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Explore - ThingLink

Explore - ThingLink
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Thinglink is an interactive digital media tool that can be used to present images, video, and VR. This is an entirely redefining digital learning resource that can be used by students to present, explore and collaborate in classroom activities. The virtual reality aspect of this resource is truly transformative for learners as it opens educational opportunities in ways that would be otherwise inconceivable.
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Geography game: how well do you know the world? | Global development | theguardian.com

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | Global development | theguardian.com | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round
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A fun game for students to test their geographic development knowledge. 
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Infogram empowers people to visualize and share data in minutes. Learn more about the powerful data visualization tool.
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Infogram is a free digital infographic creation tool. Infographics are an excellent tool for transforming learning in the classroom. Focussing on Unit 2 Geographies of Human Wellbeing (Year 10 curriculum) I could use Infogram to have students create a group infographic which represents spatial variations relative to development. Firstly, this will be a transformative learning activity which identifies with the redefinition level of SAMR because this activity can only be done with the use of ICT. Additionally, this would be an authentic learner-centered activity because students would be able to choose the location and particular area of development to collect and represent data on. 
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Three reasons why the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aren't closing

Three reasons why the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aren't closing | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
This year’s Closing the Gap report tells a more positive story than the 2017 report on the seven measurable gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the areas of health, education and employment.

According to the government’s figures, the targets relating to Year 12 attainment, early childhood education, and child mortality are on track to be closed. In last year’s report, Year 12 attainment was on track, but child mortality wasn’t. Early childhood education is a revised target, and 2018 is the first time trends can be monitored. The previous early childhood target was not met.

But the targets related to life expectancy, employment, literacy and numeracy, and school attendance are not on track to being met.

Via Kim Flintoff
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The data presented in this article will inform the beginning investigations of gaps in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. It has a broad scope allowing for students to choose a specific issue and locality to zoom in on. 
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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 12, 2018 5:36 PM
This year’s Closing the Gap report tells a more positive story than the 2017 report on the seven measurable gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the areas of health, education and employment. According to the government’s figures, the targets relating to Year 12 attainment, early childhood education, and child mortality are on track to be closed. In last year’s report, Year 12 attainment was on track, but child mortality wasn’t. Early childhood education is a revised target, and 2018 is the first time trends can be monitored. The previous early childhood target was not met. But the targets related to life expectancy, employment, literacy and numeracy, and school attendance are not on track to being met.
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SDGs .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

SDGs .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
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The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals will be a good starting point for students to explore non-government organisations' initiatives in improving human wellbeing globally. 
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What is Human Development?

The UNDP Kosovo animation video "What is human development?" explains and promotes sustainable human development. Sustainable human development means th
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A good introductory clip which defines Human Development in such a way that will be understood by year 10 students. 
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South Africa is the world's most unequal nation

South Africa is the world's most unequal nation | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it

"Despite 25 years of democracy, South Africa remains the most economically unequal country in the world, according to the World Bank. If anything, South Africa is even more divided now than it was in 1994 as the legacy of apartheid endures. Previously disadvantaged South Africans hold fewer assets, have fewer skills, earn lower wages, and are still more likely to be unemployed, a 2018 World Bank report on poverty and inequality in South Africa found."


Via Seth Dixon
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This article is a good resource that may be used for a case study in our unit because it highlights inequalities and issues affecting the development of South Africa and the impact it has on human wellbeing. Additionally, there are several useful data charts taken from credible sources. 
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 7, 12:35 PM

This CNN article takes a shocked tone, but that removes South Africa from it's historical and geographic context even if the outcome is unfortunate (as a bonus for educators, the article has a GINI reference in its analysis with the data charts).  Time's cover story is more detailed and nuanced. In the late 1980s, the apartheid system was becoming untenable; the injustices and discontent make the apartheid government unable to govern.  Both the government and activists recognized that change was necessary and compromises were needed to allow South Africa to move from the apartheid system of racial separation to nonracial democracy without falling apart.

The post-apartheid government guaranteed that while political power would be transferred, economic power would still stay ensconced in the hands of the land-owning elites, since there was to be no massive land redistribution. Neighboring Zimbabwe had disastrous land redistribution attempts and everyone wants to avoid economic chaos.  Land reform will be be a key issue in tomorrow's election (see this BBC article for more election issues).     

