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May 19, 15

A very cool dynamic data set laid atop a map of the streets of New Your City... "New York City's urban forest provides numerous environmental and social benefits, and street trees compose roughly one quarter of that canopy. This map shows the distribution and biodiversity of the city's street trees based on the last tree census."

May 18, 15

This online atlas give some perspective on the significance of the Inuit presence in the arctic... a global region that is increasingly important in terms of natural resources.

May 18, 15

Live worldwide open microphones... interesting to get a 24/7 glimpse into what a place "sounds like" from a rather objective measure and perspective.

May 18, 15

teacher's time is precious! don't waste it dealing with data transfers. #blackboard

May 14, 15

An interactive, online resources that provides a way to study a comprehensive dataset on migration in the Mediterranean region. - The Migrants' Files project was launched in 2013 by a group of European journalists and researchers who joined forces to quantify the deaths of immigrants seeking refuge in Europe and identify the locations of these tragedies on maps.* Note: This is an ongoing project. The data listed here is only a partial listing of reported incidents and should not be viewed as definitive.

May 13, 15

"Conflict does not come out of nowhere but proceeds from latent tension, develops into overt conflict, erupts into power struggle, and from there crosses the threshold of destructive conflict and violence. As Thirdsiders, our aim is not to suppress conflict altogether but simply to keep the trajectory of escalation below this threshold.

In a addition to being a perspective, the Third Side is a systemic approach to handling conflict. We have at least three major opportunities to transform conflict from destructive fighting into constructive change."

  • Finally, the report recommends learning management systems abandon the “walled garden” approach -- that “a course is either public or private.” Instead, the systems should let students move freely between public and private online spaces and capture collaborations no matter where on the internet they occur.
May 11, 15

Wld love your thoughts on this @nashworld @JasonMMarkey @casas_jimmy Top purposes of having tech in classrooms.

  • we have valued one type of learner and given others the idea they cannot do math
  • we continue to value the faster memorizers over those who think slowly, deeply and creatively – the students we need for our scientific and technological future
  • The past decade has produced a generation of students who are procedurally competent but cannot think their way out of a box.

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