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Selecting a Map Projection

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Video. Cartographers at National Geographic discuss how they select an appropriate map projection for the September 2012 magazine map supplement.

 

There is no one perfect map projection that fits all circumstances and situations. Think a situation in which this map projection would be an ideal way to represent the Earth and another situation where it is an incredibly limited perspective. 

 

Tags: cartography, K12, geospatial, NationalGeographic, water. 


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NCGE webinars

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The National Council for Geographic Education is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 14th webinar "Navigating the Challenges of Teaching Geography to 9th graders." 


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Geomorphology Game

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"Kinetic City: Shape It Up"

 

What forces shape the Earth?  What timeframe is necessary to create these changes?  This is a powerful tool, especially for the elementary school and middle school teachers to use. 


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Mr. Twining's curator insight, November 25, 2014 4:11 PM

Geomorphology Game! Short, but very fun game that shows students how landscapes change over time and from a variety of geomorphological processes. This game could be really fun at any grade level I think. For older students it's really good to see how the same type of erosion, but over a longer time period can change the landscape even more.

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How Big is my World?

This type of mapping project is a fantastic way to teach scale to elementary school students. 


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IKAAW LAND Online Map Game

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"Learning Geography was never this easy. With the interactive Ikaawland Map Quiz, You can put your trivia knowledge to test in our game based on Maps. Different levels are presented infront of a player. In the whole game, the player has to mark answers on World Map. At the first level, the user is presented with questions , where he/she has to mark out the continents asked in the quiz. The player is given 10 seconds on each question to mark the correct location on the mapSimilarily, in the consequent levels, the player faces questions(quiz) related with countries, capitals, cities. More levels have been planned and would launch soon.

 

We offer exciting and educative games which revolve around Maps. The game enable players to learn varied concepts of Geography through quizzes. Other quiz/ games from Maps of World are Save Earth Quiz, Know your World Quiz, Jigsaw Puzzle Game and World Quiz, Map 'O' Puzzle." 

 

To read the article, click: http://trap.it/tvAdvB to see the game, just click on the image. 


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Kid World Citizen

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"Activities that help young minds go global."

 

This website is especially good for elementary school teachers that are looking for ways to globalize their students educational experiences.  They have activities and resources that are regionally organized--check it out! 


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Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, July 22, 2012 9:17 AM
I had always heard the view of children learning more at younger ages. An excellent idea to broaden the children's cultural views and backgrounds.
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100 People: A World Portrait

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This is the truly global project that asks the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world.  We've seen videos and resources that ask the question, "if there were only 100 people in the world, what would it look like?"  This takes that idea of making demographic statistics more meaningful one step further by asking student in schools for around the world to nominate some "representative people" and share their stories.  The site houses videos, galleries from each continent and analyze themes that all societies must deal with.  This site that looks at the people and places on out planet to promote greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understanding is a great find. 

 

Tags: Worldwide, statistics, K12, education, comparison.


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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:43 PM

Year 7 Liveability Unit 2

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This just makes me realize how the world would be if we only had 100 people rather than the billions we have now.

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A face das crianças no mundo

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Earth from Above

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I'm a huge fan of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's artistic aerial photography.  This image of Rio de Janeiro and the favela is a striking one. I am also posting this to show the how easy the website justpaste.it is to use.  Students with no website creation training can produce sharable materials online.  Now this isn't the most professional outlet, but I envision some middle school or high school students producing a class project that can be transformed into something that reaches a bigger audience as it is shared with a broader community. 

 

Tags: remote sensing, images, art, worldwide, K12, edtech.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, September 26, 2012 10:16 AM
This is a striking image. So much poverty purposely hidden behind the mountain, away from the tourists of Rio de Janeiro. It's a shame they have to live the way they do, there is no help from them from their country.
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9 Excellent Free Map Creation Tools for Teachers and Students

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MIT Video - More Than 10,000 Educational Videos

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United States MapMaker Kit

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MapMaker Kit. Download, print, and assemble maps of the United States in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor.

 

Have you every wanted to create a giant map but aren't sure if you can logistically pull it off?  The National Geographic's MapMaker kit is just that, a kit for you to create wall maps from a standard printer and tile them together.  The assembly itself is a great spatial thinking and fun exercise for students (and there are large world maps as well). 

 

Tags: NationalGeographic, cartography, mapping, K12.


