Thursday, April 11, 2013
don't panic 2nd Geo-spatial Technologies learning module
I couldn’t help myself however here are a few great resources that I think some of you may enjoy and use!!
Why do Map Projections Matter?
This is a clip from the TV show West Wing (Season 2-Episode 16) where cartography plays a key role in the plot. In this episode the fictitious () group named “the Organization of Cartographers for Social Justice” is campaigning to have the President officially endorse the in schools and denounce the. The argument being that children will grow up thinking some places are not as important because they are minimized by the map projection.
When students ask why do we care about various map projections play this. It is extremely well done ,( in my opinion)
A THEORY ABOUT OUTDOOR EDUCATION FROM THE SIMPSONS who knew !!
Here’s The Simpsons and what they have to say about outdoor education in these 4 clips chopped up. Terrific conversation starters on so many fronts as only Bart and the boys could do.
Global wealth inequality: What you never knew you never knew!!
If you though the video on America’s wealth was revealing well this 4 minute video takes it to the global level!! Great for World Issues , human and environment and resource management .
Where are Quebec's Anglos? Map of population distribution from 2011 Census
Explore the map to find out where Anglophones live across the province. The map is based on Statistics Canada census data from 2011. It indicates the number of people in Quebec's census districts who self-indentify as Anglophone: meaning they selected English as their mother tongue; they selected English and French as their mother tongue; they selected English and a non-official language as their mother tongue; and a percentage of those who say English is the language most often used at home. Census districts where there is no data available are also indicated on the map. Curious about how Statistics Canada calculates the number of Anglos in Quebec?.
Finally I would like to thank Paul Van Zant from the Peel board for passing on Peter Mansbridge’s take on teachers. Boy there are days when we all need to re-read it .
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