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Technological changes


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I think this is awesome. Fantastic way of illustraing change over time. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 9, 2013 7:40 AM

This animated GIF of the technological changes within the music industry is fascinating.  First the Vinyl, then cassette, and the CD each were the dominant product for a time.  Today, digital music has superceded any "hard copy" format and that changes how we interact with music.  Musicians aren't trying to make a great album with 10 memorable tracks that blend together; those that spend time resisting these changes to the industry were definitely on the wrong side of history. 

Tony Hall's comment, April 11, 2013 12:32 AM
So very cool:) Great for illustrating the concept of change over time.
MrJocz's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:36 PM

This is pretty awesome!

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

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Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.

Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community." 

 

Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability. 


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Truthbehere2's curator insight, December 5, 10:01 AM

Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 8, 10:58 AM

Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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How McDonald's conquered India

How McDonald's conquered India | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.
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This is a very interesting article. I know it's about McDonalds and lots of people don't care for McDonalds. However, it is a good explanation of how TNCs go about adapting their products to fit in to a new market with a very different culture. This is a really good example to use to explain the differences between globalisation and glocalisation. 

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Pattern Library

Patterns for the people, by the people
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In case you're interested, the background image for Mr Tony's Geography Stuff & Mr Tony's ICT Stuff come from The Pattern Library which has been developed by Tim Holman & Claudio Guglieri.

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In the name of the father: the ancestors haunting APEC

In the name of the father: the ancestors haunting APEC | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
On the eve of APEC, rampant nationalism, hostile acts and intertwined personal histories in the Asia-Pacific could be a greater threat to the global order than ISIS or Putin's Russia.
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This is a very interesting article. I like the symmetry of Park, Abe & Xi having fathers who were powerful politicians/leaders. The up-coming APEC meeting Beijing could be pivotal in world history. 

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Inside story of how Melbourne became marvellous all over again

Inside story of how Melbourne became marvellous all over again | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

About 30 years a program to transform the dead heart of Melbourne began that was to become so successful that the city is now hailed as the world's most liveable.

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I thought this was very interesting. Trawling through data collected in their surveys would make for interesting reading. This fits the IB Geography topic Urban Environments nicely.

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When did globalisation start?

When did globalisation start? | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
“GLOBALISATION” has become the buzzword of the last two decades. The sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the world, driven by...
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Good article for IB HL Geography Global Interactions.

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The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

The hidden force in global economics: sending money home | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha describes the promise of these “dollars wrapped with love” and analyzes how they are stifled by practical and regulatory obstacles.
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Shared with me by a colleague (thanks @edtechbailey) this morning. My Year 12 Geographers have started looking at Migration. Absolutely brilliant timing:) 

 

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Why Abbott's faith in coal could be wrong - very wrong

Why Abbott's faith in coal could be wrong - very wrong | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
While Prime Minister Tony Abbott insists coal will be around for a long time, others say the world is on the cusp of a once-in-a-century shift towards renewable energy, writes Tom Allard.
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Interesting read about the (possible) future of energy resources. It does make Mr Abbott seems a wee bit backwards!

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Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland | WIRED

Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland | WIRED | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It’s proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano---close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video.
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This is amazing footage! 

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The world's 20 oldest cities - Telegraph

The world's 20 oldest cities - Telegraph | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

This These are the world's oldest continously inhabited places - although not all of them are currently welcoming visitors

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This series of photographs is quite interesting. I'm sure there would a lot of debate about the cities in the list. However, I think this could be great discussion starter about several topics - location, characteristics that lead to longevity amongst many others. I think I am going to get my Year 13 Geographers to plot them on a map to see what patterns are created. Should be interesting!

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Tube Scroll - Scroll Animated Metro Maps

Tube Scroll - Scroll Animated Metro Maps | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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I really liked this website. Very interesting visualisation of metro lines around the world. Also some good hints for Mini Metro!

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Tony Hall's curator insight, September 17, 2:28 AM

I really liked this website. Very interesting visualisation of metro lines around the world. Also some good hints for Mini Metro!

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Densely Populated Countries Could Find Food Independence With Vertical Floating Farms | IFLScience

Densely Populated Countries Could Find Food Independence With Vertical Floating Farms | IFLScience | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Singapore has roughly 5.4 million people crammed into 716 square kilometers (276 square miles), making it the most densely populated country in the world. This country—whose area is less than a quarter of that of Rhode Island—does not have enough room for agriculture and thus imports over 90% of its food from other countries all over the world.
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This is perfect for the IB Geo theme Urban Environments! SO glad I found this today as I want to focus on sustainability this coming week! 

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A greener Burkina: sustainable farming techniques, land reclamation and improved livelihoods

A greener Burkina: sustainable farming techniques, land reclamation and improved livelihoods | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
This case study describes the factors that have enabled 200,000–300,000 hectares (ha) of degraded land in Burkina Faso to be brought into productive use through the application of improved traditional farming techniques. It draws out important lessons regarding the diffusion and adoption of appropriate agricultural technologies, effective social organisation and the role of finance in supporting and promoting progress in sustainable agriculture.
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Alarm bells toll for human civilization as world's 12th largest mega-city to run out of water in just 60 days

Alarm bells toll for human civilization as world's 12th largest mega-city to run out of water in just 60 days | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed wa...
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This is just a little bit scary. While they don't mention it, I think Australia is moving into similar territory. Just a few years ago, the reservoir that supplies my hometown (amongst others) had fallen to 4% of its capacity. Luckily then rains came (eventually!) and things are ok for the time being. Until the next severe drought. I think this article hits the nail on the head when it makes the point that "Modern humans will not acknowledge reality until it slaps them hard in the face." There needs to be a very serious readjustment of how we use all resources, not just water. But we already knew that. Didn't we?

