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Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island

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RIDOT has compiled a great (or horrific) set of images documenting the damage that Hurricane Sandy had on the Ocean State, primarily in coastal neighborhoods.  

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RIGEA

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The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance (RIGEA) is commited to promoting geographic education and geo-literacy in the Ocean State.  You can join the Alliance for free to receive newsletters and updates. We encourage you to visit our main website as well as our various social media profiles.


RIGEA Sites: Main Website, Facebook Page, Twitter.


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2016 Giant Map

2016 Giant Map | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

I was just informed that our proposal to receive a Giant Traveling Map from National Geographic was accepted! This year, we will be receiving Pacific Ocean Map Many schools find this a great way to make a fun event for the whole school; it will be available for schools and teachers to use from March 11th to April 4th.

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GeoCamp Summer Institute

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Explore Iceland's Changing Landscapes and diverse environments with the National Council for Geographic Education- Don't miss the Professional Development Travel Experience of a Lifetime! Watch the video to learn more about Geocamp Iceland and visit ncge.org/geocamp for details. Deadline is March 15, 2016.

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Geography as a Primary Source

Geography as a Primary Source | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"A geographic perspective is a way of looking at and understanding our world. When you view the world through the lens of geography, you are asking who, what, where, when, and how people, places, and things are distributed across the surface of the earth, and why/how they got there. In other words, it means that you are analyzing something with a geographic perspective. The understanding and use of a geographic perspective is critical for decision making skills in the 21st century. Using spatial concepts such as location, region, movement, and scale to help us understand:

  • Interactions - How the world works
  • Interconnections - How systems in our world are connected
  • Implications - How to make well-reasoned decisions"

---@natgeo, Geography as a Primary Source

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This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

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Corine Ramos's curator insight, January 26, 11:11 AM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

Sally Egan's curator insight, January 26, 4:34 PM

This provides a great introduction to Geography.

Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, January 27, 3:59 PM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills.

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Man of the world

Man of the world | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"On why a Prussian scientific visionary should be studied afresh…In a superb biography, Andrea Wulf makes an inspired case for Alexander von Humboldt to be considered the greatest scientist of the 19th century. Certainly he was the last great polymath in a scientific world which, by the time he died in Berlin in 1859, aged 89, was fast hardening into the narrow specializations that typify science to this day. Yet in the English-speaking world, Humboldt is strangely little-known."

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Alexander von Humboldt has been described as the last great ancient geographer concerned with understanding an eclectic cosmography as well as the first modern geographer. He is honored far and wide throughout Europe and especially  Latin America for his explorations, but given that people are confused as how to categorize him and classify his contributions, today he is under-appreciated.  Geographers need to reclaim his memory and call his extensive, globetrotting work on a wide range of subjects ‘geography.’  Here is another article and TED-ED video on the most influential scientist that you might not have heard of (at least until today).

 

Tags:  historicalbiogeography.

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The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy

The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it
Engaging Students in International Issues with Model UN and the Choices Program

Friday, January 22, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm
MCLE Building, 10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

This is a participatory workshop, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!  All materials, including the two curriculum units, lunch, and a 7-hour certificate of participation, are provided.

 

The cost is $145 ($75 for pre-service teachers) but I am working to get alliance members in for a nominal fee.  Just email rigea@ric.edu if you are interested with the subject line "Middle East in Transition." 

During the workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Choices Program's award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • Examine and work with the Choices unit The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and the UNAGB's Diplomacy for Classrooms: Perspective Taking, Negotiation, and Consensus Building (provided);
  • Network with exemplar colleagues in social studies education from across the region.


Who Should Attend: History, geography, government, civics, AP, IB, humanities and other social studies teachers are the target audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.
 

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Using BuzzFeed's listicle format to tell stories with maps and charts

Using BuzzFeed's listicle format to tell stories with maps and charts | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"Aldhous, who teaches data visualization at University of California, Berkeley’s School of Journalism and science communication at University of California, Santa Cruz, joined BuzzFeed’s science desk after working for Nature, Science and New Scientist magazines.

At BuzzFeed he has been honing his digital storytelling with a focus on pairing maps and charts with his stories. He’s using frameworks for storytelling that BuzzFeed is well known for, but leveraging them to experiment with visual science journalism. Recently, for instance, he effectively used BuzzFeed’s signature listicle format to explain the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina."


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RICESS

RICESS | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it


  • Here are a list of resources that will will use in an ArcGIS training with RICESS (Rhode Island College Educators of Social Studies). 


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Celebrating Women in Cartography

Celebrating Women in Cartography | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

Alice Hudson, Curator of the Women in Cartography exhibition and former Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library, talks about women in the world of mapping, bringing their stories, and most importantly, their maps to light. Susan Rich will read from The Cartographer's Tongue. 


