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The Students' Guide to Mind Mapping

The Students' Guide to Mind Mapping | Geography |
Mind maps are a great tool for education. Find out how to improve your memory, take more effective notes and enhance the results of your studying efforts!

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:32 AM

Mind mapping is useful for student achievement, and this article illustrates many possibilities of usage.

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:22 PM
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MindMeister have published a great article on mind mapping with students. The article explains the purpose of mindmapping, describes its uses and benefits, and reminds the teachers that MindMeister's maps can be displayed in Presentation Mode.


See the first part of the topic The Teachers’ Guide to Mind Mapping

Judith Soleil's curator insight, November 20, 2015 6:18 AM

A specific tool for students needs !

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7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts

7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts | Geography |
Silent parks. Designing for disabilities. Human-powered data. Garbage anthropology. World-class sidewalks. Floating favelas. Paint as infrastructure.

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Comparing Urban Footprints

Comparing Urban Footprints | Geography |

"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 2015 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.


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Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies?

Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies? | Geography |
Gleaming high-tech cities are being planned across Africa. Some say they are unrealistic, others say they are the future.

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Stop Disasters

Stop Disasters | Geography |
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In Year 9 Geography there is a unit dedicated to the natural geography of South East Asia and Natural Disasters in this area. This simulator allows the student to apply their knowledge of disaster management in a practical, enjoyable and informative way.

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Thinking like a Geographer

WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.

Via Seth Dixon
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A facetious look into the world of studying Geography. These students have obviously gone to a masive effort to explore their passion for Geography. While it may not be a stereotypically academic or intellectual piece, this video is a great representation of how a Geographer thinks broadly, critically and evaluatively.

dilaycock's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:09 PM

Love this!

dilaycock's comment, March 25, 2013 10:10 PM
Love it. Thanks for this Seth. Just in time to promote Geography at parent/teacher night!
Carmen Martinez's curator insight, August 26, 2014 12:17 PM

Interesting video!

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WATCH: Urbanisation and the evolution of cities across 10000 years.

WATCH: Urbanisation and the evolution of cities across 10000 years. | Geography |
About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialisation ...

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Sally Egan's curator insight, October 4, 2013 1:33 AM

A great insight into the development and growth of urban places. A good introduction to the topic in the HSC course.

Ann Kingston-Kerr's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:36 PM

Watch this video.

Geoffroy Delvinquier's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:42 AM

Document parlant de l'evolution des villes

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Ten Good iPad Apps for Elementary School Math Practice - iPad Apps for School

Ten Good iPad Apps for Elementary School Math Practice - iPad Apps for School | Geography |

"Over the last ten months since I I have reviewed a lot of mathematics apps that are appropriate for elementary school students. These are the ten that have been the most popular over the last ten months (based on total clicks and shares through social media)."

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The Burgess and Hoyt Models

The Burgess and Hoyt Models | Geography |

It is possible in many cities to identify zones with a particular type of land use - eg a residential zone. Often these zones have developed due to a combination of economic and social factors. In some cases planners may have tried to separate out some land uses, eg an airport is separated from a large housing estate.


The concentric and sector models in one news article?  The BBC is showing once again the possibilities available if only the United States taught more geography in the schools. 


Tags: urban, models, unit 7 cities, APHG.

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Elle Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 2015 10:35 PM

This article was great in that it left me with some great visuals and details on each of the models. For me, it's hard to remember each one of the models but this article really allowed me to compare each one and read about each one all in one place. The layout of the article was also nice and I think that it was just a great overall reminder of the models.

Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:56 PM

This article teaches you mainly about the Burgess and Hoyt Model. It compares the two, and it gives you detailed information on lots of the urbanization terms.


This article relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it talks about how geographers drew up cities and made models of how cities were drawn up. It teaches you how they thought back then, and how urbanization has evolved from then to now.

Aidan Lowery's curator insight, March 21, 2016 5:26 PM
unit 7
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Meandering Stream

Meandering Stream | Geography |

"I'm used to rivers that know what they're doing."

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Peter Phillips's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:52 AM
Over time, rivers snake across the whole of the floodplain available to them. On the Murray River in Australia, a combination of events has meant that the bed has moved over 80 kilometres back and forth. Its traces can be found throughout the landscape. Learning about its story is a life-long journey in itself. I recently completed a 1712km kayaking journey on this river. You can read about it here if you like.
This kind of movement over time can be seen in the following animation - a real eye-opener.
and another...
Makhluk Hasan's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:35 AM

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:34 AM

Lol... the first words that went through my head were h--- (heck) yeah.  David Bowie... sung by an astronaut... okay, back to Geography. I thought that the rivers reminded me of something I thought of during the talk in class about lava rock being changed into other kinds of rocks over time, and cycling around.  I thought on a larger scale, about this universe, and I have read before that people are studying different areas of space-time fabrics, trying to find origins of the Universe, and answers to other existential questions.  I suppose that if one could trace patterns of rivers, and if one could trace patterns of rocks, to find where they came from, and why/how they came where they came, then by examining the (assumedly tattered and marked) fabrics of space and time, people would be able to determine origins of everything from the beginning of what existed before all universes, and also the origins of life forms.  I enjoyed the movie Prometheus, which was directed by Sir Ridley Scott, and I had to say that I thought that the messages found on rocks in caves, as a catalyst that lead the cast to go visit an alien world that had something to do with human origins, could be very literally taken.  If there are clues in rocks, why wouldn't there be other clues, possibly in celluar components of life forms, or space and time?  Applying the idea of studying rocks and rivers and other physical geographical pursuits to the idea of applying it on a gigantic scale greatly appeals to me.  I believe that humans will find some answers that way, but I hadn't directly realized just that until we mentioned some stuff about physical geography, and glacial forces carrying and spreading out rocks, and deposits and erosion.  After all, the Milky Way has origins, so why believe that we came from the Milky Way, rather than beyond?

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Geography Bee Video

What is a border? What is a peninsula? A look into why geography is important to understand as students around the country prepare for the 2013 National Geog...

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Q1) Based on the information in this video, would you consider Geography as a broad subject and why?

Q2) Why do you believe that Geography is important? (Using examples from the video and your own opinion)

Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 7, 2013 3:43 PM

I loved participating at the Rhode Island Geography Bee this weekend.  This video was shared with all the parents, teachers and students to help them understand that while the Bee may focus on specific bits of knowledge/trivia, it is the beginning and a foundation for spatial thinking to understand patterns and processes. 

Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education.

Sally Egan's curator insight, April 8, 2013 6:58 PM

This is a short video about why Geography is an important subject inhelping to understand the world in which we live.

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What the world eats -- a week's worth of groceries

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Q1) How does this slideshow depict the differing socioeconomic situations of countries around the world? (Use the example of at least 2 countries)

Q2) Do you think that the image of an Australian weekly diet is accurate to your own family and why?

Jen-ai's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:03 AM

!  This is so informative.  

Laurie Diamond's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:03 AM

An interesting look and different cultures