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Ed Fairburn's Deutschland

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I have a weak spot for art that uses cartography as both the medium and canvas. This links you to the artist's site, but you may also wish to see this article with a nice gallery of his cartographically inspired art.

 

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Get Printed T-shirts at low cost

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Using Curation in Education

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"Students of all ages must be trained to search, select, qualify (and therefore disqualify), then enrich with their own thought, and then use and share information."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:36 PM

This is a great article that demonstrates the value of curation in education (especially using the platform scoop.it).  Students today must sort through an array of online sources today.  As a professor/curator, I see part of my role being to present students with vetted, quality online information.  I demonstrate this in part ot provide materials for my students, but even more so to teach my students how to assess materials for themselves as they become the curators of information in their own right.    

Emiel Mulder's curator insight, January 24, 2013 3:40 AM

Leerlingen moet leren welke bronnen bruikbaar zijn en welke niet. Daar wordt echter maar weinig aandacht aan besteed... Hoe kan dit beter?

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What if Greece quits the euro?

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A Greek exit from the euro has become a bomb fizzling at the heart of the eurozone. What could happen if it explodes?

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Kelsey Grill's curator insight, December 3, 2013 12:47 PM

This is really interesting. When I was learning about this I realized that Greece is pretty much screwed no matter what they do. However, if they leave it will hurt more countries than if they just stick to the euro.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 2:05 PM

Money controls everything. Because parliament has to make some budget cuts, money must be spent elsewhere. Because of this, Greece leaving the euro could lead to a downward spiral including a sovereign debt crisis, a recession and political backlash. Should Greece keep the euro?

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 17, 5:02 AM

This article explains eight possible outcomes of Greece leaving the Euro Zone. None of them favorable for Europe, except maybe the UK which could possibly borrow more cheaply. For the rest of Europe, the results are either increased burdens for the more economically strong EZ nations like Germany, or a domino effect which accelerates the decline of the struggling economies of countries like Italy and Spain.

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The Cultural Construction of Beauty

TED Talks Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks.

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Deep and interesting speech to work with...

Renuka de Silva's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:45 AM

A new beginning for my social justice centered classroom – a great point for discussion and student engagement. Thank you.

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Recruiting High School Teachers

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 15, 2013 12:03 PM

Are you a high school teacher looking for some funds for your classroom?  The My Community, Our Earth: Global Connections and Exchange Program (PDF) is connecting high school students in the U.S. with their peers abroad (in Bolivia, Ghana, Nicaragua and the Philippines) through virtual online meetings.  The Association of American Geographers is especially eager to have AP Human Geography teachers participate in this program.  These meetings are arranged through online video conferences, online phone calls and chat sessions using Skype. The purpose of these meetings is to stimulate thinking and collaboration between high school students across international borders around sustainable development themes such as climate change, green economy, food security and hazards and vulnerability, while enriching cultural literacy. We are looking for formal and informal educators in the U.S., at the high school level, who would like to participate with us.

For every time that you complete one hour of exchange and submit one MyCOE exercise to our online system, you will receive $300 for your classroom (personal check or Amazon gift card). 


Ready to Participate? Please send e-mails to mycoe@aag.org


Tags: AAG, teacher training, APHG.

Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:21 PM

Could have great potential experiences for the classroom

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Catalogue Downloads | Inclusive Technology

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ATIS4all project's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:04 AM

Amazing catalogue on Inclusive Technology

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Great catalog on AT

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Visual Storytelling Survey Yields Startling Results

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Yesterday Corporate Visions announced the results of its fourth quarter industry survey on visual storytelling, which was taken by more than 300 busi (Visual Storytelling Survey Yields Startling Results http://t.co/9p79HOHu)...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 9, 2013 11:13 AM

Well, here is an under-utilized visual storytelling technique -- using whiteboards during sales presentations.


According to this latest research, whiteboard visual storytelling -- or let's say any kind of visual storytelling -- in not being used during presentations, which is negatively impacting sales.


Wow! If you do any kind of marketing/sales presentations for your company, you might want to pay attention to this research.


Time to go build those visuals to grow the business this year!


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Slogan T-Shirt Ideas, Slogan T-Shirts India, Combo Offer for T-shirts Online

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THE FASHIONAMY by Amanda: Concorso : Vinci Tee Trend e Mercantia con Profumeria Anais

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tee trend, mercantia, profumeria anais, concorsi natalizi, blogger fashion brand contest, amanda marzolini, the fashonamy,, personal style outfit blog, felpa con tigre e borchie,

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America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

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New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing.

