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Thursday, July 9, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: A Geography Course on "Worlds of Football"

On and Off Campus

Mountain Democrat: Masterful map makers celebrated - Surveyors, Architects, Geologists and Engineers of El Dorado County (SAGE) held its 26th student map-drawing contest celebrating Geography Awareness Week. More than 800 entries were displayed but due to COVID-19 there was no awards ceremony.

Study: Crowdsourced Data Could Help Map Urban Food Deserts  - "In a feasibility study published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, scholars found that the methods used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to identify areas with low access to healthy food are often outdated and narrow in scope." UTDallas research suggests Yelp may be a helpful addition.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: Mapping Drone Education Programs and Drone Rescues

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Chartable (DataWrapper Blog): Lisa Charlotte Rost offers a three part series on colorblindness. There are valuable insights for anyone creating dataviz including insights from some colorblind cartographers.

GeoTech Center: Geospatial Technology Educator Certification - The first cohort has completed the certification. I confess, I lost touch with that effort, which was noted in a GeoTech Center newsletter last year (pdf). Thankfully, educator Jason Smolinsky, shared his certification on LinkedIn this week.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: An Ethics Teachable Moment

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Visual Capitalist: Visualizing the True Size of Land Masses from Largest to Smallest - The sizes are nice but honestly, seeing the detailed shapes is pretty amazing, too! Check out Mali! Here's the graphic for download.

Education Dive: There's more to geography than just 50 states and their capitals - NatGeo, NCGE and a California teacher of the year address the value of and hope for geography's future in K-12.