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Kids Mapping Their Slums in India Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies

Kids Mapping Their Slums in India Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.
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O prírodných živloch a katastrofách. Je silnejší hurikán alebo tornádo? (kvíz) | Cestovanie | cestovanie.sme.sk

O prírodných živloch a katastrofách. Je silnejší hurikán alebo tornádo? (kvíz) | Cestovanie | cestovanie.sme.sk | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Hurikány, zemetrasenie či tornáda. Čo všetko o nich viete? Otestujte sa.
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Země třetího světa na pádu koloniálních vlád nevydělaly

Země třetího světa na pádu koloniálních vlád nevydělaly | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Tisíce školáků v červeném, žlutém a zeleném oblečení a s černými hvězdami v rukou vytvořily mohutný obdélníkový obrazec ve tvaru vlajky. Vojenské tryskáče létaly tam a zpět, vypouštějíce do vzduchu stejnou barevnou kombinaci. Hodnostáři se střídali v projevech, z reproduktorů řinčela hudba ve stylu hiplife. Tak to trvalo týden. Accra, hlavní město africké Ghany, hostila v březnu roku 2007 oslavy padesátého výročí nezávislosti na Británii ve velkém stylu.
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The ArcGIS Book

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"Explore ten 'big ideas' that encapsulate the technological and social trends that have pushed geographic information systems (GIS) onto the Internet in a significant way. See how to apply these ideas to your own world. Open your eyes to what is now possible with Web GIS, and put the technology and deep data resources in your hands via the Quickstarts and Learn ArcGIS lessons that are included in each chapter."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 19, 10:12 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

UCCE Sonoma County's curator insight, July 22, 11:17 AM

The applications to agriculture have just begun. Here's a chance to learn about this powerful tool. Download the free interactive PDF.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 22, 2:13 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


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How learning to love geography can help make the world a better place

How learning to love geography can help make the world a better place | Zemepisník | Scoop.it

"It’s a good time to reflect on what truly inspires us. What gives us, as individuals, our own sense of independence? And how can we apply that sense of joyful independence to help us engage more actively and participate more readily in the world—to make it a better place, even? Cultivating a better geographical and cultural appreciation for the world, in the next generation as well as in our own, is a pretty good place to start."

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, perspective, worldwide.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 18, 7:50 AM

This is awesome !!!

Luigi Cappel's comment, July 18, 4:08 PM
Great story, perhaps a Montestory. I made the pun because I had a terrible geography teacher. He wasn't interested in his subject and he was there as a job. Consequently whilst I scored high in most subjects, I failed this one. Despite that I have traveled the world many times for business an pleasure, learned many languages, which have seen me learn and appreciate countries and cultures. There are those of us who naturally have high IQ, but I believe all children have a brain that says "feed me and I will flourish". We must have teachers that elicit that.
Kenneth Peterson's curator insight, July 19, 12:59 PM

Montessori shines once again!

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V peruánskom údolí znamená koka prežiť, kilo listov je za 3,50

V peruánskom údolí znamená koka prežiť, kilo listov je za 3,50 | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Pre tisícky ľudí v Peru je zber koky jediná možnosť.
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Expanding the Panama Canal

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"In 2006, Panamanians approved a referendum to expand the Panama Canal, doubling its capacity and allowing far larger ships to transit the 100-year-old waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific. Work began in 2007 to raise the capacity of Gatun Lake and build two new sets of locks, which would accommodate ships carrying up to 14,000 containers of freight, tripling the size limit. Sixteen massive steel gates, weighing an average of 3,100 tons each, were built in Italy and shipped to Panama to be installed in the new locks. Eight years and $5.2 billion later, the expansion project is nearing completion. The initial stages of flooding the canals have begun and the projected opening date has been set for April of 2016."


Tag: Panama, images, transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 25, 12:39 PM

This gallery of 29 images is filled with great teaching images.

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, July 23, 11:13 AM
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4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, July 7, 2:59 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, July 10, 5:57 AM

ajouter votre perspicacité ...

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A secret range of stunning mountains? Hikers, meet Slovakia's High Tatras

A secret range of stunning mountains? Hikers, meet Slovakia's High Tatras | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Slovakia's High Tatras mountain range sits quietly in the shadow of the Alps yet within a compact 40-by-15-mile range stand two dozen peaks between 7,000 and 8,700 feet.
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V Kalifornii už žije viac Hispáncov ako bielych Američanov

V Kalifornii už žije viac Hispáncov ako bielych Američanov | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Kalifornia stala v poradí tretím štátom USA, v ktorom už belosi netvoria väčšinu.
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Mapové domino Európy - hra (nielen) pre spestrenie školskej geografie

Mapové domino Európy - hra (nielen) pre spestrenie školskej geografie | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Pomocou netradičnej kartičkovej hry chytí geografia aj tých, ktorí jej doposiaľ unikali.
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Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 7, 12:10 PM

Yes, the title is somewhat misleading (isn't that almost expected these days?), since humanity has been selectively breeding crops since the first agricultural revolution and genetic alteration can occur independent of human intervention.  Humanity has always been using the best technologies available to improve agricultural practices.  The term GMO though, is usually reserved for scientific, technological modifications that were unimaginable 100 years ago.  