 

GeoEd Tags: South Africa, Africa, race, ethnicity, political, economic.

Scoop.it Tags: South Africa, Africarace, ethnicitypolitical, economic

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Education GPS - Australia - Student performance (PISA 2015)

Education GPS - Australia - Student performance (PISA 2015) | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
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2015 Programme for International Student Assessment interactive data set where you can compare data sets and educational outcomes of OECD countries. 

This may be an excellent tool for examining and comparing different perceptions of human well being. 
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How to Make a Concept Map

Watch this tutorial to learn how to make a concept map. Both expert and beginner diagrammers will learn how concept mapping works and how to make one. W
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Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools | Prezi

Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools | Prezi | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
Welcome to Prezi, the presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.
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Prezi is a creative digital media tool that could be used in my classroom to transform learning and teaching. It is transformative because it allows tasks to be modified in such a way that creates authentic learning opportunities for students, which are only possible through the use of this digital tool. An example could be giving the students broad criteria for a task, including but not limited to, create a multimedia presentation that explores the notion of 'quality of life' considering at least five spatial variations. 

I plan to use this in my lesson sequence because I think it will create an authentic learner-centered experience. Whereby, students are able to use quantitative data that they have chosen, to be presented in a creative manner while forming a position on the topic. Student's may consider several types of media to annotate and use their information to argue their positions as a group. However, it also allows for further sharing and publication, of course keeping in mind students rights and responsibilities as online content creators/sharers. 
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ZaidLearn: A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies!

ZaidLearn: A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies! | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
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A useful list of examples of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies. 
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100 critical thinking questions categorized by subject

100 critical thinking questions categorized by subject | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it

"We use questions in critical thinking for many reasons, but most of all to learn. Here’s a hundred for you, organized by subject ..."


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This is a good resource which provides critical thinking prompt questions that could be applied to all subjects across the Australian curriculum. I intend to use one/some of these questions to inform activities in my learning sequences. 
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Al Garlando's curator insight, May 19, 2:23 AM
Questions to ask students as stimulus to develop critical thinking skills
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These questions can help stimulate critical thinking in your students across curriculum areas 
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About the OECD - OECD

About the OECD - OECD | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
Together, we create better policies for better lives
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The OECD is an excellent example of an international organisation that Australia holds significant interests in as we follow many of the economic and social policy standards set out by the OECD. This resource will inform students of ways Australia is working to improve human wellbeing through effective policymaking. 
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Bhutan's Gross National Happiness

A look at the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and how it measures its natonal well being by how happy its citizens are. Writer/Producer: Catherine Robinso
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This is an excellent clip to begin critical thinking discussions and tasks around considering gross national happiness alongside traditional spatial variations as a measure of living standards. 
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Healthy Nation Rankings: These Are the Healthiest Countries

Healthy Nation Rankings: These Are the Healthiest Countries | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it

"Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country."


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This data will be helpful for students to exam how where a person lives influences their wellbeing (health with a focus on two Asian countries, as per curriculum descriptors). This can be a starting point for learner investigations of; reasons for, and consequences of, spatial variations in human wellbeing on a regional scale within India or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK079 - Scootle )
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 27, 4:56 PM

This data offers excellent insight into regional developmental patterns around the world--it is very much worth exploring.  However I'm sharing this also for it's mapping project potential; the data behind this map is available in the article and students can make their own maps with it.  

 

GeoEd Tags: mortality, medical, development, food, mapping.

Scoop.it Tagsmortality, medicaldevelopmentfood, mapping.

 

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Causes of Water Conflict: Past Wars and Future Predictions –

Causes of Water Conflict: Past Wars and Future Predictions – | Geographies of human wellbeing. | Scoop.it
Learn more about past, present, and future causes of water conflict from around the world and how we can work towards avoiding them. See our timeline on the major water conflicts throughout world history and the regions which spark concern for future disputes between nation states.
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This article provides a broad overview of the impact and causes of water conflict. Throughout the article, there are several links to other excellent sources of information including the Global Water Security report from the Central Intelligence Agency and includes a timeline of significant water-related conflicts in history. 
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Children Well Being

OECD.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across OECD’s many databases.
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A place to gather data to be interpreted as a part of understanding the geography of wellbeing, with a focus on children.
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