Eyes in the Sky: Applied Information Technology
Jeff Lockwood, Carla McAuliffe, LuAnn Dahlman, TERC, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes the initial year of an Information Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST) project focused on using Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT) in community-based authentic research projects. Survey and interview data show that teachers' skills and confidence levels in using GIT with students increased, and that they planned to incorporate authentic research in their regular STEM courses. Responses from students in the summer institute indicated that they developed value for GIT and saw specific jobs as attainable through their introduction to these skills.
Lockwood, J., McAuliffe, C. & Dahlman, L. (2005). Eyes in the Sky: Applied Information Technology. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3709-3712). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).