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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free.

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Reading Matters: It is up to you to spread the word if you find a tool that simplifies or enhances a subject learning area...Explore and share...

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Mohamed Amin Embi's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:14 AM

This book contain 40 selected top web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning. A must have ebook for all educators and trainers

joyrosario's curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:42 AM

This book contain 40 selected top web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning. A must have ebook for all educators and trainers

Heather Thompson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 4:50 PM

A how to  for a wide range of tools to use

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Gallery: What inequality looks like

Gallery: What inequality looks like | Information Services | Scoop.it
Artists, designers, photographers and activists share one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them.

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Great shocking reality of a hidden world...

 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 16, 9:28 AM

Galería de Imágenes acerca de la desigualdad como consecuencia de la pobreza.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 9:32 AM

powerful images that define unit 6!

Rianne Tolsma's curator insight, June 18, 7:07 AM

add your insight...

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Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar To Your Students

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“ Here is a list of top ten websites for teaching or learning grammar lessons.”


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Let us make learning literacy fun...

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Susan's curator insight, May 19, 10:42 AM
I am not really into grammar but I guess it has to be done, sometimes!
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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Information Services | Scoop.it
Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...

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Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 29, 2:09 AM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 10:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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Three Good Resources for Helping Students Learn About and Write Poetry

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In my previous post I shared Haiku Deck's list of ideas for teaching poetry with the Haiku Deck web and iPad apps. If Haiku Deck isn't for you, here are a few other good resources for helping students learn about and create poetry.

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Mathematics

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This selection of digital curriculum resources from the National Digital Learning Resources Network is designed to assist teachers to find, use and adapt teaching and learning materials that are aligned to the mathematics subject area of the Australian Curriculum.


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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

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Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

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TES Australia | Over 580,994 free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom and school.

TES Australia | Over 580,994 free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom and school. | Information Services | Scoop.it
Download free Teaching Resources, Worksheets and Lesson Plans that meet the Cross-Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities of the Australian National Curriculum. For Pre School early childhood, Primary, Secondary & Senior Secondary

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 17, 4:53 PM

Resources to support early childhood & F - 12 Australian Curriculum. 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 21, 3:23 AM

Joined today and investigated some resources - usable.

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National Geographic for Kids

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Read facts, look at photos, and watch videos of countries of the world.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 25, 8:48 PM

A exceptional resource for kids.

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Navigating the East China Sea

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How to ease tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over an uninhabited string of islands.

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Albert Jordan's curator insight, April 29, 2:12 PM
Because China is becoming a world superpower, they are beginning to flex their muscle. China is wanting more and therefore taking more. By having legal territorial control over a few small islands, they can expand their exclusive economic zones and take advantage of any natural resources that may exist there. Another part of this though is that in order to project a naval force out to sea, they must be able to get large ships out of port which requires very deep water. The further out into the Pacific they control, the deeper the water, and where the water is deeper they can establish naval bases or refueling sites, etc.
Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 4:58 PM

There doesn't seem to be a resolution anywhere in the future. Both sides are saying that they are retaliating against something the other one did. Unless they both agree to just start over it will be constant back-and-forth.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 9:27 PM

Obviously Chinese and Japanese leaders don't want war. There is no reason for them to argue any longer and these islands may be the answer to their problems.

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Why Geography?

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"Geography. It lets you study the world. No, really, THE WORLD. Think about that. What other subject deals with rocks? Moving continents? AND climate? Diffusion of plants and animals? Water quality? Now, what if you add some human systems--do the other sciences let you relate the earth to economic or political systems? And culture--food, religion, music, housing, or language? How about urban systems and settlement forms? Past, present, and future, anywhere in the world? And how many subject areas let you look at something from a scientific, social-scientific, humanistic, AND artistic perspective? Yeah, I said artistic--I like to illustrate my findings with a nice map.

Tell me all about global studies or environmental science if you'd like--they're alright too. But NOTHING lets you see the world like geography does."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 23, 11:17 AM

This 'sermon' from the Church of Geography is outstanding (the 'Church' is a geo-evangelizing group on Facebook and Twitter that is the home to the delightful memes pictured above).  Many organizations are trying to re-brand geography to gain greater public support at the same time that other interdisciplinary initiatives with geographic content are gaining traction: global studies, environmental sustainability, centers for spatial analysis, etc.  We don't need a name change as much as we need people to capture the vision of geography's centrality and holistic capacity. 


Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education.

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Aerial Photographs Catalogue the Life and Death of Volcanic Islands

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Volcanic islands can seem to appear out of nowhere, emerging from the ocean like breaching monsters of the deep. Below, Mika McKinnon explains how these odd geological formations are born, how they evolve, and how they eventually vanish back beneath the waves.


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Geographical wonders.

