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Visualizations

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Twitter, Inc. (@twitter) data visualizations.
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I'm loving the surge in maps that visualise the data generated by things like Twitter. This kind of map illustrates the patterns are created by the use of digital technology. What I find really interesting is the match up between the data and traditional maps. It's all about interactions!

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Tony Hall's comment, June 2, 2013 11:22 PM
Pleasure Mary:)
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Technological changes


Via Seth Dixon
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I think this is awesome. Fantastic way of illustraing change over time. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 9, 2013 7:40 AM

This animated GIF of the technological changes within the music industry is fascinating.  First the Vinyl, then cassette, and the CD each were the dominant product for a time.  Today, digital music has superceded any "hard copy" format and that changes how we interact with music.  Musicians aren't trying to make a great album with 10 memorable tracks that blend together; those that spend time resisting these changes to the industry were definitely on the wrong side of history. 

Tony Hall's comment, April 11, 2013 12:32 AM
So very cool:) Great for illustrating the concept of change over time.
MrJocz's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:36 PM

This is pretty awesome!

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Digital vs. Paper


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You've more than likely seen this already, but I think it is worth sharing. I love technology. I love using it in the classroom. But it is just a tool - a crap teacher with a laptop is still a crap teacher. I firmly believe that there is room for the traditional as well as the innovative. Enjoy:)

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 31, 2013 8:59 PM

So many of the educational discussions these days are touting the newest technologies (many of which I embrace).  Too many though, I fear, are willing to abandon tried and true "old school" pedagogical strategies in an attempt to incorporate the latest and greatest.  Just because it's new doesn't inherently make it better.  This video is a comical reminder that some old technologies and old strategies are worth keeping.  Let's keep some paper in the educational system. 

Denise Patrylo-Murray's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:09 PM

Very True

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The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic

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None of us have enough time to spend all day on social media. Lucky for you, there's this busy person's guide to social media that will help you out.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Some good information here that I think is relevant to teachers considering using the likes of tumbler, twitter, facebook etc. with their classes.

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Smartphones as geospatial tools

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts.

 

Tags: technology, disasters, Haiti, TED.


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This is why ICT is important. No. Vital! Our students need to see things like this so that they understand the positive aspects of technology. They need to see that SMS, Facebook & Twitter are so much more than just a way sharing silly photos of themselves. This technology has the power to affect real, positive change. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:02 PM

We are only beginning to see the applications of smart phones to improve peoples lives.  In this TED talk, Paul Conneally explores some of the possibilities (citizen mapping, crowd-sourced disaster recovery, etc.) that is just sitting in the palm of our collective hands. 

techsavvygirl's curator insight, February 18, 2013 8:21 AM

Augmenting human potential with smartphones

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Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Who owns our stuff? The answer used to be obvious. Now, with electronics integrated into just about everything we buy, the answer has changed. The issue goes beyond cellphone unlocking, because once we buy an object -- any object -- we should own it.
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This kind of thing makes me a little bit angry and a little bit sad. And a lot cynical! I have the deep feeling that in many ways our lives aren't entirely our own anymore. I love technology and the things I can do with it. But at the same time I have a building sense of dread inside me. Maybe it comes from this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzryBRPwsog  and/or this http://www.george-orwell.org/1984.

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North Korea via Instagram (avec images) · theglobeandmail

David Guttenfelder, chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press wire service, sent these photos from North Korea straight to his Instagram account (in real time), a significant feat in a country where access is strictly controlled and where...
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In the early 2000's I Iived in Japan. There was quite often news about about North Korea in the Japanese media. Mostly it pertained to Japanese citizens who were kidnapped and taken to North Korea. Another sensation was the a US defector, Charles Jenkins returning to Japan in 2004. Since then, I have had something of a fascination with North korea. I have been following David Guttenfelder's images from North Korea on Instagram with great interest. 

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Texter

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This is seriously cool! Developed by Tim Holman, along with a bunch of other really cool things, Texter lets you create images with words. In lots of different colours:) My first thought was to use Texter when I give my learners new vocabulary at the start of a unit. After they have developed understanding of the new vocab I want to challenge them to creat an image using the words to illustrate the meaning of the words. Any thought? 

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:08 PM

This site allows you to 'paint' with words. Simply type in the text (a single word or a longer passage) then choose a text size and colour. Click on the main screen, move your mouse and the words will be 'painted'.

You can save your work too.

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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing

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It been a while since we've posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions

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SOme useful hints here.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:03 PM

Great ideas for engaging students with social media!

Elahe Amani's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:30 PM

I presented at CATS Conference on the use of social media in the academic context.  These are questions of our time that we collectively devising an answer to it.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:00 PM

If you can't beat em, join em.  If you're not using twitter- here are some great ideas for incorporating it for your students

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10 Cell Phone Apps for Teachers

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This guest post by Michael Zimmer was previously published in his blog, The Pursuit of Technology Integration Happiness. Mobile Technology is taking over and as it does, teachers are either all in ...

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I think are some very useful apps here for teachers who are actively using ICT in the classroom.

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Tweetping

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Check out the twitter activity in realtime

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Really interesting to watch this. It would fascinating to look at the how the hashtags change over time and whether you could show a relationship between them and news stories and events.

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:41 AM

This links to a page where tweets on Twitter are tracked in real time and displayed on a dot map.

 

Questions: What regions have the most tweets? Do you think there are differences between what people tweet about in one part of the world versus another? What can you infer about the areas where there are no tweets reported?

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, February 6, 2013 12:59 PM

Globalisation and the Internet; The US superpower and its softpower

nzgeogeek's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:50 AM

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