Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Education: 100 years of Aviation, Interactive resource

Credits: The Guardian

To celebrate 100 years of aviation, passenger air travel, The Guardian publishes today stunning interactive uses live data In flight to show every one of the thousands of commercial planes currently in the air, charts the history of aviation since 1914, and asks what comes next for the industry.


It would be interesting if you explore the astonishing interactive resource in the classroom. Students can se every plane in the sky right now or the moment they will access

Curricula: Geography; History, Environment cross-curricula.

Ask students to use their tablets, iPhones, Androids, google The Guardian, and search In flight on Environment | Travel and transport. Then, click to launch.

The interactive map opens and students can see the planes in the sky at the moment and hear the voices over.

Credits: The Guardian

In flight is a four part interactive infographic documenting 100 years of air travel. 

Students must press play or click the map to explore.

All four parts of the project are preceded by guided animation and voice over to explain the point being made and the data that supports it. The students are free to explore the data before moving on.

The four parts to explore:
  • Mapping the skies: is a modern interpretation of Aaron Koblin’s Flight Patterns project, but computed from live data;
  • Birth of an industry: students travel to Tampa Bay, Florida to hear about the the beginnings of commercial air travel;
  • A century of growth: charts ticket sales and the reasons behind their staggering rise over the last 100 years;
  • Hitting the limits: looks at the projected growth of air travel and if the projected numbers are actually sustainable.

So interesting! I am sure that your students will love this new interactive resource! What an excitement! 

If you want, you can talk about Amelia Earhart and her courageous but fateful attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe.

Find the best way to introduce this interactive tool according to the levels you teach. Improvisation makes  good teachers, believe me.

You will see ! You will have a wonderful lesson today ! Even you will love to explore it.


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