I got wind of this from an EDU list but thought it was worth sharing. The national academies press not only sells books but also has complete titles available for viewing online. OF interest, this title called Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum (2006). The book delves into the concept of Spatial Thinking and also takes a look at Spatial Thinking in the k-12 context. Check it out at http://fermat.nap.edu/books/0309092086/html/
Archives for March 13, 2006
From the OSGeo Project… The Open Source Geospatial Foundation needs some creative minds to help us develop the “look” for OSGeo. In return you will receive recognition, the satisfaction that comes from helping the cause, and $50 worth of free swag featuring your new logo (sometime after the contest closes, obviously). As well, the top five entries get copies of MapGuide Studio, donated by Autodesk! See complete contest details posted at https://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/logo_contest.html – The logo should be in color, but should also look good in gray scale, be capable of rendering in one-color and two-color processes, and should be visible against both white and black backgrounds.
ok, slightly off topic here, however, if you’re getting into the spirit of March madness, here’s a cool solution enabling you to locate and download your favorite school fight song to your mobile device. http://www.oasysmobile.com/fighttones – sorry but there’s a small charge associated with the downloads.
This solution could open the door to many more individuals looking for a career in GIS… A simple interactive software program called eyePilot(TM) enables anyone, no matter what kind of vision they have, to work more effectively with color-coded information and graphics. Designed as a “floating window” that is easily dragged-and-dropped over any web page, document or computer application, eyePilot allows users to quickly and more accurately view and work with color-coded information. Developed by Tenebraex Corporation, designers of innovative optical products for businesses, individuals and the military, eyePilot is available today at http://www.colorhelper.com/