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The Geography and Literacy Connection

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"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


Via Seth Dixon
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It makes me angry when people disparage the place of Geography (and indeed, other Humanities/Social Sciences) in developing literacy. The link is so blindingly obvious that it simply blows my mind. Anyhoo, hopefully you'll find something useful here.

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Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

Max Minard's curator insight, March 21, 10:45 PM

In this report, a researcher describes the relationship between geography and literacy on educational terms. When combined, these two very similar topics would provide major benefits to a child curriculum in school giving them a better insight on geography through literary concepts. These certain concepts help kids better recognize relationships within graphs and charts that give valuable geographic information. This article helps prove geography as a field of inquiry based on its relations with other subjects that help enhance the knowledge among the children in any school curriculum. 

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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing

10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
It been a while since we've posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions

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SOme useful hints here.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:03 PM

Great ideas for engaging students with social media!

Elahe Amani's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:30 PM

I presented at CATS Conference on the use of social media in the academic context.  These are questions of our time that we collectively devising an answer to it.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:00 PM

If you can't beat em, join em.  If you're not using twitter- here are some great ideas for incorporating it for your students