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Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them

Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...

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Great for  scale - large and small scale images

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:34 AM

I think it's awesome to see the past mixed with the present, and realizing how our imagination adds to the "mystery" of places.  However, seeing things in context truly changes perception - how could this be brought to your students?  Fascinating.  

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LA PERCEPCIÓN A TRAVÉS DE LA DISTANCIA

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By looking at these images it is apparent that heir is a clear distincition between how one may view the monument from upclose andd then when you take asep back you can really appreciate it by seeing others appreciate it as well. As an observer you can also identify the different persepectives by looking at it in a different light by either taking a step back or viewing it from a different vanage point. Knowing the history of the monument also helps with a background story in order for better appreciation of the monument and the History that goes along with it.

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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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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
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A Quick Tutorial Showing You How to Use 'Canva' To Create Online Posters

Canva is an excellent and easy-to-use website (also available as an app on the Appstore) in which online posters can be created. This tutorial talks yo
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Compare Countries With This Simple Tool

Compare Countries With This Simple Tool | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
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Your World Map is Hiding Something

Your World Map is Hiding Something | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Most world maps show Alaska larger than Mexico and Greenland about the same size as Africa. In reality, Mexico is larger than Alaska and Africa is about 14x the size of Greenland.
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Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning.

Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Free lessons and educational podcasts for your classroom.
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Type in your topic to get access to many great podcasts - as easy as that
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Stunning Aurora Borealis from Space in Ultra-High Definition (4K)

NASA Television’s newest offering, NASA TV UHD, brings ultra-high definition video to a new level with the kind of imagery only the world’s leader in spac
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GIS: Mapping your World

This 10 minute video describes how geographic information systems (GIS) are transforming our world. Particular emphasis is on opportunities in communitie
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An Educator's Guide for Teaching Creatively

An Educator's Guide for Teaching Creatively | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll talk about all the ways that educators can begin teaching creatively, and apply fresh ideas to many crucial aspects of teaching.
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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)
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Reading out aloud with Audacity – A lesson that promotes self assessment

Reading out aloud with Audacity – A lesson that promotes self assessment | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Summary: This is a great reflective tool for students to assess their own reading by recording themselves and then listening back to the recording.  After modelling how to use the Audacity software (Free), students are quite independent and love the fact that they can hear their own reading. *** If you like this lesson, please
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Zaption: Interactive Instructional Videos - Teacher Tech

Zaption: Interactive Instructional Videos - Teacher Tech | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
  If you are not familiar with Zaption, it is a free service that allows you to make videos interactive. These do not have to be videos you have created, they can be videos from YouTube even. Interactivity Including videos into online and blended classrooms has been transformative. Allowing students to access content anywhere at …
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How To Use Google Docs For Collaborative Work.

How To Use Google Docs For Collaborative Work. | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
I use Google Docs a lot with my class. It is simply fantastic for collaborative work and develops writing skills well. This week I asked my students to work as a team to create an information page in Science for our topic, 'Healthy Bodies'.
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Narrabeen Coastal Imaging Timelapse June 2016

A time-lapse video of Narrabeen from UNSW's coastal imaging station showing severe erosion from an EastCoastLow in June 2016. For live images of Narrabee
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Create Simple Infographics With This Superb Online Tool

Create Simple Infographics With This Superb Online Tool | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Piktochart is an excellent online website (also available on the App Store) which makes it really easy to create an infographic. An infographic is a way of displaying data in a visual way.
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Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world maps

Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world maps | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Old world maps and atlases are chock full of history, uncharted territories and, if you look carefully, sea monsters.

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Where in the world do you look towards if you face the ocean from a Sydney beach?

Where in the world do you look towards if you face the ocean from a Sydney beach? | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Launch into the waves at Sydney's Bondi beach, paddle in a straight line for a very, very long time, and, all things working in your favour, you'll reac
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.
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Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic - Teacher Tech | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Google Classroom poster created by Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano ll. Check out Michaels blog at www.EDtechnocation.com Related Related Alice Keeler blog posts: Google Classroom: Who Deleted Student Answers?
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Infographics

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Solving a Real-world Problem Our Ministry of Education has recently announced a project called A Tablet for Every Student. So next school year we will finally ditch the old paper books and us
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Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps | Lorraine's Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building children's spatial reasoning skills and helping them make sense of our world.
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