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Geography Game

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 12, 9:31 AM

Try it out!

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Quiztakes/exam-ples

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Education humor/humour.

 

From game show funnies to exam fails, this pinterest board is dedicated to all sorts of funnies in the world of knowledge.

 

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Geographic Ignorance

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Sabrina Conroy's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:33 AM

Just another prime example of American ignorance. We're all guilty! But to what extent is this our fault and to what extent is it what we're taught at a young age in school. 

David Madrid's curator insight, July 25, 2013 5:27 PM

Existe la ignorancia geofrafica en personajes publicos.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:44 AM

Oh wow...

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The No Good, Very Bad Outlook for the Working-Class American Man

The No Good, Very Bad Outlook for the Working-Class American Man | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

The U.S. economy once worked like a finely meshed machine. That is not true anymore. The U.S. economy is still a powerful engine, but workers aren’t seeing the benefits, less-educated men are struggling, and the rich have disconnected from everyone else.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 16, 2012 12:39 PM

The problems with the economy are not universally spread throughout society.  Certain segments are impacted more than others by the current struggles, especially when with look at axes of identity, such as class, gender and ethnicity.  While planning on a blue-collar job in the 1950s could have been a solid career plan for a young man in the United States, not so in the 21st century.     


Tags: labor, gender, class, industry, education.

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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

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For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.

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E. Erny-Newton's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:46 AM

What is described here is what psychologist Carol Dweck highlights in her research : fixed mindset vs growth mindset ; some people tend to see achievements as based on innate abilities -they have a fixed mindset. Others see them as the fruit of effort and work -they have a growth mindset.Those two groups react very differently to setbacks : fixed minsets will give up, while growth mindsets will see an opportunity to improve.For more on that, see http://news.stanford.edu/news/2007/february7/dweck-020707.html ou en français : http://owni.fr/2011/02/07/apprendre-est-un-etat-d%E2%80%99esprit/

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 10, 8:06 AM

This article has a message about the view of struggling in eastern and western cultures, and how this affects learning.  As an aspiring teacher, I found this very instructive.  The examples used were good and I really find myself wanting to read more on this topic.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 11:20 AM

In this article the resources or lack there of are a huge issue for the children in these schools. It makes me think of our society and the technology and other resources that we have aviable to and dont think twice about compared to this society that has nothing. This also triggered my mind of a prospective teacher as to thinking of the differnces between learning styles in the regions.

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20 Classrooms From Around The World

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We are all different...we are all the same.   This is a set set of images that highlights the essential similarities in people across cultures.

 


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Nick Lesley's comment, May 27, 12:42 PM
i thought this was very cool and interesting to see different classes all around the world and how their culture is i would really like to see a video on the classes to see how they learn...cool article and good pictures
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The First Grader — Make a Difference

Watch The First Grader trailer and make a difference! For every trailer viewing on YouTube, Capella University will donate $.50* to the following organizatio...

 

The geography of education can provide some heartbreaking as well as heartwarming stories.  This trailer shows the distinction between traditional and popular cultures while highlighting conflicts based on ethnicity and nationalism, all within the post-colonial context in Kenya.


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Exemplary APHG Syllabus...

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Looking for an excellent AP Human Geography syllabus?  This one comes from a veteran teacher who has been an APHG reader for the past 7 years complete which supplemental materials, handouts powerpoints, vocabulary lists, activities and more.


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World of Geography at your fingertips

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Worth exploring...this isn't just a single random link.  Geocube is a portal to numerous topics, regions and themes.  

Having been voted by the American Association of School Librarians as one of the "Top 25 websites for Teaching and Learning," Geocube comes highly recommended, and rightfully so (see: http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25?mid=53 ).  This is a must-see. 


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GIS Ed Community Blog: Why is GIS Valuable?

