Our esteemed cartographic colleagues at National Geographic Maps have a new feature we hope will be as habitual as your morning cup of coffee, and a great go-to as you return to class. (For instructional supports, just scroll down!) Map of the Day! National Geographic has compiled a digital archive of its entire editorial cartography collection—every map ever published in the magazine since the first issue … Continue reading Check out ‘Map of the Day’!
This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon. As the Social Media & Promotion Intern for National Geographic Education, I am always on the lookout for interesting articles that involve the collision of geography education and social media. Interestingly, these two areas are beginning to collide more often as cartographers attempt to … Continue reading Geography & Social Media Colliding
This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media & Promotion Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon. GeoPivot is a fun, fresh, highly visual e-magazine with a focus on newcomers to geography and GIS. It is a place for students, young professionals, and career flippers to connect with each other and share stories about their geo journeys. A newly launched online magazine and community, … Continue reading GeoPivot
And now, a song to celebrate the Great Nature Project. Ahem. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright colored beetles and warm looking fish fins, Brown eagles on branches, looking to eat, These are a few of my favorite tweets! Cream colored ponies and apple snails growing, Fungus and mushrooms and eyes that are showing, Wild geese that fly with the moon on their … Continue reading A Few of my Favorite “Tweets”
GEOGRAPHY The Saddest Tweeters Live in Texas Researchers analyzed ten million tweets to map happiness in the U.S. Congrats, Napa. Buck up, Beaumont. Discussion Ideas: In their academic study, researchers analyzed individual words used in tweets across the nation. Can students list some “positive” and “negative” words? How do those words match up with the words researchers analyzed? Most positive: laughter, happiness, love, happy, laughed, … Continue reading Geography of Happiness