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We are eating more fish than ever. Can our oceans cope?

We are eating more fish than ever. Can our oceans cope? | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
The FAO’s new report charts the trends influencing the global fishing industry.
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The end of bananas as we know them?

"A deadly fungus, known as Panama disease, is decimating banana plantations around the world and threatens to wipe out the most common species, the Cavendish banana. Scientists in Honduras are working to create a resistant banana before the disease hits Latin America, where the majority of the fruit is grown. NewsHour's Mori Rothman reports."


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Interesting article for new NSW Geography Syllabus: Sustainable Biomes-technological factors that influence agricultural yields. 

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Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, January 27, 3:58 PM
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Questions to Ponder: How is this a geographic issue?  What are the spatial and regional implications?

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, January 28, 4:03 AM

Part of multiple eco threats...varoa mite decimating bees,climate warming and man made ones like fracking and war

Pieter de Paauw's curator insight, February 15, 6:26 AM

Nooit meer bananen in dozen, met plastic voor een versnelde rijping van de groene, onrijpe vrucht?

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Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 11, 1:34 AM
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ROCAFORT's curator insight, September 23, 2:47 AM
Using 'Geography Education'
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 3, 9:33 PM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
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Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean - BBC News

Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean - BBC News | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.
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Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic glacier

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic glacier | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists are monitoring a massive iceberg - one of the largest now in existence - that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean.
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Top 200 Special Education Apps

Top 200 Special Education Apps | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

"Educational apps are everywhere yet it is hard to find the appropriate ones for classroom inclusion. This exactly why we have created iPad Resources section in this blog, just to help you find your way through the cloud. We are also adding the booklet below to that section. This is basically a collection of some of the best iPad apps special education. These apps are organized into different categories from Math to Sign Language."


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Siri Anderson's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:41 AM

Every teacher in a one-to-one program should understand differentiation as a top priority. Tools can make the difference.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:07 PM

Educación Especial.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:03 AM

Impressive list of apps  from math to sign language that will help so many people-and even more teachers and students will benefit  as they become aware that these tools exist

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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts - Edudemic

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts - Edudemic | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
If you've got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you're ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean digital scavenger hunts.

 

Digital scavenger hunts should be carefully prepared so don’t rush into them. They’re fun and, if done properly, will get students excited to do another one. If instead students spend the entire time asking you, the teacher, questions … then it’s not ideal. Instead, make sure the hunt is planned out so that the students can only ask questions of each other. That’s likely the best way to keep the active learning process in high gear.


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:14 PM

Some great ideas here for engagement. A digital scavenger hunt is like the old WebQuest (oh no, now these are old!) where students follow a path to various clues. They can be very subject-specific or quite broad. I think it would be a good way of introducting a self-paced programme. 

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Land Unseen: What's Beneath Antarctica's Ice?

Land Unseen: What's Beneath Antarctica's Ice? | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Peel back the snow and ice and explore the planet's most remote continent.
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Big Seed: How The Industry Turned From Small-Town Firms To Global Giants

Big Seed: How The Industry Turned From Small-Town Firms To Global Giants | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

"Most food, if we trace it back far enough, began as a seed. And the business of supplying those seeds to farmers has been transformed over the past half-century. Small-town companies have given way to global giants. A new round of industry consolidation is now underway. Multibillion-dollar mergers are in progress, or under discussion, that could put more than half of global seed sales in the hands of three companies."

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, podcast.


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Zack Zeplin's curator insight, April 24, 5:16 PM
The seed industry, one of the largest industries in modern agribusiness, is quickly being swallowed up by the global giants that lead the seed industry. All over the world small seed businesses are being bought out by larger businesses who seek to mass produce their own genetically modified seeds and strengthen their grip on the global seed market. In American agriculture seed giants rule by providing the highest quality seeds to grow the cereal grains in the U.S. produces. But as a result the consumer benefits, farmers can now run farms that aren’t as capital-intensive because of the biotechnology that goes into these seeds. However it is also important to realize that the number of seed companies is dwindling, and that there are only a few large corporations that control all of the seeds that the world needs to grow enough food to survive. I found this article to be very helpful in shedding some light on how the seeds that go into our food is handled, and the truth on how modern agriculture is run.
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Where To Say ‘Merry Christmas’ vs. ‘Happy Holidays’

Where To Say ‘Merry Christmas’ vs. ‘Happy Holidays’ | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

"‘Tis the season for some to take offense when a store clerk says 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas.'  It is easy to imagine saying 'merry Christmas' as another cudgel in the culture wars between Christians and the irreligious. The actual story, however, is much more nuanced."


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Saudi Arabia names 34-state Islamic military alliance against Islamic State

Saudi Arabia names 34-state Islamic military alliance against Islamic State | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
A new Saudi-led Islamic coalition will share information and train, equip and provide forces if necessary for the fight against miltants such as Islamic State ...
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The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

"Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there."


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Using Scale in Elementary School

Using Scale in Elementary School | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it

Great idea to help early years learners understand their 'place'...


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:19 AM

This is would be a nice craft to help younger students understand the concept of scale.  This adapts some of the ideas from the classic picture book "Me on the Map" by Joan Sweeney.  


Tags: scale, K12, location.

Hoolee Nan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:17 PM

A great way for children to explore countries, areas, positions on maps and get a grasp of their surroundings! Also a fun and interactive idea for the classroom.

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 12:05 AM

AC Geography key concepts Place, Space, Environment and Interconnection...all in a set of form cups! Love it...

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View All Apps - KIDS DISCOVER

View All Apps - KIDS DISCOVER | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
View all apps by KIDS DISCOVER, award-winning publishers of nonfiction topics for K-8 curriculum and learning at home.
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Ship-Shipping Ships

Ship-Shipping Ships | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
"This is a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships." Seth Dixon's insight: The two industries that are the real backbone of globalization are transportation and technology.  What has accelerate...
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The Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean | Year 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Did you know that in 2000 the IHO created a new ocean called the Southern Ocean? Here, learn about where and what the Southern Ocean is.
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James Hobson's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:37 AM

(Oceania topic 1)

[This topic area includes Australia and Antarctica]

I think this video conveys two clear messages. First, geography has a subjective factor to it; where you live and the regions you frequently reference determine how you think about other places: how much you think about them, why you think about them, how different they are from your own norms, etc. I agree that this is why so few people from the Northern Hemisphere regard the Southern Ocean as its own entity. I also believe a subconscious factor in involved, in which human though has a natural inclination to ignore that which is referenced as at the bottom or low (in this example applying to a latitude).

   Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, is that there is more than what meets the eye. Yes, even I agree that from a purely physical sense of geography, the Southern Ocean can just be absorbed into the southern extents of 3 others. However, the visualization of the currents and biosphere are spot-on evidence to support the contrary.

   I hope that this example will lead future geographic definitions to be based not solely on physical reference, but on other factors (including these mentioned) as well.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:36 PM

While many typically assume that maps and even geography itself is rather static and able to change or be altered this video shows the opposite. As the way the earth is seen changes so are maps and they way geography is taught. In some cases the shifting borders aren't only from political shifts as one might imagine but also from the discovery and deciding of things such as this. Like history, geography is a ever changing and shifting field of work.

 

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 28, 2015 5:53 PM

This was a very interesting video about this body of water.  It is true that if you do not learn about something in school, than it must not be important.  I am suprised that this massive body of water has not always been considered an Ocean.  I understand that explorers were not blazing paths through these waters as much as the others during the time of exploration, but the size and differece of this large body of water cant be ignored.  There is probably so much going on on these ocean floors that we will never know about, at least not any time soon.