Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stating Stats

I just stumble onto StateStats. I find it very interesting because it ranks the popularity (in each U.S. state) of a given Google search query. StateStats is intriguing because it seems to rank search queries in terms of their importance to geographical regions. For example, according to the site, the term mittens tends to be searched by residents in northerly states and other locations where frost is more likely to form. This has the potential to be a very informative tool.

Just imagine what one might discover when exploring the following terms:

  • authentic learning
  • instructional technology
  • understanding by design
  • meaningful learning

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