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Technology Teacher Vol. 63, No. 6 (Mar 01, 2004)
Geospatial technology refers to a system that is used to acquire, store, analyze, and output data in two or three dimensions. This data is referenced to the earth by some type of coordinate system, such as a map projection. Geospatial systems...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3808–3810
New uses of Geospatial technologies (GSTs)from GPS to GIS to Google Earth and new online GIS mapping are increasingly common in everyday use. In this panel, two award-winning Geospatial educators, Rita Hagevik and James Oigara present current...
Journal of Academic Librarianship Vol. 23, No. 6 (1997) pp. 469–73
Geographic information systems (GIS) are commonly misconceived as expensive and complicated map makers. Although GISs do create maps, they manipulate, organize, and display information, and aid in data documentation and accessibility. Managing GIS...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3811–3815
In the past decade, new studies have yielded results that should not surprise educators integrating geospatial technologies and content: including these in the curriculum enhances student performance (Hinde, 2009; Goldstein, 2010). Geospatial...
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 63–66
Recent innovations in the Geospatial Web represent a paradigm shift in Web mapping by enabling educators to explore geography in the classroom by dynamically using a rapidly growing suite of impressive online geospatial tools. Coupled with access to ...
Journal of Geography Vol. 110, No. 6 (2011) pp. 239–251
This article presents a design-based research study of the implementation of an energy unit developed for middle school students. The unit utilized Google Earth and a geographic information system (GIS) to support student understanding of the world...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2681–2686
Geospatial skills are critical for many of today's jobs yet; insufficient numbers of individuals are prepared to enter the workplace with these skills. Educators must find ways to integrate these skills across the school curriculum and to do so,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) p. 1636
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has had mixed effects. While the law provides a powerful mandate that all children--regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status--achieve proficiency in reading and math, it has also narrowed the...
Knowledge Quest Vol. 36, No. 4 (2008) pp. 40–45
Geospatial technologies of geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing are just a few of the projects that evoke an unexpected drive and devotion from high school students in Virginia. Their integration into...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (September 2014) pp. 266–287
Martorella's "sleeping giant" is awakening via geospatial tools. As this technology is adopted, it will transform the history curriculum in three ways: deepening curricular content, making conceptual frameworks more prominent, and increasing...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (2016) pp. 373–379
For nearly 25 years, teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers have designed, tested, and evaluated teacher professional development with geospatial technologies in education. These innovators created a better practice in teaching with...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2288–2290
This paper will provide an overview of the common infusion strategies, for geospatial technologies in the pre-service science, social studies, and instructional technology classrooms. Geospatial software, hardware, and data will be reviewed,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 2280–2287
Recent research on STEM education shows the smallest percentage of minority students who are enrolled in engineering fields are Native Americans, and by far, male students are enrolled in science and engineering fields in greater numbers than their...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 3968–3969
As the ubiquity of geospatial technologies such as Google Earth, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), GIS, GPS-enabled digital cameras and cell phones provide easy access to geo-tagging and adding geo-location to digital stories and social network...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3838–3842
The Internet can be a powerful tool for global citizenship and civic engagement. It can provide knowledge and insights about rights and duties in the 21st century. This may in turn lead to greater empathy with others, a sense of a global political...
Examining the Effect of Enactment of a Geospatial Curriculum on Students' Geospatial Thinking and Reasoning
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 2014) pp. 562–574
A potential method for teaching geospatial thinking and reasoning (GTR) is through geospatially enabled learning technologies. We developed an energy resources geospatial curriculum that included learning activities with geographic information...
Journal of Web Librarianship Vol. 6, No. 4 (2012) pp. 251–262
The management and curation of digital geospatial data has become a central concern for many academic libraries. Geospatial data is a complex type of data critical to many different disciplines, and its use has become more expansive in the past...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3511–3513
International Geospatial teachers and teacher educators have an ever-increasing opportunities and technolgoies that are both intuitive and age-appropriate for students of all ages. Integration of social media and online mapping, expanded online...
