I think spring is finally upon us!!
Some resources and strategies to energize and engage!!
Why Poverty? uses film to get people talking about poverty.
We commissioned eight documentaries from award-winning film makers and 30 shorts from new and emerging talents. The films are moving, subtle and thought-provoking stories, but they also tackle big issues and pose difficult questions.
The films were shown around the world in November 2012 on more than 70 national broadcasters. The documentaries are now all free to view online. We'll make them available on DVD and in languages other than English soon. We'll also be adding educational resources to help people use them as teaching tools.
Very interesting web site that addresses poverty from many angles. I especially liked the video on oil drum boats. Many great supports that are part of the web site.
Search for four maps with one search
This resource speaks for itself. Great for comparing various spatial search engines
Topographic Map Activities
Use this scaleable set of seamless topographic maps, in this case from the USGS, inside ArcGIS Online to examine the physical and cultural geography of the USA. 20 separate landform features examined, including tombolo, col, salt dome, lava beds, marine terraces, and much more. Depending on the scale of your ArcGIS Online map, the USGS topographic maps will display as follows: 1:24,000-scale 1:100,000-scale 1:250,000-scale Notes included for studies outside the USA.
Very transferable for Canadian work and other international areas
Sinkholes around the world - in pictures
From Guatemala to China, sinkholes come in all shapes and sizes. Who ever thought?
The Shifting Diets of a Fast-Urbanizing World
Here, Popkin talks about the complex reasons for why developing nations are adopting America-like food systems, and why reverting back to more traditional, nutritional diets en masse is going to be difficult, to say the least.
Royal Geographic Society – Ask the experts series
Explore the growing series of interviews and questions and answers (Q&As) from leading geographical experts and practitioners on a variety of topics that are available on the Geography in the News website.
Topics range from Geophysical Global Events and GIS for disaster management to urban climatology and ocean acidification.
Infographic: How Do Natural Gas Pipelines Work?
Great visualization on Pipelines . Very topical and works well on an interactive whiteboard
The Oceans Like You Have Never Seen Them Before
This video provides a global tour of sea surface salinity using measurements taken by NASA’s Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, from December 2011 through December 2012. Red represents areas of high salinity, while blue represents areas of low salinity. Aquarius is a focused effort to measure sea surface salinity and will provide the global view of salinity variability needed for climate studies. The mission is a collaboration between NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina
Google Maps Engine Lite - Create Advanced Custom Google Maps
For years Google Maps had the option for creating custom placemarks and basic shapes in the "my maps" option in your account. But if you want to further customize your maps you really had to do that work in Google Earth. Yesterday, Google introduced Maps Engine Lite which bridges the gap between creating basic custom maps in Google Maps and creating custom layers in Google Earth.
Looks like it should have some interesting Applications. This is also a very interesting Blog
Great Source of Visualized World Data
How Geography Paved the Way for Women in Science and Cultivated the Values of American Democracy
by Maria Popova
Education historian Kim Tolley traces how the curious reversal of gender norms — much like the inversion of the pink-and-blue paradigm — took place and how geography, more than any other discipline, opened the door to science for women.
And here is a whole raft of various resources thanks to Anne Smith at Queens (these have not all been vetted but I am sure they will be outstanding )
m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=YIPcOSNwVjw&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYIPcOSNwVjw%26feature%3Dyoutu.be (Thinking like a Geographer video) my favourite
http://www.ecoocean.de/ (overfishing simulation)
this one looks very useful
Stompin' Tom Connors's songs mapped
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