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Webdesigners's curator insight, January 10, 2013 3:59 AM

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Aborigines threaten to shut Uluru

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Aboriginal leaders threaten to ban tourists from a top Australian landmark in protest at "racist" government policies.

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Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, December 10, 2013 12:24 PM

This is an interesting BBC news source and even though it is from 2008, it is still important to the topic of initiating government policies, especially those that may have a racial component.  Aborigines threatened to shut  down access to the Australian landmark, Uluru (previously named Ayer's Rock by European explorers).  Australian government leaders imposed laws banning alcohol and pornography from Aborigines in hopes to lower the incidents of child abuse.  While child abuse is a more prevalent issue among indigenous groups rather than those who are not Aborigines, I do not think it is fair to impose particular bans against certain groups.  Child abuse is most likely an issue among Australians other than Aborigines, but just because it might be more prevalent among Aborigines, it is not a reason to punish one group of people and not all.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2:35 PM

 Australia is one of my most racially discriminated places in the world because of this there are alot of factors that play into these problems. "The so-called "intervention" in the Northern Territory was introduced by former Prime Minster John Howard's conservative government.Chronic disadvantage had led to Aboriginal life expectancy being 17 years below that of other Australians."

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 5:15 PM

This article points out the political and cultural geography of Australia.  The legislation that the indigenous people sees as raciest and painting a picture of them as bad people may lead to their closing off on of Australia’s tourist attractions.

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Pink Lakes

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Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News (via Exposing the Truth   Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands a...

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 3:01 PM

This lake is so majestic and beautiful but how does it have this pink color? Well it gets the pink color from the sand it is surrounded by and is one of the largest Middle islands in Australia. 

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 5:13 PM

This beautiful lake is a phenomenon the reason for its color is still unknown but it makes a very memorable lake!

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 1, 7:44 AM

The cause of the pink lake is still a mystery. Scientists believe the pink could be due to lack of nutrients or other substances. I think this is truly remarkable! Its beautiful to say the least. 

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Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself

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Picture this. You meet someone new. "What do you do?" she asks."I'm an architect," you say."Oh, really?" she answers. "Have you designed any buildings I've seen?

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Laurent Brixius's curator insight, January 22, 2013 1:25 AM

Evitons les egos démesurés, pas si rares dans la profession d'architecte... L'exemple pris pour cet article est justement un architecte.

Karen Dietz's comment, January 22, 2013 10:54 AM
Thanks for your comments and sharing Jeff & Laurent!
Edna Campos's curator insight, February 1, 2013 1:33 PM

Totalmente cierto..coincido..

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4 Businesses Leveraging Storytelling With Images | Social Media ...

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The good news is that visual storytelling isn't a high-cost strategy. Consumers aren't looking for the highest-quality visual content. Consumers want stories told in a visual way that encourage, engage, enlighten and entertain.

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Jeff Domansky's comment, January 17, 2013 2:15 PM
So true Brian and if we can keep"marketing's" hands off, we can win ;-)
Jeff Domansky's comment, January 17, 2013 2:16 PM
Karen, totally agree on visuals. On voice, quality gear is critical after a great story of course.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 17, 2013 2:34 PM
Yeah, the right audio gear is critical for sure. LOL on keeping marketing's hands off! Sooooooo true :)
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Stores reject 'wasted food' claims

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Britain's biggest supermarkets defend their practices after a report suggested that up to half of the world's food is thrown away.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:09 PM

The mechanization of the all stages of food production has lead to some strange practices.  The geometry of a food matters for a mechanized processing and also for the aesthetics at the grocery store which leads to slightly misshaped vegetables and fruits are routinely discarded.  There is waste throughout the system, from 'field to fork.'  

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

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An infographic explores the state of infographics

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It turns out 2012 was a huge year for the infographic—internet culture likes its data presented with charming representative imagery. 

 

Business, technology, and social media comprised the most popular topics for this exploding medium, according to data, Singapore searched the term “infographic” more than any other global city. 
The year’s most popular infographic was “What Are the Odds,” which explores how improbable it is that you (or this infographic, for that matter) came into existence in the first place...


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Kristin Newton's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:58 AM

Is the younger generation becoming more visual and less dependent on words? Or is "a picture worth a thousand words" just a faster way to communicate?

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Public Transit and Density

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 14, 2013 7:25 PM

This image is an excellent visualization to use when teaching about density, public transportation and urban planning. 


Questions to Ponder: How is this a persuasive image?  Do you argee with the argument that the planning office is making? Are there something important factors that this image ignores?


Tags: transportation, urban, planning, density, sustainability, unit 7 cities.

Imran Ahmed Khan's comment, January 17, 2013 12:44 PM
Good picture! It defines the growth of the city that impact on urbanization rate, public health, socioeconomic environment. It also tell us that if we reduce vehicles on the road more space and clean environment may we get, that reduce motality and morbadity of several disease especially lung diseases.
Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, April 8, 2013 6:31 PM

What are the benefits for each?  Drawbacks? You decide!

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Australia Adds New Colors to Weather Forecasting Chart as Temperatures Skyrocket

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As heat records continue to be shattered with every passing day, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has updated its weather forecasting chart to reflect rising temperatures.

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Stacey Jackson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:55 PM

It's unfortunate to see that climate change has become so bad that scientists are now re-working maps to reflect the increasing temperatures. As a geography student, I'd be interested to see this heat map side-by-side with a map on wildfires in Australia. My guess is there would be parallels. 

Cam E's curator insight, April 8, 10:08 AM

They should just skip the middle-man and make "Hell" a color. Dry land, low rainfall, and the flows of El Nino all contribute to the intense heat found in Australia.

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Australia Adds New Colors to Weather Forecasting Chart as Temperatures Skyrocket

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As heat records continue to be shattered with every passing day, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has updated its weather forecasting chart to reflect rising temperatures.

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Stacey Jackson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:55 PM

It's unfortunate to see that climate change has become so bad that scientists are now re-working maps to reflect the increasing temperatures. As a geography student, I'd be interested to see this heat map side-by-side with a map on wildfires in Australia. My guess is there would be parallels. 

Cam E's curator insight, April 8, 10:08 AM

They should just skip the middle-man and make "Hell" a color. Dry land, low rainfall, and the flows of El Nino all contribute to the intense heat found in Australia.

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Spooky T-Shirts, Halloween T-shirts Combo, Shopping Online for T-shirts India

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The significance of plot without conflict [in biz storytelling]

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In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot... (holy guac, this is an awesome article!

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Puneet Gupta's curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:36 AM

Now here's a fascinating 'shake 'em up" article about storytelling and conflict.

 

The basic premis is that in storytelling -- and in biz storytelling -- we are told conflict is absolutely necessary to have to be successful. This article says "Maybe not."

 

The author, who is not named, talks about Western and non-western story models. In the end, not all stories need to be about conflict.

 

Just like all stories don't need to be about a hero (shock, gasp! But it is true).

 

They can instead be about contrast and exploration. Stories can be about community instead of a lone hero.

 

So this article is just a reminder to get out of our storytelling straightjackets and our western myopia.

 

It gets me thinking about my own biz stories. Do I have any that DO NOT contain conflict? Surprise surprise -- yes. And I could craft them to be even more compelling by not getting sucked into adding conflict.

 

Hmmmm -- now that's food for thought and a fun thing to play with!

 

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 9, 2013 11:22 AM
Yes Ozzie, we are constantly telling our stories! There is so much variety in story structures and types of stories. I agree, we need to see storytelling as an expansive experience instead of narrowing down our options to a few types and structures! Thanks for your comment :)
Karen Dietz's comment, January 9, 2013 11:22 AM
Thank you Os and Puneet.
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Top 10 Video Infographics of 2012

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In the great tradition of end of year blog posts, here's a feature on the top 10 video infographics of 2012.


Over the year, I’ve curated 222 videos on this site [videoinfographics.net], and reviewed hundreds more. As part of my process of watching and curating so many infographic videos, I started to keep my own 3-star ranking system of these videos in a spreadsheet to help me keep track of those that I think are the most outstanding. The result was about 60 3-star videos in 2012. That’s too many to feature in a top X list so I turned to the Likes and Comments of my top ranked videos (and in doing so eliminated videos only featured on YouTube since YouTube comments are pretty much trash). This resulted in a list of 10 videos that had triple digit Likes on their Vimeo pages.

Voila! A top 10 list. So, in a ascending order, here are the top 10 most liked animated video infographics featured here in 2012, including number of Likes and Comments for each (as of December 30, 2012).


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Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas

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Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 9:19 AM
LOL Billy! In that case it becomes a story trigger -- a word or image that triggers a known story in the mind of the listener.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 9:19 AM
Yes, I loved that point too Outi!
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:50 PM

Some interesting ideas on how to tell a visual story and make your presentations more memorable.

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Essays on Geography and GIS


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 2, 2013 1:12 PM

This set of 19 short essays (around 3-4 pages each) is a great supplemental text.  I am eager to read them and other resources in the ESRI library.  


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.