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Adena Schutzberg
Geographer and educator
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GIS Education Weekly: Mercator Out and Gall-Peters In for Boston Students
Articles and Resources of Interest Chicago Educational Attainment (bluer = more) Map:  Educational Attainment in America Map  - by Kyle Walker, TCU Center for Urban Studies. Check out Chicago! via @pennstateGIS ArcGIS Blog:  How to Make Smart Color Choices ...

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GIS Education Weekly: Campus Maps, Data Storytelling
Articles of Interest Wastewater treatment plans search  Fast Company:  Ever Want Image Search For Google Earth? This AI-Driven Tool Does That  - Descartes offers a  search engine  that will find other instances of a feature in a satellite image in other sat...

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GIS Education Weekly: Gerrymandering, HOTOSM Tackles Malaria, CC0 for Open Data
Resources and Articles   WaPo:  This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see  - nicely, spatially done. h/t @atanas Esri:  Esri Dev Summit Plenary   - Video from this week's event Kenyatta University:  10 Things You Didn't Know About Ken...

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GIS Education Weekly: Gerrymandering, HOTOSM tackles Malaria, CC0 for Open Data
Resources and Articles WaPo:  This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see  - nicely, spatially done. h/t @atanas Esri:  Esri Dev Summit Plenary   - Video from this week's event Kenyatta University:  10 Things You Didn't Know About Kenya...

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GIS Education Weekly: Computer Sci without Computers, Astronaut Offers MOOC on Orbital Perspective
Programs and Courses Introduction to the Orbital Perspective  is a 10 week Coursera MOOC headlined by Ron Garan, the astronaut who spent time on the space station. "The goals of this course are to develop the student’s critical thinking skills, global aware...

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Be Careful What You Wish For: MOOC Edition
The Past Back in 2015 I wrote a post on this blog titled Location Advantage Dropout . In it, I detailed my experience in Esr's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focused on GIS use in business. Depending on your perspective, I was brutal or honest as I descr...

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GIS Education Weekly: Update on UC Davis Coursera Specialization
Update on the UC Davis Coursera Specialization As promised back at the end of last year , here's a Q&A with Nick Santos on the state of the UC Davis five course Coursera GIS specialization . Thanks to Nick for taking the time to answer my questions. 1) How’...

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GIS Education Weekly: Geography Instructor Finds VR Wanting, Maps MOOC Finds New Home
Teaching and Learning Resources Exploration Remote Sensing Webinar: What Every Geologist Needs to Know About Technology and Trends for 2017  - From DigitalGlobe, Wed Feb 22. TES:  The virtual geography field trip versus learning outside the classroom?  - A ...

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Huffington Post: Rethinking Design Thinking - University of Minnesota's Thomas Fisher shares five mistakes organizations make in applying design thinking. GEO Business working with Class of Your Own
(COYO)  developed a full day event for students aged 14-1...

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GIS Education Weekly: Spatial Supports Math, Geography Organizes History
Articles and Resources KQED Mindshift:  Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education  - "The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that spatial reasoning should be a large focus of preK – 8th grade math education." h/t @...
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