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geteach.com

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Free site dedicated to help teachers educate and engage students using Google Earth

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:54 PM

GE Teach is a phenomenal site, designed by an AP teacher to bring geospatial technologies into the classroom in a way that is incredibly user-friendly. This site allows you to use Google Earth with clickable layers. With multiple data layers of physical and human geography variables, this interactive globe puts spatial information in powerful, yet fun, student-inspired platform.  Click here for a video tutorial.


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:54 AM

Use Google Earth in the classroom with clickable layering of maps.  Great for bringing Geography into your classroom!

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 8, 2015 5:18 AM

GTAV Technology and cartography in Geography

GE Teach is a phenomenal site, designed to bring geospatial technologies into the classroom in a way that is incredibly user-friendly. This site allows you to use Google Earth with clickable layers. With multiple data layers of physical and human geography variables, this interactive globe puts spatial information in powerful, yet fun, student-inspired platform.

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Do Geography and Altitude Shape the Sounds of a Language?

Do Geography and Altitude Shape the Sounds of a Language? | Strategies for implementing the Common Core in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Languages that evolve at high elevations are more likely to include a sound that's easier to make when the air is thinner, new research shows

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:21 AM

Interesting blog from the Smithsonian on how altitude may alter language development.  

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Teaching Current Events

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How can busy history teachers incorporate current events into their lesson planning? Our new Future of History bloggers share their 4-part approach.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 27, 2013 1:15 PM

Very interesting look at the HOW of incorporating current events into the middle school classroom.

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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | Strategies for implementing the Common Core in Social Studies | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:34 PM

I really like this interactive map application.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:13 PM

unit 1

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:14 PM

Just another of the millions of uses for GIS...

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On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 billion by 2050

On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 billion by 2050 | Strategies for implementing the Common Core in Social Studies | Scoop.it
The United Nations predicts the human population will hit 9.6 billion by 2050. How do demographers devise that figure?

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 12, 2013 12:08 PM

What would a world of 9.6 billion look like?

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T-Shirt Travels

When filmmaker Shantha Bloemen was stationed in a remote village in Zambia as a worker with an international aid organization, she had to adjust to living in a different culture. But one thing struck her as oddly familiar: almost everyone in the village wore secondhand clothing from the West. Bloemen began to imagine stories about the people who used to wear the clothing, wondering if the original owners had any idea that the castoffs they had given to charities ended up being sold to Africans half a world away.


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:48 AM

It's fascinating to look at the effects of globalization, and a great look at how economies change.  When people in the Western world drop a bag of clothes off at a charity, I doubt we think they'd end up in a village in Africa. Warning:  it does get a little preachy at the end. 

Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:44 PM

Is direct aid a good thing or not? How does secondhand clothing impact local economies?

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:57 PM

Westernization is a popular theme thats happening in the East. Even though people don't know it, the clothes they give away may be some that are taken to places like Africa. Hand-me-downs are popular in the U.S. but even more so in Africa. The t-shirt you give away to someone might end up across the world. Who knows.

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The World Religions Tree

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Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

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Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

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"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

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It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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The Common Core: Who’s Minding the Schools?

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Are new standards really leveling the playing field? Or is the game prearranged so that many, if not most, of the players will fail?

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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

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A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw. After a month, the backwoodsman returned the saw to the store, complaining, "It doesn'

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3 Effective Ways to Build a Strong Brand Identity - Search Engine Journal

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Add social sharing buttons above and below the fold to leverage the acquisition of links and share. Don't splatter all your share buttons ...
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Document Deep Dives

Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:29 AM

With the help of experts, Smithsonian.com provides a close analysis of documents that changed history. In the articles below, check out clickable, annotated versions of these historical objects and photographs


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For Educators | History Detectives | PBS

For Educators | History Detectives | PBS | Strategies for implementing the Common Core in Social Studies | Scoop.it

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:18 PM

A great tie to teaching students how to analyze primary sources as an historian would - PBS not only archives all of their History Detective shows online, but offer searchability and a special teacher section.  Bonus:  a section on historical detecting tools!

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Using Google Earth in the Classroom - LiveBinder

Google Earth is a great cross curricular tool to use in the classroom. You will find many resources for getting started or going deeper here!

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 26, 2013 2:50 PM

Tons of ideas for teachers on how to use Google Earth in the classroom - and not just in geography classes, either!

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Primary vs Secondary

A UVic Libraries How-to video about the differences between primary and secondary sources. Created in Camtasia. Music created in GarageBand. Images from flic...

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 28, 2013 10:30 AM

Quick video on the difference between primary and secondary sources, including examples!

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Labor History: Hardball and Handshakes | Baseball Hall of Fame

Labor History: Hardball and Handshakes | Baseball Hall of Fame | Strategies for implementing the Common Core in Social Studies | Scoop.it

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:20 PM

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Hardball and Handshakes documents the history of organized labor in the country's favorite pasttime.  

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Contents - Primary Sources: Native Americans - American Indians - LibGuides at Christopher Newport University

Contents - Primary Sources: Native Americans - American Indians - LibGuides at Christopher Newport University | Strategies for implementing the Common Core in Social Studies | Scoop.it
Indigenous Peoples of the 48 contiguous states of America guide contents (Primary Sources: Native Americans - American Indians on LibGuides.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:29 AM

An enormous collection of primary sources regarding American Indians in the United States.  

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7 Good Examples of Gamification in Education - EdTechReview (ETR)

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Various edtech companies are working for some effective ways to create process of learning “fun”. Here are some of the good examples of gamification in education.

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Common Core Tools

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Technology tools to help with Common Core.

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The Common Core State Standards; Developing World Class Students for the 21st Century

When a student sits in a classroom today, they're not just competing with their classmates. They're preparing for a future where they will compete globally.....
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PR Newswire - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

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Featuring both print and digital components, Common Core Achieve provides in-depth, high school-level instruction in four subject areas: literacy, mathematics, social studies and science.
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