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Why Almost Nobody Lives In Most Of Canada

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"Canada: land-wise, it's one of the world's biggest countries, but population-wise, it's anything but.The map comes from the Government of Canada's 'Plant Hardiness Site,' which contains images showing 'Extreme Minimum Temperature Zones' throughout the Great White North."

 

Tags: Canada, map, North America, weather and climate.


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Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:18 PM

It's a little strange to think that one of the world's largest countries in terms of area does not boast a very large population. Then again, when we think of Russia (the largest country by area in the world), many of its regions are uninhabited as well because of extreme climatic conditions. Countries like India, China, and Brazil, however, have enormous populations because they are located in more temperate zones, and so almost every area of the country is habitable.  There are places in every country, however, that are uninhabitable due to the terrain, the weather, or other factors. 

 

What we end up with, then, is the idea of geography as a misleading discipline. Okay, maybe the discipline itself is not misleading, but we have to be careful about making assumptions about a place based merely on its size or location. Some people may assume that some of the world's larger countries have strong and stable economies due to their size, but this is not always the case. Some of the most economically stable countries in the world are found in the relatively small nations of Europe. This map of Canada and the accompanying article, therefore, are a cautionary tale about taking things at face value and the importance of doing our own investigation and research. 

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, September 17, 2015 8:51 AM

Canada is large relatively uninhabitable country. Most of the nation is basically barren frozen wilderness. This article shows the key point that climate plays in the question of where humans decided to live. Warm and temperate climates traditionally attract the most people. Know one wants to live with polar bears. While their are many geographic factors to were people live, climate may be the most important.

Alex Vielman's curator insight, September 21, 2015 11:46 PM

It really isn't much of a shock that one of the world's biggest countries, Canada, does not have a large population. The obvious reason is because the temperatures reach extremely low. Not a lot of people live in Northern Quebec, Yukon, or Nunavut. Its interesting to think that a country so big has mostly all its population in cities along the border line of Canada and the U.S. One of the thoughts that comes to mind is how, Canada has all this 'empty' territory, with little to no activity happening in certain areas, is this land really Canada's to claim? We hear people always talking about the touristic areas like Niagara Falls or Toronto, but what makes places like Nuvavut, Canada? Its almost like if half of Canada is actually Canada. 

Overall, it is completely understandable that no one will want to live in extreme cold temperatures but it would be interesting to learn more about these Canadian States. 

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Residents trapped in 'high-rise hell' at Wentworth Point

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Traffic is regularly at gridlock around Wentworth Point and that is before most people have moved in.
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Canva - Poster Making on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Canva - Poster Making on iPads - Class Tech Tips | Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve shared how Canva is one of my favorite web tools and now it’s available on iPads!  Canva is a great example of how a website can transfer its high quality user experience to an iPad app.  You’ll love how quickly you can make posters for your classroom and how easily students can demonstrate their understanding of a topic through visual art.  Not only is this app simple to use, it’s also completely free!

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Online Group Brainstorming Tool - GroupMap

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“GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.”
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Tony Hall's curator insight, September 17, 2014 2:25 AM

This looks quite cool. Looking forward to trying out with my Year 9 Humanities class next week.

pbernardon's curator insight, September 18, 2014 2:33 AM

Un outil convivial à tester ....

RESENTICE's curator insight, September 18, 2014 3:43 AM

Un outil en ligne de remue-méninges..

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iPads for Education | Education Apps

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Our pick of education apps and related classroom ideas to support your school's iPad for education program.
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3 Great Tools for Teachers to Create Their Own Educational Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Great Tools for Teachers to Create Their Own Educational Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it
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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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Place-based Geography Videos

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Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2


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Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:54 PM

Great site - showing locational context is important for not just Geography but every subject. How can we understand the complexities of topics like conflict or urban economies or agricultural histories.... without understanding locations and maps?

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 2014 12:02 PM

It was nice to see where everything was happening. I hope it gets updated to more current events. I wish we had something like this when we were looking at the invasion of Kuwait.

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, March 15, 2015 5:19 PM

Seth Dixon uses ArgGIS to juxtapose maps with the location a video is associated with. 

 

This idea has crossed my mind before. Now, a video can be contemplated with the spatial accuracy needed. This connects events to a place, and can help students more fully grasp the geospatial distribution of events. 

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, October 26, 2014 3:40 AM

Ik ben zelf eigenlijk helemaal niet zo handig in het ontwikkelen van content. Deze applicaties lijken echter gemakkelijk in gebruik.

Rob Overend's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:20 PM

Bring your teaching to life with animated videos to engage your students. Select from a bank of content or use your own. Could be great for reinforcing and inspiring. I might have to try one of these.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 6:08 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. I'd like to learn how to make animation like these. Now I have some tools. I can also see some application for older children in learning.

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Create and Share with MapMaker Interactive

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A new tool on the MapMaker Interactive lets you create your own set of links that you can save and share with the world. Check out these example sets of links and then get started on creating your ...
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