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The Best Note-Taking Strategies for Students: Teachers and Experts Weigh In

The Best Note-Taking Strategies for Students: Teachers and Experts Weigh In | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers and experts offer tips and tricks on how to help students improve their STEM-class note-taking. Here's the gist of it!
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30 Terrific Pokemon GO Teaching Ideas to Try Now

30 Terrific Pokemon GO Teaching Ideas to Try Now | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
If you're interested in using Pokemon GO in the classroom, then check out these 30 fun and exciting Pokemon GO teaching ideas to get yourself started.
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Earth Temperature Timeline

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 13, 2:03 PM

This infographic is a fascinating way to put into context the very recent trend of rising global temperatures.  This is worth scrolling all the way through to make the ending all the more meaningful.  Oh yeah, and August 2016 was the hottest month in recorded history...only 11 months of record-breaking temperatures.  

 

TagsXKCD, artinfographic, physicalhistorical, environment, climate change.

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Books About Adversity - No Time For Flash Cards

Books About Adversity - No Time For Flash Cards | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
Books about adversity. Teach children about resilience, strength , and empathy.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:21 AM

A wonderful collection of picture books and novels that teach children about resilience, strength and empathy through stories that highlight the adversity of other children,.

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

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Teaching Resources and Ideas | 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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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The Australian gold rush | australia.gov.au

The Australian gold rush | australia.gov.au | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:00 PM

Australian Curriculum Links - History

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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"The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards."


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Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 2014 4:54 PM

"Access"--North America Unit

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APHG-U2 & U6

AHS Model UN's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:13 PM

The MPI was developed out of a desire to fill some of the gaps in the HDI's applicability and utility.  Allow me to quote the editor of one the NCGE's journals, the Geography Teacher, on the usefulness of the MPI website for classroom use: "With the infographics, maps, graphs, country briefings, and case studies, you have a ready-made lesson activities to demonstrate patterns of fertility, mortality, and health for a population unit, and access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation for an Industrialization and Economic Development Unit. Connections can also be made to malnutrition and water, as well as to key concepts such as pattern and scale, to key geographical skills such as how to use and think about maps and geospatial data, and to the use of online maps and online data."  Also, this article from the World Bank also give a run-down on the key findings of the MPI in 2014. 

 

Tags: statisticspopulation, development, unit 2 population, unit 6 industry.

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Best Practice Autism - Guide to the Spectrum

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The objective of this site is to advocate, educate, and inform by providing a best practice guide to the screening, assessment, and intervention for school-age children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Timely articles and postings include topics such as screening, evaluation, positive behavior support (PBS), self-management, educational planning, IEP development, gender differences, evidence-based interventions (EBI) and more. This site also features up-to-date information on scientifically validated treatment options for children with ASD and a list of best practice books, articles, and links to organizations. Designed to be a practical and useful resource, bestpracticeautism.com offers essential information for psychologists, teachers, counselors, advocates and attorneys, special education professionals, and parents.


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Earth Science Week

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Take part in Earth Science Week 2013! Held October 13-19, ESW 2013 will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. “Mapping Our World,” the theme of ESW 2013, engages young people and the public in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, bodies of water, fault lines, volcanic activity, weather patterns, travel routes, parks, businesses, population distribution, our shared geologic heritage, and more. Maps help show how the Earth systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – interact.


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Malini Mehan's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Earth Science week unleashes the mechanism to understand the  dynamic world. It is a great way to observe and understand the constanly evolving processes that bring about changes in the physical and social landscape. From the evolution of islands off the coast of southern Pakistan, as was reported after the deadly earthquake of 24th September to freak weather and migration of illegal immigrants from Europe to Africa, understanding mapping techniques would give valuable insight into the interaction of the Earth Systems.

Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:35 AM

Some awesome activity ideas and unit plans on this site for teachers to do with Earth Science!

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:58 PM

Bacana! 

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Geoff Petty | Improve your teaching and that of your team

Geoff Petty | Improve your teaching and that of your team | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
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Us Mob Walawurru

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Central Australia, 1960s ... Ruby lives on a cattle station and goes to the ‘silver bullet' school where she comes across Mr Duncan, her well-meaning teacher. Follow Ruby as she seeks to understand why two cultures are at odds with each other.
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An excellent ficton text on an Aboriginals Persepctive looking at views of country and land 

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Welcome to the More Music Toolkit

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Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system
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Creative arts resources for primary schools

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Useful creative arts resources.


