You may come for the learning, but you’ll stay for the internet access.
Akamai has an interesting interactive visualization that they call “The State of the Internet“.
Select your metric for comparison and roll over the various countries to see the results. As a basis for comparison, I ran an internet speedtest here.
Online life as I know it.
What’s the average for Canada?
So, when Vicky says life is nicer in Switzerland, maybe this is part of her logic.
It’s an interesting activity to move over countries and look at the speeds that are reported. What a great start for talking about digital divides. How about testing and comparing speeds at your school? Overall, it’s an interesting collection of data which could be used so many different ways in the classroom.
How would you use this data in your class?