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How to Use Kahoot! - Tech Tip Tuesday - Joel Speranza

How to Use Kahoot! - Tech Tip Tuesday - Joel Speranza | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Kahoot is a fun and engaging way to help students learn and revise content. It's a fantastic way for teachers to find out what their class knows fast.
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Scale taught in Comics

Scale taught in Comics | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it

Such as a simple, powerful comic strip to teach the importance of scale.   If you prefer an image with a 'paper' look to it, try this image of the April 19, 2015 post of Mutts


Tags: scale, K12, location, fun.

Karen Breznikar's comment, October 13, 2015 1:36 AM
Simple but effective method of teaching scale to students. Great resource.
Madeleine Carr's comment, October 23, 2015 12:32 AM
I would love to let my students create one of these using the website or by drawing their own. It is a personal way of thinking and I believe that students will be able to retain/grasp the concept of scale through this simple method. It would also be really enjoyable and would allow for creative students to express themselves in geography. Students could then compare their scales with others in the class and you could ask students who have had different yards/towns/country in their lives to share and enhance the enjoyment and importance of multiculturalism.
Matt Bond's comment, November 27, 2015 5:10 PM
Students today are interacting with cartoons through all different mediums from The Simpsons, Family Guy or even those in the newspaper. Cartoons can provide short but affective content transfer in an interesting way. They can be highly emotional and effective in all mediums which is why they are so prone into today's society, which is why as teachers it is important to use cartoons in our classroom to change up the sources in which we use.
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Tracking the spread of coronavirus

Tracking the spread of coronavirus | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
We run down key tools tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019.
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13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning -

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning - | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
As the name implies, project-based learning is simply learning through projects. What is being learned should inform and dictate the design of the project.
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How to Read a Topo Map

How to Read a Topo Map | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it

"A topographic map is designed to show the physical features and terrain of an area. They’re different from other maps because they show the three-dimensional landscape: its contours, elevations, topographic features, bodies of water, and vegetation. Find your way the old-school way by mastering the map."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 2019 8:11 AM
This article gives a nice introduction to topographic maps, explains how to read them, and why they are useful. While I love digital maps and the features that are offered through GIS, old school paper maps still play a vital role in helping us navigate this world of ours.  See with links on: https://geographyeducation.org/2019/09/12/how-to-read-a-topo-map/
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8 ways to use Google Maps in geography

8 ways to use Google Maps in geography | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
8 ways to use Google Maps in geography - Using Google My Maps in the the geography classroom is easy! Take a look at our suggestions.
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China and Africa are building 'great walls' of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China and Africa are building 'great walls' of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
China plans to plant 88 billion trees for its Green Great Wall, which will stretch for almost 5,000 kilometres in a bid to hold back encroaching deserts. And it's not the only country fighting nature with nature.
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First ever bathymetric map of Australian coastal waters goes live

First ever bathymetric map of Australian coastal waters goes live | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
The world’s first national map of Australian marine habitats is now open to the public.
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Lindsey the GIS Specialist

Lindsey the GIS Specialist | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
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Explaining GIS for students - cartoon ebook

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10 of the Absolute Best Podcasts for Teachers

10 of the Absolute Best Podcasts for Teachers | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Looking to develop your skills while relaxing this summer? These must-listen podcasts are perfect for a road trip or lazy day poolside.
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Timelapse – Google Earth Engine

Timelapse – Google Earth Engine | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysisGoogle capabilities and makes it available for scientists, researchers, and developers to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.
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Inuit Cartography –

Inuit Cartography – | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
In Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), the Inuit people are known for carving portable maps out of driftwood to be used while navigating coastal waters. These pieces, which are small enough to be carried in a mitten, represent coastlines in a continuous line, up one side of the wood and down the other. The maps are compact, buoyant, and can…
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Timelapse Maps: An Overview of Our Changing Planet

Timelapse Maps: An Overview of Our Changing Planet | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Humankind’s spatial patterns are difficult to recognize from the ground. Google Earth Timelapse captures these drastic changes from space over time.
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Using Drones and Remote Sensing for Mapping and Counting Animals ~

Using Drones and Remote Sensing for Mapping and Counting Animals ~ | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Remote sensing data from satellite and UAV imagery has been used by researchers in the mapping and observation of wildlife, in particular counting the number of animals in remote locations.
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From coronavirus to bushfires, misleading maps are distorting reality

From coronavirus to bushfires, misleading maps are distorting reality | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
A picture may tell a thousand words, but a map can help to interpret hundreds of thousands of data points and ‘show’ a story in mere seconds. Studies have shown how the human brain is much more inclined to believe information presented visually — especially when supported by data and numbers. So as the coronavirus …
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Year in Review: 2019 in 14 Charts

Year in Review: 2019 in 14 Charts | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
These charts highlight some remarkable achievements and the serious challenges that remain as we head into 2020.
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Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth

Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
New tools enable people to create and share their own maps and stories, using Google Earth as a canvas.
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Remote sensing and future of earth observation

Remote sensing and future of earth observation | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
The future of remote sensing and earth observation might be open, collaborative and involve much more end user education that you expect. DR Aliastra Graham shares his observations based on 20 years of experience in the industry. Aliastra walks you through what a future whe
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Why did the penguin swim to the subantarctic?

Why did the penguin swim to the subantarctic? | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Tawaki, or Fiordland crested penguins, have plenty of food along the coastline where they breed, yet every year they make a trip to the Subtropical and Subantarctic Fronts and back to feed—a swim of nearly 7000 kilometres. “One would think that the birds try and conserve as much energy on this trip as possible,” says …
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Spatial,technology tracking wildlife migrations
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Fake News 2019 - ABC Education

Fake News 2019 - ABC Education | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Can you spot a fake? This interactive teaches you how to identify a fake news story then tests your lie detector skills.
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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
“ Every teacher I know has virtual reality on their radar. It’s one of those short-listed disruptive technologies that kids want to be involved in and will change teaching for the better. I was…”
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 23, 2018 6:23 AM
very good introduction for newbies!
Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 23, 2018 9:55 AM
Getting started with using virtual reality in the classroom really is this easy
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Geospatial podcasts you should be listening to

Geospatial podcasts you should be listening to | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Email Tweet Share Share on Facebook Pin Pocket WhatsApp Telegram Podcasts are a great way of staying in touch with the industry, hear about new developments, and learn something new. Best of all, it can easily be added to modern life because they can be fitted into many activities. With vast amount of podcasts out …
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5 Reasons to Pilot Student Podcasting Projects

Here are some reasons to pilot student podcasting projects. You can find more at http://www.spencerauthor.com/student-podcasting/
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5 Ways to Create AR & VR Experiences and 5 VR & AR Projects

5 Ways to Create AR & VR Experiences and 5 VR & AR Projects | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
As I wrote last week on FreeTech4Teachers.com observing and interacting with augmented reality and virtual reality content is nice, but after a while students will get bored with the pre-made comme…
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Getting started with ArcGIS StoryMaps

Getting started with ArcGIS StoryMaps | Geography SKILLS and ICT | Scoop.it
Looking to create your first story? Here's a step-by-step guide to using the new StoryMaps builder, currently in beta.
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