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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | Geography | Scoop.it

Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, February 1, 2015 11:28 AM

This article give examples of how Voice Thread, Diigo, Scoop.It, Instagram, Pinterest, and Feedly can be used to enhance teaching and learning.  The article wraps up with three key benefits of using social media in the classroom.

Amy in ATL's curator insight, February 1, 2015 11:49 AM

I like it when social media can help guide a project for a student and a teacher. Check out these other platforms that are being utilized For education. #ufglobal

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 2, 2015 8:51 PM

Students may not want to befriend their teacher on Facebook, but that doesn't mean social media is out of the question for school assignments.

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Santas Around the World

Santas Around the World | Geography | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.

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Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 8:10 PM
This was definitely an interesting reading. I believe @Spencer Levesque had a very good point. They all have similar features, but are different in little ways. And who would of thought someone came on New Years too?
Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:23 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries precieve Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country perceives him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:28 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries perceive Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country precieves him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

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Online Mapping for Educators

Online Mapping for Educators | Geography | Scoop.it

Did you miss our Oct. 26th event Online Mapping for Educators?  If you still want to see what happened, here are the documents to supplement the Oct. 26th professional development activity.  

Create an AGOL map.  Fabulous Interactive Maps.
5 mapping activities in 5 minutes AGO 5×5. Creating a StoryMap. 

For AFTER the event: 

Guidance for using ArcGIS Online.Making a quick Story Map (More complete instructions from start to finish).

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Spatialworlds: Thinking Geographically: a resource by Malcolm McInerney

Spatialworlds: Thinking Geographically: a resource by Malcolm McInerney | Geography | Scoop.it

Malcolm McInerney has just produced a resource to support professional learning in geography over the coming year. The resource is called 'Thinking Geographically' because that is what we need to start working on with teachers in Australia ...


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50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth | Geography | Scoop.it

"You’ve no doubt already come across some interesting finds on Google Earth. The post below attempts to compile the most fascinating sites other have stumbled upon browsing Google Earth. From natural formations to human structures, the world is a different place when viewed from above. If you’re interested in seeing any of the places yourself, I’ve included the coordinates for every image shown below. Just copy and paste into Google Earth/Maps and explore for yourself!"


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dilaycock's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:03 PM
I do always wonder, just who are those patterns on the ground made for?
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A decade of typhoons in the Northwest Pacific

A decade of typhoons in the Northwest Pacific | Geography | Scoop.it

The world’s most active tropical cyclone basin has already seen 32 tropical storms this year, making it the second most active season in recent years. Half of those storms have developed into typhoons or super typhoons. [This] graphic tracks the last decade of typhoons in the Northwest Pacific.


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Geography Right Here. Right Now.

Amazing facts for a Geography of the 21st Century. See www.geography.org.uk See www.pupilvision.com


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:26 PM
What is Geography? Why teach Geography?