Thursday, 26 March 2015

Take a Deep Breath, Because This Time-Lapse Video Shows a Part of Nature Not Many People Notice.

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This is not about global warming...

This could be used as a minds on activity.

Source: Omeleto

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NASA: Global Climate Change, Vital Signs of a Plant
This sit has many great visuals that related to so many different aspect of the geography curriculum.  Two are highlighted below.

Great slides of Then and Now dealing with Climate Change.

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IMERG Global Precipitation RatesThis visual shows the process of precipitation around the world
Visualizations by Horace Mitchell on February 26, 2015
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Below are two websites dealing with climate and climate change.  There are several interesting links associated with these sites.

Global is the new local: Pollution changes clouds, climate downstream

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This website has a variety of resources relating to different aspects of the water cycle. 
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Wind Power Around the World

Here is a great graphic showing the amount of energy generated from wind around the world.

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Suggested use:
Have students create a spatial journal using ArcGIS on line.
What are the implications of this Trend?

More Beautiful Than You Imagined, Closer Than You Expected.

A very colourful minds on video. Ideal for starting the inquiry process with students.

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Roam the World in (Almost) Real Time
It's always summer on Google Earth. But a landmark Mapbox project uses satellite imagery to show the planet as it is now.
Launched Thursday, a landmark project from Mapbox has changed the summertime paradigm for online cartography. Landsat-live reveals the planet's surface in real time and in stunning resolution, fed by a constant stream of public-domain imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite. Above is an embedded version you can explore.

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Shell oil drilling in Arctic set to get US government permission

Controversial decision expected from US interior secretary likely to spark protests from campaigners against Anglo-Dutch exploration in seas off Alaska

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Monday, 23 March 2015

This web site is a great tool for doing some quick and easy calculations such as population of an area, distance. Please see the screen caption below for more or visit the website;

Friday, 20 March 2015

UN calls for action as global water crisis looms
The UN has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change are among the factors fueling the problem.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

RELATED to Cyclone Pam:

This link has been posted in the past but it shows the path of current wind formations around the world.  Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons can be observed forming and paths can be predicted.,-16.38,289

Monday, 16 March 2015

The website below shows the path of Cyclone Pam and it's location where it is.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu president says climate change contributed to death and destruction

Baldwin Lonsdale describes category five cyclone Pam as ‘a monster that has hit Vanuatu’, wiping out development.
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Hot Docs


·         Tuesday, March 17 the Hot Docs 2015 Festival Press Conference takes place
·         Festival runs April 23 – May 3  
·         Docs For Schools In-Theatre Bloor screenings will be announced
·         In-Schools dvds were announced in February to give you time to determine your school selection

What you need to know:

In-School: dvds
·         Subject Grid is posted and may be downloaded
·         be sure to read bullet points on url page before booking
·         online booking for IN-SCHOOL begins TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH – 10:30am
·         request ONLY the films that you know will be used

In-Theatre:  Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
·         Films and info posted March 17 
·         Access the In-Theatre link from this url …
·         10 festival films will be offered
·         Q&A with film makers will follow each screening
·         screenings are free to bring your class, but only book seats you will use
·         online booking for IN-THEATRE begins THURSDAY, MARCH 26 – 10:30am

Online Booking Forms:
·         Both In-Theatre and In-School have their own forms, and you can find on their url
·         Click ONLINE BOOKING - just below bullet points near top of page (In-Theatre | In-School)
·         Requires school phone number, address (including postal code), approx. number of student viewers

Please email or call 416-203-2155 x253 if questions about process or any film content
·         Email will be sent when education packages (for each film) re posted

Docs For Schools Monthly:
·         Date change for the 2nd BASQUIAT screening - Now Tuesday, March 21 – 10am
·         Seats still available and includes opportunity for discount tickets to visit AGO exhibit

Docs For Schools Teacher Conference:
·         Took place February 20, School of Image Arts, Ryerson
·         Day was informative and enjoyed by attendees
Lots of constructive feedback gathered as we move forward

Monday, 9 March 2015

Florida banned state workers from using term 'climate change' – report
Global warming’ and ‘sustainability’ among phrases allegedly barred at state’s Department of Environmental Protection, investigative report finds

 Florida is threatened by climate change, according to the 2014 US national climate assessment. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex/Sipa Press/Rex

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Gender pay gap will not close for 70 years at current rate, says UN
International Labour Organization says difference in earnings between men and women has barely changed in 20 years.

More than half a century after the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, and 45 years after similar legislation in the UK, women across the world earn 77% of the amount paid to men, a figure that has improved by only three percentage points in the past 20 years, according to a report from the UN’s International Labour Organization (pdf) (ILO). 

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Just one-third of the world's longest rivers remain free-flowing  Geographic Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship , Spatial ...