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National Geographic says: "This is a stellar geographical Web site created by high school teacher, Brad Bowerman. It provides access to topics such as erosion, plate tectonics, and weather, and also covers issues such as population, the environment, and conservation. It has links to maps, games, resources, and quizzes that teachers could easily incorporate into their interactive lesson plans. Both older and younger students would be interested in the variety offered by this site."
National Education Association says: "This site provides access to a large amount of information and to many different aspects of geography. The contents are separated into topics such as erosion, plate tectonics, and weather and also covers issues such as population, the environment, and conservation. It has links to maps, games and quizzes that teachers could easily incorporate into an interactive lesson plan. Younger students would be excited by the information on earthquakes and tsunamis, and by the space photos. Older students could handle topics such as rain forests, the Greenhouse Effect, and mining. In addition, the site has information on the field of geography including careers in geography, world records, and geography in the news. This would make an excellent resource for all geography teachers where they will find information on the five themes of geography and national geography standards."
Discovery-School newslist says: "A comprehensive site that covers all the continents. The graphics are beautiful... From careers in geography, to geography songs, to jokes from various parts of the world (and given in several languages), this site, created by an educator, is superb. You will meet your state's standards with many of the links, and you will be astonished at the wealth of material available--from the technical to the whimsical"
GEOGRAPHY WORLD was featured in an article
in the 1998 issue of
BEE LINE - Newsletter from the National Geography Bee. "...it transports geophiles from Pole to Pole. ...it has garnered awards from many groups, including the Los Angeles Times. The key to Geography World's success lies with the links Bowerman provides to web sites of geographical interest. Geography World lists more than 1,000 links, and Bowerman is continually updating and revising the offerings. Geography World has grown from a modest home page to a lively classroom geography web site..."
Cable in the Classroom Dennis Hershberger, National Teacher Advisor says: "I'm writing to say how much I enjoyed your site, Geography World when I came across it recently. I spend a lot of time looking at education-related websites, and yours was excellent. Your site has excellent resources for geography teachers to access quickly and efficiently."
World says: Content: A+ Aesthetics: A+ Organization:
A+ Overall: A+
Many different aspects of geography are featured here. The contents are separated into topics such as erosion, plate tectonics and weather. The site also covers issues such as population, the environment and conservation. The site has links to maps, games and quizzes that teachers could easily incorporate into an interactive lesson plan. In addition, the site has information on the field of geography including careers in geography, world records and geography in the news. Because of the extensive list of geography links this would make an excellent resource for all geography teachers. Younger students would be excited by the information on earthquakes and tsunamis, and by the space photos. Older students could handle topics such as rain forests, the Greenhouse Effect and mining. Teachers will also find information on the five themes of geography and national geography standards. The time and latitude/longitude information could also be used in mathematics classes and population issues could be discussed in social studies or ethics classes. This site shouldn't be missed!"
Education World: Put Your Class on the Web says: "For some excellent examples of teacher Web sites, ...For older students and for an example of a more complex page, visit Geography World. This page contains a wealth of information, but requires a bit more Web design savvy and skills than a templated page created at a site such as Web Worksheet Wizard or Scholastic."
United Nations International School says: "Geography World features a large collection of resources and links for geography teachers and students at all levels. It covers things like erosion, ecosystems, population, and conservation."
Teacher Education says: "What better way to start the Site of the Moment in the new millennium than with a site that details the whole globe. Geography World is a huge resource for any geographical information that you hope to find. With resources covering every nation and continent, homework sites, culture facts, population data, the list is endless...Geography World is all you need in this subject. It is a credit to its creator Mr. Bowerman. Fantastic work Geography World!"
SchoolZone - (UK) - 4 1/2 stars rating (based on 2 reviews) "The site lists all geographical interests ranging from climate, weather, population, conservation, environment. Hosted by Brad Bowerman, a real US teacher (you can even see his classroom from all angles!) and sponsored by Google, this site is a comprehensive search tool to find any website geographical, for example Agriculture, Conservation, Erosion, Weathering, GIS. There are even links to geographical games and a teacher area with useful links to all sorts. This is the personal site of Brad Bowerman who has collected a large collection of geographical links on a site supported by adverts and donations. The site is very slow to load, so be patient. Once opened it has a list of around fifty categories include various continents, countries, time zones and earth sciences. Clicking on a category brings up a large nummber of links with very brief descriptions. All thge links appear current. The site also has a large section devoted to links rto games, puzzles, quizzes and related materials. The site is also fully searchable, making bthis a wonderful source of information."
Netsurfer Education says: " Arrrh! Help! Like a fly in a spider's web, we found ourselves entangled in an enveloping screen full of geography links. With our struggles weakening, we frantically took refuge in the alphabetical list of topics, but found ourselves once again confronted, surrounded, boxed in with hot links. This sticky place is Brad Bowerman's, who teaches geography at Lakeland High school, in Jermyn, PA, and it's an absolute gold mine for teachers, parents, students involved one way or another, willingly or unwillingly, in geography. Surely every place of any merit that deals with geography is here, with Bowerman's comments. The place has evidently won lots of awards and collected adulatory reviews. This is the kind of awesome place that makes you wonder: where does the guy get the energy, the time, the creative zest to do this? It's not as if he never gets out of the classroom or the computer lab either, because he coaches track and field and weightlifting and he's a pretty mean lifter himself. And he takes vacations, all linked and annotated here, natch, including his year 2000 vacation to Montreal. We're exhausted just reviewing the place. This site definitely deserves your eyeballs."
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