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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

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“ Every teacher I know has virtual reality on their radar. It’s one of those short-listed disruptive technologies that kids want to be involved in and will change teaching for the better. I was…”
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very good introduction for newbies!
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Getting started with using virtual reality in the classroom really is this easy
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PEN Principles - Science of Learning Research Centre

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The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) was established in 2013, funded as an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative, with the vision to improve learning outcomes at pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary levels through scientifically-validated learning tools and strategies. The SLRC brings together more than 100 neuroscientists, psychologists and education researchers from across the country, collaborating on programs to better understand learning, using a range of innovative experimental techniques and programs. Learn more about the Centre. The PEN Principles have been developed in video, podcast and poster format to enable ease of use by teachers, students and parents. The resources not only provide valuable information but provide teachers, students and parents a chance to blog and share conversation.
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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Geo-Literacy Projects Build Students' Understanding of Our Complex World

Geo-Literacy Projects Build Students' Understanding of Our Complex World | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to organize, visualize, and analyze information that relates to local and global issues is critical preparation for living in our connected and fast-changing world.
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What can I do with a Geography Degree?

What can I do with a Geography Degree? | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it

"While it is easy to understand getting excited about maps, different cultures and environments, and even being better citizens through geography, it is harder to see how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs or meaningful careers. In recent years, people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions, and that education and training in geography provides essential skills and knowledge for real-world problem solving. As a result, geography has become a necessary ingredient in hundreds of different jobs. This assortment of careers helps demonstrate the wide array of employment opportunities that exist for graduates with education in the field of geography. Within this publication, careers are divided into a number of different employment categories, including:

- ​Geography Education - Environmental Geography - Geospatial Technologies - Land Use Planning
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Ivan Ius's curator insight, February 15, 2017 3:04 PM
Geographic Concepts: Geographic Perspective and Geographic Skills And Careers
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, February 27, 2017 10:36 AM
what can i do with a degree in geography? ALOT!
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Many students enjoy geography classes but aren't sure about what they can do with this geography degree.  This StoryMap from the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is an excellent resource.  Additionally, the American Association of Geographers career page is a phenomenal resource.   

 

TagseducationESRIStoryMap, geography, geography education.

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4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement

4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Spend the first five minutes of each class focusing on your students as people. Then keep them engaged through the agency of makerspaces, PBL, or Genius Hour/20 Time.
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If You Are Using iPads In The Classroom – Apple TV’s Are A Must!

If You Are Using iPads In The Classroom – Apple TV’s Are A Must! | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Apple TV's allow you to stream your iPad screen to another device such as a projector. They are invaluable in the classroom and have so many uses. How do you set it up? It is really easy to set up an Apple TV. Watch the YouTube video below for details: How can Apple TV be…
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Five Strategies to Help Students Conduct Better Informational Searches

Five Strategies to Help Students Conduct Better Informational Searches | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Google is great for navigational and transactional searches. If you need to find your way to the movie theater or find the best price fo
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Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms

Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Experts from around the web share tactics and advice for educators who want to make the most of Google Forms.
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Making Flipped Classroom Lessons Is Easier Than It Looks

Making Flipped Classroom Lessons Is Easier Than It Looks | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Queensland Teacher of the Year finalist and flipped classroom advocate Joel Speranza explains how to get started making videos for your flipped classroom.
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6 Great Videos to Help With Teaching Media Fluency

6 Great Videos to Help With Teaching Media Fluency | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
One of the crucial 21st Century Fluencies is Media Fluency, and it’s important to understand what it’s all about. We define it as having the ability to unconsciously interpret the messages in media of all sorts. It includes the ability to communicate and express ourselves in multiple multimedia formats.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 9, 2016 8:23 AM

Some useful content.

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12 Emerging Global Trends That Bring Hope for 2018

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These emerging trends show the way toward more investment for nature and hope for a sustainable future.
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Using Self-Assessment To Power Imagination And Creativity –

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By Katie White (Educational consultant, Author, Assessment Associate, & Art Instructor) In an earlier blog post, I discussed the necessity of assessment to propel imagination and creativity for…
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Assessment as learning 

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Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative

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Being asked to present to the entire class can be a nerve-racking experience for students. In our latest reader submission, two US educators explain how ‘Speed Sharing’ can be an effective, non-threatening alternative.
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11 Ways to Use GIFs at Work Right Now - Today!

Here are 11 real, everyday, totally doable, easy peasy ways you could be using GIFs in the workplace right now!
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Calm the classroom storm

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In the first of a three-part series, Dr Bill Rogers takes Teacher readers through the importance of a classroom discipline plan.

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A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons

A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Looking for the secret sauce that helps you create wildly engaging lessons? The five parts of this framework have helped me.
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Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

Because PBL is about more than learning content, PBL teachers should investigate and experiment with multi-model strategies for assessing their students' learning skills.
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Human Society and Its Environment

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Great learning sequences for K-10 based on new syllabus, incorporating geographical inquiry and skills.
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Five forces catapulting geography onto the world stage

Five forces catapulting geography onto the world stage | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Five converging global trends may present geography with unprecedented world attention: geo-awareness, geo-enablement, geotechnologies, citizen science and storytelling. Each of these is transforming the audience for geography and the way geography is taught and perceived.
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It’s A Small World After All: Project Based Learning Picks up Speed Internationally (EdSurge News)

It’s A Small World After All: Project Based Learning Picks up Speed Internationally (EdSurge News) | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Every year, the annual PBL World conference attracts educators far and wide to Napa, CA, to partake in five days of intensive training in project-based learning where they hear the latest news from authors and thought leaders, and attend workshops with edtech companies aligned to that pedagogy. But
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Teaching Technique 1: Chunk Lessons to Keep Attention High

This technique helps Teachers to increase attention in the lessons by chunking each lesson. Research: Joan Middendorf and Alan Kalish, in 1996 published
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Videos in "Geography Soup!" on Vimeo

Videos in "Geography Soup!" on Vimeo | Lorraine's Geography  Teaching ideas | Scoop.it
Geography Soup is a bespoke collection of short films curated for Geography teachers to use in the classroom. Every one is chosen for it's ability to take us…
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