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GeoBeats - Guided video tours of your next international destination

GeoBeats - Guided video tours of your next international destination
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Google Sightseeing — Discover the world via Google Maps and Google Earth GIS Education Community Web maps, web apps, story maps … these and other new terms are frequently used in the new world of cloud based GIS. Sorting through the lexicon of any field is critical to understanding it and to teach it. What are the similarities and differences between these terms, and how does one decide when to use each of them? All three of these terms refer to a web map dynamically stored in the cloud, or a remote server, so that the map user can interact with it in various ways. By “interact”, I mean change the scale, extent, classification, or symbology, add or subtract data, filter data, analyze spatial relationships, and more. Depending on your goals, you may want to create and use one or all three of these types of maps. Bicycle Route, New York City to New Jersey, shown in ArcGIS Online. Users of your ArcGIS Online maps will not only be able to access your map as you have created it, but they can also save it into their own ArcGIS Online account and make changes to it.

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World by Maria Popova A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity. Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Jessore, Bangladesh. Image courtesy Julian Germain Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Series 6, Mathematics USA, St Louis, Grade 4 & 5, Geography Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art St. The extent of concentration and mutuality required for each portrait offer a beautiful metaphor for the teaching-learning process itself. I never tell the students how they should look but ensuring that everybody has a clear view of the camera requires concentration and patience. England, Seaham, Reception and Year 1, Structured Play Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese Havana, Cuba. Lagos, Nigeria. Qatar, Grade 8, English

Localingual: listen to the voices of the world Creating Content With MapMaker Interactive A new feature on the MapMaker Interactive lets you create your own set of links, or geotour, that you can save and share with the world. Creating, sharing, and collaborating on geotours can be a great project for students in a range of subject and content areas—the examples linked to above include geotours focused on geography and English language arts themes. National Geographic will continue to develop the new geotour feature of the MapMaker Interactive, so come back often to check for new releases of the tool. 1. First, you need to write and organize your geotour—the locations on the map you want to mark and the information or images you want to use for each location. For the links, you can include a URL to a website or to an image saved on the web. 2. Each stop in your geotour will need to be represented by a marker, shape, line, or drawing that you can create on the map. 3. 4. 5.

Everything You Own In A Photo: A Look At Our Worldly Possessions : The Picture Show Today on All Things Considered, photographer Peter Menzel and his wife, Faith D’Aluisio, discuss their latest book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. But 16 years ago, Menzel was working on another project, called Material World: A Global Family Portrait. He and other photographers took portraits of 30 statistically average families with all of their worldly possessions displayed outside their homes. Hide caption The Ukita family in front of their home in Tokyo. From Peter Menzel's "Material World" project, which photographs 30 statistically average families in 30 different countries with all of their possessions.

Overview of the United States - Statistical Atlas States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Major Counties: Alameda, Allegheny, Bexar, Bronx, Broward, Clark, Contra Costa, Cook, Cuyahoga, Dallas, Fairfax, Franklin, Fresno, Fulton, Harris, Hennepin, Hillsborough, Honolulu, King, Kings, Los Angeles, Maricopa, Mecklenburg, Miami-Dade, Middlesex, Milwaukee, Montgomery, Nassau, New York, Oakland, Orange, Orange, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Pima, Queens, Riverside, Sacramento, Salt Lake, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Clara, Shelby, St. Major Cities:

For Educators | Nat Geo Education Blog Following the launch of our brand new program, the Geo-Educator Community, we reached out to the eight outstanding educators that make up our community’s Steering Committee to hear their thoughts on […] Read Article → This blog was written by Livia Mazur, a Mapping Specialist at National Geographic’s Center for Geo-Education. Have you ever seen a map and marveled over all of the information […] Read Article → This month, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas team has set off once again to explore one of the last “wild” places in the ocean, and they’re inviting classrooms to come along […] Read Article → National Geographic is excited to announce the official launch of its brand new Geo-Education Initiative as well as the initiative’s flagship program, the Geo-Educator Community. Read Article →

The world's favourite foods: interactive Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href=" Sign in Beta About us Today's paper Subscribe Custom Search The world's favourite foods: interactive Pasta has been named the world's favourite food, narrowly beating meat or rice dishes and pizza, in a new global survey by Oxfam into the way the world eats today• Food blog: what's your favourite food? Life and style Food & drink More interactives What's your favourite food? Key topics © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Send to a friend Your IP address will be logged Share Short link for this page: Contact us Contact Life & Style Report errors or inaccuracies: Letters for publication should be sent to: Close - Walking, Running, Cycle Route Planner The Longitude Problem | Geography Education | S...