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Basics of Geography: Climate

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A short overview of climate that will engage students and help them gain the basic understanding needed to understand climate regions.

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Geography in the News: Declining Panda Habitat – News Watch

Geography in the News: Declining Panda Habitat – News Watch | Geography Tech in MS | Scoop.it
Two days after the devastating earthquake hit China in mid-May, 2008, officials were able to confirm that all of China's estimated 239 giant pandas in captivity were alive and well. Unfortunately, the fate of the 1,590 pandas ...
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I like how this will get the students interest, as the panda is one with a lot of fans.  It also gets into the environmental impact issues in geography to broaden the scope beyond just places in the world.

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Seven Continents Song

Final Project for EMDT - MTA class.
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This is geared to younger students, but I have seen success with my  MS students when you can link in music to content that you really want them to learn.

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25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography - eLearning Industry

25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography - eLearning Industry | Geography Tech in MS | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Offer them a totally free vacation around the world by downloading the following Free iPad apps.  Let them see the location, heritage and beauty of each country just by tapping your fingers. 

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A great place to start when looking for apps to support geography skills, and free! This has been where I have seen the most need in general practice with my students so they can understand the places we talk about in class.

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What can you do with geography?

We all know that geography is important; but what can you do with it? As students across the country prepare for the 2012 National Geographic Bee, we've expl...
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This is a great way to answer that question about WHEN would students need to know geography in the future - by exploring the jobs that use it everyday! 

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India, Bhutan relationship forged by ties of geography, history, culture: PM ... - Zee News

India, Bhutan relationship forged by ties of geography, history, culture: PM ... - Zee News | Geography Tech in MS | Scoop.it
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India, Bhutan relationship forged by ties of geography, history, culture: PM ...
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This has a nice look at cultural aspects that are played out in modern times that have been shaped by geography.  This easily could be tied to current events as a starting point and broadened to other ares to compare and contrast the impact of geography on a region.

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Geography -- Surfnetkids Online Resources

Geography -- Surfnetkids Online Resources | Geography Tech in MS | Scoop.it

basicKids needing to learn countries, states, and capitals will find this site a helpful tool. Lizard Point ... "By playing Sheppard Software's geography games, you will gain a mental map of the world's continents, countries, capitals, and landscapes!

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All basic information that many kids struggle with in great student-friendly game formats.

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