If I had $100 for my geography classroom

I originally was going to do a holiday themed post about the best gifts a geography teacher could get, but then Kristi Reinke asked the question of how to spend $100 for her class. Here are some ideas that would go perfect in a #worldgeochat classroom. Fantasy Geopolitics - Started by worldgeochat friend, Eric Nelson, … Continue reading If I had $100 for my geography classroom

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#WorldGeoChat Preview – Travel Experiences with Students

Wouldn't it be just absolutely wonderful if we as educators could magically snap our fingers and BOOM! We're in the middle of the Amazon researching deforestation and its effects. Or BOOM! We're witnessing Easter Sunday in Vatican City. Or BOOM! We're learning about the Great Wall of China as we're walking down the endless miles … Continue reading #WorldGeoChat Preview – Travel Experiences with Students

A Conference Win! (Strategies and Resources You Can Use In Your Class Today!)

This past Saturday I made the trek from the suburbs of Chicago to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal to attend the 2017 Geography in the 21st Century Conference. I made this 2 hour journey across the cold, flat, farm fields of central Illinois, with my friend and fellow #worldgeochat moderator Chris Heffernan. (@cheffernan75 ) Neither of … Continue reading A Conference Win! (Strategies and Resources You Can Use In Your Class Today!)

A #worldgeochat Quick Hit – Teaching CER without grading

We've just begun our population inquiry and our first supporting question deals with the vocabulary students need to know. We started off defining 10 terms in student friendly language. Then the class chose three countries  and completed this chart using the CIA World Factbook to find the data. My class chose Iceland, Netherlands, and every … Continue reading A #worldgeochat Quick Hit – Teaching CER without grading

#worldgeochat Preview – Teaching World Religions – November 14

One of the topics that geography teachers struggle most with is addressing religions in their classroom. Some teachers avoid the topic all together, others approach it with the sterility of a forensic scientist. Because geography includes both physical AND human components, it is so important that we address one of the most important aspects of … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Teaching World Religions – November 14