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'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded

'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

I'm pleased to announce that for GIS Day, I created a map that has hyperlinks to regionally specific posts that I put on 'Geography Education.'  This map was created using ArcGIS Online (here's a free tutorial on how to to use ArcGIS Online tailored for K-12 educators).  This is just another way to search for materials on this site.  Feel free to embed this map on your webpage or share the link.  I'll add more tags in the future as well (just click on the icon to get a pop-up, then click on the image to see the posts).  Happy GIS Day!


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Jamie Strickland's comment, November 16, 2012 9:15 AM
How cool is this!! This will make it even easier to teach my World Regional and Global Connections courses! Thanks, Seth.
Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 11:40 AM
Overall I think this is a good map. There are a few countries that I think could have better abbreviations, North Korea for example is labeled "N" and South Korea is labeled "SK". I went and looked for an "NK" label and there wasn't one. The map is flawed in that way because of the shortage of tools the program gives you to use. The shortage of tools also leads to many places with the same globe image or same lettering as other places. I think you did a good job with what you had available to use.
Charles Matley's comment, November 19, 2012 11:46 AM
This map is great. I The use of the national geographic map makes it more manageable and appealing to the eye. The categorization of posts into geographic locations is very clever. It could potentially be viewed as more "fun" because it is interactive.
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Who said Britons were drunk, dirty and deplorable?

Who said Britons were drunk, dirty and deplorable? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
A Portuguese writer named João Magueijo, that’s who. He has lived in the UK for 25 years and says it’s a joke – but a fair joke. But, asks Archie Bland, is it?
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EU to ban high-energy hair dryers, smartphones and kettles

EU to ban high-energy hair dryers, smartphones and kettles | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
New proposals are expected next spring to outlaw dozens of household electrical devices that European officials regard as using too much electricity, as part of plans to meet EU targets on energy efficiency.
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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen could be stripped of title

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen could be stripped of title | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Norwegian prodigy's dispute with governing body FIDE over prize money for championship match lays bare fractures in world chess – and the strong influence Russia has on the game
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4 Time-Saving Content Curation Tools for Writers - Social Media Just for Writers

4 Time-Saving Content Curation Tools for Writers - Social Media Just for Writers | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Creating content for your social media profiles needn’t take more than 10 minutes each morning.

 

Really.

 

Once you have your favorite content scouters (my word) in place, you’ll find that the content will appear before you almost magically. My scouters are the tools I use to help me pinpoint the content that furthers my brand, keeps me updated, and will provide my followers with the information they want to read.

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Germany’s Latest Export Is Fifty Shades of Gross

Germany’s Latest Export Is Fifty Shades of Gross | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The film Wetlands (Feuchtgebiete), which opens in select American theaters on Sept. 5, may be the most obscene non-pornographic movie the Germans have ever made—an impressive feat for a country that boasts the oeuvre of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who was as famous for full-frontal male nudity (often his own) as he was for his biting characterizations of the Federal Republic. But even the risqué The Marriage of Maria Braun is basically The Sound of Music compared to Wetlands, an adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s mega-bestselling book of the same name, which I like to call Fifty Shades of Gross.
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The Internet of Things 2014

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is simply a concept wherein machines and everyday objects are connected via the Internet. Within the IoT, devices are controlled and monitored remotely and usually wirelessly. IDC predicts that the IoT will include 212 billion things globally by the end of 2020.


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You have to work this channel to be successful even if your market is local or regional.

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More great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)

More great moments in science (if Twitter had existed) | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Imagine if all scientists in history could access Twitter. Sounds awful, doesn’t it. 

 

Dean Burnett: Yet another look at what great moments in science would have looked like if they happened via Twitter

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Google working on child-friendly sites – report

Google working on child-friendly sites – report | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The firm is reported by the Wall Street Journal to be creating a child-friendly YouTube and Gmail as part of the move, which would for the first time allow children under 13 to set up Google accounts.
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This Real-Life Cyborg Has An Antenna Implanted Into His Skull

This Real-Life Cyborg Has An Antenna Implanted Into His Skull | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind and sees the world in grayscale. But even though Neil can't see color doesn't mean he can't sense it. That's because Neil Harbisson is a cyborg who can hear color.
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Outside Lisbon, a Verdant World of Castles and Palaces

Outside Lisbon, a Verdant World of Castles and Palaces | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
No matter how well it begins or ends, every fairy tale has a villain. In my storybook adventure in Sintra, a Portuguese town about 20 miles west of Lisbon, it was the hands of the clock. Roaming the pristine grounds of castles high in the hills, I wished that time would stand still.
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Richard III Really Ate (and Drank) Like a King

Richard III Really Ate (and Drank) Like a King | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Richard III ruled England for just two years and two months before he was killed in battle in 1485 at age 32. And yet, during his short time wearing the crown, Richard certainly ate like a king, a new study finds.

