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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color."

 


Via Seth Dixon
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This is cool! Really cool! I love monochrome photography but as the comment says "colorizers ... bring historic photos to life through color". Love it!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 15, 2013 3:48 PM

This is a great collection with some famous historical figures and images that seem to capture an era. 

theo kuechel's comment, August 16, 2013 4:35 AM
This is fascinating for a number of reasons, firstly; in these days of digital photography where the default is 'colour' many photographers choose to convert their images to Black and White in order to create a mood or make visual statements. Although the images used in the piece will be Copyrighted - Flickr Commons http://www.flickr.com/commons offers a wealth of B&W images from museums around the world with 'no known copyright restrictions'. These could be used for all manner of educational and creative projects using colorising techniques.
Armando's curator insight, August 16, 2013 7:28 AM
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'Out of Africa' theory of human evolution under fire

'Out of Africa' theory of human evolution under fire | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Two ancient teeth may rewrite our knowledge of how humans spread across the earth and the evidence points to a migration beginning almost 130,000 years ago.
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This is very interesting. I like it because it shows that good research is constantly evolving, rewriting the story as new discoveries are made. As one of my university lecturers said "Geology is about coming up with the best possible story from the information available". I think this fits with the notion of 'life-long learning'.

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Asia today echoes divided Europe of 1914

Asia today echoes divided Europe of 1914 | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Have we learnt anything from the mistakes of the past? Perhaps not, as modern Asia shows signs of falling into the same traps that triggered World War I.
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A short, quite interesting piece on the geopolitical similarities between Europe in 1914 and Asia in 2014. As stand offs over the South China Sea develop and the crises in the Middle East continue to fester, I seriously wonder if we are on the brink of another global conflict. What do other people think?

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Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia

Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
UN report predicts that two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050
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Good discussion starter for population studies.

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Help My Daughter Finish Out Her Studies at Shinawatra University, Thailand

Help My Daughter Finish Out  Her Studies at Shinawatra University, Thailand | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Please help me in supporting my daughter in her architecture studies. She has a 50% scholarship but we are about $7500 short for her final two years of study.
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Life is difficult for immigrants all over the world. This story is about a mum who recognises the value of education for her children and is making incredible sacrifices to help her daughters make the most of their lives. This woman helped a friend of my wife's through a difficult time in Thailand. Definitely worth a read even if you don't contribute.

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Science going back to dark ages

Science going back to dark ages | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister has declared war on the Australian renewable energy industry, the environment and science itself.
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This is so very sad. And frustrating. I get that Australia's current wealth/economic health is largely due to the mining industry. However, I don't get that people don't (or won't!) see that can't last forever. To cut the things mentioned in this article is just plain dumb. To quote Gough Whitlam, "it's time!" 

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Havre eruption leads scientists to biggest undersea volcano

Havre eruption leads scientists to biggest undersea volcano | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Scientists studying the Havre volcano's 2012 eruption have called it a "once in a century event".
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This is pretty exciting and not just a little bit fascinating! I love it when nature exceeds the expectations of the scientific community. We know so much about the Earth and at the same time we know so little. Always good to learn new stuff!

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places.

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This really quite cool. I haven't investigated the privacy aspect of using Hi but it looks simple to use. I'm heading heading to Siem Reap on Sunday so I will start to use it there:)

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, March 26, 11:35 AM
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Another "Path"?

Looks appealing, but the question is whether professional writers will indeed want to share their discoveries before making money with their material? 
If I wasn't intend on reading small print for the catch before, ever since the small print of #AmtrakResidences proved that writers gave away world wide rights (whether they'd win a residency or not), I'm more leery than ever. 
"It" does show protection —for others— the third parties from whom It participants use content or images (see #11 copyright).


"Hi" users themselves agree with the following:

3.2 License. You hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Moments Management an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Services. You agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.

