Geography in the classroom
10.4K views | +0 today
Follow
Geography in the classroom
Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
Curated by dilaycock
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Japan earthquake: Aerial footage show damaged landscape - BBC News

Japan earthquake: Aerial footage show damaged landscape - BBC News | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Drone footage shows the devastation to the remote towns of Minamiaso and Mashiki caused by last week's earthquakes that hit southern Japan.
more...
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 23, 2016 4:09 AM
Geomorphology hazards Contemporary hazards
Rescooped by dilaycock from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Earthquakes in the Classroom

"An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, generating a local tsunami.  The USGS reported the earthquake was centered 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Iquique at a depth of 20.1km (12.5 miles).  This video gives the context for this type of earthquake."  


Via Seth Dixon
dilaycock's insight:

From Seth Dixon: 

 "IRIS(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night."  

more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 2, 2014 11:09 AM

I woke up this morning to news of a large earthquake in Chile (security camera video footage).  IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night.  


Tags: visualization, disasters, physical, Chile.

Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:37 PM

Hoe ontstond deze tsunami precies?

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, April 5, 2014 10:52 AM

http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources

 

Lesson Plans from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Teaching About the Typhoon in the Philippines

Teaching About the Typhoon in the Philippines | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
In this lesson, we offer several ideas for talking and teaching about Typhoon Haiyan in the classroom.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Nicole Bailey
Scoop.it!

BBC News - Typhoon Haiyan

BBC News - Typhoon Haiyan | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Key site to find reference material in teaching and learning of Typhoon Haiyan and its impact to South-East Asia.

dilaycock's insight:

via Nicole Bailey, Barker College

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Aid responses to Typhoon Haiyan – lessons from the Indian Ocean tsunami

Aid responses to Typhoon Haiyan – lessons from the Indian Ocean tsunami | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"As with the post-tsunami relief, the Philippines disaster requires a massive global response. But we need to ensure we don’t repeat the mistakes made in delivering relief and aid to the communities devastated by the 2004 tsunami."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Super typhoon Haiyan kills more than 10,000 in Philippines destruction

Super typhoon Haiyan kills more than 10,000 in Philippines destruction | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

WHAT WE KNOW NOW: 

 10,000 people believed dead in Tacloban, Philippines

• Up to 9 million affected by Typhoon Haiyan, 4 million children

• Philippines: Wind gusts of 275km/h, storm surge 6m

• Vietnam: Downgraded to Category One, wind gusts of 150km/h

• Australia pledges aid of $10 million

dilaycock's insight:

Selection of images and video. Also references to aid efforts from Governments and NGOs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

natural disasters

natural disasters | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about natural disasters. Use search to find more.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by dilaycock from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Smartphones as geospatial tools

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts.

 

Tags: technology, disasters, Haiti, TED.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Tony Hall's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:43 AM

This is why ICT is important. No. Vital! Our students need to see things like this so that they understand the positive aspects of technology. They need to see that SMS, Facebook & Twitter are so much more than just a way sharing silly photos of themselves. This technology has the power to affect real, positive change. 

techsavvygirl's curator insight, February 18, 2013 8:21 AM

Augmenting human potential with smartphones

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 23, 2016 4:11 AM
Responding to disasters and preparedness using technology
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Planning for floods and fires now the recipe for disaster has changed

Planning for floods and fires now the recipe for disaster has changed | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The floods in Queensland and Northern New South Wales and the extensive January bushfires which caused destruction across Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales confirm that we need to rethink how we plan…...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Extreme weather: it's about to get worse, says scientists

Extreme weather: it's about to get worse, says scientists | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heatwaves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists says in a new report."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

The latest map from the Nagasaki Archive for the East Japan Earthquake offers a "mash-up" of content that users can explore to "understand the real state of affairs…that cannot be understood by inspecting individual photographs." The map reveals over 100 photos taken from the New York Times overlapping with three-dimensional geographical features that offer comprehensive views of the Sendai airport and Fukushima nuclear plants, 360-degree panorama images, and geographically arranged videos of victims’ testimonies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

