In #worldgeochat we’ve talked at length about moving away from strict memorization of countries and locations around the world. It is becoming more and more agreed upon that spending all this time on filling out maps for the sole purpose of memorization is not an effective use of class time. I agree with this sentiment … Continue reading Geography Gaming
A previews of #worldgeochat May 23,2017 edition where we chat about Google Earth.
I've been a patient man. So…. you might have heard that I like @GoogleEarth. I've been waiting for Google to release an online version of Google Earth for some time that I could have students use to create content without having to load it on their personal computers at home, or bog down the computers … Continue reading The New Google Earth
Teaching AP Human Geography to 9th graders is hard and don't let anyone tell you it's not. But it is absolutely NOT impossible. One of the keys to doing it successfully is to prepare your students for everything, including how to take an Advanced Placement Exam from start to finish. Ninth graders have never taken … Continue reading Mock/Practice AP Exam
The Boston Marathon is kinda a big deal where I’m from. Each and every year it brings runners together from around the world to tackle the mythic climb of Heartbreak Hill, down into Kenmore Square past fans who went to the early Red Sox game, and then a final push around the corner at Hereford … Continue reading How where I live shapes how I live
We are talking about Discussion Strategies in #worldgeochat this week. Want to brush up on the importance of class discussions? Need some new discussion strategies? Check out the resources below. Rethinking Whole Class Discussions - Edutopia 13 Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions Big List of Classroom Discussion Techniques Successful Socratic Seminars Here are this … Continue reading Discussion Techniques
In #worldgeochat I’m more or less known as the guy who LOVES @GoogleEarth (It’s true… I really do love it… in fact I’m not sure there’s a word invented yet to describe how I feel about it…. But I digress). I’ve used Google Earth as a foundation for my instruction since it was introduced in … Continue reading A Google Earth Heresy
It's tough to teach Africa and not focus on the negative, but we need to!
This week, we are talking about Blended Learning in #worldgeochat! Not familiar with what Blended Learning is? Here are a few resources to check out: What You Need to Know About Blended Learning Seven Keys to Blended Learning Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom - video from Edutopia Here are this week's questions: How … Continue reading Blended Learning – #worldgeochat – 4.4
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