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Geography in the News: Pumpkins

Geography in the News: Pumpkins | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and pumpkins are already showing up at roadside stands. Jack o’lanterns, decorative displays and pumpkin pies are the main destinies of most pumpkins in the United States. Elsewhere in the world, however, the pumpkin is nearly exclusively considered a food crop or animal feed."
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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs. In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves. Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
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3 Excellent iPad Workflow Sheets for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Excellent iPad Workflow Sheets for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Here is a set of some wonderful workflows sheets Greg Swanson has recently created from conversations with with Yr 4, 5 and 6 kids. These sheets document how students perform learning tasks using their iPads. The good thing about these materials is that they encourage students self reflect on both the process of how they learn and what they learn. Generously enough, Greg has provided these worksheets free for us to download and use with our students and here is what he said about them :"
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Apps and Sites for Creating Short Animations

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Apps and Sites for Creating Short Animations | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Creating animations can be a fun element to add to a creative writing project. Creating the animation could be the final piece of the project in which students bring their short stories to life. You could also have students create short animations to use as story starters for their written works. Here are five free tools that students can use to create animations."
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Quick List of Apps For Learners And Curators

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Quick List of Apps For Learners And Curators | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. Everything from apps organized by Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to apps organized by grade level and subject area. It can be daunting to sort through all those apps to find the special ones for learning something new or curating information. What are they? Well my friend, here are my Top 10 Apps For Learners and Curators"
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BBC Country Profiles

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“BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.”
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Understanding Global Statistics

Understanding Global Statistics | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Infographics to explain global statistics."
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This Pulsing Earth

This Pulsing Earth | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing.”
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Drainage Patterns

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"The incredible fractal pattern rivers (now dried out) were made as they spread into the salt flats of the arid Baja California Desert in Mexico."
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Picture quiz – do you know your world cities?

Picture quiz – do you know your world cities? | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.”
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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public. We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."
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The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Historian Susan Schulten writes in her book Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America that during the 1850s many abolitionists used maps to show slavery's historical development and to illustrate political divisions within the South. (You can see many of those maps on the book’s companion website.) Schulten writes that President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map (hi-res) even appears in the familiar Francis Bicknell Carpenter portrait First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, visible leaning against a wall in the lower right-hand corner of the room."Tags: mapping, historical, cartography.
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For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico

For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"With Europe sputtering and China costly, the 'stars are aligning' for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration."
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1:1 iPad – Week 2: Exploration - Sway Grantham

1:1 iPad – Week 2: Exploration - Sway Grantham | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“ Ok, so now we have reached the end of week 2 for our iPad exploits. This week has been a funny week in school as year 6 have been out on a residential and as we share some topics with year 6 we have had some topics on hold.”
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10 Time-Saving Videos All About iPads In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Time-Saving Videos All About iPads In The Classroom - Edudemic | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“ Figuring out how to use iPads in the classroom is a bit easier thanks to these useful videos. They cover an array of topics but are worth a watch for busy teachers!”
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18 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Teachers and School Administrators - eLearning Industry

18 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Teachers and School Administrators - eLearning Industry | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Would you like to turn classroom’s iPads into recordable whiteboards enabling peer-to-peer teaching and collaboration? What about sharing positive feedback with your students while their parents can check their child’s school progress? The following list of 18 Free iPad Apps will make your teaching life easier!"
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15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"I am revisiting this topic of enhancing students creativity using iPad apps for the second time this year. Almost 10 months ago I featured here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a selection of some great apps http://bit.ly/185Tusc that can be used in class to boost students creative thinking; and today and after having reviewed hundred of new educational apps since that post, I decided to compile an updated version of that list and include some newly featured apps in the category of creativity. Of course by creativity I mean giving students the chance to take their learning to the next step, one in which they are active producers and participators in knowledge building. Creativity is all about creation and iPad is an ideal device to support this creative thinking. Check out the apps I have handpicked for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions :"
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AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.”
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Declining Fertility Rates

Declining Fertility Rates | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“The American birthrate is at a record low. What happens when having it all means not having children?”
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High School Students Interviewed

Jay Leno interviews high school students knowledge of global issues and geographic understanding...as I'm sure you can guess, it isn't pretty.
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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
“Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?”
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Maps 101: Geography News Network

Maps 101: Geography News Network | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"Introducing Geography News Network. Global culture, science, history and political stories have become a key component of Maps101 through weekly stories and associated lesson plans. This year sees the addition of 5 brand new authors bringing engaging stories from a range of perspectives."
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Mapping Rocky's Run

Mapping Rocky's Run | Geography teacher | Scoop.it
"As a kid, I grew up watching the Rocky movies, shadow boxing with my brothers and doing push-ups during the workout montages. One on my favorite scenes was in Rocky II when Rocky runs through the whole city of Philadelphia, thronged by adoring fans as he runs to the top of the stairs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and yes, of course I re-enacted that scene when I was there)."
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