Critical School Geography - An e-book from John Huckle that "explores how school geography guided by critical social theory can address the UN’s sustainable development goals." Per Antipode, "John Huckle is a retired teacher educator who was a member of the group that edited Contemporary Issues in Geography and Education in the 1980s. He has long argued for a more critical and relevant school geography and has written on the subject’s links to moral and political education and its potential to act as a vehicle for environmental, development and citizenship education. The lack of a single text to introduce school geography teachers to critical geography and education encouraged him to write Critical School Geography." Via @GIPedagogy.
Business Insider: A hotel in Aruba is offering workstations on the beach for digital nomads — see the setup - Geography matters. Compare the Aruba version to the Somerville, MA version. The latter, outside my local library offers heaters, light and wi-fi 24/7. Via @businessinsider.
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MIT Tech Review: Envisioning better health outcomes for all - "The crucial role of geographic thinking to address the pandemic needs goes beyond dashboards to aid all communities." Sponsored content "in Partnership with Esri."
Kobe Murals: A fan provides maps and details of murals memorializing the basketball player and his daughter after their deaths last year.
Events and Opportunities
Storytelling & Google Earth 2/9 at 7:00 - "Come learn how to make tours of your own using the new Google Earth Creation tool. This powerful creation tool allows our students to combine literacy & writing with an in-place based experience giving them a global voice." For NYSCSS members(NY statewide professional organization of social studies educators) only, but membership fees are low.
The Atlantic: How Michael Jones Changed Our Daily Lives - James Fallows explains how Jones, creator of Google Earth, redefined how everyone sees the world. See also: Geospatial World: Goodbye, Michael Jones, the man who gave the power of maps in our hands and this San Francisco Mercury obituary. I met Jones a few times and remember the conversation I had with him about his watch collection over lunch at this event.
February GIS in Higher Education Chat: Tuesday, February 2nd , 2020 | 12 NOON (ET), 9 AM (PT): Introducing the new ArcGIS Field Maps: The All-in-One App for Field Data Collection.Geospatial Semester: Jason Smolinski, a Geospatial Analysis Teacher at Fairfax County Public Schools, developed this video to advertise his courses to next fall's students. Jason has a big fan club here at Esri.