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Why everyone should be able to read a map

Why everyone should be able to read a map | Navigate | Scoop.it
New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen

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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:17 AM

this can explain why it is important to NOT always rely on technology. It is good to keep your brain active and the spatial awareness that comes with reading a map is invaluable

Dolors Cantacorps's curator insight, September 5, 2014 3:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!

Richard Thomas's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:52 PM

Despite the gendered overtones of the article (that it's important for men to learn to read a map), this is some good advice, regardless of gender.  The vocabulary and concepts of maps can strengthen spatial cognition and geography awareness.  While GPS technology can help us in a pinch, relying primarily on a system that does not engage our navigation skills will weaken our ability to perform these functions.  While it intuitively makes sense, that the 'mental muscles' would atrophy when not used, it is a reminder that an overuse of geospatial technologies can be intellectually counterproductive.  So break out a trusty ol' map, but more importantly, be a part of the spatial decision-making process. 


Tags: mapping, spatial, technology, education.

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Twenty-one conceptual illustrations of modern-day issues facing the economy, education and technology | DashBurst

Twenty-one conceptual illustrations of modern-day issues facing the economy, education and technology | DashBurst | Navigate | Scoop.it

"Have you ever been bit by the stock market? From stock-market crashes to government spying to environmental destruction to our over-reliance on mobile technology, the problems of today often seem staggering ..."


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Braille technology moves into the 21st century - The Raw Story

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"Even in a world of digital devices, braille continues to be a vital part of life for blind people. For nearly 200 years, this versatile writing system has allowed them to learn, work and live in a more independent way ..."


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Mobile Orchestra

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While any one of our modern smartphones is more than capable of playing a tune all on its own, the guys at Korea s SK telecom decided to assemble an orchestra from a roomful of obsolete cellphones and pagers instead.

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