Maps Vs. Mapping: Visualizing History & Geography

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Interactive mapping techniques invite students to connect with content to visualize information beyond mere location. Mapping challenges learners to think, develop literacy skills, and understand the complexity of global issues. It enables learners to seek new ways to look at information through a lens of inquiry-based analysis.

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Maps Vs. Mapping: Visualizing History & Geography

  1. 1. Mercer Hall & Patricia Russac Buckley Country Day School Maps vs. Mapping: Visualizing History & Geography NCSS 2016 Friday, December 2, 2016 theASIDEblog.blogspot.com @theASIDEblog “Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn.”
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  5. 5. © ASIDE 2016 Mapping challenges learners to think, to develop literacy skills, & to understand the complexity of global issues
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  7. 7. © ASIDE 2016 Participatory maps engage real-world challenges and offer experiential, hands-on learning
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  9. 9. © ASIDE 2016 From blueprint to creation, from hand-drawn map to 3D mapping
  10. 10. © ASIDE 2016 Making Connections
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  13. 13. © ASIDE 2016 Interactive mapping techniques invite students to connect with content, to visualize information beyond mere location
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  19. 19. © ASIDE 2016 The habit of geography fosters relational literacies, multimodal design, and critical thinking
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  22. 22. © ASIDE 2016 Augmented Reality e.g., Pokemon Go
  23. 23. © ASIDE 2016 Fresh lenses on traditional maps can help students classify images, assist them in developing their own visualizations of places and events
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  28. 28. © ASIDE 2016 Maps for centuries were top-down creations, made by the elite and pushed to the populace – personal maps subvert this hierarchy
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  32. 32. © ASIDE 2016 At a time when everyone has a GPS, artists are making maps that distort, disorient, & convey an emotional connection
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  34. 34. © ASIDE 2016 Digital Map Creation Tools: • Maptia • Stately • Mapline • Historypin • Mapbox • Map Stack

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