GIS Ed Community Blog: Why is GIS Valuable? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The advent of another GIS Day provides a good opportunity to reflect upon the value of GIS. GIS is used, according to some estimates, by 1.5 million people each day, and by over 400,000 organizations.

 

Favorite quote in the article: "GIS is also valuable because it is not one tool but a system containing hundreds of tools in a single environment."


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Reaction on Post's comment, August 30, 2012 10:48 AM
It's amazing to see how helpful GIS can be. Without it, I believe the world would be much less advanced than it is.
Sam Henry's comment, September 4, 2012 7:19 AM
It's amazing to think how people used to have to make maps. Growing up with technology, one doesn't realize what people had to do to convey the same data without GIS
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 4, 2012 3:57 PM
Until reading this article I would have never known how valuable GIS really is to so many people. 1.5 million people each day,by over 400,000 organizations use GIS, thats amazing. It is also so valuable because it has made the job of those creating maps a lot easier. They now have more time to analyze spatial data, examine patterns, relationships, and trends, and not just spend hours and hours to create one map. Overall GIS is a valuable and useful tool for a variety of reasons not just in map making but also in communicating complex ideas.
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AP Human Geography Class Wiki

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"This wiki exists to cultivate the disciplinary literacy of AP Human Geography Students at GPHS..."

 

A fun course webpage, with chapter/unit overviews, links, video clips, charts, etc.   What makes this one distinct is that it was collaboratively created by the students working on the unit summaries.  Nice job GPHS APHG students of 2008! 


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Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century

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"The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century teaches the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world. Geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries."

 

A well-known resource for geography teachers, but the list would feel incomplete without this great archive of 26 videos from around the world.  


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John Slifko's curator insight, July 29, 12:05 AM

The idea of the lived experience of geographic "place" has been an organic staple of American literature, and other disciplines for a very long time.  Over the last 30 years a remarkable literature  and praxis has developed on  the geography of place. The "Power of Place" is a good starting point engaging the vitaity of this field of reflection and and action. 

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The Geography of Educational Performance

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A new report from the Department of Education puts all the latest educational data at your fingertips.

 

Partly geography education, but this link is more the geography of education within the United States.  The top 10 states are in green, with the bottom 10 in red.  What factors play a role in the distribution patterns visible?   


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World Interactive Map

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Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 4:31 PM

World Interactive Map 

 

Karleen Vaughn's curator insight, January 29, 1:20 PM

Saving this for my Social Studies classes ;)

Agueda Fernández's curator insight, January 30, 6:09 AM

Fantástico mapa interactivo muy útil para trabajo en aula.

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10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World

10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.

The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.

In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012.Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001."


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Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:51 PM
This slideshow makes it painfully clear that the degree to which a country is developed makes for very different experiences when it comes to education and physically getting to a school. Less developed countries clearly present different, in many cases, more dangerous obstacles to arriving at a school than well developed countries present.
The climate and geographic features found in other countries seem to often be what creates the challenges in getting young people to schools. Economically, these countries are clearly disadvantaged, as the lack of a viable infrastructure would indicate. Due to this lack of infrastructure, the journey to school is dangerous and arduous. A certain resilience can be seen in these pictures, however. Those who take these dangerous trips to schools miles away or over dangerous terrain clearly value education, indicating a cultural emphasis on the importance of learning, many times in spite of harsh geographic factors.
Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:52 AM

It is sad what so many children must endure and go through in order to get an education.  I wonder if these bridges and structures have been fixed.  61 million children not receiving an education is 61 million too many.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 1, 11:45 AM

unit 6 economic development

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Protest in Chile against education system where the wealthy and the poor have a great divide

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"June 27, 2013: A protester is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest demanding changes in the state education system in Santiago, Chile, on June 26. Chile has one of the most privatized education systems in the world & a vast gap between wealthy & poor. Students are calling for a more fair education system." (MSN.com)


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Is Your State's Highest-Paid Employee A Coach? (Probably)

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You may have heard that the highest-paid employee in each state is usually the football coach at the largest state school. This is actually a gross mischaracterization: Sometimes it is the basketball coach.

