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6 Steps for Visual Problem-Based Learning

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Students can solve mathematical problems even before they learn the math. Check out this case study.
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Raster vs. Vector

Raster vs. Vector | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"For all you fellow GIS geeks, this is for you!  I drew this comic sketch a few years ago after a student told me that they were confused for an entire lecture because they swore the professor was talking about 'raptors' and they weren’t sure what dinosaurs had to do with GIS."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 8, 2015 10:39 AM

What you think you are teaching isn't always what they are learning. 

 

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Awakening the World to the Power of Geography

Awakening the World to the Power of Geography | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"GIS is waking up the world to the power of geography, this science of integration, and…creating a better future," proclaimed Esri founder Jack Dangermond at the 2015 Esri User Conference.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 13, 2015 4:29 PM

If you haven't discovered the power of geography or the power of GIS, this article from ArcNews is for you.  If you need to convince others of the power of geography, this is for you to strengthen your case.  


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

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Is student privacy erased as classrooms turn digital?

Is student privacy erased as classrooms turn digital? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Privacy researcher Elana Zeide says schools need more transparency about how student data is used by educational publishers and software companies.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 15, 2015 11:14 AM

Is student privacy compromised in the digital classroom?

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As part of C.M Rubin's monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is the second post. This month we are answering the following pr...

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Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps

Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Spatial analysis has always been a hallmark of GIS, the 'numerical recipes' which set GIS apart from other forms of computerized visualization and information management. With GIS we pose questions and derive results using a wide array of analytical tools to help us understand and compare places, determine how places are related, find the best locations and paths, detect and quantify patterns, and even to make spatial predictions."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 7:50 PM

GIS is a key tool in spatial analysis, but it can also be a driving force in using math, science, technology and (yes) geography as interdisciplinary ways of teaching the curriculum.  StoryMaps can be rich with images and videos, but also filled with data at a variety of scales.  ESRI has share a "Maps we love" page with excellent examples of Story Maps and carefully explains WHY these maps work and HOW they were made.  Are you new to using the Analysis tool in ArcGIS Online?  Try this exercise on analyzing flood risk to guide you through some of the steps to learn what is possible for a project of your own.  What stories can you tell in this rich, visual format?  What visual template shown might lend itself best for that sort of project? 


Tagsmapping, GISESRIgeography education, geospatial, edtech.

Caterin Victor's curator insight, October 29, 2014 12:16 PM

 Not only Spatial, even plain geography is very interesting and important,  but.....not everybody understands, and want to...

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Learn What Spatial Analysis Can Do for You

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"This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You'll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri's cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers. Could you and your career go places with spatial analysis?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 3:43 PM

This course starts tomorrow...if you've wanted to learn about GIS with a no-risk on-ramp, this looks to be a safe bet from the worldwide leader in geospatial software.  While a grad student at Penn State, I was a TA for a course designed by David DiBiase (the instructor of the MOOC), and I still refer back to that class as one of the best courses to teach geographic skills for the non-geography major.  


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When are tech tools worth the investment for schools? - Hechinger Report

When are tech tools worth the investment for schools? - Hechinger Report | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An ed-tech discussion at a national conference stalled for 10 minutes while organizers struggled with a high-tech method of figuring out who was in the room. The exercise highlighted new software that has spread to classrooms around the world — and proved a perfect case in point for the discussion, “The …

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Place-based Geography Videos

Place-based Geography Videos | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2


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Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:54 PM

Great site - showing locational context is important for not just Geography but every subject. How can we understand the complexities of topics like conflict or urban economies or agricultural histories.... without understanding locations and maps?

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 2014 12:02 PM

It was nice to see where everything was happening. I hope it gets updated to more current events. I wish we had something like this when we were looking at the invasion of Kuwait.

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, March 15, 2015 5:19 PM

Seth Dixon uses ArgGIS to juxtapose maps with the location a video is associated with. 

 

This idea has crossed my mind before. Now, a video can be contemplated with the spatial accuracy needed. This connects events to a place, and can help students more fully grasp the geospatial distribution of events. 

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Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcas

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Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification

Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Recent news stories discussed why geography is important to an informed and engaged society.  To those of us in the geospatial profession, basic geography education is an essential foundation to encouraging young people to enter the workforce in surveying, photogrammetry, GIS and other disciplines in our field."


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In a world of information the knowledge of geography is lacking.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:20 AM

While many in the geography education business bemoan student's lack of global awareness as a rationale for geography education, this is the key angle that I feel we should be pushing: the workforce.  We currently are not producing enough students with geospatial skills in the United States to fill the jobs (one of the problems with geography being classified as a social science).  Now that is a practical reason to support geography that non-geographers can understand.


Tags: labor, geospatial, edtech, geography education,

Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:43 PM

Defining "geospatial" is still a convoluted mess.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 9, 2014 12:31 PM

The government is hurting geography education

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Great Web Maps


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Google Maps Engine

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"Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create beautiful maps, share them with others, and reach your audience no matter where they are. It's built on the same platform that provides Google services to millions of people worldwide, so your users have a consistent and familiar experience wherever they are."


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Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:08 AM

I love maps! Let's se what this little darling can do.

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useful!
Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:51 PM

Google Maps Engine | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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Here are the 100 best education infographics

Here are the 100 best education infographics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"A collection of the 100 best education infographics ranging from the importance of STEM and EdTech to the trouble with tuition and the problem of rising student loan debt  ..."


