"3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage."
I love these videos and they win my 'favorite videos of the year' award. This video beautifully encapsulates the spirit of a globalized educational experience and the value of geographic understanding in an ever-interconnected world. Geography is about broadening our minds to other places, other cultures and other ways of doing things. In a three part series including 'Eat' and 'Move.'
This is a video introduction to Historypin which might just prove to be a very useful and important project. It's historical geography powered by collaborative mapping that is infused with social media dynamics. Backed by Google, they are geo-tagging old photos to recreate the historical geographies of all places and comparing them with current street view images. You can search by topic, place or date...this has the potential to be very big.
The United States has the highest teen birthrate in the industrialized world, and teen pregnancy and parenting is the number one reason girls drop out of school. (See the infographic below for the far-reaching effects of teen pregnancy.) This is...
"One of the things we need to be doing as educators is to critically evaluate the resources and learning experiences that we provide for our students." (Apps in Education: Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom via @joevans | @scoopit...
RIGEO (Review of International Geographical Education Online) is an international online, refereed geographical education journal which welcomes articles on all aspects of geographical education in all levels of education system.
RIGEO seeks to build bridge between geography teachers, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners on best theories and practices in learning, teaching, training, curriculum, textbooks etc. in geographical education.
RIGEO has an international scope; therefore, authors are encouraged to focus on the aspects of their research/activities that make the work relevant for the larger community of geography educators and policymakers in a global dimension.
RIGEO is published two issues per year and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of geographical education knowledge. Visit: http://www.rigeo.org
"Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest."
#6 on the Top 10 list of 2011 resources is this mapping website that provides us with another way to present global datasets in a way that is more visually appealing and more intuitive to analyze and interpret the patterns. Among the many compelling cartograms on this site is this one showing the prevalance of HIV, highlighting the disproportionate impacts of AIDS/HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations (Teachers spend $40/month on their classroom. A $10 monthly auto donation would help to ease that burden!
Link to Original Blog Post click here Many educators have asked – “Are iPads the correct tool to aid learning in education?” Having read several articles and w… (Is the iPad the Correct Tool to Aid Learning in Education?
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