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Can Maps Save The Planet? The Interactive Geography Of Crisis

Can Maps Save The Planet? The Interactive Geography Of Crisis | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The blessings of technology today mean that maps now breathe in constant updates. The ability to track global changes and inform visual displays in real-time turns children and adults into earth monitors. Interactive geography provides unprecedented access to world data streams, such that humanitarian and ecological crises can be pinpointed in exact, colorful, dynamic degree.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Geography Of The Cold - Interactive Mapping Of Flu Season

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Geography Of The Cold - Interactive Mapping Of Flu Season | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Our kids are dropping like flies. Each day has seen three or four more names added to the long list of children absent from school due to an aggressive cold and flu season. We, too, can't seem to shake our hacking coughs, lingering headaches, and clogged sinuses.

The feisty contagion of this wintery bug has sent us looking to maps and graphics to find out if we are alone in our viral vortex and if frigid weather really does exacerbate cold symptoms.

 

 

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Geography Is Having A Moment - Why Maps Are The New Meme

Geography Is Having A Moment - Why Maps Are The New Meme | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An unexpected type of viral visualization has steadily been trudging to the tops of search results. Maps, it seems, are the new vogue. They've taken Tumblr by storm, and with over a billion Google hits, maps have nudged out kittens and lipsynchers as the most-flared pop culture content.

A search of Fast Company's most popular pages yields 15,526 entries for "map"-related articles. BuzzFeed, the barometer of web bravado, daily pushes geography to the top of its "Win" column.

 

 

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Visualizing The Winter Olympics - Mapping The 2014 Torch Relay

Visualizing The Winter Olympics - Mapping The 2014 Torch Relay | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.
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What Is "Interdisciplinary Geography"? - 5 Animations To Get Kids Excited About Maps

What Is "Interdisciplinary Geography"? - 5 Animations To Get Kids Excited About Maps | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Students like geography more than most adults think. Kids are actually drawn to maps' visual characters, their quirky variabilities, their puzzle-like natures that hold secret troves of meaning just waiting to be decoded.

 

 

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Digital Empathy: How Modern Maps Are Charting A Personal Cartography

Digital Empathy: How Modern Maps Are Charting A Personal Cartography | Design in Education | Scoop.it

When most people think about maps, they think of social studies worksheets or antique dealers. They might also remember the avatar on their Waze app or the time they got lost in Amish country.

In truth, maps are emblematic of mankind. The act of mapping is about trying to locate oneself within a geography of space and emotion. The human impulse to pinpoint "place" is about giving order to a complex topography of physicality and personality.

 

 

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Rethinking Global Education - Maps As Social Media

Rethinking Global Education - Maps As Social Media | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The two greatest breakthroughs in the past 100 years of cartography have been the handheld GPS and Google Earth. These two real-time, all-the-time navigation tools have brought geography into the hands of everyday users. They have made maps a daily habit. In a recent (unscientific) classroom survey, 100 percent of our students said that they had never held a traditional paper foldout street map. Eighty percent, however, said that they had looked at a map on their phones that day.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Maps In The Wild

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Maps In The Wild | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Rob Edsall, Associate Professor of Geography and Earth Science, Communication and Digital Media at Carthage College gave one of the keynote addresses at the annual International Visual Literacy Association conference in October. Edsall stressed that maps by definition are distortions of reality, requiring as critical a lens as text, and that iconographic “maps in the wild” reveal untold stories of power and culture.

In general, representations of geography can be divided into three types: reference maps, thematic maps, and then a vaguely defined third category. This third category includes the clever use of geography in media, logos, posters, signs, or any public sphere where graphic maps are incorporated into designs intended for purposes other than instruction. These "maps in the wild" convey messages.

 

 

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