May 28, 2017

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The New Google Earth 9

Google recently released a serious redesign of Google Earth for both Web (Chrome) and Android and it now packs even more learning punch. (Versions for iOS and other browsers are in the works.) Google Earth 9 invites users to explore stunning 3D maps of random and selected locations, view curated video content, and to choose […]

Launching #tlmatch: for connecting with that special other librarian

What if we considered some new equations? At a recent webinar the subject of opening our library walls came up. It often does. The subject of equations came up as well. I love the idea of considering our reach as librarians without borders. Of considering how we might connect our learners in meaningful inquiry beyond the […]

All Work—and Play!: Geography | Series Nonfiction

Kids and teens will discover familiar and unfamiliar holidays, countries, and landmarks.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

On the Map | Touch and Go

Injecting game play or interactive quizzes into lessons can help them go down a bit more smoothly. Here are two apps that offer students of geography both “learn” and “play” opportunities.

It’s a Big Place: Geography | Series Nonfiction

From U.S. states to international cuisines, kids and teens are in for a real trip around the world in this fall’s lineup. Multiple series on how to use and read maps are timely and add depth to geography lessons.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Drop-in Visits: Geography | Series Nonfiction

This season presents a broad overview of the many countries, cultures, and peoples that inhabit this earth. In helping children and teens to better understand what is both familiar and unfamiliar, we are helping to create a more tolerant world.

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A Good Look Around: Geography | Series Nonfiction

“Put that phone down and look around you.” That common refrain reminds us how often we encourage students to be more aware of the world around them. These series provide readers that “good look around” that will broaden their outlooks and help them learn about the basics of geographic terms and themes.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

But I Have GPS!: Geography | Series Made Simple Fall 2014

Though GPS may have eliminated the need for maps, the study of geography is so much more than mere cartography. These books will help readers understand that any physical or imaginary journey is far more than a simple set of directions and that knowledge of the world and its peoples and cultures will only enhance the voyage.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.