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Get Coding!

Get Coding! | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
About Get Coding! Get Coding! is the essential guide to coding for kids from the expert coding community Young Rewired State. Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using the programming languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This fun book is a great introduction to coding for beginners and …

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

“ Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.”
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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, October 14, 11:38 AM
Hemos trabajado mucho con códigos para realidad aumentada como Zappar, pero no hay que olvidar los códigos QR. Aquí una charla sobre su uso en educación. #tecedu
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 1:55 PM

I am so proud of my GTAWA sweet friend Karen here! AND also honored and proud she used my QR Code tree in her preso! GREAT TEdX Video!

Gina Minks's curator insight, October 23, 10:44 PM
How can you increase patron engagement with QR codes?
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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, shares this extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.
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The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race

The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

"Forced to choose between limiting population or trying to increase food production, we chose the latter and ended up with starvation, warfare, and tyranny. Hunter-gatherers practiced the most successful and longest-lasting life style in human history. In contrast, we're still struggling with the mess into which agriculture has tumbled us, and it's unclear whether we can solve it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 22, 2:32 PM

Jared Diamond wrote this highly controversial essay back in the 80's and it still can elicit strong reactions from anthropologists, geographers, historians, and other scholars.  This is a good reading to give students during an agricultural unit.  This can get students to question many of the assumptions about humanity that they probably never knew they had (Diamond challenged the mainstream progressivist position).

 

Questions to Ponder: What is the progressivist view?  What were the negative impacts that early agriculture had on human health?  What social problems does Diamond attribute to agriculture?  What evidence would you present to argue against Diamond's position?

 

Tagsagriculturefolk culturestechnologyindigenous.

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, October 12, 3:07 AM

Is it too late to reprogram ourselves?

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Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 11, 1:34 AM
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ROCAFORT's curator insight, September 23, 2:47 AM
Using 'Geography Education'
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 3, 9:33 PM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 11:43 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.
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10 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Weather

10 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Weather | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

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How learning to love geography can help make the world a better place

How learning to love geography can help make the world a better place | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

"It’s a good time to reflect on what truly inspires us. What gives us, as individuals, our own sense of independence? And how can we apply that sense of joyful independence to help us engage more actively and participate more readily in the world—to make it a better place, even? Cultivating a better geographical and cultural appreciation for the world, in the next generation as well as in our own, is a pretty good place to start."

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, perspective, worldwide.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 18, 2015 7:50 AM

This is awesome !!!

Kenneth Peterson's curator insight, July 19, 2015 12:59 PM

Montessori shines once again!

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Geography as a Primary Source

Geography as a Primary Source | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

"A geographic perspective is a way of looking at and understanding our world. When you view the world through the lens of geography, you are asking who, what, where, when, and how people, places, and things are distributed across the surface of the earth, and why/how they got there. In other words, it means that you are analyzing something with a geographic perspective. The understanding and use of a geographic perspective is critical for decision making skills in the 21st century. Using spatial concepts such as location, region, movement, and scale to help us understand:

Interactions - How the world worksInterconnections - How systems in our world are connected Implications - How to make well-reasoned decisions"

---@natgeo, Geography as a Primary Source


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Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, January 27, 3:59 PM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, March 23, 5:52 AM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

is bell's curator insight, March 29, 10:28 PM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

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'Sedated by software': No one knows how to read maps anymore, experts say

'Sedated by software': No one knows how to read maps anymore, experts say | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
The Royal Institute of Navigation are concerned about the nation's cartographical know-how and have suggested schools start teaching basic navigation.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 19, 12:59 PM

Today, many are unable to navigate without GPS devices, but they still need to learn map reading skills. They are convinced that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tagsmapping, K12, location.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 9, 1:11 AM

I agree !!! and it is fun

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 12:41 AM

Today, many are unable to navigate without GPS devices, but they still need to learn map reading skills. They are convinced that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 


 


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Map reading skills: Making sense of contour lines

Map reading skills: Making sense of contour lines | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

Today we’re talking about how to make sense of contour lines. Watch our video with Steve Backshall and then read our guide.


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Scale taught in Comics

Scale taught in Comics | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it

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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5 Most Useful Free Online Spell-Checker Tools

5 Most Useful Free Online Spell-Checker Tools | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
For writers, bloggers & proofreaders here are the most useful free online spell-checker tools, that are interesting as well.

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What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning? | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
Using the first five days of school to teach learning skills that will be used throughout the course is a great way to start the new school year.
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This is where your smartphone battery begins

This is where your smartphone battery begins | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
Workers, including children, labor in harsh and dangerous conditions to meet the world’s soaring demand for cobalt, a mineral essential to powering electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 2, 6:47 PM

Links between the products we use and other people, places and environments - and the consequences of production. 

Gayle Kakac's curator insight, October 3, 10:31 AM
I'm afraid this is a very sad aspect of our technology.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, October 4, 2:29 AM
This is where your smartphone battery begins
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New Human Geography Video Series

Miriam Nielsen will be teaching Human Geography on Crash Course. We'll talk about what Human Geography isn't, and what it is. Let's talk about humans in the context of our world.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 13, 1:40 PM

Yesterday the popular video channel Crash Course announced that they would be producing a new series dedicated to human geography, much to the delight of APHG teachers everywhere (some wished it were John Green hosting the series, but I say we should give Miriam Nielsen a chance to win us over).  I'm sure that as more videos are produced, I will tag them and include them here on Geography Education.    

