Thursday, February 28, 2013

Harvesting information


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 Harvesting information for the Inquiry assignment

The research required for your inquiry should go beyond the normal "Googling" process. A more comprehensive process is required which involves the fantastic database research facilities of the TSC library.  Please note that when you have found the resource (article etc) you must citate in accordance with the Harvard system. Go to citation facility on the library link to create the correct citation for the source.

Here are the library research links we looked at today for you to play with and use. All your research is just a few clicks away! Email me if you have lost the passwords for the following sites.

1. EBSCO Host databases

EBSCO host databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. It contains thousands of articles from magazines, journals etc on every imaginable topic/social issue.

EBSCO Host contains:

* Australia New Zealand database


* Australia New Zealand points of view

Remember to create your folders, record the citations and start collecting materials for your inquiry

  
2. LinksPlus

This is an amazing categorised data base of websites which have educational value for a huge range of issues/topics. LinksPlus is designed to guide research and save time for students, teachers and librarians. Go to http://www.weblinksresearch.com.au/login/, log in using the TSC User name and Password and start looking for sites for your issue/topic. You may wish to put the links you find into yopur Scoop.it.


For Stage 2 Geography students
Before next Tuesday (yes, remember next Tuesday is the lesson) complete the Inquiry sheet we used today on your inquiry proposal.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

How far can we go?


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The environmental challenge for us all: What is our ecological footprint?


1. What is your ecological footprint?

How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.

Another Footprint calculator ... and another


2. The concept of planetary boundaries for your consideration. This is an interesting article discussing the limits that the Earth's physical systems have and the importance not exceeding any tipping point that could destabilize the planet if we "overstrech the springs

http://www.economist.com/node/21556897


3. ...and an article on the impact of China's one child per family policy. An attempt to limit population. Everything has a consequence.



Scoop it! What?




Sites related to GeogSplace
Spatialworlds blog
Spatialworlds website
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website

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manning@chariot.net.au



Scoop.it: Great for Stage 1 and 2 Geography


Scoop.it is a way of organising your research and to develop some interactivity with your investigations. Try using Scoop.it at http://www.scoop.it/


Here is a Scoop.it I created for the Nuclear Waste Dump Forum



Follow a Scoop it on Geographical Education by Seth Dixon.  A great source for your geography learning. 

Give it a go to organise your research. Why not create a Scoop.it for your Inquiry later in the year?