Submitted by erinvr on Sat, 11/27/2010 - 12:31
Sherry Hsi, SMILE Principal Investigator and Research Director at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, talks about why howtosmile.org decided to create its own digital videos of hands-on activities and also make it possible for users to upload their own videos.
Submitted by erinvr on Sun, 11/14/2010 - 08:46
Geography Awareness Week (November 14 – 20) is here! Launched in 1987 by presidential proclamation, the weeklong celebration promotes geoliteracy in the United States.
We should probably focus on the promoting and hold off on the celebrating.
Submitted by erinvr on Sat, 11/13/2010 - 11:29
With free tools like Google Earth and mapbuilder so widely available, these days it seems that everyone’s a mapmaker.
Submitted by erinvr on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 13:34
On November 5, 2008, a few days after Barack Obama was elected president, Daniel Edelson wrote an open letter to the man who would soon occupy the White House.
Submitted by erinvr on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 13:16
Pop quiz: Which among the following exemplifies geography?
Submitted by erinvr on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 13:07
Daniel Edelson, National Geographic’s Vice President of Education, says,
"The question of whether geography is a science or not ends up being a question of how one defines the term 'geography.' It is certainly true that much of geography falls outside the U.S. K-12 science curriculum. For example, the study of cultures, of political and diplomatic relationships, and even the study of trade are not sciences as we define science in U.S. schools. We teach that content in a section of the curriculum we call 'social studies.'
Submitted by erinvr on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 12:45
Ever wonder where all that spam clogging your inbox comes from? If someone were to answer your idle speculation with a list of originating IP addresses, would you sit down with a cup of hot cocoa and study that document?
Submitted by erinvr on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 17:10
1. Where do they speak Tswana?
2. The port of Rotterdam is built on the delta of which major European river?
3. Which Canadian province produces more than half of the country's manufactured goods?
4. To visit the ruins of Persepolis, an ancient ceremonial capital of Persia, you would have to travel to what present-day country?
Submitted by erinvr on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 14:02
Where do they speak Tswana? If you know, and you’re under the age of 15, you might want to be part of the 2011 National Geography Bee.
First come the school-level bees, then the state bees, with national finals (moderated by Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek) in May 2011.
Submitted by erinvr on Tue, 10/19/2010 - 15:37
Veteran conference-goers are often connoisseurs of schwag, the free promotional items handed out at industry events. And given that most conference-going means sitting in dim windowless rooms, they know that the best schwag either gets you moving or wakes up your dulled senses with strange sounds and flashing lights.