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Arezza Network's comment, October 19, 2012 9:20 AM
#Geography is key to shaping the #culture of a community
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Perplexus - The Best Spatial Toy

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This is the best 3-D maze I've ever seen...kids of all ages love it (I really am just a kid at heart).  But for geography teachers, this maze gets people to use spatial cognition to understand the overall pattern.  For tactile students, this is a great item to have in a classroom. 


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sdion's comment, January 30, 2012 2:20 PM
i would have never been able to solve this as a kid!
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Sustainability explained through animation

Watch this short animated movie explaining sustainability created for RealEyes by Igloo Animations...

 


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World Atlas with Geography Facts, Maps, Flags

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World Atlas is an educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information. Teachers and students: free maps of Europe, USA, Canada, Florida, Caribbean Islands and much more.

 

This World Atlas, in addition to have many maps at a variety of scales as is very common these days, has the added feature of embedding facts and other informative features based on your scale and regional context.  Students can explore this at their own pace to learn about what every region of the world that interests them the most.


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Understanding Population Pyramids

This covers what a population pyramid is, and how to analyze one. It covers the three basic shapes and how they correspond to population growth or decline.

 

Simple introduction on how to analyze population pyramids.   Update: some these slides originally came from a different presentation, which has since been revised.


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Seth Dixon's comment, May 10, 2012 9:48 PM
http://houstonhs.scsk12.org/~mrobinson/Mr._Robinsons_Web_Site_at_Houston_High_School/June_Presentation.html
Is the URL for the revised presentation.
Miles Gibson's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:15 AM

Unit 2 Population and Migration

This diagram is an 18 slide powerpoint explaining the uses of, how to analyze, and what a population pyramid shows. This is also in a childish language and is very easy to understand making it an easy thing to use and visualize. It shows how pyramids show fertility rates migration and workforce.

This diagram powerpoint relates to unit 2 because it shows population pyramids with population and migration data on them referencing to the units core concepts. This delves deep into the understanding of the uses of population diagrams overall and their effects on society's parts, It is overall a major part of unit 2.

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Using satellite images, young students learn about human impact on environment

Using satellite images, young students learn about human impact on environment | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

With the help of satellite images fifth and sixth grade students at Mr. Tim Blum’s geography class at the University of Wyoming Lab School got a birds-eye view of how humans have impacted or modified their environments. Images acquired by satellites decades apart showed cleared forests, irrigated crop fields in the middle of the deserts, altered landscapes (new roads and water bodies), and urban growth.

 

SD: Geospatial technologies can sound daunting for teachers that don't feel that they are specialists. Yet there are simple ways to make sophisticated technologies very relevant to just about any grade level as this article demonstrates. 


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joachim jake layes's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:44 AM

great to see 5th & 6th graders learning about environmental impact

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Global Closet Calculator

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The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.

 

As I've worked now with the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance, I've had the good fortune to interact with the folks at National Geographic.  They are preparing for Geography Awareness Week (Nov 11-17th) with the theme "Declare your Interdependence!"  This newly released interactive feature allows students of all ages to see the global interconnections in their lives.   By analyzing the items in our closets (or any of the items that we consume), we can easily see that  our own personal geographies create a web of global interconnectedness.

 

Tags: NationalGeographic, GeographyEducation, K12, consumption, globalization. 


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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:16 PM

A fun way for people to interact with there online closet and see how the world ties into our clothes!!

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Tour the States - Music Video

Full album: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/brain-beats Music by Renald Francoeur Drawing by Craighton Berman "Tour the States" is track #1 from Brain Beats, a mnemonic CD...

 

It’s so often stated that geography education is so much more than just learning states and capitals. I wholeheartedly endorse that sentiment, but there is still some rudimentary importance to learning about where places are. I see it as analogous for English majors needing to learn basic grammar. You can’t write a masterpiece if you are still fumbling around with the alphabet. In geography, we can't have a nuanced discussion of place and interconnectedness if we have no sense of where any place actually is.

 

Tags: USA, K12, video, GeographyEducation.


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Gillian & Alexis's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:11 PM

A great, to-the-point video showing the political geography of the United States. Quick and fast facts on the 50 states and capitals made into a catchy song! Chosen for poltical geography content. TOPIC: Geography-Location

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Maryland Learning Object Repository - currently free to all

Maryland Learning Object Repository - currently free to all | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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