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CITES ATS: Teaching with Technology Brown Bag
3/7/2012, 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM 23 Illini Hall
The Maps on Our Backs: Teaching with Google Maps
Ashwini Chhatre, Geography
Your home contains a world map of exported clothing and electronics. Based on an exercise originally developed by Professor Tom Bassett from Geography, students in Chhatre’s Geography of Developing Countries course record the countries of origin from all the garments and electronic goods in their homes. The data is pooled together and students generate detailed maps showing the stark differences between countries that export electronics and those that export garments. Join us for a look at how Chhatre integrates freely available software like Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, and Google Public Data Explorer in this course, and others, to enhance student understanding and ability.