 

Tags: APHG, teacher training, edtech, video.

Stephen Briddon's curator insight, October 14, 11:47 AM
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Portraits Of NYC Immigrants Reveal Cultural Backgrounds

Portraits Of NYC Immigrants Reveal Cultural Backgrounds | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
Here are just a handful of the 12 million men, women, and children who arrived at Ellis Island, New York, between 1892 and 1954 to start a new life in the USA, often dressed in their finest clothes. The portraits show immigrants wearing the national dress of their country of origin, including military uniforms from Albania, bonnets from the Netherlands, and clothing of Sámi people from the Arctic regions.

The photographs were taken between 1906 and 1914 by amateur photographer Augustus Francis Sherman, the chief registry clerk at Ellis Island, then the country’s busiest immigration station. In 1907 some of the photos were published by National Geographic.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 2, 11:26 AM

These images show some of the diverse cultural backgrounds of turn-of-the-century American immigrants.  The formal clothing that represents the folk cultures that they came from hint at the massive cultural shift that these immigrants must have experienced upon arriving to the United States.  These photos of migrants wearing clothing representing their Old World lives right as they are about to culturally assimilate (or acculturate) into the New World are pictures I find quite poignant and personal.    

 

Tagsculturemigrationhistorical, folk culturesethnicity, unit 3 culture.

16s3d's curator insight, October 21, 2:06 AM
Les couleurs révélées de la diversité des immigrants aux États-Unis entre 1906 et 1914
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The GA: A Different View

"This video forms a lively introduction to A Different View and the themes within it.  A Different View is a manifesto from the Geographical Association. It makes a compelling case for geography's place in the curriculum. But the world changes, and so does the curriculum. A Different View, and the supporting materials on this website, are designed to be used in any context where geography is taught, explained, encouraged or promoted."

 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 9, 2015 9:04 PM

We talk about places in the world every day, but we don't study geography. It is important to understand why geography should have a place in the curriculum.

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▶ What are song lines? - YouTube

Colin Jones, lecturer in Aboriginal History, talks about his culture, his history and his art.

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RT Talks to LIGO Physicist Kip Thorne on Detecting Gravitational Waves (EXCLUSIVE)

RT Talks to LIGO Physicist Kip Thorne on Detecting Gravitational Waves (EXCLUSIVE) | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
First predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein, the ground-breaking detection of gravitational waves could completely revolutionize our understanding of the universe and pave the way to missions to black holes. RT talks to Kip Thorne, the LIGO physicist behind the research.

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Analyzing Maps to Better Understand Global Current Events and History

Analyzing Maps to Better Understand Global Current Events and History | history, digital engagement, story telling, education and museums | Scoop.it
In this lesson, we provide strategies to help students accurately interpret maps, and we suggest ways for using current event maps as a tool to better understand both history and what’s going on in the world today.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, January 22, 10:57 AM

The NY Times learning blog really has some interesting, insightful lessons.  This one looks at using maps to understand culture and history, and how it affects today.  

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 12:44 AM

Many of the more fortunate students (access to portable electronic devices, multi-car families with parents who drive them around, etc.) are actually worse off in map reading skills in part because they have never needed to develop a mental map and are not adept at navigating their neighborhoods (in the last few generations most and the range that part).  When these children become drivers, they are unable to navigate without GPS devices, but they still need to learn map reading skills. They are convinced that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 


 


Tagsmapping, K12, scale, location.

Nora Morton's curator insight, October 10, 1:54 PM
A fantastic source on how to use maps in the classrooms and questions to help guide students into further exploration.  Provides numerous links to help understand the background and various types of maps, samples linking history with current events, and tools to create your own maps. 
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Sketch your Geography!

Fiendishly simple but very deceptive. Another highly visual resource to engage geographers everywhere!

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Nora Morton's curator insight, October 10, 3:28 PM
Interesting concept.  I am not a geographer, but was captivated by the beautiful landscapes combined with simple instructions sketched onto the image.  This format could be used as an instructional template to introduce students to a new idea.  Introduce an image or text and allow 5 min. for students to sketch and annotate the image.  Then share. 
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What is Geography?


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Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:38 PM

This presentation talks about the misconceptions of geography and about what it really involves. Geographers describe and try to explain how locations interact and relate to one another; are arranged the way they are; and have become what they are now. They also use critical thinking to project what the world might look like in the future. As there's usually so many questions that have to be answered, geography is an interdisciplinary work, meaning that it is a blend of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Geographers also develop other skills, such as mapping and graphing (spatial representation skills) and development of verbal concepts, frameworks and mathematical models (spatial theorizing skills). Geography, therefore, can be used to study many issues, such as climate change, sustainability, human rights, among others.

Reflection- as the presentation accurately shows, many people believe that geography is just about memorizing countries and our world's natural resources locations, but in reality, geography goes much deeper than that. Geography is about asking questions and trying to come out with the best answers in order to solve issues that can range from local usage of land to international security.

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 9:37 AM

Prezi created by students interested in the field of geography.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:26 PM
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This Prezi was created by students from theSyracuse Geography Department as part of a Senior Seminar to explain the disciple, the major and its utility.   This is a great recap of the discipline, the major and it's utility.