 Be aware that unless you, the writer, are paid by a publisher of a site, or publication, be it an Online or print publication, the owner of the platform where you post your content most often will state in small print that you have signed away your rights, merely by posting. 
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, March 26, 10:02 PM

Good one, Gregg Morris!

Geek Girl Travel's curator insight, March 27, 12:37 AM

Oooh, I an going to try this!

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SEAGA 2014 :: SEAGA

SEAGA 2014 :: SEAGA | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Tony Hall's insight:

This looks interesting. And I love Siem Reap. I would love to hear from other people thinking about attending this conference. Now I need to think of an idea for a paper to present.

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Shanghai's Global Ascendance

Shanghai's Global Ascendance | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world. A week ago, he took this amazing shot, recreating the same framing and perspective as a photograph taken in 1987, showing what a difference 26 years can make. The setting is Shanghai's financial district of Pudong, dominated by the Oriental Pearl Tower at left, and the new 125-story Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second tallest skyscraper, at 632 meters (2,073 ft) high, scheduled to finish by the end of 2014. Shanghai, the largest city by population in the world, has been growing at a rate of about 10 percent a year the past 20 years, and now is home to 23.5 million people -- nearly double what it was back in 1987. This entry is focused on this single photo pairing, with several ways to compare the two.


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Wow. This is amazing. The cynical side of me wonders what the costs have been for the people of the area. Not to mention the environmental costs.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 5, 9:39 AM

In the Atlantic, there was an article that highlighted some incredible comparisons of Shanghai’s Pudong district that shows the impact of globalization.  This image is my rendering of the two images as a composite image.  Globalization has hit…hard and fast.  Today, we shouldn't think of Shanghai as a major city in China, but as as one of the major cities in the world.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 12:38 PM

It is amazing how quick a city can change in only 26 years. Since this picture was taken in 1987, the city's population has doubled, and is continuing to grow rapidly. Today, this city is one of the largest in the world and has magnificent skyscrapers, one of which is the second tallest in the world. It is obvious globalization hit this mega city very quickly, making it one of the most impressive cities in the world. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 9:37 PM

Buildings, skyscrapers and urbanization. Why not? This is how the world is and this is what attacks tourists. For Shanghai, they need to be up to par with all the other business and tech savvy countries and cities. This is how they are going to keep their technological business, by building what needs to be built. 

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Map: How Wrong Is Your Time Zone? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Map: How Wrong Is Your Time Zone? - Slate Magazine (blog) | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Map: How Wrong Is Your Time Zone?
Slate Magazine (blog)
For whatever reason, more of the world seems to be a little bit like Spain—the sun rises and sets later in the day than it should—than the other way around.

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This is fascinating and something that I have wondered about and suspected for quite a while. Basically, most of the world is off time. Quite amazing when you think about it. 

 

I do wonder what the map would look like if a different projection was used. Trying to rectify this would be an interesting (and difficult!) exercise. 

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There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map

There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Some archaeologists have long suspected that a faded painting from the ruins of the 9,000-year-old village known as Catalhoyuk might be a map — of a settlement at the foot of an erupting volcano. Others said no. Now geologists have evidence that the volcano indeed erupted around that time.
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This pretty cool. Proper "old school" geography!

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Assessment and Rubrics

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List of assessment and rubric information
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I recently talked my school into getting a licence for Stratalogica. When I came across it I thought it was awesome. Especially the "dual globe view", which is awesome for comparing population density with climate or growing season, for example. I wonder if anyone else is using it and would mind sharing their experiences - good and bad.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 26, 8:19 PM

A colleague shared this site with me after I asked for some advice on developing a rubric for some work my Y10 Geographers are doing. It's a fantastic site with rubrics for all kinds of activities. My guys are working in groups to make a video to demonstrate understanding of a topic. I found something for the technical side of making a video, as well as stuff for group work. I combined this with my own material on the actual content to come up with something that was quite good. Enjoy!

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Tree loss mapped in 'near real time'

Tree loss mapped in 'near real time' | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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This is really interesting. And somewhat disturbing. Another reason for using ICT in our teaching as a matter of course rather than as something exciting.

