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Global news with a spatial perspective: Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography students and teachers. http://geographyeducation.org
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#Geography Chat

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"This past evening UKEdChat focused on teaching and learning Geography. Aimed at educators teaching Geography at all levels, the session shared ideas, resources, apps, pedagogy, blogs…in fact, anything that supports the teaching and learning process in the subject."

Seth Dixon's insight:

If you haven't ever followed a Twitter chat, they can be incredible sources for teaching ideas, resources, and geographic content.  This last week #UKEdChat's topic was geography and if you missed it, they archived the highlights of the chat here. Consider listening to (and joining in) the conversations on #geographyteacher, #APHG, #sschat and many others. 

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steve smith's curator insight, December 1, 2013 3:54 PM

Edchats are a great way to get some PD and start coversations about teaching practice.

follow one or get involved !

baouchi hammou's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:05 AM

ok

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 2, 2013 3:58 PM

Twitter chat compilation  #UKEdChat last week that was on grography.  Also found on #grographyteacher, #APHG, #sschat and others!

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At National Geographic Headquarters

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Today I've been at the the National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C. with other Geography Education Alliance coordinators.  They have the coolest toys to capture some amazing footage, including crittercams.  

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Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, March 7, 2013 10:54 AM

Seen one of these used on mt washington to get aerial footage of people on the summit.

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Layers in the Landscape

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Tags: historical, landscape, NYC.

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Social Media in Education

This is a primer on how to use online resources for geography students so they can learn more about the world by participating in global conversations (not just hearing about them).
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Soda vs. Pop with Twitter

Soda vs. Pop with Twitter | Geography Education | Scoop.it
One of the great things about Twitter is that it’s a global conversation anyone can join anytime. Eavesdropping on the world, what what!

 

While many educators have been using http://popvssoda.com/ to show the linguistic regions in the United States, this is a similar map, with the added social media component.  To map out these regions, the cartographer used the word choice on geo-tagged tweets as the data source.  For another twitter, map, the following link shows which regions are most actively engaged on Twitter: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/top-countries-on-twitter_n_1653915.html

What do these regions show us?  What types of regions are these?

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Chris W's comment, August 27, 2012 11:02 AM
This is a really cool use of twitter! I use the term soda, which most of the northeast uses as well.
Courtney Burns's curator insight, September 14, 2013 10:35 PM
Twitter is something that is becoming widely used, and is something I usually check everyday. I never really thought of twitter beyond advertising and communicating. It is amazing the kind of data that can be extracted from peoples tweets. In the soda vs. pop argument I would say soda which makes sense since the data shows that people in the Northeast refer to it as soda. Twitter is so current that you can actually get some current and accurate data just from reading the hash tags in peoples tweets. It's amazing that such information can be extracted from all around the world.
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AP Human Geography Test Scores

Good luck to both teachers and students!

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The Geography of Obesity: Global Patterns

A great geography teacher worth following on twitter!  This particular tweet is a great example of the collaborative exchange of resources possible on social media. 

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Textbook economic geography

Textbook economic geography: bye-bye center city, hello "further out" @APHumanGeog http://t.co/VjhJJuai
Apr 28 via Twitpic Favorite Retweet Reply

Our friend @theurbanologist has a keen eye for finding practical applications of geographic models.  Why is the image significant? 

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Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps

Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Twitter is supposed to have turned the world into a global village. But new research shows that our Twitter ties are considerably more parochial than most of us imagine.

 

Globalization inherently means unequal access to technological resources and means of communication.  This is clear that major nodes of interconnection leapfrog others, but most people still have very place-based regional centers of interaction.  Geography still matters.   

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GeoEd Resources

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Best GeoEd Tweets, Vol. 8

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GeogEd Tweets, Vol. 6

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Monitter : real time, live twitter search

Monitter : real time, live twitter search | Geography Education | Scoop.it

Wondering how you are going to keep up with a large twitter conversation?  Try this Twitterwall called Monitter.  Many tweets fit on one page, pictures and names are large so you can identify the contributors.  The multiple columns like Tweetdeck are smooth, making this quite functional to follow several 'backchannel' conversations.   Displayed is http://www.visibletweets.com which prettier, but less functional for a high volume conversation (good for a guided discussion, with one tweet at a time).   http://wiffiti.com presents 7 at a time which is also nice for focused discussion groups. 

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Sharks, Murals and Globes

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To see videos (and many more pictures) of the National Geographic Society's headquarters, visit the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance site.  Especially interesting was National Geographic's production of a Cuba map.   

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The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets

The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets | Geography Education | Scoop.it
The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.
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Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Utah, Vermont--congratulations on being the happiest states according to a Twitter metric.  Louisiana, I'm just sad typing that you are the saddest of all states. 

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Tweetping

Tweetping | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Check out the twitter activity in realtime
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What is the social media conversation like in different regions of the world?  This realtime mapping tool lets user visualize the ever-shifting world of Twitter.  In this screen shot, Europe and Africa are sleeping the Americas are buzzing with activity.  

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:41 AM

This links to a page where tweets on Twitter are tracked in real time and displayed on a dot map.

 

Questions: What regions have the most tweets? Do you think there are differences between what people tweet about in one part of the world versus another? What can you infer about the areas where there are no tweets reported?

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, February 6, 2013 12:59 PM

Globalisation and the Internet; The US superpower and its softpower

nzgeogeek's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:50 AM

You need to open this page in Google Chrome. It will not work using Internet Explorer.

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Among AP Courses, Geography on the Rise

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Twitter for [Geography] Teachers: Intro & Signing Up

Twitter for [Geography] Teachers: Intro & Signing Up | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"I just returned a few days ago from a great week in Cincinnati, reading AP Human Geography exams with 400 colleagues from all over the country. In our conversations during the reading, I've come across a number of these folks, many of them high school teachers, who are interested in using Twitter but have no idea where to start.

 

What I'm hoping to do in the next few entries is give a beginner's guide to using Twitter, specifically geared toward folk who are completely lost at how to begin. I'll also be working toward some 'best practices' once the basics are out of the way." 

 

See this 'ultimate Twitter Guide'-- http://blog.grabinbox.com/2012/04/24/the-ultimate-twitter-guide/

 

Need a few ideas of who to follow?  Try these: https://twitter.com/#!/APHumanGeog/geog-400-ideas/members

If you are unconvinced that you should get on twitter (#aphg), see: http://www.creativeeducation.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/09/10-reasons-to-tweet/

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"Dammed if you do"

"Dammed if you do" changing the world's #waterways http://t.co/7DjWNz3C #geography #aphg
Jun 29 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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London's 'Rudest' Boroughs

London's 'Rudest' Boroughs | Geography Education | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, I put up a post detailing how swearing on Twitter increases during the course of the average day.  It seemed people get more angry and sweary outside of work time, rather than during.

 

This is a curious combination of geospatial social media technologies (so of course I found out about it on Twitter).  To read an article about this on The Guardian's site (with Google Fusion Tables to the data) see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/04/twitter-swearing-london ;

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Following 'Geography Education'

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Trisha Klancar's comment, August 17, 2012 7:38 AM
Just a short note to say thank you for all your great 'scoops'; I rescoop almost everything and really enjoy getting your updates!
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GeoEdResources on Storify

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Best GeoEd Tweets, Vol. 9

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GeogEd Tweets, Vol. 7

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First ever #aphgchat archived...

Also as a wiffiti, the chat is archived at: http://flash.locamoda.com/wiffiti.com/cloud/cataclysm.swf?id=85588&title=1

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