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10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education

10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it

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Rachel Goods's comment, October 10, 2013 6:16 AM
This is a really cool idea, instead of taking twitter and other social media's as a distraction in the classroom, why not channel it in a positive manner. I bet once your mention twitter you will have all the kids attention!
Zac Redman's comment, November 6, 2013 4:45 AM
A great idea, although challenging to keep students on task. If you can change the way students view social media then this will be a great tool in any classroom.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 6, 2014 11:03 PM
These videos really provide great examples of how effective use of twitter in the classroom could engage students in learning. I am still unsure of the parameters of twitter or how it would be monitored but it was very informative on uses in the classroom.
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Movie Files « The Story of Stuff Project

Movie Files « The Story of Stuff Project | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it

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Rachel Goods's comment, November 3, 2013 10:56 PM
The environment is a very relevant topic that everyone can relate to in some way. Articles like this make understanding easy.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 12, 2015 5:47 AM
These video animations are great for raising awareness about where things come from, why we buy them, whether they are recycled and pollution, and ecological sustainablity. The information is relevant and demonstrates cause and effect from manufacture to disposal and the effect on our world. Excellent resource!!
Karen Breznikar's curator insight, May 12, 2015 5:48 AM

Great animations for geography 

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A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it

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Lorraine Chaffer's comment, June 2, 2015 3:20 AM
There is no substitute for genuine fieldwork - however in some cases virtual fieldwork may be essential and can also be used to give students extra opportunities to investigate places - supplementing other fieldwork activities.
Adelaide Parkin's comment, October 5, 2015 6:36 PM
This is a really great idea! Yes there is no substitute for genuine fieldwork,, but in some cases this genuine fieldwork is not an option so this is a great alternative! I would love to try this out with my class one day.
Karen Breznikar's comment, October 13, 2015 2:06 AM
I really love this!!! The step by step instructions are great for those of us who are ICT challenged. I will be able to make use of this in my own classroom.
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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it
As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time.

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Adelaide Parkin's comment, August 18, 2015 7:02 PM
I couldn't agree more with this article teaching needs to be innovative! we live in a constantly changing world and so our teaching resources should be constantly changing. Research has shown that kids are less engaged, focused and there attention spans are practically non existent. So we as teachers need to compete with a constantly moving world. Engagement is key to student learning so we need to do everything we can to engage students. This article is awesome and i couldn't agree more!
Nathaniel Amuimuia's comment, November 9, 2015 10:45 PM
Classrooms are so different compared to when i was in school and i've been out of school for 6 years. How rapidly Technology changes and as teachers we need to be able to keep up with the ever changing world we live in. These "ten commandments" of innovative teaching are a great set of guidelines to help use technology in schools.
Dannielle Bradley's curator insight, May 10, 6:18 AM
It is very important for teachers to be innovative in their profession in order to be effective. The world we live in is ever-changing and evolving at a rapid pace and teachers need to be aware of this and have practices put in place to ensure that their teaching method is the best that it can possibly be at all times, in this fast paced society. 
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Links4Learning: HSIE

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NSW BOS Stage 6 Geography Curriculum

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bree's comment, November 5, 2013 5:03 AM
This is a great site not just for geography teachers to access but for also other teachers from other subject areas. However, I wouldn't say particularly for the geography teachers that its reliable. I say this because i went through one or more links and it came up with page not found. this would become very frustrating as it decreases time and left with minimal resources for the teacher.
Zoe Wright's comment, May 21, 2014 5:56 AM
i found the website useful and full of some great resources
Zoe Wright's comment, May 21, 2014 5:56 AM
i found the website useful and full of some great resources
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Engaging students through Fieldwork.pdf


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Zoe Wright's comment, May 6, 2014 4:56 AM
Full of good ideas in how to use fieldwork that integrate the content of stage 4 & 5 NSW syllabus and gives you good ideas for lesson.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 28, 2014 1:15 AM
This is an excellent resource for preservice teachers teaching Stage 4/5. Giving ideas and examples of how to incorporate skills and learning activities into lessons.
Ben Woodham's comment, October 19, 2015 11:11 PM
This resource shows how Fieldwork can be implemented in the stage 4/5 Geography syllabus. As Geography is an investigatory subject my nature it allows student fieldwork to take place. In order to make Fieldwork effective it is important to plan it and make sure it is building on what students are learning in class. The article is useful as it goes on to outline ways in which teachers can implement fieldwork activities into their classroom such as creating surveys and developing mapping skills.
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10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education