 

The wine flowed generously at King Richard's table, and plates of game birds and fresh fish were plentiful, according to an analysis of his teeth and bones, published online in the Journal of Archaeological Science on Aug. 16.

 

[Multi-isotope analysis demonstrates significant lifestyle changes in King Richard III  ☛  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440314002428 ]

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Scientists create algorithm that 'reads' audio from near-invisible vibrations in silent videos

Scientists create algorithm that 'reads' audio from near-invisible vibrations in silent videos | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Sound travels as vibrations through the air and whatever it hits vibrates too. If this is your ear then specialized hair cells translate these movements into something you can hear but for pretty much anything else these vibrations are simply lost.
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Teaching Is Not a Business

Teaching Is Not a Business | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Today’s education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology.

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We Use DNA to Predict Our Medical Futures, But it May Have More to Say About the Past

We Use DNA to Predict Our Medical Futures, But it May Have More to Say About the Past | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Improvements in DNA analysis are helping us rewrite the past and better grasp what it means to be human.
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A simple method to resolve an argument.

A simple method to resolve an argument. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
This is a little method that changed how we handled our cultural differences and opinions. Now the tip is out in the wild. Make good use of it!
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Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise?

Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

37m people will pay to stream by the end of 2014 but analyst Mark Mulligan sees more potential. By Stuart Dredge

 

Streaming music is cannibalising download sales. It’s a phrase anyone connected with the music industry is hearing a lot about in 2014.

 

It’s a technological shift causing a lot of panicked flapping about, from an industry that counts “panicked flapping about at technological shifts” as one of its core skills.

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Why NASA Studies the Ultraviolet Sun

Why NASA Studies the Ultraviolet Sun | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
You cannot look at the sun without special filters, and the naked eye cannot perceive certain wavelengths of sunlight. Solar physicists must consequently rely on spacecraft that can observe this invisible light before the atmosphere absorbs it. Here's how NASA does it.
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Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice: What It Means for Alien Life Hunt

Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice: What It Means for Alien Life Hunt | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The discovery of a microbial ecosystem deep beneath the Antarctic ice doesn't necessarily mean that life teems on frigid worlds throughout the solar system, researchers caution: subglacial Lake Whillans is not a closed system like Jupiter's moon Europa.
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Last Call ✏ The end of the printed newspaper

Last Call ✏ The end of the printed newspaper | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Contrary to the contrived ignorance of media reporters, the future of the daily newspaper is one of the few certainties in the current landscape: Most of them are going away, in this decade. (If you work at a paper and you don’t know what’s happened to your own circulation or revenue in the last few years, now might be a good time to ask.) We’re late enough in the process that we can even predict the likely circumstance of its demise.
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Free IT forensic software | Free computer forensic software tools | Forensic Control

Free IT forensic software | Free computer forensic software tools | Forensic Control | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Free IT forensics and computer forensics software. Forensic Control - IT forensics and computer forensics investigators in cases of computer misuse or dispute.

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.

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Could computers put art historians out of work?

Could computers put art historians out of work? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have used the latest image processing techniques to analyse hundreds of works of art and unearth previously unconsidered sources of inspiration between artists
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Labor Day Weekend ReadaThing

Labor Day Weekend ReadaThing | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

ReadaThing is a long-standing group that hosts one of my favorite LT traditions: relay-style read-a-thons. LibraryThing members across the globe volunteer for time slots, such that we've always got someone reading around the clock for the duration of the ReadaThing.

 

This Labor Day weekend, we'll have a ReadaThing launching at midnight UTC betweenThursday, Aug. 28th and Friday, Aug. 29th (that's 8pm Eastern on Thursday). The read-a-thon will end 96 hours later, at 7pm Eastern on Monday, Sept. 1st.

 

ReadaThing participants can read whatever they want, wherever they want, whenever they want.

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Proof That The Airport Is A Really Beautiful Place

Proof That The Airport Is A Really Beautiful Place | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
We spend a lot of time hating on airports. But while the end point may be beautiful, so is the journey that got you there. Such is the mantra of Jeffrey Milstein, a pilot who has spent days hovering over airports for his epic photo series, "Flying."
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Children's Chess Olympiad

Children's Chess Olympiad | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

During the Chess Olympiad potential chess masters of the future met for battle at the banquet hall of the Red Bank in Tromsø. With around 70 participants, there were many small heads and hands in action. 

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