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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, April 7, 5:15 PM

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Where an island is along this developmental continuum says much about the human populations that may inhabit said island.  If the island is tall and young with rich volcanic soil, the mountain will attract rainfall and the soil could support agriculture, making the island able to sustain a higher population density.  On the other hand, an old, eroding island with little rainfall and depleted soils will need human inhabitants to rely on the ocean's resources for food and would thus support a more minimal population.  These islands are changing, even if the time scale is slow--but just recently two disconnected islands 'merged' as growing volcanic island has expanded in the Pacific. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 6:14 PM

In many cases these islands that become seriously dangerous started off being very small and then erupted causing formations of small islands next to them or attached and then creating erupting volcanic islands.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 7:59 PM

This article gives a good description of how volcanic islands grow and then die.  It has beautiful pictures of these types of islands.

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Gr8 resource to enthuse students.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 9:38 AM

Overall great course resource

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 9:00 AM

SÚPER

Encontrar Materiales: Este sitio está diseñado para los estudiantes de geografía y profesores a encontrar materiales complementarios interesantes, actuales. Para buscar mensajes-lugar específico, navegar por este mapa interactivo .Para buscar mensajes temáticos, verhttp://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organizado por el plan de estudios APHG). También puede buscar por una palabra clave, haga clic en la ficha filtro anterior.

MReese Geo's curator insight, July 2, 8:54 PM

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Weekly Challenge: Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning ...

Weekly Challenge: Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning ... | Information Services | Scoop.it
I know there are a lot of folks in the community who are looking to build games in Storyline, or who just want to know more about using games in e-learning. If either sounds like you, then you'll love this week's challenge.

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What a great way to get student's involved online.

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12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges

12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges | Information Services | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about the issues surrounding poverty in the world today? We ve assembled a collection of some of the best data visualizations for just that.

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STUDY OF RELIGION - COMPARISONS OF HAVE & HAVE NOTS.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, June 8, 3:05 PM

Interesting data

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 4:42 PM

Datos Que ilustran la Pobreza en El Mundo.

Erica Senffner's curator insight, June 9, 11:01 AM

Unit 6

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Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Services | Scoop.it
RT @Mapartapa: Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/jU0wXOmAJH vía @…

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Literacy using animations…a fun way to learn...

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Susan's curator insight, May 31, 4:31 AM

Cute videos for your students to help them with their WRITING. 

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Three Good Places to Find Art Lessons

Three Good Places to Find Art Lessons | Information Services | Scoop.it
The website of The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains some great resources for teachers and students. The first place that teachers will want to check out is the lessons plan page.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 4, 2:10 AM

A good variety of art forms are covered on these sites. 

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Science Games and an Interactive Periodic Table

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Glaxo Smith Kline's Active Science offers fifteen interactive games covering a range of science topics. There are games appropriate for elementary school, middle school, and high school students.

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Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers

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Today, more and more teachers are looking for ways to integrate their smart phones and iPads (and other tablets) with their physical education and health

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom

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I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, an...

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The World Factbook

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 25, 8:47 PM

Multiple applications for using The World Factbook across the curriculum.

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Feeding 9 Billion

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When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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dilaycock's curator insight, April 29, 6:00 PM

Excellent resource from National Geographic that offers a 5-step plan to deal with the issue of feeding the world's population.

Sally Egan's curator insight, April 30, 11:09 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.   

 

This article relates well to the Population topic in Global Challenges and issues that arise from the present growth patterns.  

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

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Earth Day photos: Celebrating the beauty of our planet

Earth Day photos: Celebrating the beauty of our planet | Information Services | Scoop.it
In celebration of Mother Earth, here are 12 stunning photos showcasing the diverse collection of landscapes found across the planet.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 22, 12:59 PM

Happy Earth Day!  This short gallery together with this more extensive gallery capture the essence of our collective topophilia and wanderlust that seems endemic within a population of geographers.


Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, April 22, 2:14 PM

EN CELEBRACIÓN DE LA MADRE TIERRA DOCE FOTOGRAFÍAS MUESTRAN LA DIVERSA COLECCIÓN DE PAISAJES HALLADOS A LO LARGO DEL PLANETA TIERRA.

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European word translator

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Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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English; Toursim; Geography

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Mauro Hernandez's curator insight, April 7, 8:39 AM

Gran herramienta

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 10:23 PM

This is a fantastic resource for seeing how words have changed according to geography. Type a word into the box and see it translated directly on to a map in more than 30 languages. Great for teaching kids about regions of language, or asking how they think a certain country came to use a certain word. 

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 11, 3:43 AM

Haha, hehe, hihi, or Ho-ho-ho! Maybe even huhuhuy!

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Largest glacier calving ever filmed

"On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water."

 

Tags: physical, geomorphology, landforms, erosion, climate change, Greenland.


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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, April 13, 10:37 AM

More information at www.chasingice.com

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, April 13, 2:15 PM

Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland

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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | Information Services | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at how Google has changed student research with a special focus on graduate students. Google is not only the most widely used search engine, but they’ve developed a lot of education specific research tools to help students out. Keep reading to learn more.


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Gr8 source for discussion.

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