Friday, February 25, 2011

Protests Across the Middle East on a Google Map

Through the Google Lat Long blog I discovered a site called Storyful that is producing maps of the protests  in the Middle East and North Africa. While they're producing maps of individual countries, they've also produced a map about protests across the whole of the Middle East and North Africa. Like all good Google Maps, this one includes images, links, text, and video clips. You can view the map below or click here to view the full size map.

View Protests across the Middle East in a larger map

Applications for Education
Keeping up with developments in the Middle East and North Africa is one of the things that the students in my Global Studies course have to do this semester. This map could be very helpful for them in reaching that goal. In general, I like maps like this one because it puts global news into a geographic context that students can see.

Hearing Loss - Causes and Prevention

You Want to Lose Your Ears? is an infographic produced by Big Oak for the Ear Plug Superstore. As you can see in the image below, the infographic outlines some common and uncommon causes of hearing loss. The infographic also recommends some ways to prevent hearing loss.
Click for source and full size image.
Applications for Education
Infographics like these can make for good classroom displays. This one in particular could be useful for health teachers.

H/T to Cool Infographics.

Advice and Instruction for Teaching Online

This is a bit of repost from December. I'm doing this for the great folks who were in attendance at the Alaska's Learning Network's conference/ workshop today. The conference/ workshops were all about using technology to create blended learning environments. I'll be post more about this great organization in a post later tonight.

Curt Bonk is a professor at the Indiana State University School of Education. Professor Bonk has produced a series of 27 videos containing strategies and tips for teaching online. The first video in the series, Planning an Online Course, is embedded below.

And for a text primer on teaching online courses, please see the "teaching online" section of The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators.