By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Lost Panda Habitat Two days after the devastating earthquake hit China in mid-May, 2008, officials were able to confirm that all of China’s estimated 239 giant pandas in captivity were alive and well. Unfortunately, the fate of the 1,590 pandas living in the wild…
The states, dynasties, and civilizations that emerged in East Asia were strongly influenced by their environments. Website: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/p… (Is a civilization's culture shaped more by its people or its environment?
"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains: 'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”
"Technology has had a transformative impact on the education system worldwide, comprehensively impacting how students learn, share and gather information.
The adoption of technologies like mobile apps, cloud computing and game-based learning has helped students be more productive. From being consumers, students are now becoming creators and innovators, thanks to technology’s ubiquity. As K-12 schools and universities continue to adopt new technology for learning, here are some of the future learning trends to expect in the next few years:"
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Geocaching: Geography in the Hunt A new kind of hunter is lurking in our woods and parks, in our parking lots and shopping malls. This hunter is called a geocacher and is usually part of a team (most likely his or her own family)…
9 Maps That Visualize 12000 Years Of Game Of Thrones History HitFix Whether you came into the world of Westeros via HBO or through a friend of a friend hawking George RR Martin's novels the way the media portrays drug pushers, you know there's a...
The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA astronauts brought home the first ever images of the whole planet from space. Now NASA satellites capture new images of Earth every second. For Earth Day we created an image of Earth from the ground up while also fostering a collection of portraits of the people of Earth. As those pictures streamed around the world on Earth Day, the individual pictures tagged #GlobalSelfie were collected and used to create a mosaic image of Earth -- a new "Blue Marble" built bit by bit with your photos.
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