Category Archives: Geography

Planning for Virtual Learning

I had started writing a blog post a month ago about intentionally writing lesson plans that easily convert to virtual substitute during flu season, since nothing is worse than having to write sub plans while feeling horrible. Obviously it feels … Continue reading

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World Shipping Monopoly

The most time intensive application activity I have ever set up is World Shipping Monopoly, which says something because of how many breakouts I have created. The original activity was inspired by the Boxcars, a world trade/shipping simulation created in … Continue reading

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The Fab Flocab

Flocabulary is constantly expanding their high quality video content. Last summer a Geography category was to Social Studies, and in the past year many videos have been developed that align with geography. Continue reading

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Initial ISTE Reflection

Global Exchange       Just like last year two of my favorite days are the pre-conference offerings of HackEd and the Global Education Day. The Global Ed day reaffirmed what I already knew, students need and want to make connections … Continue reading

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ISTE GlobalEd

Just like yesterday, these are the highlights of Global Education Day, not the detailed reflection. At the end of the day I presented a poster session. General Information about Global Education – bit.ly/ged2016agenda – #globaled16 – Global Education Project bit.ly/glabprj – … Continue reading

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Pre-ISTE Learning

These blog posts are not going to be long, thoughtful reflections. Instead they are the quick snapshots of the sessions/resources so that I can remember them later. Saturday included #HackEd16 and the Mobile Learning Mega Share, as well as casual conversations … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Zombie Adventure

I was so inspired by last night’s #sstlap chat I couldn’t sleep much. Instead, I created my own adventure. Students will practice latitude and longitude while having to survive a zombie pandemic. Continue reading

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Critical and Captivating Current Events

I will show the different ways I engage students with current events on a almost daily basis. Some of the resources presented are used on a regular basis, others are special extensions of the curriculum that includes news stories. Continue reading

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Reflect and Refresh

The last day with students is the perfect time to push refresh and to start dreaming about an awesome new school year. Every year I ask my students to take a survey about our class content and delivery. Google Forms … Continue reading

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Five Minute Primary Source Lesson

Sometimes I feel a slump in my lesson planning creativity. During such an occurrence I saw a tweet from @TeacherToolkit which sparked interest. The title was catchy and so was the visual outline for the 5 Minute Lesson Plan… I started to dig out resources discovered at Edcamps and Conferences from the past. I wanted to bring Primary Source resources into the class. Continue reading

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