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Scientists may have solved the giant Siberian crater mystery - and the news isn't good

Scientists may have solved the giant Siberian crater mystery - and the news isn't good | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Researchers have long contended the epicentre of global warming is also farthest from the reach of humanity.
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This is quite interesting. Obvious links to Geography, ESS etc.. Could also use it in IB Theory of Knowledge.

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Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.
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This is really interesting. Great for weathering & erosion in IGCSE Geography

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What countries around the world give their citizens for having children

What countries around the world give their citizens for having children | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Almost half of the world faces the same demographic problem: not enough babies are being born to keep up with an aging population. As a result, countries have been trying all kinds of measures to get their citizens in the mood for procreating. Japan is spending about ¥3 billion ($29.3 million) on matchmaking events and robot babies that might inspire couples to want...
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Useful for IGCSE & IB population studies. 

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Ltd Edition - Trust me, I'm A Geographer

Ltd Edition - Trust me, I'm A Geographer | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Let everyone know your love for being a Geographer with this special limited edition design.Only available for a LIMITED TIME, so get yours TODAY! 100% cotton and made right here in the U.S.A. Click the "Buy it now" button to reserve yours before we are out of stock!Buy 2, make a gift for someone and save on shipping. Don't forget to 'like' and share ;)
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I came across the original offering too late and was pretty gutted. But they have put it on again. As of 5 minutes ago, there 41/50 t-shirts sold. Three days to get the last 9 (or more). Go on. You know you want to!

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Interactive Map Showing How Income Inequality Has Changed In 100 Years

This interactive map shows just how much the percentage of income made by the top 1 percent of earners around the world has changed over the last 100 years. (I love #cartography.

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Dawning of the Anthropocene age

Dawning of the Anthropocene age | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Earth is entering a new epoch and this time it's not ice ages or meteorites causing it: it's one humans have helped bring about.
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This is an interesting article. It's actually the second I've read in the last few days about the 'anthropocene'. I think it is a thing now. Something I do find hard to take though, is the notion that we must save the planet. We don't. The planet will outlast humanity by a long way. Nonetheless, what is discussed in the article is worthwhile in terms of prolonging humanity's existence. 

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Music Map of Great British Bands


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This is really cool! Music & geography together:)

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A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words

A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The startup what3words wants to change the way we talk about locations
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This is a very very interesting concept. My initial thought was "Really? Do we need this?" Since that thought I have been wondering about weather it might work. I would really love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

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earth

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An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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People may have already seen this. If you haven't, quite simply, this is amazing. Whenever I show students they are transfixed by it. It is actually a thing of rare beauty.

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Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source | Al Jazeera America

Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source | Al Jazeera America | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
In 2013, Spain produced over 20 percent of its energy with wind turbines; questions remain over its economic stability
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What do people think of this? Good news or no? Is it viable in an economic sense? Does economics really count when people are doing something for the greater good? Will this decision prove to be a good one in 20 years? 50years? 100 years?

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See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem

See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"Few places in the world are as revered, fought over and thought about as Jerusalem. For millenia, people have made pilgrimages here, often at great expense and great risk. So imagine for a second what it would be like to hear, from a young age, about this holy city, and then to see the first photographs ever taken of it."


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I love seeing old photographs. Although these are blurry they are amazing images. 

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proche et moyen orient: une ville enjeu capital depuis longtemps...
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StrataLogica - The Learning is in the Layers

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I recently talked my school into getting a licence for Stratalogica. When I came across it I thought it was awesome. Especially the "dual globe view", which is awesome for comparing population density with climate or growing season, for example. I wonder if anyone else is using it and would mind sharing their experiences - good and bad.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 26, 8:22 PM

I recently talked my school into getting a licence for Stratalogica. When I came across it I thought it was awesome. Especially the "dual globe view", which is awesome for comparing population density with climate or growing season, for example. I wonder if anyone else is using it and would mind sharing their experiences - good and bad.