Suzie “Fedsie” Feodoroff▸ Years 7 – 8 Digital Technologies MOOC

I've done a Google search for "data visualisation" looking for images, videos etc, but couldn't yet find something different that attracted my attention. I'm interested in relating it to science teaching in particular. So I will post something I've used in the past which I find quite usefully when teaching about plate tectonics. The two images are from an app called QuakeFeed which sends notifications every time an Earthquake is recorded anywhere in the world. The map pins the location and shows the magnitude. There are several layers and views that can be selected. You can turn on layers which show the plate boundaries (which includes colour coding for the type, e.g. sliding, converging). Of course when these are revealed it corresponds closely to the locations of earthquakes. But I like the idea of students gaining access to the raw data (for earthquakes and volcanoes) and pinning the locations themselves using Google sheets and an add-on. I just can't remember the name of the add-on at the minute, but you can enter the data like a regular spreadsheet, include the location (e.g. Lat and long) which get pinned to a map, and you can also put other details including images, video and other links. I'll see if I can locate it. And this type of activity can also be completed collaboratively.

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  • Suzie “Fedsie” Feodoroff: Not Google sheets or add-on. I thinks it’s one of those apps. It’s called Fusion Tables and here is a link to a demo one that I created last year
  • Suzie “Fedsie” Feodoroff: You can click on the tabs to view different ways to present – as info cards, graphically, and as a pinned map (and if you click on the pins the details pop up that you’ve entered in the table, even images and embedded video).

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