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Why GIS in Education Matters

Why GIS in Education Matters | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"I have recently updated a document entitled “Why GIS in Education Matters” and have placed it online.  It represents my attempt to provide the most compelling and important reasons to teach and learn with Geographic Information Systems in a concise document that takes up no more than both sides of a single page.  While we have discussed other documents, messages, lessons, and videos in this blog over the years that are tailored to specific educational levels, needs, and content areas, this document contains the “essentials” that I have found resonate with the widest group of educators.  These essentials include critical thinking, career pathways, spatial thinking, the whys of where, asking good questions, sustainability and green technology, and mapping changes over space and time."


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.


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Drivers of change. In Atlas of African agriculture research and development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa | IFPRI Publication


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IFPRIKM's curator insight, July 8, 2014 8:42 AM

This section of the Atlas examines the influence of aridity on vegetation, the impact of climate change on length of growing period, maize yield potential, wheat stem rust vulnerability, and the benefits of trypanosomosis control in the Horn of Africa.