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Great Places

Hawaii, Kauai Island...where they shot the Jurassic Park...

 

Sometimes we all to see a fabulously gorgeous physical landscape and marvel at the beauty that is in this world.  For some other spectacular images, here is a great collection of images (without much geographic specificity though).


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:23 PM

Here is a collection of imagines that encapsulate different landscapes and provokes different emotions. It is always nice to see pictures from places other than where you come from; the marvels of the world. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:41 AM

All these scoops are full of beautiful landscapes and places for tourists to visit. With Jurassic Park being such a big part of social culture and history, these landscapes are definitely worth venturing to. Hawaii is one of the biggest tourist and vacation spots in general. For all those who are able to travel there, they should invest in taking a trip to Kauai as well.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 11:49 PM

These landscapes are amazing, seeing how different many of these place are and yet all beautiful, shows how the physical landscapes of the world are so diverse.

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Full throttle writing

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Full throttle writing and high speed engagement can be a good start to any lesson. Settling students at the beginning of a lesson can be a challenge.

I will try this and see how my lower ability class can be challenged -- think i'll have to pick the picture carefully.


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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

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How do we help novice learners become more expert? Peter Skillen uses collaborative journal writing environments to move kids beyond social talk into deeper thinking.

Skillen begins this post by comparing novice learners and expert learners. He states (all quoted below):

* Novices typically don't plan, monitor, and reflect on their learning.

* Expert learners use 'multiple representations."

* Novices typically don't generate a number of potential solution strategies.

* Novices engage in 'knowledge telling' rather than 'knowledge transformation.'

* Expert learners make multiple passes at knowledge.

* Experts view 'mistakes' as opportunities.

There are two additional statements and each includes additonal information.

He then looks at scaffolded journal writing and provides a variety of sentence starters to help students move "along the continuum from novice to expert." You will find Planning Starters, Reflection Starters, Comment or Discussion Starters, and Elaboration Triggers.

The final portion of this post discusses challenges, and the need "to engage your students in developing their own sentence starters."


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Online Interactive Higher Order Thinking Strategies and Tools

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This post shares a robust list of "Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools...designed to provide a scaffold which enables students to think with more depth and structure."

Each tool (and over 35 are provided) has a brief description which explains how the student would use the tool, often referring to Habits of Mind or Multiple Intelligences. Links to all are provided.


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Mohini Lata's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:27 PM

The Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools are designed to enable students to think with depth and structure. This article Thinking Tools builds inclusive learning by building students coping and problem solving capacities. This article links with my topic of Using Mathematical Higher Order Thinking in the digital Technologies to present their thoughts and findings using Multiple Intelligences. This program could be used to support the Digital Technologies processes and production skills strand of the proposed Technologies learning area of the Australian Curriculums sub-strand of Interactions and impacts.  The learning curve provides inclusive learning by building cohesive learning partnerships

Ange McSweeney's comment, June 10, 2013 8:22 AM
Hi Mohini,
Just had a read of this article - fantastic! I really like how they have presented the interactive thinking strategies and tools that promote deep thinking and further structure. I think this article is particularly important in relation to the topic of higher order thinking in mathematics, which is so vital to students being educated in the 21st Century by fostering critical thinking.
Great job, feel free to check out my curated collection on implementing technology eucation through science with a focus on Natural Disasters at http://www.scoop.it/t/implementing-technology-education-through-science
Thanks again for your insight and hard work,
Ange :)
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KingTutOne.com | Ancient Egypt Online

KingTutOne.com | Ancient Egypt Online | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
An in-depth look into Ancient Egypt and Egyptian travel. Topics include King Tut, pharaohs, pyramids, monuments, temples, and more.
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Newseum

A useful site with hundreds of newspaper front pages from around the world, including the UK's Times and Guardian.

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Macro micro

Travel with NASA from the biggest to the smallest distance of the universe.I came across this many years ago, loved it and then lost it.  a lovely piece of work.