10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it

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Rachel Goods's comment, October 10, 2013 6:16 AM
This is a really cool idea, instead of taking twitter and other social media's as a distraction in the classroom, why not channel it in a positive manner. I bet once your mention twitter you will have all the kids attention!
Zac Redman's comment, November 6, 2013 4:45 AM
A great idea, although challenging to keep students on task. If you can change the way students view social media then this will be a great tool in any classroom.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 6, 2014 11:03 PM
These videos really provide great examples of how effective use of twitter in the classroom could engage students in learning. I am still unsure of the parameters of twitter or how it would be monitored but it was very informative on uses in the classroom.
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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier an...

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I love the look of these resources specifically designed for teachers!!

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Michelle Waters's comment, September 15, 2015 8:12 PM
Technology is an integral element of the 21st Century. Students are literate in many technological devices, so why aren’t we as teachers using more ICT in the classroom? It is our students’ native language after all. The article lists some really creative tools that can be used in the classroom. I particularly like in the ‘learning’ section, the resource Khan Academy. This collection of online lectures presents ideas is such a creative and fun way that has the potential to expand students’ understanding of geography topics. Other resources such as Wordle, Timetoast, Dropbox, Evernote, Slideshare plus many more are great tools for teachers to use in their geography classrooms.
Frida Reierson's comment, September 17, 2015 11:01 PM
This is a great article, outlining a wide range of ICT tools which can be used in the classroom. Furthermore, it explains how each one can be used in an effective way. The list is undoubtedly valuable, hence I have "bookmarked" it in my browser for future reference!
Adelaide Parkin's comment, September 7, 2016 8:40 PM
very relative article!! Technology is becoming a teachers biggest resource and knowing how to use it effectively is now out the for front of importance. This article outlined technology tools every teacher should know about and how to use it. I would love to see this being implemented into PD days and teachers using this as a basic tick of list with what technologies they are using in their classrooms
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Kids spend 6.5 hours a day in front of a TV, gaming console, smartphone, computer, tablet

Kids spend 6.5 hours a day in front of a TV, gaming console, smartphone, computer, tablet | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it
A new study finds that children ages 5-16 spend an average of 6 1/2 hours a day in front of a TV, video game console, mobile phone, computer or tablet.

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Karen Breznikar's comment, October 13, 2015 2:49 AM
As a parent I see first hand the struggle between the devices and the real-life activities that takes place for students. There is definitely a need for balancing the use of ICT with hands on activities in the classroom
Michelle Waters's comment, October 13, 2015 8:12 PM
This article really highlighted the impact that technology has in this world. According to the article, in the space of 20 years, children have more than doubled their ‘screen time.’ With technology at our students’ fingertips, it is no wonder that students are in many ways more literate than their teachers in regards to technological devices. It is a big debate in the educational sector whether students should be exposed to more ‘screen time’ in the classroom, and/or use paper and pens. Technology is rapidly changing the way education functions, and as Geography teachers, we need to hop on the ‘bandwagon’ and figure out how to use technology in the classroom in a way that is not harming our students.
Madeleine Carr's comment, October 22, 2015 11:20 PM
It's quite a shocking statistic. I actually cannot believe that 6 and a half hours is spent in front of a screen, gaming console ect. From a generation of kids that have over half the amount of screen exposure, I can't fathom screen time taking up that much of my day. I would love to compare the amount of positive stimulation between our generation and the current kids. It has, however, put emphasis on the amount of ICT i need to be using in my classroom. The generation we will all be teaching will be so adjusted to ICT that it will borderline be an expectation. However. there is also opportunity to teach our students in a way that is stimulating I'm a completely different way such as outdoor practical/physical activity. Either way I believe we need to find a balance in our teaching strategies.
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101 ideas for teaching geography

101 ideas for teaching geography | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it
Many thanks to Tony Cassidy for initiating a Google Docs collaboration for geography teaching ideas in the style of Tom Barrett's "Interesting ways to"

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Tiani Page's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

An interesting list of ideas that could be carefully and cleaverly incorporated into Geography lessons to enhance them for meeting educational objectives, outcomes and ICT usage.   Pre-Service teacher, please be reminded that the careful and thoughtful planning of lessons is essential to creating outstanding learning opportunities for your students that also foster a love and appreciation for Geography.  

