Doesn't it seem like things have grown in your community over the years? I know that, around here, there are subdivisions where there were once farmers' fields or forests. There's another way to get a real sense of growth and what we're doing to our communities and indeed, our planet. It's called Google Timelapse. The … Continue reading My, how you’ve grown
Did your phone just tell us there are police ahead? My wife asked me. "Why yes, yes it did" I responded. Last week, we did some travelling Toronto way during the nasty weather. Normally, I just use the GPS that is built-in with my car for map navigation but I wanted a little extra so … Continue reading A tale of two government services
I drove home from Leamington the other day and, as I put things on the counter including my phone, I noticed that the home screen game me the temperature from Marshfield, Ontario. I mentally retraced my path and I had no idea where Marshfield was. I thought that I knew of every place in Essex … Continue reading Maps, oh my!
For a little fun, I decided to poke around with this story this morning. Science Says This Is the Perfect U.S. Road Trip Yeah, I know. Click bait. Now, far be it from me to challenge "science" but there are some notables missing in this perfect road trip. I was prepared to think that all … Continue reading Yes, but also …
... until it's not. The stories of the devastation in the Ottawa area keep rolling in. With friends and family in the area, we're making contact - after the fact. Many of us in the province were under wind warnings during that time period. I was sitting outside much of the afternoon watching the wind … Continue reading Weather is personal …
Like many people, I suspect, who went to school when I did, my education included a certain approach to our First Nations people. Looking back now, I completely see that it was biased and certainly did not even attempt to address all sides to us. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that our teachers … Continue reading Playing catch up
Last week, in my This Week in Ontario Edublogs, I shared Larissa Aradj's post about Geographic tools that she learned about at the California Geo Teacher Institute. With my fascination with maps, there has been considerable time and exploration put into this. In the post, Larissa shared a map of Ontario capture from the Map of … Continue reading Life, as we know it