How to Measure Distances in Google Maps – Education Article

A couple of weeks ago in the Practical Ed Tech newsletter I featured ten ways to use Google Earth in your classroom for more than just social studies lessons. Many of the ideas in that list can also be applied to the web browser version Google Maps. A good example of that is found in Tom Barrett’s Maths Maps. Maths Maps is series of activities designed to help elementary school students develop an understanding of distance, scale, and units of…

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Teaching Canadian Geography – Education Article

Canada’s geography is amazing. We have such a variety in the landscape from the east coast to the west coast and then up north. We have a mishmash of cultures and peoples. We have huge empty areas of land and large cities filled with people. Everything about Canada is diversity.  In this post, we are going to examine some different areas of Canadian geography and look at some ideas on how to teach our kids more about the country that…

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Are your students ready for the GeoBee? Let’s help them prepare! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Good geographers combine information from different sources to arrive at logical conclusions. Through participating in the National Geographic GeoBee, your students will use the knowledge they have of the basic patterns of climate, geology, vegetation, landforms, human settlement, history, migration, and commerce—combined with their knowledge of regions and place-names—to answer questions. GeoBee questions are designed to teach students about these topics in varied ways, and the competition is designed to promote many different types of learning. Familiarize your students with…

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Curating Digital Museums Makes Geography Personal – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Our Educator Spotlight series features inspiring activities and lessons that educators are implementing with their students that connect them to the world in bold and exciting ways. Educators often use these projects to complete their National Geographic Educator Certification.   Laura Krenicki‘s sixth-grade class examined the paths of people and objects from a geographic perspective. The class read an Explorer magazine article by Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Explorer, and participated in a live video event with him. Then, students…

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