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GIS for K-12 Education
Transcript of GIS for K-12 Education
"I was impressed with the amount of user friendly information, data and lesson plans on the ESRI Canada web site. The Teacher Candidates found them extremely valuable and informative".
Faculty of Education
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In numerous subjects, and many grades, covering local to global subject matter, GIS helps students think in a different perspective.
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“If school is where we prepare
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do you start teaching with GIS ?
Do you want to:
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increase spatial literacy
use inquiry-based lessons
teach with technology
Then you need to
teach with a ...
What is GIS?
GIS is a system of...
... all kinds of geographic information.
should you consider teaching with GIS?
ArcGIS Online is a (free!) Web-based GIS with ready to use maps, data and applications that are simple and easy to learn and use.
understanding about the world.”
it is critical that children develop
our children for the ‘real world',
Geographic Education (CCGE)
-Canadian Council for
K - 12
GIS engages students through interactive learning to foster
geographic inquiry, spatial literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills.
"There is considerable talk among educators about helping students enhance their higher level thinking skills. Nothing that I have encountered in 24 years of teaching has done this as well as the implementation of GIS technology in my classroom."
Gerry Bell, Teacher
A GIS education provides actual training for many careers and trades.
in the Classroom
GIS is a tool to ...
Geographic analysis is not new ...
Dr. John Snow
GIS connects spatial information with attribute information
Where things are
What things are
Mapping locations of cholera outbreaks helped identify the source of the disease in London, 1894.
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“ Access to data on ArcGIS. com enabled students to uncover important connections between the environment, the population and property values. The ability to plot findings on a map promoted collaboration while honing student’s research and analysis skills.”
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