Geography Is All Around Us<br />Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano<br />
Geography Is All Around Uspresented at theTeacher2TeacherConference 2010<br />Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano<br />GloballyConne...
Langwitches.org<br />Presentations<br />Coaching<br />Questions?<br />Resources<br />Lessons<br />In-Service<br />Workshop...
Links, Resources & Examples<br />http://langwitches.wikispaces.com<br />
What ?<br />Why ?<br />How?<br />
What is Geography ?<br />
Cultural geography<br />
Physical Geography<br />
Why Geography ?<br />
Ignorance of how the US fits into the wider world<br />
Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?<br />
Where is Iraq located?<br />
 Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map<br />
Sudan is Located in Which Continent? <br />Europe<br />Asia<br />Africa<br />Australia<br />North America<br />South Ameri...
20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia<br />
Where is New York Located?<br />
50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map<br />
Do you Speak Another Language Fluently?<br />Yes<br />No<br />
6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently<br />
Do You Correspond With Someone outside the USA regularly?<br />Yes<br />No<br />
9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.<br />
If it is 1 pm in Orlando, USA…… what time is it in Berlin, Germany?<br />1:00 am, the next day<br />19:00, the same day<br...
As many as one third (32%) would miss a conference call scheduled with someone in another time zone<br />
Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.<br />
Geographers recognize that EVERYTHING is connected.<br />
How to Make Connections ?<br />
Google Maps-Read Around The World<br />
Google Maps-Storytelling<br />
Google Earth- Lit Trips<br />
Google Earth- Flight Route<br />
Google Earth- Flight Route<br />
Blog-Defining Japanese Culture<br />
Google Maps-Current Events<br />
Blog-Teddy Bears Around the World<br />
Blog-Teddy Bears Around the World<br />
Skype- Video Conferencing<br />
Skype- Video Conferencing<br />
Around The World With 80 Schools<br />
Over 300 Schools Ready to Connect <br />
VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?<br />
VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?<br />Argentina<br />Germany<br />Egypt<br />China<br />USA<br />Israel<br />New Zealand<b...
Math Maps<br />
Podcast- Flat Stanley<br />
Free Rice.com<br />
Twitter- Bus2Antarctica<br />
What ?<br />Why ?<br />How?<br />
                       Q & A<br />
Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study<br />http://www.myWonderfulWorld.org<br />...
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/bus2antarctica<br />Read Around The Worldhttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid...
Teddy Bears Around The Worldhttp://www.langwitches.org/blog/travel/teddybearsaroundtheworld/<br />What Could It Mean? Voic...
Links, Resources & Examples<br />http://langwitches.wikispaces.com<br />
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    1. 1. Geography Is All Around Us<br />Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano<br />
    2. 2. Geography Is All Around Uspresented at theTeacher2TeacherConference 2010<br />Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano<br />GloballyConnectedLearning.com<br />Langwitches.org<br />
    3. 3. Langwitches.org<br />Presentations<br />Coaching<br />Questions?<br />Resources<br />Lessons<br />In-Service<br />Workshops<br />GloballyConnectedLearning.com<br />
    4. 4. Links, Resources & Examples<br />http://langwitches.wikispaces.com<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. What ?<br />Why ?<br />How?<br />
    7. 7. What is Geography ?<br />
    8. 8. Cultural geography<br />
    9. 9. Physical Geography<br />
    10. 10. Why Geography ?<br />
    11. 11. Ignorance of how the US fits into the wider world<br />
    12. 12. Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?<br />
    13. 13. Where is Iraq located?<br />
    14. 14. Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map<br />
    15. 15. Sudan is Located in Which Continent? <br />Europe<br />Asia<br />Africa<br />Australia<br />North America<br />South America<br />Antarctica<br />
    16. 16. 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia<br />
    17. 17. Where is New York Located?<br />
    18. 18. 50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map<br />
    19. 19. Do you Speak Another Language Fluently?<br />Yes<br />No<br />
    20. 20. 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently<br />
    21. 21. Do You Correspond With Someone outside the USA regularly?<br />Yes<br />No<br />
    22. 22. 9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.<br />
    23. 23. If it is 1 pm in Orlando, USA…… what time is it in Berlin, Germany?<br />1:00 am, the next day<br />19:00, the same day<br />7:00 am, the same day<br />15:00, the same day<br />
    24. 24. As many as one third (32%) would miss a conference call scheduled with someone in another time zone<br />
    25. 25. Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.<br />
    26. 26. Geographers recognize that EVERYTHING is connected.<br />
    27. 27. How to Make Connections ?<br />
    28. 28. Google Maps-Read Around The World<br />
    29. 29. Google Maps-Storytelling<br />
    30. 30. Google Earth- Lit Trips<br />
    31. 31. Google Earth- Flight Route<br />
    32. 32. Google Earth- Flight Route<br />
    33. 33. Blog-Defining Japanese Culture<br />
    34. 34. Google Maps-Current Events<br />
    35. 35. Blog-Teddy Bears Around the World<br />
    36. 36. Blog-Teddy Bears Around the World<br />
    37. 37. Skype- Video Conferencing<br />
    38. 38. Skype- Video Conferencing<br />
    39. 39. Around The World With 80 Schools<br />
    40. 40. Over 300 Schools Ready to Connect <br />
    41. 41. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?<br />
    42. 42. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?<br />Argentina<br />Germany<br />Egypt<br />China<br />USA<br />Israel<br />New Zealand<br />Mexico<br />Brazil<br />Sweden<br />Peru<br />Spain<br />
    43. 43. Math Maps<br />
    44. 44. Podcast- Flat Stanley<br />
    45. 45. Free Rice.com<br />
    46. 46. Twitter- Bus2Antarctica<br />
    47. 47. What ?<br />Why ?<br />How?<br />
    48. 48. Q & A<br />
    49. 49. Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study<br />http://www.myWonderfulWorld.org<br />Google Maps<br />Google Earth<br />VoiceThread<br />Wikis<br />Blogs<br />Skype <br />Twitter<br />Credit & Resources<br />
    50. 50. Twitterhttp://twitter.com/bus2antarctica<br />Read Around The Worldhttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00044cea8b22d2761f8ce&z=2<br />In Search of Pachamamahttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00045af55ff2c192180b3&z=3<br />Google Lit Trips http://web.mac.com/jburg/GoogleLit/Home.html<br />Flat StantleyPodcasthttp://langwitches.org/blog/2010/01/05/flat-stanley-podcast/<br />Posterous Blog- Defining Japanhttp://grade4.posterous.com/<br />Credit & Resources<br />
    51. 51. Teddy Bears Around The Worldhttp://www.langwitches.org/blog/travel/teddybearsaroundtheworld/<br />What Could It Mean? VoiceThreadhttp://voicethread.com/share/48359/<br />Free Ricehttp://www.freerice.com<br />Math Mapshttp://edte.ch/blog/maths-maps/<br />Current Eventshttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=101911629947022559812.0004720e3c4dadc2a9d6f&ll=10.487812,148.007813&spn=145.379686,360&z=2<br />Around The World With 80 Schoolshttp://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/<br />Credit & Resources<br />
    52. 52. Links, Resources & Examples<br />http://langwitches.wikispaces.com<br />
    53. 53. Langwitches.org<br />Presentations<br />Coaching<br />Questions?<br />Resources<br />Lessons<br />In-Service<br />Workshops<br />GloballyConnectedLearning.com<br />

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