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Amy Bull's curator insight, March 28, 2014 2:42 AM

This curriculum support page is collaborated by the NSW Government Education and Communities and provides teachers with lesson ideas and quality resources related to the Creative Arts.

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Climate Comparison Maps

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"Triton1982 makes maps by comparing each of the city's highest and lowest average temperatures against the Koppen classification system."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 12:50 PM

Many maps are shared on Reddit, and this series of maps help make some far off places easier to relate to.  I think these cross-regional comparisons can also help students also see that countries can have a great degree of internal variety.  

 

Tags: Australia, Oceania, mapping, visualization 

Profesor Vázquez Rubén Andrés's curator insight, September 13, 3:55 PM
Comparacion climatica
Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 5:46 PM

Australian climate. Note the comparative climates of our future case studies, Kosciuszko Alpine ecosystem and the Great Barrier Reef.

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4 apps for digital storytelling in the great outdoors

4 apps for digital storytelling in the great outdoors | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
Get students outside making videos to demonstrate their understanding of different subject areas. These four apps make digital storytelling easy and fun.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 13, 11:09 AM
Getting students outside is important for their health. Here are 4 ways to do that and combine your curriculum with it. 
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Weird and Wonderful Books for Kids who Like Roald Dahl

Weird and Wonderful Books for Kids who Like Roald Dahl | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
Books for kids who like Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. Funny titles, subversive humor, tongue in cheek writing. 
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Country Profiles - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette | resources

Country Profiles - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette | resources | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
International guide to the culture, customs, social and business etiquette from countries around the world

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, October 20, 2014 3:40 AM

Intercultural understanding involves getting to know other people's culture, language, etiquettes and taboos. You can download free country guides and other resources on this website.

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~ GOLD ~

Explore the impact of the gold rushes on Australia and uncover the stories of the diggers at SBS GOLD! The topics below detail the varied results of the gold rushes on the young colonies of Australia, and use newspapers, diaries and memoirs to uncover the personal experiences of those caught up in the rush.

Discover the stories, explore the rich visual database and interact with the Flash features to learn more about the Australian gold rushes.


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Years 5-6 Indonesian: Reduce Reuse Recycle Compost | Asia Education Foundation

Years 5-6 Indonesian: Reduce Reuse Recycle Compost | Asia Education Foundation | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
This learning sequence examines the waste management strategies of reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 21, 2014 12:12 AM

These excellent teaching resources focus on a current issue and help students learn Indonesian at the same time.

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 21, 2014 1:12 AM

Teaching language and culture through a global issue.

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Drama Resource - Creative Ideas for Teaching Drama

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Creative resources for teaching drama
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Fantastic resource using different drama strategies! 

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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Pumpkin Geography

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"After spending a month becoming familiar with the location of the seven continents and the major bodies of water, each student is given a pumpkin to turn into a globe. Students paint the entire surface of the pumpkin blue to represent water. Next, they use pushpins to position and trace the outline of each continent onto their pumpkins. They use actual globes as models and are careful to place the continents in the correct hemisphere. Then, they paint and label each continent a different color. They label the major bodies of water and use white paint to represent the North and South Poles."


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Nigel Burke's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:13 AM

Nice one!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:51 AM

I love Halloween and all that goes with it, especially pumpkins. This is such a clever idea.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:16 PM

What a fun way to celebrate Halloween in the history/geography classroom.

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The Tree House

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3 oktober to 22 november 2009 in Kunsthal Rotterdam.
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Spectuacular picture book! no words only images - beautiful!! 

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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic]

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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic] Infographic is one of the best Infographics created in the category. Check out 30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic] now!

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Brian Jones Francis's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:55 AM

Just becuase everyone is doing something doesn’t make something right...I like this one: Why fit in when your were born to stand out ?

Lee Wise's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:11 PM

I just thought this was interesting... And, I enjoyed the layout of the quotes!  Hopefully, one more Beautiful Moment will come your way! 

deedee's curator insight, May 11, 3:09 AM

love dr seuss

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CreativityUnlimited - CREATIVITY UNLIMITED | PROJECT IDEAS

CreativityUnlimited - CREATIVITY UNLIMITED | PROJECT IDEAS | Teaching Resources and Ideas | Scoop.it
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