Celebrating Women in Cartography Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture

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ConnectED Geography Webinar: Students can use, make, and share online maps for free

ConnectED Geography Webinar: Students can use, make, and share online maps for free | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it
Join K-12 Esri Education Manager, Charlie Fitzpatrick, for this upcoming partnered webinar that is open and free to everyone! Online maps are easy, fun, and powerful. Anyone with an internet connection can get started in seconds, learn new content constantly, and build toward college, career, and civic life. Any connected device, anytime, anywhere! This NCGE webinar is designed for those just wondering how to start, with a special ConnectED offer from Esri for US K12 schools. Register now!
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 8:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
NCGE offers regular webinars for members; look at the 2015-2016 NCGE Webinar Season Schedule
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 3, 2015 7:30 AM

Excellent program from ConnectED

asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:42 AM

#maps are #online and #free #sharing #P2P #common #opendata is possible...

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Event: Local Applications of ArcGIS Online

Event: Local Applications of ArcGIS Online | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

Description: Join the RIGIS Community and Esri for a discussion on best practices and use cases for applying ArcGIS Online to your work. This three-hour event, sponsored by the URI Coastal Institute, will provide a series of presentations by your peers in the GIS community, opportunities for networking, and direct time with Esri staff to learn the latest features and best practices for using ArcGIS Online.

 

This event will be ideally suited to any GIS practitioner or manager of technology interested in learning about the latest uses and trends in GIS in the region and beyond. Users will be sharing their work for local perspective, with breaks provided to connect with one another. Esri will also be available to discuss examples from other customers and answer questions, while providing insight to the latest evolution and best practices.

 

When: Friday, August 28, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Where: Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Campus Auditorium – 218 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island

 

Presentations: We are looking for anyone from Rhode Island to give a presentation on their use of ArcGIS Online.  Their use of AGOL need not use RIGIS data or include RI in its study area.  We are mainly looking for RI GIS users to show how they are using AGOL in their daily work, or as a way to help others review/explore their work, or learn more about geospatial technology.

 

Agenda:

                9:30 – 10:00     ArcGIS Platform Overview

                10:00 – 11:00   Rhode Island User Presentations

                11:00 – 11:30   Networking Break

                11:30 – 12:30   Guided Session by Esri

 

To register for this event or submit a presentation, please e-mail or call Nora Sauter from Esri at: nsauter@esri.com or call 978-777-4543, x8458.

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2015 Summer Institute

2015 Summer Institute | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"Get ConnectED! Online Mapping for New England Educators Resources and Links for Institute Participants."

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All of the ArcGIS links that were shared at the summer institute are archived here; enjoy mapping!!


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GeoBlogs's curator insight, July 30, 2015 12:43 PM

All of the ArcGIS links that were shared at the summer institute are archived here; enjoy mapping!!

 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, July 30, 2015 2:53 PM

All of the ArcGIS links that were shared at the summer institute are archived here; enjoy mapping!!

 

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The ArcGIS Book

The ArcGIS Book | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"Explore ten 'big ideas' that encapsulate the technological and social trends that have pushed geographic information systems (GIS) onto the Internet in a significant way. See how to apply these ideas to your own world. Open your eyes to what is now possible with Web GIS, and put the technology and deep data resources in your hands via the Quickstarts and Learn ArcGIS lessons that are included in each chapter."

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I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 19, 2015 10:12 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

Annenkov's curator insight, August 5, 2015 4:30 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

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Geospatial Institute

Geospatial Institute | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

The 2015 Summer Institute on online mapping and geospatial technologies for educators was a great success.  We want to invite everyone back to follow-up on some projects and activities since then (the great inspirational logo above is from GIS ETC.) 

 

WHEN: April 2nd, 9am (lunch will be provided)

WHERE: RIC campus 101 Alger Hall (computer lab)

WHO: all 2015 summer institute participants and anyone wish to join mid-stream. 

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Teachers for Global Classrooms

Teachers for Global Classrooms | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

This past summer, Sandra Makielski, seventh grade social studies teacher from Davisville Middle School, North Kingstown, traveled to the Philippines for an eighteen day educators’ trip. She was selected by Teachers for Global Classrooms, a U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs program, to participate in their 2015 Educators’ Trip.  Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and this opportunity was designed to jump start a teacher’s classroom. The trip was punctuated with many, many selfies with students, delicious food, and the hospitality of schools, faculty, and strangers. Ms. Makielski learned about the educational system, Filipino history, and the important role the Philippines is currently playing in global politics. Ms. Makielski looks forward to incorporating her new knowledge of the Philippines into her social studies lessons.

Applications are now open at the Teachers for Global Classrooms website. Deadline is March 17, 2016.

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The 2016 CT High School Geography Challenge

The 2016 CT High School Geography Challenge | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it
The registration form for the May 17, 2016 CT HS Geography Challenge will be going out to all CT high school social studies department chairmen in November. We're excited to announce the theme for the 2016 statewide interscholastic academic team competition is AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS!
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The Connecticut Geographic Alliance has expanded their annual High School Geography Challenge to include some other teams in southern New England.  Any RIGEA member that would like to enter their high school to have a team participate in this competition can register here (2016 CT Registration form).