Tags: GMOstechnology, agriculture.

Jamie Strickland's curator insight, July 7, 12:08 PM

Once again, the term GMO has been used without regard for process.  We need to make sure our students have a clear understanding of what it means for a crop to be "genetically modified" now.  Although I get some eyerolls, this is why I continue to include an origin of agriculture segment in every introductory class I teach..

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The World According to China

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China’s enormous overseas spending has helped it displace the United States and Europe as the leading financial power in large parts of the developing world.
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The Journey: A refugee's odyssey from Syria to Sweden

The Journey: A refugee's odyssey from Syria to Sweden | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Hashem Alsouki risks his life crossing the Mediterranean, his heart set on Sweden – and freedom for his family
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Island in a Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island

Island in a Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island | Zemepisník | Scoop.it

"Here’s a winning question for your next trivia night: Where is the world’s largest island-in-a-lake-on-an-island-in-a-lake-on-an-island? According to stories published here and here, the distinction currently goes to a nameless isle within Victoria Island in Canada’s Nunavut Territory.

On August 21, 2014, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color view of the “sub-sub-sub-island.” The top image shows a close-up view of the unnamed island, while the bottom image shows a wider view of Victoria Island’s lake-littered landscape (download large image here)."

 

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Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains - YouTube

This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. ...
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Skutečné příčiny konfliktu v Jižním Súdánu

Skutečné příčiny konfliktu v Jižním Súdánu | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Občanská válka v Jižním Súdánu zůstává trochu na okraji zájmu světových médií. Je ovšem možné, že se to v dohledné době změní, protože i z této země vyhání konflikt mnoho uprchlíků.
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Stats that reshape your world-view

With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 23, 3:01 PM

It is never a bad time to hear from Hans Rosling.  In this TED talk he shares data that shows how popular myths about the less developed world (especially fertility rates and life expectancy) have radically changed in the last 40 years.


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Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border

Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
On July 31st India and Bangladesh will exchange 162 parcels of land, each of which happens to lie on the wrong side of the Indo-Bangladesh border. The end of these enclaves follows an agreement made between India and Bangladesh on June 6th. The territories along the world’s craziest border include the pièce de résistance of strange geography: the world’s only “counter-counter-enclave”: a patch of India surrounded by Bangladeshi territory, inside an Indian enclave within Bangladesh. How did the enclaves come into existence?The enclaves are invisible on most maps; most are invisible on the ground too. But they became an evident problem for their 50,000-odd inhabitants with the emergence of passport and visa controls. Independent India and Bangladesh—part of Pakistan until 1971—each refused to let the other administer its exclaves, leaving their people effectively stateless.According to Reece Jones, a political geographer, the plots were cut from larger territories by treaties signed in 1711 and 1713 between the maharaja of Cooch Behar and the Mughal emperor in Delhi, bringing to an end a series of minor wars.It was partition, the division of India and Pakistan, that turned the enclaves into a no-man’s-land. The Hindu maharaja of Cooch Behar chose to join India in 1949 and he brought with him the ex-Mughal, ex-British possessions he inherited. Enclaves on the other side of the new border were swallowed (but not digested) by East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh.

 

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10 Poverty in Africa Facts - The Borgen Project

10 Poverty in Africa Facts - The Borgen Project | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Here are 10 facts about poverty in Africa that demonstrate the widespread consequences of poverty that affect education, health, food consumption and more.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 15, 12:24 PM

Poverty happens all over the world, in the United States, in Africa, South America, you name a region and there is poverty in that area.  There are many myths about poverty though, and myths about regions where poverty defines the region in many people's eyes.   African economies are on the rise, but there is still many struggles ahead.  


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Koľko alkoholu ročne vypijú Európania? Slovensko je v top 10 (mapy + grafy)

Koľko alkoholu ročne vypijú Európania? Slovensko je v top 10 (mapy + grafy) | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Najviac alkoholu vypijú ročne Bielorusi, najmenej vypijú ženy v Bosne a Hercegovine. Na Slovensku je veľký rozdiel medzi mužmi a ženami.
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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky | Zemepisník | Scoop.it

"Ross McNutt has a superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he?

In 2004, when casualties in Iraq were rising due to roadside bombs, Ross McNutt and his team came up with an idea. With a small plane and a 44 mega-pixel camera, they figured out how to watch an entire city all at once, all day long. Whenever a bomb detonated, they could zoom onto that spot and then, because this eye in the sky had been there all along, they could scroll back in time and see - literally see - who planted it. After the war, Ross McNutt retired from the airforce, and brought this technology back home with him. Manoush Zomorodi and Alex Goldmark from the podcast 'Note to Self' give us the low-down on Ross’s unique brand of persistent surveillance, from Juarez, Mexico to Dayton, Ohio. Then, once we realize what we can do, we wonder whether we should."

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 1, 2:25 PM

This is a great podcast to show the ethical ramifications of using advanced geospatial technologies.  This shows the amazing potential as well as some of the privacy issues that wide-scale surveillance can raise.