Lori A. Rubino-Hare; Brooke A. Whitworth; Nena E. Bloom; Jennifer M. Claesgens; Kristi M. Fredrickson; Carol Henderson-Dahms; James C. Sample
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (2016) pp. 208–285
This case study described teachers with varying technology skills who were implementing the use of geospatial technology (GST) within project-based instruction (PBI) at varying grade levels and contexts 1 to 2 years following professional...
Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan 26, 2015) pp. 1–10
Campus discovery is an important feature of a university student induction process. Approaches towards campus discovery differ from course to course and can comprise guided tours that are often lengthy and uninspiring, or self-guided tours that run...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3834–3837
Geographic information technologies (GIT) such as Google Earth and GPS-based navigation have saturated modern society. These tools are beginning to enter social studies classrooms in the context of instruction on geo-referenced topics (e.g.,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 873–881
The rapidly-developing field of geospatial information technologies (GIT) includes such tools as GPS, Google Maps/Earth, and GIS. While GIT holds great potential for learning in preK-16 education, it is unknown to what extent those who train...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1644–1646
Geographic information technologies (GIT) such as Google Earth and GPS-based navigation have saturated modern society. These tools are beginning to enter classrooms in the context of instruction on geo-referenced topics (e.g., migration, climate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4791–4805
Geospatial technology holds great potential for enabling students to learn science through exploration of environmental issues from local to global scales. However, implementing classroom projects that make effective use of geospatial technology is...
Journal of Extension Vol. 51, No. 4 (August 2013)
Geospatial technologies have become increasingly prevalent across our society. Educators at all levels have expressed a need for additional resources that can be easily adopted to support geospatial literacy and state standards of learning, while...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (2016) pp. 310–327
This study examined the effect of a minimal Web-based GIS experience within a semester-long methods course on enhancing preservice teachers? dispositions regarding the use of geospatial technologies for teaching. Fourteen preservice teachers...
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 53–56
The Geospatial Web is emerging in the geographical education landscape in all its complexity. How will geographers and educators react? What are the most important facets of this development? After reviewing the possible impacts on geographical...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1915–1922
We have conducted research to assess the impact of geospatial technologies on high school students’ spatial thinking and problem solving skills as they complete a dual enrollment class with an extensive project component. Through the use of a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1641–1646
It has been argued that spatial thinking should be part of education at all grade levels and that GIS can play a powerful role in promoting spatial thinking. This might be accomplished by using a hierarchical taxonomy of spatial thinking, which...
Authentic Learning with Geospatial Data: An Investigation of the use of Real-Time Authentic Data with Geospatial Technologies in the K-12 Classroom
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2187–2193
This research examines how seven classrooms of middle-school students from the Midwest and Northwest United States used real-time authentic data, provided through an online hybrid adventure learning environment, with the geospatial technology Google ...
Journal of Geography Vol. 108, No. 4 (2009) pp. 186–197
This article describes a design partnership that investigated how to integrate Google Earth, remotely sensed satellite and aerial imagery, with other instructional resources to investigate ground cover and land use in diverse middle school...
Measuring the Impact of Robotics and Geospatial Technologies on Youth Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Attitudes
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3331–3340
The Nebraska 4-H organization has developed a robotics and geospatial technologies instructional program for middle school youth (ages 11 to 15 years). Research and evaluation results across the three years of the project have shown that the program ...
Teaching the Geoweb: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Wireless Sensor Networks, Web Mapping, and Geospatial Data Management
Journal of Geography Vol. 110, No. 1 (2011) pp. 27–31
This article addresses an effort to incorporate wireless sensor networks and the emerging tools of the Geoweb into undergraduate teaching and research at a small liberal arts college. The primary goal of the research was to identify the hardware,...
Journal of Geography in Higher Education Vol. 39, No. 1 (2015) pp. 65–82
The massive open online course (MOOC) is a new approach for teaching online. MOOCs stand apart from traditional online classes in that they support thousands of learners through content and assessment mechanisms that can scale. A reason for their...
