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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

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Start of the Year Videos

"A great Florida teacher produced this video.  Visit his course website for additional incredible resources."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2:16 PM

This just one of my favorite "start of the year" videos.  I've compiled them here so they can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy.  They show why taking geography courses is so important, useful and interesting.  Do you know of a great video that I should put on the list?  Send me a tweet.

Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education, APHG.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 17, 3:44 PM

APHG-Intro

D Langen's curator insight, August 22, 9:31 AM

This is an excellent collection of videos to frame the study of geography.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

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  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...
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Tar sands exploitation would mean game over for climate, warns leading scientist

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Prof James Hansen rebukes oil firms and Canadian government over stance on exploiting fossil fuel, which he says would make climate problem unsolvable
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Making Mountains Out of Landfills: | America Revealed | PBS

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Telling a Visual Story of Waste
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Mercator Puzzle

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Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:26 AM

Des cartes pour comprendre le monde: comprendre la projection Mercator avec ce puzzle en ligne.

Tony Hall's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:09 AM

This is great fun! A little tricky at first though:)

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:03 PM

Great site to show projection and changes in perception on maps.  

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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

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Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came

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Jess Pitrone's comment, April 29, 2013 9:06 PM
I think that language and accents are part of what defines a region. Although it isn’t a physical geographical characteristic, an accent can help you to identify where you are in the world, or within a particular nation. As Americans, we hear British accents as something completely different then our own, but in reality, they aren’t that different. As the article says, even though there are distinct General American accents and the BBC English accent, there are still parts of Great Britain and part of the US that share the rhotic and non-rhotic accents.
Accents are part of the culture that defines a geographical area. I would say that accent can be both a over-arching part of culture, like, for example, the General American accent that defines the whole nation culturally, or a small part of regional culture, like, for example, the specific Boston accent.
John Peterson's comment, April 30, 2013 10:38 AM
This article brings up an interesting point on how accents within a given language can be hard to determine, and they can change drastically over time for no apparent reason. In colonial times, because most colonial settlers were English, they would obviously have similar accents to those of the British. While this is the case, over time with exposure to their own practices as well as other societies and their accents, they may have begun to slowly form their own accents. While it is obvious that “American” and “British” accents are inherently different, this was not always so. What caused this shift and when did it occur? It is hard to say, especially with how accents have continued to develop even within the classification of American or British accents. It is hard to determine what is a truly American or British accent because of the numerous regional accents that are present in today’s society. As a result, it is even more difficult to determine when the initial change in accents occurred in our past.
Max Krishchuk's comment, April 30, 2013 10:47 AM
This is a great question because no one has really dwelled on the question. I like that the people talked about the rhotacism aspect of it because I had never known that before. This is very important because that is the exact way that the British and American languages are different. I think that it is very important to understand this subject because it shows the exact way that we speak differently from British people. I like that the people who discussed the question talked about the history that is involved, or the lack of the history that is involved. The people who truly want to study this question have to read books on this subject because it seems like there is not that much information on it. American speech sounds more modern and middle class to me, while the British language sounds like it is for the upper class.
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Empire's James Bond Travel Map | | Empire | www.empireonline.com

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18 Dec 2012: In depth looks at all the movies that matter as well as quizzes, fun and games from the world's leading film magazine.
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:: Kids Science - Videos for Kids |Learning Science for Kids | Free Educational Videos,Cartoons ::

:: Kids Science - Videos for Kids |Learning Science for Kids | Free Educational Videos,Cartoons :: | Teaching Geography @BIS | Scoop.it
Kids of primary school (K8 & K12 grades/level)can learn various science subjects through animated videos & movies in which cartoons characters teach the students by showing science projects & examples...
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Teachers Homepage

National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.
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Exploring Modern Human Migrations

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Students research the causes of several modern migrations, and create a map showing these migration routes.
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Economics behind Gangnam Style

The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades.

 

You may already now that I've been fascinating watching the cultural diffusion of Gangnam Style throughout the world as mentioned previously.  This NPR podcast looks at the economic infrastructure of the South Korean music industry that explains in greater detail how this video went viral.  The distribution of this video is dependent in part on the technological sophistication and economic strategies of South Korea to associate their brands with cultural cachet.  

 

Tags: popular culture, industry, diffusion, globalization, technology, economic, unit 6 industry.


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7 Billion - National Geographic

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There will soon be 7 billion people on the planet. Find out why you shouldn’t panic—at least, not yet.
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Google World Wonders Project

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From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

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"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 23, 6:32 PM

Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

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Nunca é "Toda a Verdade" ... 

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APHG-U1

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

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Programs A to Z: List of PBS Shows

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Full list of past and current PBS programs. Find program websites, online video, web extras, schedules and more for your favorite PBS shows...
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Census Data Mapper

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"This web mapping application provides users with a simple interface to view, customize, save and print thematic maps of the United States, using data from the 2010 Census.  The beta version contains a set of 2010 Census data relating to age and sex, population and race, and family and housing in the United States by county or equivalent entity." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 2013 12:20 PM

This month the U.S. Census Bureau has released the beta version of a very nice online mapping tool to display the 2010 data.  The mapper will create PDF versions of any map produced online (file sizes from 20-55KB) and the user can export the raw data to Excel.  While the user is more limited in how to display the data than they would using a GIS, this is a simple way to explore some of the basic census information.


Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, cartography.


Jen-ai's curator insight, January 24, 2013 2:11 PM

mmm data. This tool is really useful for anyone planning on servicing an area with grown food. You can see the demographics of your chosen geographical area quickly.

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Tweetping

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Check out the twitter activity in realtime

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:41 AM

This links to a page where tweets on Twitter are tracked in real time and displayed on a dot map.

 

Questions: What regions have the most tweets? Do you think there are differences between what people tweet about in one part of the world versus another? What can you infer about the areas where there are no tweets reported?

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, February 6, 2013 12:59 PM

Globalisation and the Internet; The US superpower and its softpower

nzgeogeek's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:50 AM

You need to open this page in Google Chrome. It will not work using Internet Explorer.

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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

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Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round
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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

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Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

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Geography Treasure Hunt
Try this virtual treasure hunt to test your geography skills! Navigate the map to find the place described in the question.
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Global Closet Calculator

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Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.

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Selling Climate Change

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As climate change descends, ads from Perrier and Diesel use global warming to sell more stuff.

 

How do many companies react to news of global warming? By trying to commodize it and make money.  Notice that global warming and products are being sold with sex.  What does this say about society?


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Interactive World Statistics

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The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    

 

Tags: population, worldwide, statistics, mapping, zbestofzbest.


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Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 11:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 24, 2012 10:23 AM
The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
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New Free GIS and Geography Teaching Resources - Directions ...

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It's “back to school” time once again! K-12 and higher education faculty and those who lead informal programs are preparing for this year's geography and GIS students. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg found several ...
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