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Fostering 21st Century Learning with Geospatial Technologies

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Fostering 21st Century Learning with Geospatial Technologies
By Erin Schar
The Power of Geospatial Technology
Learning in the Content Areas
EarthCaching (
www.earthcache.org.
)
Learn about how the earth was shaped, culture and management of the Earth's resources.
MOSS website (
www.ncsu.edu/sclink/studylink
)
CITYgreen
Procedures to study their schools ecosystem.
eBirders
Assist birdwatchers, scientists and conservationists who are studying bird movements.
Earth Science

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.
www.BookCrossing.com
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Studies
Conclusion
"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)
References

Hagevik, R. (2011)
.
Fostering 21st century learning with geospatial technologies
. Middle School Journal, 43 (
1
),
16-22
.

Resources
GoogleEarth
Virtual 3D Earth
WorldWind
www.earthcache.org
www.BookCrossing.com
www.tinkerlink.org/content/math/activities/gps
www.ncsc.edu/scilink/studysite
www.globe.gov
ArcGIS
Position readings (graphing).
Examine speed, distance and elevation.
Areas and/or circumferences of specified locations or objects.
Prepared lessons using GPS technology.
www.tinkerlink.org/content/math/activities/gps
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.
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