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The field guide, rebooted

The field guide, rebooted | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Map of Life joins a small but growing number of mobile applications seeking to reimagine the field guide by combining big data and mobile technology. Following in the footsteps of iNaturalist, a standard-bearer for natural history mobile applications, it allows users to instantly contribute their own geolocated, time-stamped species observations." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 19, 2015 6:04 PM

The network of geographic alliances will be working on a BioBlitz national initiative in 2016. This article highlights two mobile apps that will enable users to use their smartphones to explore and archive the natural world around them and run an awesome BioBlitz. 

 

Tags: National Geographicphysical, biogeography, environment, edtech.

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22 Customizable STEM Project-Based Learning Activities

22 Customizable STEM Project-Based Learning Activities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of great STEM project-based learning activities, customizable for lots of grade levels!

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3 Questions All Teachers Should Ask Their Tech Directors | The Remind Blog

3 Questions All Teachers Should Ask Their Tech Directors | The Remind Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Follow our blog for product news, team updates, and tips for connecting with students and parents.

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The Search for the Lost Ships of the Franklin Expedition

The Search for the Lost Ships of the Franklin Expedition | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
All the latest news on the the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition, as well as information on past searches, the technology used in the searches, historical information about the Franklin Expedition itself, and much more.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 28, 2015 9:42 AM

Come learn about one of the greatest discoveries and explorations in our time that recovers the memory of explorers of yesteryear.  These 6 lesson plans are incredibly engaging and are a fantastic example of geographic concepts. 


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Jacob McCullough's curator insight, March 23, 2015 6:46 PM

I am totally into archeology and the study of the past I feel it is valuable for all people to learn as much they can from past mistakes and success 

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21 Tech Products That Teens Love

21 Tech Products That Teens Love | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From Justin Bieber to the Khan Academy.

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World Record Mapping Event

World Record Mapping Event | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Join our FREE GIS Day World Record mapping event taking place during Geography Awareness week (Nov 17th -21nd 2014, video with more details).  With a local to global perspective, we want students to map their thoughts and feeling about their local area.

 

They can add their data to a global map that is shared with the world. Help us achieve our goal of having 100,000 students take part globally.  The event will provide great opportunities for:

 

Using the latest GIS technologySpatial thinkingData analysis with GISMap designConnecting students with their peers worldwide

Tags: mapping, GIS,  K12, ESRI, geospatial, edtech.

 


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:19 PM

We are totally doing this!!!! Unit 1

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A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic)

A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For the first time in our history, we see personalization of learning for each individual student as a reality. With new technologies growing at a breakneck pace, we’re excited to work with our schools to see what this decade will become.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:12 PM

This infographic looks at both technology and education over the last four decades. Are there connections between these two themes? Take a look and see what was going on in the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and today. This infographic provides geat depth in these two areas, noting that the:

* 1980's was the Age of Processing, the beginning of the Digital Age and a time when tech was a peripheral tool.

* 1990's was Hardware 2.0, the World Wide Web came into being and a time when tech begins to supplement.

* 2000's was the move to connectivity, to an age of sharing and portable devices and technology supplements instruction.

* Today - Perhaps this is yet to be written but a few years in we see multifunctional devices, personalization and technology as an integrated tool.

What would your students think of this chart? What conversation might arise in faculty meeting or with sharing this with the PTO or other stakeholders in your community? It does provide food for thought.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:28 AM

how good to see it like this

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Happy GIS Day


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Interesting, educational and new learning for some.

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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:14 PM

Geospatial awarness and application is important GIS Day allows people to learn about and plug in to present technology that helps make geopraphy more palpable and easier to understand. There are more and more resources and advancements that have been made available to teach us and simply things in the world around us. understanding relatability and awareness helps us to answer questions about geography that we might not know because of distance and allows those who are preparing to be social studies or history majors to communicate to their students a better understanding of the world around them, and as time passes more helpful resources will be teaching aides in the classroom

Pájaro Chogüí's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:42 PM

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Mr Inniss's curator insight, July 21, 2014 7:03 PM

Well, you may have missed 2013, but the next one is going on in Birmingham on the 20th of November: http://www.gisday.com/gis-day-events-map.html

 

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T3G Lightning Talks

T3G Lightning Talks | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Earlier this summer the T3G participants had an informal lightning talk session with many people sharing their favorite educational, geospatial or professional development tools.  I was amazed as some of the incredible projects these fantastic educator are involved with and I didn’t have time to properly credit all the speakers, but this was the best I could do to capture some incredible projects.  Below are some of the links:


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good refereces and resources.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:24 AM

GIS and GEOSPATIAL in EDUCATION


EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES


techsavvygirl's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:00 AM

inspiration for those who enjoy geospatial learning tools

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:15 AM

Recursos y referencias para la educación geoespacial

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Esri Thematic Atlas

Esri Thematic Atlas | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:04 PM

ESRI is moving towards creating a dynamic, authorative, living digital atlas and empowering users to create their own.  See this great political map of 2008 U.S. presidential election that is a part of the altas; it goes far beyond simple blue and red states.  StoryMaps are also democratizing the mapping process.  Explore these excellent examples of storymaps (Endangered Languages and top 10 physical landforms). 


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech.

JMSS_Geography Resources's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:20 AM

The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:53 AM

First unit is based on maps and atlases.  Want to build a range of resources.

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Great Web Maps


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Outstanding... and beautiful map stories.

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