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Scale taught in Comics

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Such as a simple, powerful comic strip to teach the importance of scale.   If you prefer an image with a 'paper' look to it, try this image of the April 19, 2015 post of Mutts


Tags: scale, K12, location, fun.


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Karen Breznikar's comment, October 13, 2015 2:36 AM
Simple but effective method of teaching scale to students. Great resource.
Madeleine Carr's comment, October 23, 2015 1:32 AM
I would love to let my students create one of these using the website or by drawing their own. It is a personal way of thinking and I believe that students will be able to retain/grasp the concept of scale through this simple method. It would also be really enjoyable and would allow for creative students to express themselves in geography. Students could then compare their scales with others in the class and you could ask students who have had different yards/towns/country in their lives to share and enhance the enjoyment and importance of multiculturalism.
Matt Bond's comment, November 27, 2015 6:10 PM
Students today are interacting with cartoons through all different mediums from The Simpsons, Family Guy or even those in the newspaper. Cartoons can provide short but affective content transfer in an interesting way. They can be highly emotional and effective in all mediums which is why they are so prone into today's society, which is why as teachers it is important to use cartoons in our classroom to change up the sources in which we use.
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Learning How to Focus

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Take a look at the photo below. What does it tell you? What do you notice? It tells me that with close to 60 tabs open, this student was so distracted by the extension that he/she wasted a significant amount of time being off task.
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Google Earth Timelapses show climate change

The latest update to Google Earth Timelapse has four more years of satellite images and new locations like Antarctica.
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How To Use QR Codes In Lessons.

How To Use QR Codes In Lessons. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
QR codes or quick response codes are brilliant to use in the classroom. They are basically machine-readable labels that contain information about the item to which attached. You can create them easily on the website QR Stuff.
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How to... incorporate tech into any lesson

How to... incorporate tech into any lesson | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
A primary school teacher shares his tips for planning to integrate technology into any subject
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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is. You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it?
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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing
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Award-winning map finally gives us a faithful representation of the world

Award-winning map finally gives us a faithful representation of the world | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
This stunning invention just took out Japan’s Grand Good Design award.
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A Student-Led Pokémon Go Project Transforms a School

A Student-Led Pokémon Go Project Transforms a School | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Inspired by the augmented reality game, students welcome mutants into their school -- and learn about collaboration and the value of art.
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6 Awesome (and free) Video-editing apps.

6 Awesome (and free) Video-editing apps. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it

 "Magisto is such an amazing app; it intuitively knows what…

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Fieldwork K-6 by Elizabeth Shenstone on iBooks

Read a free sample or buy Fieldwork K-6 by Elizabeth Shenstone. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
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QuickStarter, audio and new styles in Sway - Office Blogs

QuickStarter, audio and new styles in Sway - Office Blogs | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Last week, we announced the launch of QuickStarter, a new intelligent service that lets you go from the blank Sway canvas to a great, working outline in seconds. —Read on to learn more about QuickStarter and other new features for Sway.
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How work with map projections

How work with map projections | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
“Learn about unprojected and projected coordinates, their difference and when to use which ones. Choose the projection type that fits your map's objective.”
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EdTech Tutorial: Create A Collaborative Classroom With Padlet

This tutorial shows the basics you need to know to use the website / app Padlet. It is a fantastic tool for teachers.
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G-I-Yes! Musings Among two Geographers on GIS Day

G-I-Yes! Musings Among two Geographers on GIS Day | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
by Erica Simek Sloniker, GIS and Visual Communications and Jamie Robertson,
Spatial Analyst

What low laying areas in this valley will flood during the next big storm?
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What needs to change in schools to prepare kids for the 21st century?

PwC’s 21st Century Minds collaborators share their views on the top 3 things that need to change in our schools to prepare students for the 21st century
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Top 10 YouTube videos about maps and geography - Geoawesomeness

Top 10 YouTube videos about maps and geography - Geoawesomeness | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard There are plenty of cool YouTube videos about maps and geography but we’ve decided to make for you the ultimate compilation of the most funny, amusing, surprising and inspiring of all them. Take a look and let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any video …
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A great end of year activity to start discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of different maps and spatial technologies

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The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers

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The new Atlas of Design is a collection of beautiful, innovative, and unusual modern maps.
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A Fantastic Virtual Reality App: Fulldive.

A Fantastic Virtual Reality App: Fulldive. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Fulldive is an amazing app which will ease you into the world of virtual reality (VR). What do I need to buy? All you need is a VR headset, a mobile phone (tablets are too big) and the FullDive app downloaded.
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How To Add Live Web Pages to a PowerPoint Presentation

How To Add Live Web Pages to a PowerPoint Presentation | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to demonstrate a live website during a PowerPoint presentation? Here’s how you can insert a live webpage into a PowerPoint presentation so you can show the exact content you’re talking about.
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Here come the drones - Geographical

Here come the drones - Geographical | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
The methods we use to teach physical geography and environmental science are rapidly changing. As a new generation of high-quality affordable drones c
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Sway: Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.

Sway: Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Its built-in design engine helps you create professional designs in minutes.
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Human Society and Its Environment
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Another great resource for primary and secondary teachers - particularly those new to Geography. 

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Area & Grid Reference - Geo Skills

This video answers the age old questions: 'Why are there always those lines all over that map?' and of course 'What's GR170843?'
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Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Minecraft: Education Edition - At it's core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.
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