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The Geographic Advantage

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We are living in an era of receding glaciers, accelerating loss of species habitat, unprecedented population migration, growing inequalities within and between nations, rising concerns over resource depletion, and shifting patterns of interaction and identity. This website provides 11 geographic investigations aligned to the geographic questions in the NRC Understanding Our Changing Planet report. The report focuses on the future directions in the geographical sciences and how these key questions will guide research to help us understand the planet on which we live.

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Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 20, 2015 6:17 PM

This article by the AAG emphasizes that in order to provide a healthier, more prospering world, we need to do 4 things. These 4 things are: environmental change, promote sustainability, spatial reorganization of the economy and society, and harness technological change. This will allow us to create more long term and sustainable geographic patterns. 

Elle Reagan's curator insight, March 22, 2015 10:02 PM

I really liked this article as it was interactive. I was able to pick out the area of geography I wanted to learn about and then it took me to another page that gave me more in-depth explanations. It was an overall good refresher on different aspects of geography with emphasis on how we react with our environment. 

Lydia Tsao's curator insight, May 26, 2015 2:22 AM

I definitely agree with the website that geography is one of the most important, if not the most important tool in understanding the world today. Geography is not simply just naming and understanding place names, although that is certainly important to geography. Geography is about understanding the social, political, and economic causes and consequences resulting from the nationally and artificially conceived barriers, borders, and places. This is why I think everyone should be required to take AP Human Geography. The classes exposes you to so many of the current events, problems, and implication in society today. As a senior, I thought I had already learned everything I needed to learn in my previous classes, and little did I know that I was dead wrong in my assumption. This classes has singlehandedly taught me many of the problems in the world today, and this class is the most useful class I've ever taken that can be applied to the real world every single day. I'm beyond happy that I chose to take AP Human Geography. I'm grateful for all the information I've learned in this class. But most importantly, I'm most thankful for the endless curiosity this classes has sparked in me to understand the world around me.

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STEN vs STEAM - Why Art has Entered STEM (infographic)

STEN vs STEAM - Why Art has Entered STEM (infographic) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the center of attention in most US public schools today. The focus on STEM fields was initiated to increase global competitiveness and the project does have its merits. However, it has left the arts languishing far off in the periphery. This is quite unfortunate, as art education is known to improve academic performance."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 26, 2014 9:10 PM

Have you noticed that STEM has transformed to STEAM? The A stands for art and this infographic looks at how the introduction of art to STEM can make  a difference in the academic performance of students. The infographic shares statistics on the perception of STEM and facts about both STEM and the Arts. It looks at how each impact the brain and also statistics about the number of schools with arts (US only) as well looking at US STEM rankings and global arts education.

There is a reason that STEM is shifting to STEAM and this infographic provides an overview of some of the reasons this is taking place.

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Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities

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The Center on Online Learning’s fourth and final webinar for the 2013-14 school year was presented by our very own Dr. Jamie Basham. He presented on “Tech and Apps to Address STEM in Online Learning for Students with Disabilities.” He described how Universal Design for Learning applied to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), can help teachers (and students) become “learning engineers.” He described the UDL instruction planning process and provided some great potential tools to use including iTunesU, iBooks, MyScript Calculator, Videolicious, and many other resources. Jamie left the audience with lots of tools, ideas, and directions to explore to move their STEM instruction forward.

 Webinar #4 Video Transcript|PowerPoint|PDF


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 2014 4:15 PM

This is a webinar archive on a vital topic. You'll find excellent resources more than just STEM and UDL.  Dig in, you'll be glad you did.