This is what we should be using in geography. Instead of staring at age old charts and memorizing capitols, we should be learning about… nay, interacting with… our world to see the trends. When Google acquired Gapminder, I was blown away by the amazing potential of their Trendalyzer technology. Toss out the textbook and learn through data visualization. Using this tool, you can easily explore the importance of the internet or how urban population affects military budget. Now, take this cool visualization and put it together multitouch technology and just imagine the possibilities for education.
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