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
Tonight, long time #worldgeochat friend, James Caudill, leads us through how we can use comics in geography. If you are like me, and know very little about this topic, here are a couple of resources to help you out! How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again - from Tim Smyth via … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Using Comics in Geography
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, #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
This Tuesday, April 3, worldgeochat returns to a topic we've already spent some time on this year... the Global Goals. After last September's Global Goal chat with Jennifer Williams, we wanted to come back to the goals and go deeper into them. This chat will focus on the theme of Happy & Healthy Life and look … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Happy & Healthy Life – Global Goals 1-4
This week, worldgeochat goes back to its roots as we have a regional chat about Africa. The very first worldgeochat blog post I wrote was Teaching Africa Without All the Sadness. For tears I taught Africa through the lens of tragedy and pity. I got my kids to care about Africa, but they felt sorry … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – 2/27 – Regional Chat – Africa
This week #worldgeochat welcomes Quinn Rollins to talk about using Graphic Novels in your geography classroom. Take a look at these resources about Graphic Novels: Quinn Rollins: Play Like a Pirate For those of you on Instagram, Quinn's School Comics account has a wealth of graphic novels. Tim Smyth's History Comics site Tim also has done … Continue reading #worldgeochat Talks Graphic Novels!
The Super Bowl, the Olympics and gamification… OH MY! This week in the #worldgeochat community is wicked exciting, as we will be exploring how to incorporate games within the classroom! Guest moderator Christian Conrad (@mrconrad_lhs), will be taking us on a journey as we discuss one of the hottest topics of student engagement: gamification! Here … Continue reading Preview Post — Gamification on Tuesday, 9PM EST
Dear worldgeochatters, We are so excited to share our Spring schedule with you. We met last week to try to come up with a schedule for the Winter and Spring and ran into an unexpected problem - not enough weeks to cover all the topics we want to address! We have some great guest moderators … Continue reading Welcome #worldgeochat 2018!
Join #worldgeochat tonight, October 3 at 9 Eastern/8 Central as we talk about Media Literacy. Media Literacy is perhaps most important content that isn't being addressed enough by any of the contents. But Julie Smith, author of Master the Media can help us with that. If you haven't picked up a copy of her book, I … Continue reading #worldgeochat TONIGHT – Mastering the Media with @julnilsmith