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The world as you've never seen it before

The world as you've never seen it before
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World Digital Library Home Google Earth for Educators How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Simple Steps When I started travel blogging, I had no clue what I was doing and had no idea where to start. And over the past two years I’ve learned a thing or two I wanted to share with you the 5 simple steps on how you too can start a travel blog and have as much fun as I do blogging. 1. Get a name… a really cool one. In my opinion, the most important step to start a travel blog is your blog name. You have to love it. We always get comments about the blog name being a little quirky 2. When I first read I needed to find ‘a host’ for my blog, my eyes popped out of my head. Start a travel blog: Get hosted A great place to start is Bluehost. 3. It’s a cinch, if I can do it, you can too. 4. Now it’s time to design your place on the web, and show your readers who you are. Here are a few themes that look good and are mobile responsive. Your Mag. Plugins. Askimet. 5. This is the one HUGE-MASSIVE step I missed for far too long. Bonus: The same guys who run Travel Blog Success now have a video course too.

amMap: Interactive flash maps Features Main features Highly customizable – every aspect of the map can be styled using built-in configuration options or CSS.Create multi-level drill-downs.Create map charts (heatmaps or otherwise known as choropleth maps).Use any images in any format as map markers.Support for real-life latitude and longitude coordinates.Apply built-in or custom textures.Display multi-segment lines and routes.Customize initial and user-controllable zoom options.Control the map via JavaScript API (change data and configuration options, simulate user interactions, attach custom funcitonality to various events, etc.) Hundreds of maps JavaScript Maps comes with hundreds of hand-crafted maps in two detail levels – low-resolution (to conserve bandwidth) and high-resolution (for extra detail). Check our free SVG maps page for a complete list and preview. Unique features Multiple map projections You can even switch the projections on the fly via API. Advanced image animations Motion-maps Functional Interactive Adaptive

Welcome to PrimaryAccess 40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] Click to enlarge.

Virginia Memory: Historical Maps With A Modern Use This Lesson Plan was created by Penny Anderson, a teacher at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg and one of the Library of Virginia's 2010 Brown Research Teacher Fellows. Maps, graphs, and pictures are used to gather and display information in a spatial or geographic format. People create maps with pictures, lines, symbols, and cardinal directions to determine the location of objects and places. However, people don't look at a map to find the room down the hall or the house up the street. They use their mental maps. Vocabulary Words: • absolute location— the actual location of a point on the earth's surface, usually in terms of latitude and longitude coordinates or a physical address of a place • cardinal directions— the directions of north, east, south, and west • compass rose— a symbol that shows direction (north, east, south, and west) on a map • cartographer— someone who makes maps • hemisphere— half of a sphere (globe); created by the equator or the prime meridian ♦ areas “unknown”

CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies Hammond, T. C., & Manfra, M. M. (2009). Giving, Prompting, Making: Aligning Technology and Pedagogy Within TPACK for Social Studies Instruction Thomas C. Meghan McGlinn ManfraNorth Carolina State University Abstract Technological pedagogical content knowledge (now known as technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge, or TPACK) has become a widely referenced conceptual framework within teacher education. In 1997, Peter Martorella wrote, “Arguably, technology is a sleeping giant in the social studies curriculum” (p. 511). Perhaps the durability of this image is due to its continued relevance – technology typically plays a marginal role in most social studies instruction (e.g., Becker, Ravitz, & Wong, 1999; Hicks, Doolittle, & Lee, 2004; vanFossen & Waterson, 2008). Social studies journals such as Social Education and Theory and Research in Social Education devote annual issues to technology integration. Theory, Purpose, and Practice in Technology Integration Into the Social Studies

Open Source Tool Sets for Creating High-density Maps A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the building blocks available to create engaging maps in Drupal . The module ecosystem around maps and other geospatial functionality is pretty flexible, but there are some situations where Drupal might not be the best fit. There are some great tools out there to build out sites when the situation calls for little else besides a map display, or when processing and rendering tens of thousands of geospatial features. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about two in particular, Mapbox and CartoDB . Mapbox Mapbox is a great map building tool that allows for the creation of pre-rendered mapping displays with a set of web-friendly tools. Styling maps in Tilemill is handled through a language called CartoCSS , which shares many syntax similarities to CSS and Sass. CartoDB CartoDB is a mapping stack that has many similarities to Mapbox. Like anything in life, there are tradeoffs. Real-word Mapping Example: Finding Apartments in NYC Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.

TheGlobalEducator | reflective practice and productive pedagogy Askthejudge - Answers for teens about the law Create custom map add-in excel and powerpoint | begraphic.com Do you want to create thematic maps in Excel and PowerPoint? BeGraphic has a free version to build your custom map and geographical dashboard based on live data. With BeGraphic, not only you can make your own editable map, but you can also build custom sales territory map. History of choropleth maps When was invented the tinted map? The terminology "choropleth map" came later, introduced by the American geographer John Kirtland Wright (1938: "Problems in Population Mapping"). How to make your own map in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint A) You need on your PC: Excel - any version from 2000 to 2010(PowerPoint is optional) BeGraphic (add-in for Excel)You can install at zero cost the version Lite of BeGraphic. B) Inside BeGraphic, the very first function (on the left) is to build maps in Excel. C) Prepare your data inside Excel Put your data inside the table. D) Set up BeGraphic Select the shape (FreeForm, AutoShape, Picture...) E) Options : Put dynamic details Example of a thematic map in Excel

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