TAKE A CLOSE LOOK
This is not your typical map, but is it a more relevant map?
What makes this map scary? This map, to young students, is easy to read and makes sense. What is scarier? Show this map to the same students and they will have a hard time pronouncing the country names or being able to tell you anything about them. There is this current lack on world knowledge known today and this map humored me in showing the elements of life that students actually know, and know well.
This map contains the major social networking places. This map includes acronyms like the sea of “omfg wtf ttyl ocean.” Some things said by students are best left in acronyms. Does anyone see the irony of the Sea of Desperation next to the online dating website islands?
So how does something like this tie into the field of education? It is what is relevant. It is what is relevant to the kids we are teaching and in the form of a map, shows the relations and links that are made between networking sites and content material.