 

This is a good list of ideas from which you can bounce off to develop your own lessons. 

Karen Breznikar's comment, October 13, 2015 2:21 AM
This is a great list of ideas, I will use these in planning my unit plan.
Madeleine Carr's comment, November 17, 2015 11:00 PM
this is excellent. I love having lists (in this case a slideshow) of ideas and resources and sites etc that i can use in the classroom. Its enough to have an ICT idea, however choosing good site and apps can be difficult. I love some of the ideas too some i had never even heard of. I would recommended teachers read this if they need some direction/ideas for ICT and activities
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Kid’s Deserve To Be Taught

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Last year, I was very excited. After nearly half a century of walking this Earth, I was finally going to see snow – and I was as eager as a child on Christmas Eve. Like most people, we have always lived on a tight budget, and taking the family to the snow was a real …

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Adelaide Parkin's comment, October 5, 2015 6:21 PM
This article is so true, because of the paperwork and restrictions put on teachers no days it is far to easy to loose focus on what is important. Yes outcomes are important and they must be met but they should not be the thing that drives your classroom, every class is different and it is your job as a teacher to find out how they learn in order to best teach the outcomes. Activities, ICT and creative tasks are excellent way to help struggling and even advanced students pick up concepts. Remember student centered learning equals outcomes met not the other way around!
Nathaniel Amuimuia's comment, November 9, 2015 9:38 PM
I done a diploma in outdoor rec and i can kind of relate to her snow trip but this article is so true. Kids deserved to be taught and they deserve to be nourished so they can learn and grow. We should take our time with students in implementing the ideas from the article. Teach them how to learn and the content can follow. As teachers our goal should be to let these kids grow
Madeleine Carr's comment, November 17, 2015 8:44 PM
I feel as if this article is spot on. It is enough for a teacher/somebody to tell you something, however personally i am visual and need to be shown. Many of times I personally have been assed on something I have never done before or ever been shown how to do (this is normal and common), however through this i have realised how hard it is to learn without foundational knowledge. We as teachers need to recognise that our students may have never been introduced to the content we are teaching to them and that this can become extremely over whelming. This article has also cemented my drive to call upon previous knowledge to not only make it relevant, but to make it easier when the content becomes difficult.
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Movie Files « The Story of Stuff Project

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Great animations for geography 

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Zac Redman's comment, October 31, 2013 11:46 PM
This is a great website full of information on environmental 'stuff'. All the articles are easy to read and understand so they would be great for students. This would be a great site to send students if they are looking for an interesting, yet educational read.
Rachel Goods's comment, November 3, 2013 10:56 PM
The environment is a very relevant topic that everyone can relate to in some way. Articles like this make understanding easy.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 12, 2015 5:47 AM
These video animations are great for raising awareness about where things come from, why we buy them, whether they are recycled and pollution, and ecological sustainablity. The information is relevant and demonstrates cause and effect from manufacture to disposal and the effect on our world. Excellent resource!!
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Teach Compassion Using Online Games

Teach Compassion Using Online Games | Geography teaching resources | Scoop.it
What is it? I have posted before about a website called Free Rice. This vocabulary game has the added benefit of donating rice to help end world hunger. For each correct answer, Free Rice donates 20 grains of rice on your behalf.

