6 Games for Talking About the Election – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle o... In the wake of the US presidential election, many of us are deciding what comes next in our classrooms and scholarship. There are no easy answers to this question, and the national divisions are echoed on campus with consequences we are only beginning to understand. However, if you do plan to address these topics in your classroom, games can provide a potentially less threatening opening for sharing experiences. Here are a few games with topics and commentary relevant to the election and current issues at the forefront of political discourse that might prove useful as conversation starters in the coming semesters:
Map Explorer Explore maps of future climate as simulated by individual climate models. IMPORTANT: When viewing and using results from individual climate models, it is imperative that you also take account of the range in the climate projections. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to use the Climate Futures approach to identify two or three models that capture the range of results relevant to your application. More information can be found in the Climate Campus here . Initially, the map shows just the four NRM Super-Clusters .
Using Flipgrid to Improve Speaking Skills This Fall, I have been using a video response tool called Flipgrid to help improve my students’ speaking skills. Flipgrid is a video platform used by over 30,000 teachers to ignite classroom discussions and promote social learning. In Flipgrid, teachers post discussion topics to which students respond with videos, providing every student an equal voice, increasing retention, and encouraging peer-led learning. Full Disclosure: Flipgrid asked me to join their Ambassador program and bribed me with stickers, t-shirts, and love. This program rocks and I have fallen in love with Flipgrid.
Origin of crops by Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Steven Sotelo, and Andy Jarvis at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Version 1.0 (May 2016). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Aurora Australis Viewing Locations ( southern hemisphere ) ABOUTA collated map of aurora australis viewing locations in Australia & New Zealand.The map was established and is overseen by the admins of Facebook group Aurora Australis Tasmania.FYI: In the southern hemisphere we face South to view aurora australis ........( in the northern hemisphere you face North to view aurora borealis ) ==================== DATA LICENSING ====================Please do not collect / disseminate our map location information Please ask for permission if you wish to re-use our informationAs per respective entities======================================================= DISCLAIMER & SAFETY NOTICE:> Care taken but no responsibility is given for the accuracy of the map - locations have been supplied by members of Aurora Australis Tasmania &/or Aurora Australis (New Zealand) facebook groups, who are contributing the location to be suitable for viewing an aurora australis from. !!
Map of ‘vegetarian friendliness’ (number of vegetarian restaurants) in Europe by country Tip: See my list of the Most Common Mistakes in English. It will teach you how to avoid mistakes with commas, prepositions, irregular verbs, and much more (PDF Version). The original idea of this article was to create a map showing the percentage of population following a vegetarian diet, but it turned out to be impossible to find a reliable source of data for more than a handful of countries.
Population growth & regional internal migration in your area 2013-2014 Melbourne is expected to overtake Sydney as Australia’s largest city by 2056, as parts of Australia face higher growth rates than others. The average population growth rate across Australia is 1.6 per cent, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows. However, the populations of some districts are shrinking while others have growth rates more than 10 per cent. The suburb of Truganina, part of Greater Melbourne, saw a 16.8 per cent population growth in 2013-14. OpenStreetMap Where am I? Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. Hosting is supported by UCL, Bytemark Hosting and Imperial College London, and other partners. Learn More Start Mapping
International Development - NGIS This project trained 195 people from 95 organisations to enhance the capacity of Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Samoa to undertake assessments of inundation exposure to key settlements and infrastructure at risk from sea level rise through the provision of critical baseline data, improved GIS capacity, and implementation of coastal inundation modelling. The software and online spatial tools delivered as part of this project enabled maps to be printed and laminated for presentations to local communities. These flood maps provided an important mechanism for informing communities of their potential risk. The online tools and maps were integrated into the education systems in each country so that the younger generation can understand the impacts of coastal inundation. Without these maps it would have been extremely difficult for the government departments to communicate the climate change risk to their citizens and communities.
Being A Connected Educator I have Finally (after about a year of saying I was going to) created my first digital breakout. Moving, changing schools, new house… whatever excuse you can come up with I’ve probably used it, but the fact of the matter is, as soon as I had that one needed inspiration, I was able to create it in a rather short amount of time. I’ve seen several digital breakout’s at this point, mostly thanks to my friend and former colleague Tom Mullaney (check out his Sustainable Teaching blog and podcast at and follow him on Twitter @TomEMullaney). These digital breakouts have varied in topic, some of them covering poetry, math, and history. I’m sure with the great staff at my former school (Once a Grizzly, Always a Grizzly) there have been many more created by now. However, I had never been able to come up with just the right idea to launch my own creation until a month or so ago.