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Power of Place

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Explore educational and professional development resources for teachers and classrooms on Annenberg Media's learner.org. Companion to the Annenberg Media series Power of Place. This site covers the 26 episodes of the world geography course, produced by Cambridge Studios.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:15 AM

I know many teachers love the "Power of Place" video series because they are regionally and thematically organized. All 26 videos (roughly a half an hour each) aren't the most current examples but they are all sound and available online here.  

Allison Anthony's comment, May 2, 2014 9:22 AM
I think you should make an updated version! :-)
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 3, 2014 9:07 AM

great course resource!

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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Indigenous literacy day. Saw great interview on TV this morning with Alison Lester - she helps remote communities write and publish their own books.

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Kahlil Gibran: Humanity Through Poetry

Kahlil Gibran: Humanity Through Poetry | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Kahlil Gibran, known for the accessibility and warm humanity of his poems, provides students with a window onto an often misunderstood and misrepresented culture.
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Geography Education

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Global news with a spatial perspective:  Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
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Im trying to Scoop Seth Dixon's page. He keeps me up to date. Thanks Seth

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Curriculum | Asia Education Foundation

Curriculum | Asia Education Foundation | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
AEF’s suite of Asia-focused teaching and learning resources
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Food Waste

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

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Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Jose Soto's curator insight, August 5, 9:21 PM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 6, 4:20 AM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

Sue Byrnes's curator insight, August 6, 6:06 PM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | Primary Geography | Scoop.it

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Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 29, 12:53 PM

Very relevant pedagogy for each way of innovating learning.  Great summer read.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 4, 11:48 PM

Infographic "Seven ways to remake learning in your school".

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GeoEd Tweets

I don't have enough time to comment on every link that I think would be of interest to you, so I've archived some tweets with likes that I think are worth exploring.

 

Tags: geography education, social media, teacher training.


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I am interested in this as a process. How to archive good tweets and use them on Scoop It- more interesting strategies to keep us all thinking.

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates] | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.
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I'm not sure if downloading these templates will lead to a marketing nightmare but as I am trying to teach students how to use Infogaphics I thought I should point these out. Timelines for a start.

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Maeklong Railway Market

"Multi-purpose land use."


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Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 7:33 PM

Unit 5

The Maeklong Railway Market is located in Thailand on an actual railway that is used by a train 8 times a day. The vendors get a three minute notice before the train comes by and yes, this is enough time for them to fold up awnings and umbrellas, move their things, and notify shoppers to watch out. It is a huge tourist attraction in Thailand because who wouldn't want to see a farmers market fold up into the walls as a train passes and then pop right back out as of nothing happened?   

This really is an amazing use of space and the people who started this Railway market are true visionaries and deserve a round of applause for paying attention to what the community needed and finding the means to make it happen. 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 5:50 AM

That. Is. The. Coolest. And. Most. Funniest. Things. I. Have. Ever. Seen.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 6:09 AM

mega cities Mekong

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Map Projections

Map Projections | Primary Geography | Scoop.it

A map projection is used to portray all or part of the round Earth on a flat surface. This cannot be done without some distortion.  Every projection has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. There is no "best" projection.  The mapmaker must select the one best suited to the needs, reducing distortion of the most important features.  Mapmakers and mathematicians have devised almost limitless ways to project the image of the globe onto paper. Scientists at the U. S. Geological Survey have designed projections for their specific needs—such as the Space Oblique Mercator, which allows mapping from satellites with little or no distortion.  This document gives the key properties, characteristics, and preferred uses of many historically important projections and of those frequently used by mapmakers today.


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This is so useful for primary students

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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, March 26, 9:08 AM

Maps have been a great aid in understanding—and warping our understanding—of our world.

Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 26, 6:58 PM

This article explains and talks about 18 specific map projections. It gives a lot of detail about all of them, and describes the disadvantages and uses for all of them.

 

I thought that this was interesting because I learned more about map projections, and actually how people use them.

Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 27, 9:59 AM

Some review help

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 8, 10:08 AM

Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 PM

Every Geography classroom needs one of these to explain topography

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 12:24 PM

This thing is sick! I would love to make one of these i would play with this thing for hours and I'm an adult. And they say video games are useless, the kinect can be used for things other than dance offs and such. 

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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
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27 Facts About Maps

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

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Very USA centric but entertaining and makes you think about the taken-for- granted use of maps. We do believe them!!

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Karen Kesby's curator insight, August 10, 7:39 PM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Ashley Burleson's curator insight, August 11, 4:45 AM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 11, 7:43 AM

Maps are awesome - need I say more! This clip actually covers a significant amount on the power / influence of maps through history.

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a different view downloadable

The movie to accompany 'a different view' the Geographical Association's 2009 'Manifesto' for school geography.
Geography is about discovering the world… and its complexity
Geography deepens our understanding of the world
Geography fascinates and inspires
Thinking geographically … thinking critically … about what we see and understand

This can be shown without any preamble as to its purpose as hopefully the movie makes it clear what it is for.
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Why we need Geography

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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


Tagseducation, K12geography education.

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We should host the Olympics in the same place every time

We should host the Olympics in the same place every time | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The Olympics are bad for cities. So why do we keep asking new places to invest billions of dollars in state-of-the-art stadiums they’ll never use again?
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Great idea!! and good for Greece.

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Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled

Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Tips from a geographer who's seen it all.
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Interesting themes on mapping and the importance of being able to interpret a map.

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How to Make an Attractive City

We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.

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Interesting ideas - how to make a beautiful city. Great debate

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Seth Forman's curator insight, May 26, 6:57 PM

Summary: This interesting video talks about principles that should be considered by city planners that could make our life's better and happier.

 

Insight: This video is relevant  to unit 7 because it shows efforts that should be taken by urban planners and how a simple city layout can effect our lives. 

Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 27, 1:01 AM

This video gives you an overview of how to make the most attractive city in six ways. It explains the reasons and the wants of a city that potential residents are looking for.

 

This video relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it talks about the orgin, site and situation a city should have for it to be considered attractive to people. A city should be chaotic/ordered, should have visible life, compact, is should have a nice/mysterious orientation, it should not be too big or too small, and it should be local and lively. Today, many cities lack attractiveness because of the intellectual confusion around beauty and the lack of political will. I totally agree with video and the requirement s to have an attrative city. 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 4:17 AM

We definitely need more visually pleasing cities, our world is lacking and we are loosing it to like in the video "corporate opportunists".

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Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It

Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Those living in areas without fresh produce tend not to eat well. But just putting in a supermarket is not a panacea, it turns out.
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Education in our schools - see the Stephanie Alexander garden program. Children need to know how to prepare and eat fresh food.

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Create a class of GPS explorers with geocaching | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Geocaching - there is a whole world of Geocachers out there. Google it in your area.

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Volcanic Eruption

"WebCams de Mexico archives the best of webcam videos in Mexico."


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Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, March 17, 3:53 PM

Impressionnant

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watch an eruption in action

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 12:43 PM

It almost reminds me of a blemish that needs to be tended to on the face of the earth and it just couldn't handle the pressure anymore. My fascination with the way the earth does things blows my mind. 

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Teaching the Geography of Food

Teaching the Geography of Food | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College  Food. It's something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Ge...
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