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Thursday, May 18, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Slate, NYTimes Get Serious About Geographic Literacy and the Value of GeoData

Resources and Articles

Esri released the third and final 2017 GeoInquiries collection “sample” pack. It's for World History and contains four activities, with 11 more coming. Two other 2017 collections are available: American Literature (currently 11 activities) and Mathematics (currently 12 activities). Further information is available via the GeoNet GeoInqjuiries group.

Slate: In the Age of Trump, We Need to Protect Map Databases - "Access to information is under threat like never before" says Faine Greenwood.

Mother Nature Blog: 7 reasons to use Pokémon GO in classrooms - The game has not been on my radar for some time. Any readers seeing it in the wild or in the classroom?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Should the GIS Tool Matter? Where's the Collected Wisdom on the GISP?

Resources and Articles

Business Insider: The CDC mapped out where people with cancer live in the US — here's what it found - "The data shows that Kentucky has the overall highest rate of cancer deaths (199.3 deaths per 100,000 people), while Utah has the lowest rate (127.9 deaths per 100,000 people)."

PBS News Hour: Column: Why geography matters for students now more than ever - Junior high science and social studies teacher Chris Heffernan's WorldGeoChat blog was picked up by the NewsHour.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: GIS for Peace, Global Mapper for Free, New Home for Yik Yak Programmers

Articles and Resources:

R Tutorial
Consumer Data Research Centre: An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation in R (2016) - The tweet said "just published," but the tutorial is dated 2016. It's from Guy Lansley and James Cheshire and requires free registration for access. Licensing is not obvious.

Inside HigherEd: Up in the Air - The education publication looks at drone regulations.