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Geography is All Around Us- Connect Trough Technology

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Geography skills play a significant part in forming connections with a greater world that is bigger than our own backyard. Engage students by making geography real and tangible by creating connections …

Geography skills play a significant part in forming connections with a greater world that is bigger than our own backyard. Engage students by making geography real and tangible by creating connections for and with them.

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  • 1. Geography Is All Around Us Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
  • 2.  
  • 3. What ? Why ? How?
  • 4.  
  • 5. Cultural geography
  • 6. Physical Geography
  • 7.  
  • 8. Ignorance of how the US fits into the wider world
  • 9. Are you Smarter than a 5 th Grader?
  • 10. Where is Iraq located?
  • 11. Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map
  • 12. Sudan is Located in Which Continent?
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Africa
    • Australia
    • North America
    • South America
    • Antarctica
  • 13. 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia
  • 14. Where is New York Located?
  • 15. 50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map
  • 16. Do you Speak Another Language Fluently?
    • Yes
    • No
  • 17. 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently
  • 18. Do You Correspond With Someone outside the USA regularly?
    • Yes
    • No
  • 19. 9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.
  • 20. If it is 1 pm in Orlando, USA… … what time is it in Berlin, Germany?
    • 1:00 am, the next day
    • 19:00, the same day
    • 7:00 am, the same day
    • 15:00, the same day
  • 21. As many as one third (32%) would miss a conference call scheduled with someone in another time zone
  • 22. Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.
  • 23. Geographers recognize that EVERYTHING is connected .
  • 24. How to Make Connections ?
  • 25. Google Maps- Read Around The World
  • 26. Google Maps- Storytelling
  • 27. Google Earth- Lit Trips
  • 28. Google Earth- Flight Route
  • 29. Google Earth- Flight Route
  • 30. Wiki- Time Zone Experiences
  • 31. Blog- Defining Japanese Culture
  • 32. Blog- Teddy Bears Around the World
  • 33. Blog- Teddy Bears Around the World
  • 34. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 35. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 36. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 37. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 38. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 39. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 40. Skype- Video Conferencing
  • 41. Around The World With 80 Schools
  • 42. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?
  • 43. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean? Argentina Germany Egypt China USA Israel New Zealand Mexico Brazil Sweden Peru Spain
  • 44. Scholastic- The First Thanksgiving
  • 45. Free Rice.com
  • 46. What ? Why ? How?
  • 47.  
  • 48.
    • Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study
    • http://www.myWonderfulWorld.org
    • Google Maps
    • Google Earth
    • VoiceThread
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Skype
  • 49.
    • Time zone Experiences http://timezoneexperiences.wikispaces.com/
    • Read Around The World http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00044cea8b22d2761f8ce&z=2
    • In Search of Pachamama http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00045af55ff2c192180b3&z=3
    • Google Lit Trips http://web.mac.com/jburg/GoogleLit/Home.html
    • Posterous Blog- Defining Japan http://grade4.posterous.com/
  • 50.
    • Scholastic- The first Thanksgiving http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/voyage/journey.htm
    • Teddy Bears Around The World http://sjeds.com/blog/teddybear/
    • What Could It Mean? VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/share/48359/
    • Free Rice http://www.freerice.com
    • Around The World With 80 Schools http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/