IPCC summary report on extreme weather and disasters

IPCC summary report on extreme weather and disasters | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Very hot periods will almost certainly lengthen and intensify while extreme weather is likely to increase over the coming century, according to a summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Geographical Association

Geographical Association | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Some useful resources from the UK-based Geographical Association on natural disasters, urbanisation, population and more.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by dilaycock from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions

How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:50 AM

Air travel was almost all in code red when Iceland’s volcano Bárðarbunga and Papa New Guinea’s volcano Tavurvur erupted at the same time one day. All of Europe was in code red and also the Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, Russia, parts in Africa, and even in parts of South America. All other places such as the United States, United Kingdom and Canada were all in code orange. I’m not sure if this happened by coincidence since Papa New Guinea’s volcano is very active or that it is somehow connected, But I was looking at the tectonic plates and it doesn’t seem like they are connected, but there are plate lines located exactly where the volcanos are. I am guessing this happened dues to both of those plates moving at the same time, creating a simultaneous eruption.

Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Typhoon Haiyan: an account of post-disaster relief

Typhoon Haiyan: an account of post-disaster relief | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
From overcoming transport issues to mental health support, we hear from an emergency coordinator about the challenges of delivering humanitarian assistance
dilaycock's insight:

Insightful account from a member of Doctors Without Borders on the challenges to administer and distribute aid contributions in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Tsunami in Japan 2011

Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gh3JrdL-Zg and btw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpoKcZ_jFKU
dilaycock's insight:

via Seth Dixon. A gripping and horrendous 25 minute account of the 2011 tsunami as it impacts on the Japanese port of Kamaishi. This video takes the viewer from the first, almost impercetible ripple to the raging torrent that resulted in mass destruction.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Philippines: medical assistance update - Médecins Sans Frontières Australia (Doctors Without Borders) - International Medical Humanitarian Aid

Philippines: medical assistance update - Médecins Sans Frontières Australia (Doctors Without Borders) - International Medical Humanitarian Aid | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

While serious logistical difficulties remain, the activities of Médecins Sans Frontières teams on the islands most affected by typhoon Haiyan are taking shape. 

dilaycock's insight:

Non-govenrment organisations assist in wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Typhoon Haiyan Before & After - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Typhoon Haiyan Before & After - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
View interactive before and after images showing the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in Tacloban City, Philippines.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by dilaycock from Geography classroom
Scoop.it!

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Super typhoon Haiyan, thought to be the strongest storm to ever hit land, is carving a destructive path through the central Philippines.

Via Maree Whiteley
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Powerful aftershocks rattle Solomons

Powerful aftershocks rattle Solomons | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A third powerful aftershock has rattled the Solomon Islands as aid agencies struggle to get a clear picture of the devastation five days after a 8.0-magnitude quake triggered a deadly tsunami.
dilaycock's insight:

Year 10 - useful information here on the role of NGOs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Hurricanes 101: National Geographic

Hurricanes 101: National Geographic | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Earthquakes

Earthquakes | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards." A wealth of information on earthquakes available here.

more...
Bassma Ali's curator insight, October 22, 2015 9:10 AM

The instrument's reading indicates the amount of strain energy released by an earthquake. This measure is called the earthquake's magnitude. The greater the wave amplitude, the greater the magnitude

SFX Resource Centre's curator insight, October 29, 2015 12:14 AM

Earthquakes

Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

New NASA Study Shows That Japan's Merging Tsunami Doubled the Destruction - Ecocentric

New NASA Study Shows That Japan's Merging Tsunami Doubled the Destruction - Ecocentric | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The tsunami that tore through northern Japan on March 11 was catastrophically strong. The waves—triggered by a 9.0 earthquake—swamped coastal towns, destroyed homes and offices and led to the deaths of nearly 16,000 people.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by dilaycock
Scoop.it!

Stop Disasters; A disaster simulation from the UN/ISDR

Stop Disasters; A disaster simulation from the UN/ISDR | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Anyone with internet access can download and play the Stop Disasters game from this web site. Each scenario takes between 10 and 20 minutes to play, depending on the disaster you are trying to prevent and your skill level. The core audience is 9-16 year old children, but anyone can play and enjoy the game, and everyone will learn more about preventing disasters.

more...
No comment yet.