Wednesday, March 09, 2011

From the Archive: Story of a Little Soda Pop and a Big Network

Here's a bit of one of the most popular posts to appear on TeachPaperless over the last few months. On a personal level, it was also a big reinforcement in my mind as to why networked learning is so valuable.

Maps tell a story. And that's what my Human Geography students and I talked about today. We talked about how you could lay a map of something as seemingly innocuous as how people describe soft drinks over the context of patterns of human habitation and find a telling correlation. 
They were pretty blown away. 
Until somebody said, "But how do we know that's accurate?"

Check out the original post for the full story. Click here for the full account of how our network helped us verify and extend what we learned in class.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite posts. I shared it with the administration in my district to prove to them that Twitter could be a useful tool in the classroom and it really caught their attention. Kudos on your teachable moment.


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