Thursday, March 17, 2011

Time Lapse Visualization of the Earthquake in Japan

There are a lot of good maps, images, and videos on the web for learning about the earthquake that hit Japan last week. Last night I found another good map for learning about the earthquake. The Japan Quake Map is a time lapse visualization of the last week's earthquake and aftershocks. The map plots all of the seismic activities in and around Japan for the last week. Each seismic activity is plotted on the map with a circle representing the magnitude of each quake. You can press play on the map to see the dots appear in the sequence of the quakes. You can choose to watch all of the days or select just one day from the drop down menu.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.

How Would You Spend Your Technology Funds?

I recently had a discussion with a teacher who works in a school that does not have a one-to-one program in place. This person had been asked by a district administrator to make some recommendations for technology purchases for the school and in turn asked me for my thoughts. My response was, "put laptops or netbooks in the students' hands." But I'm sure there are people who would disagree with my statement. Therefore, I've put together a simple poll asking for your thoughts on this question; if you're starting from scratch how would you spend your technology funds? (If you're viewing this in RSS, you might need to click through to the blog to see the poll).

If you selected other, please leave a comment.