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Pun-Fueled Food Maps

Pun-Fueled Food Maps | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
U.S. Map + Haha + Yum = Foodnited States of America

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This is fun. Kids need fun. Don't be fooled by the loudest kids complaining about how painful the puns may be. They are enjoying it the most and will be the ones talking about these examples most often and for longer.

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Julie Cidell's curator insight, March 9, 2015 10:34 AM

Puns and maps and food all in one place; what's not to love?

zane alan berger's curator insight, March 24, 2015 3:58 PM

This article relating to our agricultural unit boasts a fun way to view all 50 states by showing foods in the shape of a state along with a playful pun.

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 1:09 PM

I think the one that got me the best, was Arrozona thats a good one!

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How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies

How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
What do you do when presented with a new satellite image? Here's what the Earth Observatory team does to understand the view.

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Aerial photography can be quite beautiful, as cansatellite imagery. These are more than just pretty pictures; interpreting aerial photography and satellite imagery is not easy; here is a great article that gives an introduction on how to interpret satellite imagery. With a little training, satellite images become rich data sources (instead of some visually meaningless data).  Using Stratocam, you can explore and tag some of the amazing place on Earth. 

 

 

Tags: mapping, perspective, remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples.

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:30 AM

Aerial photography can be quite beautiful, as can satellite imagery. These are more than just pretty pictures; interpreting aerial photography and satellite imagery is not easy; here is a great article that gives an introduction on how to interpret satellite imagery. With a little training, satellite images become rich data sources (instead of some visually meaningless data).  Using Stratocam, you can explore and tag some of the amazing place on Earth. 


Tags: mapping, perspective, remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples.


Michael Meller's curator insight, November 3, 2014 11:34 PM

Cool

 

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How the US maps the world's most disputed territories

How the US maps the world's most disputed territories | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

When the United States decides to recognize a new foreign government, or an existing country decides to change its name, Leo Dillon and his team at the U.S. State Department spring into action.

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Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind

Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Frigand and Hill worked together after 9/11 gathering information from hundreds of sources including reports, brochures, magazines and the Internet, to create a poster-sized Mind Map of all the parties involved in the restoration of lower Manhattan. The main branches they created were government, civic, infrastructure, properties, victims and memorials. They also identified organizations created after 9/11. When the map was completed, it illustrated everyone involved and their connections in what Hill calls "a brain-friendly manner." People connected with the rebuilding effort were able to visualize the big picture and its details at the same time. 

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Major Canals Built in the 19th Century, American Northeast

Major Canals Built in the 19th Century, American Northeast | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
from article: "By the late 19th century the great majority of the canals were abandoned as they lost their commercial utility. Many had limited draft, had high upkeep and were no longer able to compete effectively with railways."
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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards.  Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:40 PM

Common core ideas

 

Duke No Limit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

wow very interesting

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:39 PM

Very important way of communication!

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Opinion: How the Prime Meridian Changed the World

Opinion: How the Prime Meridian Changed the World | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The selection of Greenwich, England, as the earth's prime meridian changed how we navigate-on the sea and otherwise-forever.
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Mapping Manhattan: A Love Letter in Subjective Cartography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono & 72 Other New Yorkers

Mapping Manhattan: A Love Letter in Subjective Cartography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono & 72 Other New Yorkers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever." "New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of parti
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Gerrymandering Visualized

Gerrymandering Visualized | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.

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The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be fair we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectrum.  Which map do you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?

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Aaron Burnette's curator insight, February 10, 9:58 AM

Gerrymandering is when a party redraws boundaries so it gains only supportive feedback.

Kiersten Wright's curator insight, February 10, 6:39 PM

I agree that the process should be taken out of human hands. Why not take advantage of the technology we possess? Although the visuals are simplistic, they accurately depict the inequity. Gerrymandering is unfair, and definitely does not reflect the idea of a fair government that we aspire to be. - K.W.

Rylee English's curator insight, February 18, 10:10 AM

this article breaks down gerrymandering through visualizations. after reading this and looking at the visual representations, gerrymandering makes alot more sense. the author did not give information as to consequences or why gerrymandering occurs. RE

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Explore old maps of US cities

Explore old maps of US cities | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"This cool new historic mapping app from the folks at esri and the U.S. Geological Survey is worth exploring.  What it does is take 100 years of USGS maps and lets you overlay them for just about any location in the nation. That allows users to see how a city – say Harrisburg – developed between 1895 and today.  The library behind the project includes more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 5, 2014 12:20 PM

For more ESRI maps that let you explore urban environmental change, the 'spyglass' feature gives these gorgeous vintage maps a modern facelift (but not available for as many places). The cities that are in this set of interactive maps are: 



Tags: cartography, mapping, visualization, urban, historical.

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 13, 2014 12:25 PM

For more ESRI maps that let you explore urban environmental change, the 'spyglass' feature gives these gorgeous vintage maps a modern facelift (but not available for as many places). The cities that are in this set of interactive maps are: 

 

Chicago (1868)Denver (1879) Los Angeles (1880)Washington D.C.(1851)New York City (1836)San Francisco (1859)
Hongsheng Li's curator insight, August 14, 2014 12:40 AM
古今地图对比
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40 Maps That Show How The World Works

40 Maps That Show How The World Works | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
As we’ve mentioned time and time again, there are a lot of creative ways to share information through mapmaking. Recently, a collection of quirky maps made the rounds online.
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useful for teachers of geography

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Travel times in the U.S.: Moving by road, canal, boat, and airplane in the 19th and 20th centuries (MAP).

Travel times in the U.S.: Moving by road, canal, boat, and airplane in the 19th and 20th centuries (MAP). | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Pecan, Caramel, Crawfish: Food Dialect Maps

Pecan, Caramel, Crawfish: Food Dialect Maps | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"ALL-monds," "AH-monds," or "I say something between 'l' and nothing"
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The 11 Most Controversial Places On Google Maps

The 11 Most Controversial Places On Google Maps | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Maps make the world. (These examples of mapping technology relating Google's strange impacts on disputes, amazes me. Is this a kind of "wag the dog" phenomena?)
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