGCHAT

"Did you miss Wednesday's #aphgchat (like me)?  If so, you can get caught up with this archive of the chat.  As a bonus, I also added my absolute favorite resources for each unit at the tail end of the chat." 


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GeoEd Resources on Twitter

GeoEd Resources on Twitter | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Some great geography education resources that can be found on Twitter."        

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While I might wish to write posts about everything pertinent to geography education that I find on social media, I just don't have the time to do it all.  Too many good tweets, not enough time.  Periodically I will share a list of tweets that can link you to good resources and help you expand your personal learning network.


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Disruptive Demographics

Disruptive Demographics | Geography Education | Scoop.it

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a tremendously entertaining and incredibly informative professional development evening at the APHG reading (that isn’t an easy combination to pull of either, and he did marvelously). Dr. James Johnson is a trained geographer teaching in the School of Business at the University of North Carolina.  His talk, entitled “Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Global Competitiveness” (PDF file available here-- video of an earlier version is here) follows in a tradition of superb presentation at the reading; in 2012, Roger Downs gave a great professional development presentation on geographic expertise.


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Dennis V Thomas's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:45 AM
great overview of America's changing demographics!