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How mass events like the World Cup help spread disease around the globe

How mass events like the World Cup help spread disease around the globe | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it

Sports: bringing the world (and its diseases) together.


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Key travel trends for 2016

Key travel trends for 2016 | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it

TripAdvisor has collated the key trends that will shape the travel landscape in 2016, based on its TripBarometer study which analysed more than 44,000 responses from travellers and hoteliers worldwide. Among the key trends include seeking new experiences, with 69 percent of travellers planning to try something new in 2016, including cruising, solo travel and adventure travel. Additionally, 1 in 3 travellers are planning to spend more in 2016 than they did in 2015, believing that travel is essential to their health and wellbeing. Below is a breakdown of the key trends outlined by TripAdvisor; click here to download the full report. 

 

Seeking new experiences.Spending more because it's 'worth it.'Choosing destinations based on culture, special offers.Staying cool and connected.Rising room rates (and optimism).Managing reputations online.
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Vagabond Lifestyles's curator insight, January 16, 9:02 AM

Really awesome travel trends

Travel and Transport's curator insight, January 25, 9:09 AM

This is more of a consumer travel focused study than a business travel one, but there are still some interesting insights to be had here - particularly with regard to generational traveler preferences.

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Ten Ways on How Not To Think About the Iran/Saudi Conflict

Ten Ways on How Not To Think About the Iran/Saudi Conflict | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it

"Sometimes when a conflict involves Muslims, Islam may not be the best category for understanding it. Omid Safi with a reflection on the current crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and why framing it as religion is not the most helpful framework."

 

In the last few days, virtually every news outlet has featured a series of stories on the rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The conflict by now is well-known: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people, including Shi‘i cleric Nimr al-Nimr. While both Iran and Saudi Arabia are among the worst global executioners of dissidents, the sheer size of these executions was rare even by their gruesome standards. Iran retaliated through bombastic rhetoric, stating, “God’s hand of retaliation will grip the neck of Saudi politicians.” The two countries have broken off diplomatic relations, a tension that has rippled across the region. 

 

Tags: Saudi Arabia, political, conflict, Iran, Middle East.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 9, 11:28 AM

This is a good reminder that the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is not just a Persian/Arab, Sunni/Shiite issue.  This isn't just some resurgence of an ancient battle but there are many modern geopolitical issues including oil and regional rivalries.

Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's curator insight, March 2, 5:55 PM

This is a good reminder that the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is not just a Persian/Arab, Sunni/Shiite issue.  This isn't just some resurgence of an ancient battle but there are many modern geopolitical issues including oil and regional rivalries.

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Runner maps Star Wars characters using his GPS jogging tracks - Geoawesomeness

Runner maps Star Wars characters using his GPS jogging tracks - Geoawesomeness | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
A Star Wars fan Gene Lu is mapping characters and objects from his favorite movie on the streets of Portland. He uses Nike+ app and he shares his Star Wars art on Instagram.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers - @teachthought

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers - @teachthought | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 2:38 PM

We're not an iPad school but these are cool! Hey, that rhymed! lols

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China, the United States and the Future of Central Asia

China, the United States and the Future of Central Asia | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game - TeachThought

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game - TeachThought | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.)

Making your classroom work like a game may not be feasible. Terry Heick talked some about the idea in the past, but was talking specifically about video games, whereas many of the items below are inclined more to “games” in general. So we’ve decided to re-approach from another angle with more specific strategies instead of general suggestions.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 27, 2015 9:01 AM

L'article détaille qu'il y a moyen d'introduire une manière de donner cours proche de la pédagogie des jeux sans pour autant les faire explicitement. 

Rachelle Prud'Homme's curator insight, November 28, 2015 7:13 PM

This is good! Love it! ; )

Shaona Williams's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:59 AM

One of the key reasons parents tend to buy a home computer is that it will give their children advantages at school and in their computer-dominated futures. Their children, by and large, want to play games.

Consequently, much educational software looks like games. But the problem for programmers and publishers is to make the software sufficiently game-like to appeal to children and sufficiently school-like to appeal to parents.

 
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2015 challenges: urbanisation

2015 challenges: urbanisation | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Increasing urban populations put a strain on resources and leave many on the fringes of society. What can NGOs do to give them a voice?

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 29, 2014 8:13 AM

Could be gold in them thar hills

Kelly Herta's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Lots of great apps, some new, some old......

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2015 10:20 PM

Some interesting Apps I have not previously heard of

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here. No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing). We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.
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Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:59 AM

Interesting list. Worth checking out some of these tools to see if I like them better than Prezi :)

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Making an Interactive Map

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“ When I discuss environmental geography in my Introduction to Geography course, I begin with a discussion of the history though on nature, civilization and culture. I've shown pictures of the natur...”
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Exploring personal geographies with QR codes: part 1

Exploring personal geographies with QR codes: part 1 | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Here's the first of a series of posts to document an evolving participatory geography project. Year 8 students will annotate their local area with QR codes that link to web-based work exploring t...
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Online Geography and Humanities Resources

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“ Online Geography and Humanities resources for teachers and students of KS3, GCSE / IGCSE, AS / A2 / IB Geography and MYP Humanities.”
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World's 25 top tourism destinations - CNN.com

World's 25 top tourism destinations - CNN.com | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Euromonitor International's annual list ranks global cities in terms of visitor numbers.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, January 29, 6:21 AM

Can you guess them?  How many have you been to? 

