They Were Paying Attention

They made a map out of my mapI had a great day, yesterday, at Kent Denver School, on the edge of the rolling plains of Denver, Colorado.  It was a beautiful campus that blended perfectly into the rural landscape.  The first thing I did was to moderate a conversation with parents about schooling, the future, video games, cyber safety, etc.  “Maybe I should allow my son to play video games!”

That was followed by a presentation on contemporary literacy in a wonderful lecture hall, that I practically needed climbing gear to enter, the seating rows were so inclined.  Very intimate, and now lapel mic necessary.  Nothing else new here except for this picture.  I did a little activity that I’ve done for years, where I find earthquake data on the Internet, import it into a spreadsheet, and then use the spreadsheet to generate a scatter plot of longitude and latitude for the quake of one month.  It generates a compelling map of the world.

These two young teachers, I’m so sorry that I didn’t get their names, worked through the activity at their seats, and then superimposed the graph onto a map of the world.  So cool!

I hate it when they aren’t paying attention 😉

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.