 

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Geocube

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This site is a great place to find information about a range of geoscience and geography topics, ranging from volcanoes and droughts to natural resources and environmental protection. You can even download minimalist versions of the topics as PDFs.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental

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Free Online Thesaurus | Visual Thesaurus

Free Online Thesaurus | Visual Thesaurus | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Graph Words is a free online thesaurus to help you explore English dictionary. Find meanings of words and their associations in easy way using this online thesaurus tool.my son enjoyed using this.

 

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World History: Egypt: The Old Kingdom

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Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Egypt was once thought to be the location of the earliest civilization. The father of history, Herodotus, certainly thought so. He wrote of an encounter with Egyptian priests during the 5th century B.C.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:36 PM

I actually thought that Egypt was the location of the earliest civilization. Egypt is known as the land of the hebrews' slavery and Menelaus' exile after the long Trojan War. Egypt is a country that contains so much history and architecture to be told.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:15 AM

It is believed that Egypt was not the first location of civilization. The Sumerians were said to be the first people/location of civilization. 

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:17 PM

This is a blog that talks about the Egyptian Old Kingdom's history. They mention that many thought Egypt was the place where the first civilizations were created.

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Ancient Egypt Video — History.com

The ancient Egyptian civilization endured for more than 5,000 years, and at its peak was one of the richest and most powerful in the world.
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Museum of Natural History

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The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is a fabulous resource in Washington D.C., but now this museum available virtually.  Teachers can now bring the museums to the classroom with these fantastic Smithsonian virtual tours.   

doing prehistory soon so should be good.

 

Tags: biogeography, virtual tours, environment, ecology, historical, physical.


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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.

 

This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom.  It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.  

 

Tags: K12, Geography Education.


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Trading Cards

This is a great resource for creating trading card to print on any subject. Just choose a topic, upload an optional image, fill in the facts, data of questions you what and print the set.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional Characters - The Web Version

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional Characters - The Web Version | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Digital Comic Museum - Public Domain Comics

Free Technology for Teachers: The Digital Comic Museum - Public Domain Comics | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Idea for using comics in history


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Imperial War Museum's The Battle of the Somme

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An online exhibition about the Battle of the Somme, which began on 1 July 1916. It lasted for five months and was one of the most bitterly contested and costly battles of the First World War.
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MCSJSHistory's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:57 AM

This is an invaluable resource and has details of the various regiments involved.

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Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artefacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.  Lots of stuff about the holocaust and 20th Century stuff.

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Education | The National Archives

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The homepage of the National Archives Education service...lot's of good ideas to support the teaching of history using sources.

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Lexipedia - Where words have meaning

a bit like visuword but you can hear how it is said and it shows the relationship more clearly.

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ClassBadges

Keep your class motivated with this is behaviour management tool where teachers can award virtual badges for anything. Choose from a large collection of badge designs. The children can see their progress with their own personal login.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Management+%26+Rewards

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BBC - History: Egyptians

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Enter the world of the ancient Egyptians. This site from the British version of the ABC includes articles on the Pharaohs and dynasties and the pyramids and monuments.


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Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 7, 2014 3:46 AM

As expected of BBC there is a lot of information that you can get about Egyptians. I will probably try to use this as a source if I can later. 

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:19 AM

This place sums up the main ideas of ancient egypt. It have information of how pyramids, their religious views, daily living and so on. This is a good basic website to know the fundamentals of Egyptians.  

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History. Ra: The Sun God of Egypt...

History. Ra: The Sun God of Egypt... | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Ra is the ancient Egyptian sun god. By the Fifth Dynasty he had become a major deity in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the mid-day sun. He is considered the father of Gods, and was the most important and worshipped king of Gods. The sun was the primary element of life in ancient Egypt and represented: Light, Warmth and Growth... still providing the same benefits to our Planet Earth. 


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