#worldgeochat 2019 – new beginnings

Hello #worldgeochat chatters! As we begin 2019, we wanted to let you know about some changes happening. We've been doing #worldgeochat since 2014, which is amazing to think about. I tried to calculate a number of worldgeochats over the past five years, but I honestly can't figure it out. My best guess is that there … Continue reading #worldgeochat 2019 – new beginnings

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Sorry #EduTwitter, we need to acknowledge failure

  This past week, @NatGeoEducation hosted #worldgeochat with the topic, "Learning from Failure." There were so many great examples shared of projects gone wrong and how we persevere and get past initial failures. The conversation continued long after #worldgeochat ended, and a Tweet really resonated with me. https://twitter.com/MrKoz31/status/1057777158578454528 We need to get past the EduTwitter … Continue reading Sorry #EduTwitter, we need to acknowledge failure

Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

I must start off by saying, I’m not a graphic novel reader. In the past year I’ve read (or listened to) close to 60 books, and only two have been graphic novels. It’s not that I don’t find them useful, they just aren’t my thing. One of the graphic novels I read was Illegal by … Continue reading Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

Dear teachers, the relationships you make are more important than your content.

I love social studies. All the contents in it. It’s my passion, it’s what I teach, and it’s why I moderate a Twitter chat. And social studies is important. It helps us understand our past, our civic responsibilities, and our place in the world. While social studies doesn’t get the respect of math and language … Continue reading Dear teachers, the relationships you make are more important than your content.

#worldgeochat Preview – Teaching with Podcasts and Public Radio

If you take a look at #worldgeochat during the week on Twitter, you'll find references to podcast and audio stories from NPR. A resource that I'm aware of, and has been on the "try to use soon" list, that utilizes audio stories is Listenwise, who just happens to be hosting #worldgeochat this week. Check out … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Teaching with Podcasts and Public Radio

Tonight’s #worldgeochat – Incorporating Geography into World History

Tonight, #worldgeochat is talking about how to incorporate geography skills into World History (or any history really) classes. Our friend from #sschat, Mary-Owen Holmes, will be leading us through this chat. Our questions for tonights... Q1 World History looks at the interactions between humans and environment. How can an emphasis on geography help enhance the understanding … Continue reading Tonight’s #worldgeochat – Incorporating Geography into World History