This is Geography

Screen Shot 2013-05-26 at 9.08.07 AMAs geographers, teachers, and general education enthusiasts we are asking for your help in a national campaign to raise the profile of Geography in Canada. This is Geography is a joint project of CG Education and the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) aimed and increasing Canadians’ perception of geography as a subject area and integral aspect of our daily lives.

The program consists of two main strands: Google Plus Hangouts and a photographic collection.

We are asking all Canadians to upload photos that answer the phrase “This is Geography” on the website and on Twitter and Instagram using the hash tag #thisisgeography. We want you to also include a brief description of why your photo shows geography. We know that there are endless possibilities of photos that you can upload so get creative! We’ve started the collection but need your help!

Over the next few months we have planned to host our first few Google+ Hangouts. Each hangout will focus on one aspect of geography and have four expert panelists speaking about the issue at hand. The first hangout is scheduled for May 15th at 4:00 p.m. ET and will take a look at some cool “Geo Jobs.” Once completed the hangouts will be uploaded to Canadian Geographic’s YouTube channel, so even if you can’t watch at 4:00, check it out afterwards.

Together we can let Canadians know just how inclusive of a subject area Geography is so get out there and start spreading the word!

Summer Hiatus

OOPS.  I forgot to post to this blog a couple of weeks ago to advise that postings will be slim until school starts again in September.  The drawback of living in cottage country for an extended summer is less than wonderful – and crazy expensive – internet.  I’ll post when I am able to piggy-back on someone else’s service periodically, like today ( at my sister-in-laws place).



Addressing Plagiarism: Why Students Plagiarize

  • How serious is the issue of student plagiarism?
  • What motivates students to plagiarize?
  • How can educators create a culture of academic integrity?
These are three of the questions answered in Why Students Plagiarize, a 30-minute webcast featuring Jason M. Stephens, an expert on academic motivation, moral judgment, self-regulation, and cheating behavior among students. Dr. Stephens gives you the information you need to address the issue of plagiarism at your institution and provides you with some additional resources.

Five Alternatives to YouTube Worth Trying

Arguably, YouTube is one of the greatest resources when it comes to video marketing as well as providing educational content for the numerous students pursuing media-related courses. It is essential to appreciate the fact that having a wide selection of resources in the classroom boosts the learning culture in the classroom. Besides, having various alternatives brings forth a variety of platforms through which video marketing objectives can be achieved.

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YouTube marketing is particularly popular in today’s modern world where technology has completely revolutionized how things are done. If you are a video marketer, taking time to imagine how difficult popularizing your video would be without YouTube is enough to create a business-dwindling scenario. So, are there YouTube alternatives? Find out below.

Read the summary descriptions of each in the Edudemic e-newsletter, Dec 14th, 2012.