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Stop Trying to Save the World

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Big ideas are destroying international development.

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This is really interesting article. It would seem that international aid is similar to education in that it is trying to find the 'one big idea' that will solve everything. It's just not going to happen like that. People don't need to think outside the box so much as work with what is in the box already. The big dreams are important as an ultimate goal, but we need to understand that to reach that ultimate goal is going to take time. And that's ok as long as there work being done to get there.

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Tony Burton's curator insight, November 23, 3:33 PM

Why "International Development" needs a rethink.

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Home - gisrecord2014

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This is a really cool idea! I am looking forward to participating next week. 20000+ students from 160+ schools around the world. Can't wait to see the data generated.

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The Berlin Wall in the cold war and now - interactive

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The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November. The wall split the city from 1961 to 1989 and became the iconic symbol of the cold war. Sean Gallup has photographed locations around Berlin today to match with archive images of when the city was divided
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I have scooped posts about war photography before. This perhaps doesn't qualify as war photography but it is very interesting indeed. My wife said "it looks healed".  

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Our ageing population not necessarily bad news

Our ageing population not necessarily bad news | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Politicians and economists have been banging on about the ageing of the population for ages, but how much do we actually know about the likely economic consequences? Not much - until now.
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This is an interesting angle on what is traditionally seen as a negative phenomenon. 

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South Korea’s Education System Hurts Students

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South Korean education produces ranks of overachieving students who pay a stiff price in health and happiness.
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Being at the top of the PISA tables means what exactly? It is interesting that over the last 10 years or so countries such as Korea, Japan, Singapore & China (Hong Kong, Macau & Shanghai) have become well entrenched at the top of the table. Having lived/worked in Japan and now Singapore where I work with a lot of Korean and Chinese kids, it is very clear that the results in the PISA are due in large parts to long hours of attendance at cram schools (i.e. juku in Japan, hagwon in Korea, Buxiban in China). The mental stress caused by this must be horrible. Sand but true.

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Containerization Shaped Globalization

"Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove..."


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I loved watching this because I had no idea about how this happened. Perfect for the Globalisation topic in Higher Level IB Geography. Definitely showing it tomorrow!

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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 22, 1:58 PM

This video proves how a simple idea has the potential to change the world. The truck driver had the insight to notice when the current shipping system was not particularly effective and had the ingenuity to do something about it. Because of this man, containerization was allowed to change how goods could move around the world. As goods move, they also spread different cultures through food, ideas, technology, and beliefs. Without this process, globalization would not be at the level that it exists at today. . 

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 7, 5:26 PM

I always enjoyed TED videos. What really struck me was the opening sentence of the video, "everything is everywhere these days." This is so true in so many ways. The video uses different examples that you can find in different stores from places all over the world. How many things can you could in your bedroom that says "Made in China" or some other place other than the US? This is very common as we all know. Products and goods come from all over the world and even over seas. This is a process that we call globalization. However, the video introduces a process called containerization. This process saves an ample amount of time for the workers. The process was a success. "shrinking the world and enlarging human choice."

Michael Mazo's curator insight, December 10, 7:48 PM

Globalization has connected the world in such a way that we hadn't thought possible. This idea has created rising economies all over the world and has made transport of goods and services move faster and continues to increase this rate with advances in technology. Containerization is a staple of globalization and without it, none of these products would be able to get from country to country. In essence it has developed the world of import and exports. To add to this success, globalization has also created jobs and communities which revolve heavily around the transport of goods. It saves time by using massive containers to move goods and it creates opportunities in places where it had not been possible before. 

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Zoomable maps reveal the scope of humanity’s influence on Earth—and the innovations aiming to create a more sustainable future
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This is an interesting set of maps. I'm sure Geography teachers will find it very useful. Enjoy:)

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Epidemics Are Not Natural

Epidemics Are Not Natural | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Now that Ebola is ravaging parts of West Africa, a nasty meme is once again rearing its ugly head — the suggestion that epidemics are "nature's way" of dealing with overpopulation. But it's an assertion that's as false as it is dangerous. Here's why.
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This is very interesting. Most work on (over)population comes from a Malthusian (i.e. economic) point of view. The use of an ecological point of view here is refreshing. I especially like the population & carrying capacity diagram.

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The globalisation of work - and people

The globalisation of work - and people | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Thanks to our connected world, now employees have become globalised, not just the companies they work for, writes Prof Lynda Gratton (BBC News - The globalisation of work - and people http://t.co/7YQSQ6Jvww)...

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This raises lots of issues. Perfect for the HL Geography core units on Globalisation & Time-Space Convergence.

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Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class

Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

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This looks like an amazing resource. And free too!

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malene saltoft's curator insight, September 17, 3:00 PM

gamle film og essays, på engelsk, til inspiration - public domaine

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Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer

Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Governments dither on the solution to global warming – but the Montreal protocol is a reminder of a time when they took their hands out of their pockets
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