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Map: The countries believed to have tested hydrogen bombs

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If the test is confirmed, it would mean that North Korea has joined a very small club.

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Thousands of Earthquakes Recorded in Puget Sound in Just Two Weeks

Thousands of Earthquakes Recorded in Puget Sound in Just Two Weeks | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Residents can't feel most of them, but there have been a lot of earthquakes in Puget Sound lately.

 

Tags: disasters, physical, tectonics.


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A British exit could be just the start of Europe’s unraveling in 2016

A British exit could be just the start of Europe’s unraveling in 2016 | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Immigration is likely to dominate the debate over Britain’s membership in the E.U.

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Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation Islamic alliance to fight terrorists

Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation Islamic alliance to fight terrorists | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
The new counterterrorism coalition includes nations such as Pakistan, Turkey and Egypt as well as war-torn countries with embattled militaries such as Libya and Yemen.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 15, 2015 11:23 AM

This is too new for me to speculate as to the effectiveness or support that this new alliance will have.  What are the national, regional, and global motives of each of these 34 states?  I think we will all keep an eye on this moving forward  (Articles from CS Monitor, CNN and Al Jazeera).  Not everyone is convinced that this is anything more than public relations.

 

Tags:  political, terrorismIslam, geopolitics.

Treathyl Fox's curator insight, December 25, 2015 10:45 AM

Does Allah know we (non-Muslims) needs peacemaking friends in the Muslim world?  Just thinkin'.

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A Map of the World, Made From Soil and Stone

A Map of the World, Made From Soil and Stone | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
A walkable map of the world, made from soil and stone by one man

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2015 2:02 PM

What am I thankful for?  A world filled with wonder and beauty. A world that is endlessly fascinating because its depths are beyond my ability to ever fully comprehend it.  A world that, despite all our faults, remains humanity's only home and we collectively need to to act as good and wise stewards of this planet.  


You can explore this glorious map in Denmark on Google Maps as well. 


Tags: cartography fun, visualization, mapping, artgeo-inspiration.

Ian Fairhurst's curator insight, November 26, 2015 4:02 PM

One for our Master Plan STEM Unit..... a walkable map of the Earth

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, November 26, 2015 5:35 PM

Un mapa del mundo hecho con suelo y piedras.

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

 

Palm oil is in everything, from pizza dough and chocolate to laundry detergent and lipstick. Nongovernmental organizations blame it for contributing to assorted evils, from global warming to human rights abuses. But in the past year, this complex global industry has changed, as consumers put pressure on producers to show that they're not destroying forests, killing rare animals, grabbing land or exploiting workers.

 

Tags: Indonesia, conservation, environment, consumption, SouthEastAsia, podcast.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, May 3, 2015 9:00 AM

Will they also stop using Glyphosate to kill the old trees in order to plant new ones? Or use Glyphosate to keep the grass from growing in their fields? Sometimes the changes are more on the marketing side, than the actual day-to-day practices.

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 9, 2015 3:06 PM

Look at many household goods, and you can be sure to find palm oil in the list of its ingredients. It is one of the most commonly traded commodities in the world, but it has come under increasing scrutiny from both governmental and civilian groups concerned with the environmental and human impacts of the trade. Indonesia, one of the largest exporters of the good in the world, has made moves to make sure the continued exportation of the crop is sustainable, as they do not want to lose the revenue and job creation generated by the continued existence of the trade. Proponents of the crop argue that it takes less space to cultivate than any other competing vegetable oil, making it the easiest crop to sustain at current rates of demand. Environmentally, government and civilian groups have rallied against deforestation and have made strides to reverse the practice in regions both within Indonesia and in other areas as well.

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Top 20 ipad apps to flip your classroom in #tabletscourse | Listly List

1000 MLearning apps https://mlearning.zeef.com / My Learning Diary is made with my favorite #flipclass tool Glogster http://dumacornellucian.edu.glogster.com/duma-cornel-lucian-creative-use-of-tablets-mooc-by-eun/ | GoClass for iPad, Educreations Interactive Whiteboard for iPad, Aurasma for iPad, Showbie - Paperless Classroom, and Knowmia Teach for iPad

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, May 10, 2015 12:34 AM

Looks good! 

CETEI's curator insight, May 10, 2015 5:03 PM

Top 20 ipad apps to flip your classroom in #tabletscourse 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 11, 2015 2:17 AM

Des applications pour soutenir la classe inversée.

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The 10 Commandments of Logo Design | Visual.ly

The 10 Commandments of Logo Design | Visual.ly | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
This visual offers a holistic snapshot of the basic principles of logo design with the help of applied examples to make things easy peasy to grasp!
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Flipped Classroom Explained for Teachers- A Must Watch Video ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
“What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson?”
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Geography At The Movies » Welcome!

Geography At The Movies » Welcome! | Geography - Teaching | Scoop.it
Geography At The Movies - Free video resources for geography teachers
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