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Fostering 21st Century Learning with Geospatial Technologies
Transcript of Fostering 21st Century Learning with Geospatial Technologies
By Erin Schar
The Power of Geospatial Technology
Learning in the Content Areas
Learn about how the earth was shaped, culture and management of the Earth's resources.
MOSS website (
Procedures to study their schools ecosystem.
Assist birdwatchers, scientists and conservationists who are studying bird movements.
Integrate GoogleEarth or Virtual 3D Earth to explore settings of stories.
Explore journeys and create journeys.
narratives and/or journals.
Share books around the world.
English Language Arts
"Instead of compartmentalizing knowledge, students learn to look at things from multiple perspectives and to see the whole 'forest' instead of just focusing on the 'trees' " (Hagevik, 2011, p. 22).
Expands the scope of topics and allows students to explore their own surroundings.
Promotes interdisciplinary learning.
Changes the way students learn to reason. (concrete operation to formal operational)
Motivates and ENGAGES students!
Uses instructional strategies to support learning theories.
Student-centered learning environment.
Forms connections with the content. (GoogleEarth,Virtual 3D Earth, WorldWind)
Promotes the sharing of knowledge. (geocahes)
Hagevik, R. (2011)
Fostering 21st century learning with geospatial technologies
. Middle School Journal, 43 (
Virtual 3D Earth
Position readings (graphing).
Examine speed, distance and elevation.
Areas and/or circumferences of specified locations or objects.
Prepared lessons using GPS technology.
Explore historical sites in the area.
Events, people and community.
ArcGIS helps visualize the sites.
Promote service learning by teaming with local historians to preserve these historical sites.