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The Connecticut Geographic Alliance has expanded their annual High School Geography Challenge to include some other teams in southern New England.  Any RIGEA member that would like to enter their high school to have a team participate in this competition can register here (2016 CT Registration form).

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Mesmerizing Migration: Watch 118 Bird Species Migrate

Mesmerizing Migration: Watch 118 Bird Species Migrate | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have documented migratory movements of bird populations spanning the entire year for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. The study finds broad similarity in the routes used by specific groups of species—vividly demonstrated by animated maps showing patterns of movement across the annual cycle. The results of these analyses were published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

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This still image above doesn't do justice to this animated map of bird migrations (species key here).  While modern humans by and large are tied to particular plots of land, not all species have that same approach to gathering and using resources. 

 

Tagsphysicalecology, biogeography, environment, mapping, scale, location.

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A Walk Through Downtown Providence, 1908

A Walk Through Downtown Providence, 1908 | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"The black and white  pictures, below, are taken from 'Providence', published for the Shepard Company, Providence, R.I. 1908.  The color pictures are from my early postcard collection. The Old State House between Benefit and North Main Street looks much the same now as it did 100 years ago."

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Teachers: Unique Professional Development Opportunity Now Open

Teachers: Unique Professional Development Opportunity Now Open | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"We’re looking for 35 K-12 educators, currently teaching in the U.S. or Canada, to join us in 2016 for an all-expense-paid adventure of a lifetime

This field-based PD experience could take you to the Arctic, Iceland, the Galápagos, Canadian Maritimes, British & Irish Isles, or even Antarctica!

Be inspired as former Grosvenor Teacher Fellows tell you what to expect—from tectonic trolling to ammonoids in the ArcticGalapagos photo galleries to sunscreen in Svalbard.

Applications are open until January 4. Click here to learn more and apply today!
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Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it
Launched in 1987 by presidential proclamation, Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity for families and schools to engage in fun, educational experiences that draw attention to the importance of geographic understanding.
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Happy Geography Awareness Week!!

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National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

DEMOGRAPHICS OF HOMELESS VETERANS

12% of the homeless adult population are veterans
20% of the male homeless population are veterans
68% reside in principal cities
51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities
50% have serious mental illness
70% have substance abuse problems

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Things to remember on Veteran's Day...homelessness is a major problem for the urban geography of most American cities and veterans are disproportionately affected (including Providence, RI).  Let's remember them on the 364 other days of the year too. 


Tags: urban, poverty, military.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 11, 2015 8:48 PM

Things to remember on Veteran's Day...homelessness is a major problem for the urban geography of most American cities and veterans are disproportionately affected (including Providence, RI).  Let's remember them on the 364 other days of the year too. 


Tags: urban, poverty, military.

God Is.'s curator insight, November 15, 2015 11:30 AM

How about taking care of our own FIRST?

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 16, 2015 1:27 PM

Being a Marine myself I think of it everyday already. Its sad that at  a young age of 17 with parent consent and a high school diploma or 18 on up a person male or female can enlist into the military and put their life on the line regardless of wartime or not and somehow or someway find themselves homeless or worse homeless with substance abuse and mental illness all at the same time. Keep in mind this was not the issue before enlisting. This, if I am not mistaken as always been a problem for all the years we had a military. Marine Corp birthday 10 November 1776.

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GIS and Earth Science Week 2015

GIS and Earth Science Week 2015 | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"The 2015 Earth Science Week (Oct 11-17) theme is 'Visualizing Earth Systems.'   Esri’s Earth Science GeoInquiries help educators show and explore critical content in earth science."

 

Tags physical, mapping, geospatialESRI.

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New US Topo Maps for Rhode Island

New US Topo Maps for Rhode Island | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"Updated US Topos are available for Rhode Island."

These 2015 US Topo maps contain an updated symbology, enhanced railroad information, new roads source data and selected public trails.
During my perusing, I've determined that the best place to download these new Topo maps for RI is here.

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   


Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

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Coastal Geography Field Trips

Coastal Geography Field Trips | Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance | Scoop.it

"The study of geography is not concerned with memorizing the names of states, capitals and continents, said RIC Adjunct Professor of Geography Jennifer Bonin. It is a field of science dedicated to the study of everything on the earth and in the earth – the lands, features, inhabitants and geological phenomena. 'Geography is the history of the planet,' she said.

For five summers, Bonin has taught a course on coastal geography, providing students with the history of Rhode Island’s coastal regions. Her first class is held at Napatree Point in Westerly, the western-most part of Rhode Island. Located at the end of a mile-and-a-half-long stretch of beach, not even the locals tend to venture out that far.

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