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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:58 AM

By looking at this map you can see that almost 75% of the United States highest paying public workers are basketball or football coaches. In my opinion this seems a little crazy to think about. I figured it would be maybe the school deans or plastic surgeons like the blue color shows in some states. 

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Education Around the World

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"A glimpse inside the life of students from Senegal to Vietnam and China."


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 2:13 PM

What does this do to your ethnocentric beliefs?

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 1:57 PM

Students in China take their college entrance exam lasting 9hours. To prevent cheating they all take it at the same time with 1,200 in an exam hall. In Guangdong province, on July 9, 2007. 


Alicia Grace Lawson O'Brien's curator insight, July 16, 12:07 PM

This picture is amazing to me! It is so difficult to think about how different education looks in other countries.

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Low-income countries are a cigarette's best friend

Low-income countries are a cigarette's best friend | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Between 1990 and 2009, cigarette consumption in regions of the world like Western Europe dropped by more than 25% - but that is only one side of the coin.  Historically, cigarette consumption has been a privilege to the rich and high-income countries. Now, with those countries understanding the risks of cancer and the dangers of smoking, the number of smokers decline. But in the past twenty years, for example, the use of cigarettes in the Middle East and Africe has increased by 60%: "Among the 14 countries where 50% or more of men smoke all but one country (Greece) are classified as low- or middle-income."

 

"As consumption rates continue to increase in low- and middle-income countries," the ACS report reads, "these countries will experience a disproportionate amount of tobacco-related illness and death."  In 2009, China consumed 40% of the world's cigarettes.


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In a networked world, why is the geography of knowledge still uneven?

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In a networked world, why is the geography of knowledge still uneven?The Guardian (blog)Historical maps offer perhaps the best illustration of the geographic limitations to knowledge transmission.

 

While it may seem as though digital technologies is breaking down all age-old barriers, it is removing many barriers for certain segments of the population.  This distinct, often referred to as the 'digital divide,' is one that we can't ignore.  


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Don Brown Jr's comment, September 9, 2012 12:29 PM
This article brings some important question to ponder about when you think about the digital divide and technological diffusion. Within this issue it is revealed that there is more to the chasm between those who do and don’t have access to technology such as the unequal representation of information from certain groups. Diffusion of culture or idea always has a point of origins with technological diffusion taking route in the “Western” world and thus this information tends to have their idea or values. Like many school textbooks the argument can be made that there is a need to diversify the source of information available on the internet around the globe.
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Young Americans shaky on geographic smarts

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Despite the wall-to-wall coverage of the damage from Hurricane Katrina, nearly one-third of young Americans recently polled couldn’t locate Louisiana on a map and nearly half were unable to identify Mississippi.

 

This is not shocking news, and that is the problem.  

 


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Going Places with GIS and Geography in Education

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Long-time educator Barbaree Duke has been integrating GIS into her classroom since 2000. As a staffer for the National Council for Geographic Education, she actively advocates the use of GIS for geography education in the K-12 environment.

 

GIS is not just for the specialists producing the data.  Exploratory projects can get students to wanting to ask questions and focus their spatial thinking skills 


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Geography online games

Geography online games | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"World geography quizzes from Sheppard Software- over 250 fun map games teach capitals, country locations, and more. Also info on the culture, history, and much more."


This has numerous regional quizzes with a wide variety of skill levels making this the perfect 'Goldilocks' activity (student will need to explore, finding that some activities are too easy, some are too hard, before they find the skill level that is just right).  

 


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Without geography, the world would be a mystery to us

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Preaching to the choir, but reminders of geography education's importance can bolster our collective resolve. 


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NCGE Membership--geovisualized

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A map produced with arcgis.com that shows where in the world members of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) live.  How many of you are one of these data points?  Can you identify some of your friends? 


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