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Great blog post.  Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks, James.  I didn't get a chance to catch up with you at the Focus Day but am always hearing great things about you and the work you do.

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Social Media and Teens: Advice for Parents
For anyone with a
teenager at home, they know that social media is a big part of their daily
routine.  Here are some things to
consider when discussing the use of social media. It is important for parents
to be part of their son's/daughter's social med...
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Good blog post for teachers.
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BC's New Curriculum - a plan for the middle years
Introduction As you might have heard, the BC Ministry of Education is in the process of revising the curriculum for all students from grades K-12 .  As you can imagine this was a huge undertaking and not without its challenges. Our local school context is t...
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Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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Earth from Space: Vancouver and surrounding areas, Canada

In this composite image you can see Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and its surrounding areas, imaged by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8. The images were taken July 29th, 2015 at 7:01pm GMT.

Vancouver

The City of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, can be seen in the top left part of this image. It has a population of about 603,000 people. With a land area of just 114 square kilometers this results in a population density of 5,249 people per square kilometer (13,590 per square mile). One of the highest population densities in North America. The greater Vancouver area has a population of 2.4 million people. Vancouver is a major film production center but rarely plays itself (https://youtu.be/ojm74VGsZBU).

Also visible in the image are Richmond and Delta to the south of Vancouver as well as Burnaby, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge to the east and Surrey, Langley and White Rock to the south-east. In the bottom part of the image you can see parts of Washington State in the United States of America. To the west of Vancouver you can find the Salish Sea (https://goo.gl/Oykcjj).

The area on Google Maps:
https://goo.gl/kZgKkS

More on Vancouver and British Columbia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_North
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia

Technical Data

For those interested, here the technical data for this image. The image is a combination of a panshapened OLI Band 4-3-2 (natural color) image with an OLI Band 7-5-1 (SWIR, NIR) image to get more colors and distinction for vegetation. The resulting colors are near natural but oversaturated and contrast is slightly enhanced.

More images of Earth from Space:
Washington and Baltimore, USA https://goo.gl/ad4Whf
Three Gorges Dam, China https://goo.gl/wGykTq
Okanagan Lake, BC, Canada https://goo.gl/tVQuri
Lake Baikal wildfires, Russia https://goo.gl/BVcQz7

More on Landsat 8:
http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/?page_id=407
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsat_8

What is pan sharpening?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansharpened_image

Image credit: Landsat 8 data courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey / Processed by +Pierre Markuse 

#science #vancouver #britishcolumbia #canada   #landsat #landsat8 #earth #space #satelliteimages 
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Great reminder about the value of what we do as teachers.
 
Teaching comes with great power

Many attribute the quote: “With great power comes great responsibility” to Spiderman or more specifically his Uncle Ben. Stan Lee wrote the comic, and originally it showed up in a narrative caption. Actually before that, Winston Churchill said, “Where…
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Great work Jonas on your commercial!
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Interesting to see the revamp of G+.  It's visual display is still better than twitter.
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This is a very important election day.  Be CANADIAN - vote!
 
Canada - vote tomorrow, please. If you don't, who will? All the info you need is here: elections.ca/home.aspx
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This graphic works great for inquiry too!
 
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