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GEOG 658-1600 (70723)
Topics in Geography Info Science: Maps & Geospatial Tools for Educators
Monday, 4:30PM – 7:00PM
Regnier H 364, Edwards Campus, Univ. of Kansas
Jan 21, 2014 – May 16, 2014
From geographic information systems (GIS) to geogaming, the application of geospatial tools (e.g. GPS, GIS mapping, remotely sensed imagery, web mapping, or digital globes) and activities (e.g. field studies, geotagging, geogaming, educational geocaching) can enhance student problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and spatial thinking in the classroom, when situated in appropriate instructional designs. The proliferation of geospatial tools and their ease-of-use in classrooms warrants a deeper exploration of the implication on geographical thinking, instructional design, and learning. This course will emphasize hands-on activities using no-cost and readily available geospatial tools and data for standards-based middle and secondary education, with specific applications in natural and social sciences. Implementation planning and resource evaluation are included in this course.