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 for and with them.

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Geography is All Around Us- Connect Trough Technology

  1. Geography Is All Around Us Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
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  3. What ? Why ? How?
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  5. Cultural geography
  6. Physical Geography
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  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? <ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>North America </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica </li></ul>
  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? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  17. 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently
  18. Do You Correspond With Someone outside the USA regularly? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  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? <ul><li>1:00 am, the next day </li></ul><ul><li>19:00, the same day </li></ul><ul><li>7:00 am, the same day </li></ul><ul><li>15:00, the same day </li></ul>
  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?
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  48. <ul><li>Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myWonderfulWorld.org </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul>
  49. <ul><li>Time zone Experiences http://timezoneexperiences.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Read Around The World http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00044cea8b22d2761f8ce&z=2 </li></ul><ul><li>In Search of Pachamama http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00045af55ff2c192180b3&z=3 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Lit Trips http://web.mac.com/jburg/GoogleLit/Home.html </li></ul><ul><li>Posterous Blog- Defining Japan http://grade4.posterous.com/ </li></ul>
  50. <ul><li>Scholastic- The first Thanksgiving http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/voyage/journey.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Teddy Bears Around The World http://sjeds.com/blog/teddybear/ </li></ul><ul><li>What Could It Mean? VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/share/48359/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free Rice http://www.freerice.com </li></ul><ul><li>Around The World With 80 Schools http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>

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