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Geo-Literacy

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The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance seeks to promote geo-literacy here in the Ocean State.  So what is geo-literacy? The National Geographic Society’s Educational team...


As the Alliance Coordinator for the state of Rhode Island, I organized  these three videos (two from National Geographic) and some pictures to provide a basis for understanding what geo-literacy is and why it is important for society and within the workforce.  In the spirit of sharing, I thought I'd share these links beyond the borders of Rhode Island. 

 

Tags: GeographyEducation, NationalGeographic, geo-inspiration, RhodeIsland.


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Digital Passport™ Helps Educators Grapple With Hard to Teach Concepts of Digital Literacy and Citizenship | Common Sense Media

Digital Passport™ Helps Educators Grapple With Hard to Teach Concepts of Digital Literacy and Citizenship | Common Sense Media | Literacy and Geography | Scoop.it
As the school year begins, you may be wrestling with how to better prepare your students to live in an increasingly digital world. With technology mor...
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Why Geography Matters . . . But Is So Little Learned

Why Geography Matters . . . But Is So Little Learned | Literacy and Geography | Scoop.it

I will once again preach to the choir, but with the hope that this will arm you with resources to use in discussions with administrators and colleagues.  This article by Walter McDougall (2003 by Orbis) is worth reviewing and is a good reading assignment to start the school year.  The link is to a PDF version of the article. 


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Applied Geography | Vol 36, Pgs 1-68, (January, 2013) | ScienceDirect.com

The online version of Applied Geography at ScienceDirect.com, the world's leading platform for high quality peer-reviewed full-text journals.
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Why Do Children Fail to Learn?

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) released their 2011 results last month.
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