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What does the research say?

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What does the research have to say anyways? I found this weeks topic interesting. There is a lot of research that is out there that is geared toward education. Sometimes it isn't that easy to know what you are looking at and how that information applies. 

Project Tomorrow: This site was pretty neat to explore. One of the first things that I looked at was the list of top schools. One of the over all top school districts was Brevard County in Florida. Why would this be something to stand out to me? Well, my family lived in Brevard County. Many of the middle and elementary schools that responded to this research were in the same city that my mom lives in, Titusville. I didn't think I would see them on the list of top participates, as most of the people I have seen in the town itself have been older people. 

The Mindset List: I really liked this list! There are so many things on it that I don't even know where to begin. There were a couple different ones on the class of 2020 lis…

Bonus: Digital Map explained!

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What the heck is a digital spaces map?
And really, why do we care about it? 

I had not heard of the digital spaces map until recently. I thought that it was kind of interesting of a concept to look at the way I use different digital apps/programs/web pages. The map itself is lied out into 4 quadrants. Right up my math brain alley! The vertical axis shows the span of personal versus professional. While the horizontal axis shows the span between visitor and resident. The basic idea between personal and professional wasn't that hard to grasp, but the idea of visitor versus resident was what made a difference to adding items to the list.

Some basic thoughts I had before I started were of the following:

What types of things do I include?How do I know how big to make the space for each item?How do I know when I have crossed over from visitor to resident? Should all the colors be different or should they be based on the item itself?Is there a "right" way to make this thing? So as…