The Efficacy of Educative Curriculum Materials to Support Geospatial Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 361–386
Teaching and learning about geospatial aspects of energy resource issues requires that science teachers apply effective science pedagogical approaches to implement geospatial technologies into classroom instruction. To address this need, we designed ...
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 71–74
Neogeography provides a link between the science of geography and digital art. The carriers of this link are geospatial technologies (global navigational satellite systems such as the global positioning system, Geographical Information System [GIS]...
Building teacher capacity for teaching about climate change with geospatial data and visualization technology
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4151–4153
Geospatial information technologies provide powerful vehicles for furthering student skills and understandings of geographically situated scientific phenomena. However, researchers dedicated to exploring GIT instructional affordances are challenged...
The Effectiveness of the Geospatial Curriculum Approach on Urban Middle-Level Students' Climate Change Understandings
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 2014) pp. 575–590
Climate change science is a challenging topic for student learning. This quantitative study examined the effectiveness of a geospatial curriculum approach to promote climate change science understandings in an urban school district with eighth-grade ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 4627–4629
One growing trend in history education is the instruction of students with special learning needs. Unfortunately, little research has been done on history education with special needs students, and even less attention has been devoted to technology...
Using Educative Curriculum Materials to Support Teacher Enactment of a Geospatial Science Curriculum
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1116–1124
As part of a science education reform initiative, a series of Web GIS tectonics investigations with educative materials and embedded supports were developed. These supports were designed to address the need to provide “just in time” professional...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1287–1295
This paper examines the development and advancing use of a mainstream curricular solution intended to support standards-based classroom teaching and learning with geospatial technologies With over one million downloads, Esri’s GeoInquiries are...
Topics: Geospatial Education
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 57–61
Geographically related queries form nearly one-fifth of all queries submitted to the Excite search engine and the most frequently occurring terms are names of places. This paper focuses on digital libraries and extends the basic services of existing ...
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 34 (2005) pp. 62–66
A focus of grazing management courses is the cause-effect relationships between grazing livestock distribution and environmental and management variables. A learning module for the classroom was developed to enable students to actively study...
The Impact of Professional Development in Natural Resource Investigations Using Geospatial Technologies
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 41, No. 1 (2012) pp. 68–78
As use of geospatial technologies has increased in the workplace, so has interest in using these technologies in the K-12 classroom. Prior research has identified several reasons for using geospatial technologies in the classroom, such as developing ...
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied Vol. 18, No. 1 (March 2012) pp. 1–17
Interactive display systems give users flexibility to tailor their visual displays to different tasks and situations. However, in order for such flexibility to be beneficial, users need to understand how to tailor displays to different tasks (to...
Journal of Geography Vol. 106, No. 6 (November 2007) pp. 217–225
This article situates geospatial technologies as a constructivist tool in the K-12 classroom and examines student experiences with real-time authentic geospatial data provided through a hybrid adventure learning environment. Qualitative data from...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 42, No. 4 (2010) pp. 391–408
This study examined the impact of robotics and geospatial technologies interventions on middle school youth's learning of and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Two interventions were tested. The first was a...
Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 39, No. 1 (2015) pp. 34–43
This article discusses the development, implementation, and evaluation of a tiered internship program for undergraduate students in geospatial science and technology (TIMSGeoTech). The internship program assists education programs in providing skill ...
Examining the Enactment of Web GIS on Students' Geospatial Thinking and Reasoning and Tectonics Understandings
Computers in the Schools Vol. 32, No. 1 (2015) pp. 63–81
Geospatially enabled learning technologies may enhance Earth science learning by placing emphasis on geographic space, visualization, scale, representation, and geospatial thinking and reasoning (GTR) skills. This study examined if and how a series...
Facilitating data-intensive education and research in Earth<p> science through geospatial@Web@services (2009) pp. 1–198
The realm of Earth science (ES) is increasingly data-intensive. Geoinformatics research attempts to robustly smooth and accelerate the flow of data to information, information to knowledge, and knowledge to decisions and to supply necessary...
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