September 6th, 2011

npr:

Map an installation by Aram Bartholl (via architizer)

It’s happening. — Wright

First of all, I think this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! Secondly, I’m proud to share that I’m finally making some progress on my Google Earth file for the Academy of Natural Sciences. I went through a bit of a lull, with summer camps and my part-time job munching through much of my free time this summer. Now that school is back in full swing, I have dedicated more time to the Academy and my thesis.

(Reminder: I’m creating a KML file for ANSP in honor of their upcoming 200th anniversary! The file will be an exploration for the institution’s supporters, documenting the Academy’s global reach in scientific research.)

I’ve been spending a few hours a week at the Academy in an effort to make some progress on the KML file. I’ve finally played around with Google’s Spreadsheet Mapper, a program that makes it easier to plot several locations in Google Earth with a streamlined layout, and it’s been just the impetus I need to get moving on my project! 

I can’t wait to share more with you all, but for now, visit the ANSP Bicentennial page on the Academy’s website. In honor of the upcoming celebration, the Academy is posting a series of 200 stories about the institution, for the 200 days leading up to the big day: March 21, 2012!

Keep questioning,
Sara 

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August 13th, 2011
world-shaker:

EarthandSpaceQuest might enjoy this.

HAHA YES! Whenever I teach a lesson on this or try to explain my project to others, I always make sure to say that Google Earth is so much more than looking for your house or your neighbor’s pool! 
Hahahaha… this is the best!
Keep questioning (and finding more interesting things to search for on Google Earth),Sara 

world-shaker:

EarthandSpaceQuest might enjoy this.

HAHA YES! Whenever I teach a lesson on this or try to explain my project to others, I always make sure to say that Google Earth is so much more than looking for your house or your neighbor’s pool! 

Hahahaha… this is the best!

Keep questioning (and finding more interesting things to search for on Google Earth),
Sara 

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July 16th, 2011
world-shaker:

40 Google+ Tips for Newbies
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Still need to make time to read up on Google+ … summer camp has sucked up all of my time!

world-shaker:

40 Google+ Tips for Newbies

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Still need to make time to read up on Google+ … summer camp has sucked up all of my time!

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July 6th, 2011

world-shaker:

This is in Google Docs. It’s growing, and you can add to it as well!

I’m so excited to be a part of this growing Google+ family. I haven’t had ample time to play with the tool yet, so I need to sit down and do some reading!

Keep questioning,
Sara 

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June 29th, 2011
So who’s already captivated by Google+, the new, up-and-coming social network?
I saw a lot of tittering and twittering going on and overlooked it until I got home from work about an hour ago. I finally caved and decided to see what all the fuss was about. The above screen shot is what has roped me in.
Social network circles within a social network? I’m in. I’m so in! The idea is reminiscent of a recent article I read from the Chronicle of Higher Education on splitting personalities for social media. As an undergraduate student with a few social circles, an academic life, varied interests in online communities, and a job at a local middle school, my split personalities are splattered all over the internet… and sometimes it’s hard to keep them all separate. 
I can’t wait to see what Google+ has in store. Sign up here to be updated on Google+ goings-on!
Keep questioning,Sara 

So who’s already captivated by Google+, the new, up-and-coming social network?

I saw a lot of tittering and twittering going on and overlooked it until I got home from work about an hour ago. I finally caved and decided to see what all the fuss was about. The above screen shot is what has roped me in.

Social network circles within a social network? I’m in. I’m so in! The idea is reminiscent of a recent article I read from the Chronicle of Higher Education on splitting personalities for social media. As an undergraduate student with a few social circles, an academic life, varied interests in online communities, and a job at a local middle school, my split personalities are splattered all over the internet… and sometimes it’s hard to keep them all separate. 

I can’t wait to see what Google+ has in store. Sign up here to be updated on Google+ goings-on!

Keep questioning,
Sara 

May 16th, 2011
You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids. In a Montessori school, you go paint because you have something to express or you just want to do it that afternoon, not because the teacher said so. This is baked into how Larry and Sergey approach problems. They’re always asking, why should it be like that? It’s the way their brains were programmed early on.
Google VP, Marissa Mayer in Wired Magazine (via verymontessori)

(Source: verymontessori2, via adventuresinlearning)

November 15th, 2010
What is Gigapan? It’s a cutting-edge, ever-developing technology that uses high resolution panoramic imagery to enhance science in all of its aspects. Developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Create Lab, NASA, and Google, Gigapan is a photographic tool that creates a quilt of high resolution images that are stitched together with a computer program.
The technology has immense potential. It has already been used for so many purposes: space exploration, field study sciences, paleontology, archaeology, biology, botany, and as the technology is gaining exposure, people are quickly getting creative. Gigapan can be used for cultural comparisons, photography classes and technique, historical imagery and so much more.

Up next: more coverage from the conference and ways to use Gigapan in the classroom. In the meantime, take a look at some of the amazing imagery that’s already on the site!
Keep questioning,Sara 

What is Gigapan? It’s a cutting-edge, ever-developing technology that uses high resolution panoramic imagery to enhance science in all of its aspects. Developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Create Lab, NASA, and Google, Gigapan is a photographic tool that creates a quilt of high resolution images that are stitched together with a computer program.

The technology has immense potential. It has already been used for so many purposes: space exploration, field study sciences, paleontology, archaeology, biology, botany, and as the technology is gaining exposure, people are quickly getting creative. Gigapan can be used for cultural comparisons, photography classes and technique, historical imagery and so much more.

Up next: more coverage from the conference and ways to use Gigapan in the classroom. In the meantime, take a look at some of the amazing imagery that’s already on the site!

Keep questioning,
Sara 

November 14th, 2010
The thing that’s interesting about the world we’re creating is the ability for individual people to post things, get that back, and learn from the environment in a way that we’ve never had any chance of doing before.
Google’s Alan Eustace, Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science