Although definitions vary, most agree that human geography focuses on the interactions between humans and their environment, and the spatial relationships that define and are defined by those interactions. Human geography has many sub-disciplines, from cultural geography to urban geography to historical geography and many others (Wikipedia lists 18 fields of Human Geography, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s
I was waiting for my ride to campus this morning and I stumbled across a program on the History Channel called Battlefield Detectives. This episode was about the Battle of Hastings in England in 1066. But what was interesting was a discussion and demonstration of the use of GIS in historic landscape interpretation and reconstruction.
Yesterday MSNBC.com featured a profile of GeographyZone, a website started by Roger Andreson that features puzzles, games and other educational resources to promote geography awareness. Although the site is not new, it’s nice to see geography education in the spotlight on a prominent news site.
This is an interesting list of audio made available by MIT ranging over many areas of study. Check that out at MIT World on LearnOutLoud.com – Your Audio and Video Learning Resource. If you would like to view some of the content as video head over to the MITWorld site at http://mitworld.mit.edu/.
John Krygier pointed us to Hopeworks, a program in Camden, NJ whose mission includes reducing the dropout rate and to create hope for the future. They attempt to do this by engaging students through web and GIS services. The site is impressive and the concept is great. They also have a position open for their
An article on the use of podcasts in the classroom, primarily on their use in schools such as Duke and Perdue to act in support of classroom lectures. Fairly interesting. Newsday.com: Missed class? Try a podcast
Glenn over at GISUser spoke with Bob Samborski, Executive President of GITA, on the DOL funding workforce readiness. Mr Samborski outlined 5 key steps for conducting this study. “1. Getting a grip on understanding geospatial and defining it 2. Communication and public outreach Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this approach will serve to identify what kinds of skills are
Missed this one over the weekend. A harrowing tale of a girl and her knowledge of physical geography. I will put money that she becomes an english major after all of the press on her physical science prowess BBC NEWS | UK | Award for tsunami warning pupil Via Helen’s musings on life etc.
I am still looking for bloggers and podcasters who plan to attend the AAG meetings in Chicago in March and who are interested in participating in a panel session on the use of these new technologies. If you are interested please email me at ‘jesse at very spatial dot com’.
Here is a link to the annoucement on the UK’s National Grid for Learning website: (also posted on geoplace.com) http://www.ngfl.gov.uk/news.jsp?sec=5&cat=99&res=88244