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Matt Bond's comment, November 27, 2015 6:25 PM
One of the best ways to teach Geography is to get the students to feel as if they are doing something to change the world. By doing this they are changing the world which will allow the students to feel good about completing a task like this. This is also a great way to get cross curriculum activities in the classroom as well. Not only does it build for students their knowledge but also a sense of compassion, and understanding which is vital for geography.
Jared Bocala's comment, April 26, 2016 8:12 AM
I really like this idea presented in the article. Every student loves a little online game...they get excited just by mentioning it. The games are great too. I've played some of these games before and it can really get addictive, which is a good thing in this situation. Compassion and loving the idea of giving is something I would really like my students to add to their character. And these games are great ways for me to use to serve that purpose.
Frida Reierson's comment, May 25, 2016 9:40 PM
These games, explained by Kelly Tenkely, can serve as awesome tools in getting the students motivated about Geography learning. Furthermore, they may assist in personal development of traits such as compassion and generosity within the students. While expanding their knowledge, the students are also practically helping (whether it be through donated rice, corn or kibble) people or animals. In my opinion, instilling a sense of empathy within the students is one of the main goals in Geography, as it will lead individuals to "care" about and work towards understanding others.
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8 Must-Have Apps for Geography Class

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With these 8 must-have apps for geography, not only will students learn the capital of Burkina Faso (it’s Ouagadougou by the way), but they will learn a lot of geographical facts, as well as information that will help them navigate and better...

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Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:23 PM
It was really interesting to read this article after we were allowed to use ipads in class (for work admittedly) but i got to sneak on a few of these apps and try them out for myself. Most of them had good geographical content but didnt necessarily relate to the syllabus too well. If i was to use them, id be using them more as a reward rather than for work purposes.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 6, 2014 11:13 PM
These games are designed to be fun and interactive however I'm not sure whether they include Australia. They would be a great resource to improve knowledge for global topics.
Peter Thomson's curator insight, May 31, 2016 10:29 PM
Some interesting apps that could be incorporated into the Geography classroom. Unfortunately I feel these apps may only be suitable for junior students, and would need to further investigate potential links to the Geography curriculum for use. 
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What the Research Says About Using ICT in Geography.pdf


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Dannielle Bradley's comment, May 27, 2:31 AM
Hi Anna, thank you for commenting on my scoop.it! I would incorporate the suggested technology tools into my classroom through data collecting processes for assessment pieces, whether it be for a field work project where the students physically go to a site to study the geography of the area by taking samples such as: water salinity, water temperature, air temperature and many other measures of samples that are relevant to the area of study. I believe that ensuring that the correct, advanced technologies are being utilised within the classroom to collect data for field reports or any case study that students are conducting will allow students to have a hands-on approach to their own learning, feeling like they are contributing to the piece of assessment by measuring the sources themselves, which the technology allows for. How would you incorporate technology into the geography classroom, or the classroom of your study area?

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Anna Duffy's comment, May 28, 7:32 PM
Hi Dannielle, that is a very effective way that students would be provided with a hands on and student driven approach to learning, and especially for an assessment piece. I really like that idea. I would also incorporate technology into collecting data from an excursion. Such as, taking data informing the species in reefs/mangroves/oceans. This would allow for different technologies to be used. For example, when inputting data, it could be done in a creative way, such as in a form of a map, table, blog etc. Do you have any more ideas of incorporating technology into your classroom?
Dannielle Bradley's comment, May 29, 3:25 AM
Hi Anna,
Thank you for commending the approach that I would take to implement technology into the Geography classroom. I would also implement the use of videos and presentation tools to present this data to the class. Alternatively, I could also incorporate a blogging forum for the class to share ideas and collaborate with each other in a professional learning environment other than the traditional classroom. Through these two technology tools, it creates students to be engaged and participating in classroom activities which ultimately means that students learning is being maximised.
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"Computer Technology in the Geography Classroom" by Tiani Page and Beverly J. Christian

Computer technology is influencing every area of our lives.

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Daniel Ratcliffe's comment, May 6, 2013 9:07 AM
I will be sure to save a copy of this article for a reference to some fantastic ICT ideas for the classroom and beyond. Many of these practices are becoming common place in many schools and institutions of higher learning now, and the value of the practices are high. As the computer is only as smart as its programer and user, we can say that the potential here is almost unlimited. Thank you for the examples of how to use ICT to engage the students.
Karen Breznikar's comment, May 6, 2014 9:00 PM
Love this article - for ideas using ICT in the classroom.
Peter Thomson's curator insight, May 31, 2016 10:20 PM
A fantastic article explaining many ways to incorporate ICT into Australian Geography classrooms. The article provides a number of examples and tips to be used by Geography teachers teaching students from a number of different year levels.