Mapped Out

Sep 25, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Classroom

I wish I was a student in a classroom today. I would be so engaged. The number of learning experiences that involve a visual element is amazing.

Over passed few weeks I have been involved in a range of sessions which have involved maps. When I look back on my education I remember sitting in class looking through an atlas and thinking about different countries. How things have changed?

Be it investigate data from around the world through Gapminder and Worldmapper or exploring cities and creating tours with Google Maps these experiences are so visually powerful. Students are instantly engaged with the content of the lesson and asked to look beyond their initial impressions. This would have suited me perfectly when I was a student. How lucky students of today are?

World Leader Pretend, 25 January 2009

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