ISTE 2011 Langran Alibrandi Geospatial Presentation


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ISTE 2011 Langran Alibrandi Geospatial Presentation

  1. 1. Integrating Geospatial Technologies<br />New Dimensions to Curricula<br />
  2. 2. Dr. Elizabeth LangranDr. Marsha AlibrandiFairfield University<br />In this presentation, we discuss geospatial technology skills and products developed by in-service teachers and library media specialists in a university-museum partnership. Resources for pre- and in-service education will be included in this session with recommended sequences for developing understandings of enhancing the spatial dimensions of any discipline. <br />
  3. 3. Increasing Opportunities for Geospatial Tools Across the Curriculum<br />
  4. 4. University-Museum Partnership<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>GPS and Geocaching
  6. 6. Geotagged digital images
  7. 7. Digital Historic Maps
  8. 8. Geographic Information Systems: Online ("IGIS"); State, National Agency, ESRI; Desktop (ArcGIS)
  9. 9. Google Maps
  10. 10. Google Earth
  11. 11. Location-based Podcasting</li></li></ul><li>Pedagogical Content Knowedge<br />Spatial Cognition & Development (Infancy-K-12)<br />Spatial Thinking & Behavior<br />Spatial Problem-solving<br />Basic Geography<br />Applied Geography & Geospatial Technologies<br />Situated Learning/Constructivist Methodology<br />Authentic contexts for learning & applying geospatial technologies<br />
  12. 12. Week 1 (online): Students filled out online survey, read Fun with GPS, (D. Cooke), online discussion.<br />Week 2 (online): students viewed online videos about geospatial thinking; completed required reading; shared links to online readings/videos/podcasts related to geospatial tech; posted to online discussions; posted a photo of an historical, cultural, or environmental physical feature with an accompanying description. <br />Week 3 (on-campus and various locations near campus): <br />Day 1: Introduction to spatial cognition/spatial thinking; mental mapping; hands-on with Google Earth<br />Day 2: Geocaching activity in local historical cemetery; community mapping; Google Earth mashups<br />Day 3: Hands-on with GIS<br />Day 4: Walking tour conducted by local historical society with handheld devices such as GPS units, digital cameras, and Flip video recorders; hands-on primary source integration<br />Day 5: Hands-on with online GIS tools; wrapup<br />Week 4 (online): Submission of 2-week unit plan that integrates Geospatial technology<br />
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  17. 17. Student products - Evidence of:<br />Geospatial technology skills<br />Pedagogical Content Knowledge<br />Situated learning/constructivist methodology<br />
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  19. 19. Burning of Fairfield: Isabella Trubee<br />July 2, 1779 – British General Tryon leaves New York with 2,600 troops.<br />July 7, 1779 - 4:00 a.m. – Fairfield Coast Guard spots 4 British ships off the coast<br />Isaac Jarvis fires a warning shot from Black Rock Fort then a fog sets in over Fairfield<br />William Wheeler and his father move their cattle to Toilsome Hill<br />10:00 a.m. – The fog lifts and the British ships are seen off McKenzie’s Point<br />3:00 p.m. – Tryon and his men come ashore, near South Pine Creek Road and their troops march east<br />4:00 p.m. – Tryon and his men near the spot called The Pines<br />British troops march east on Fairfield Beach Road and then march up Beach Road<br />5:30 p.m. – British reinforcements arrive, led by General Garth and begin to march over Sasco Hill<br />The Fairfield militia wait at Round Hill<br />Some of the militia march to the Fairfield Green and fire upon the British<br />The militia also destroy a bridge at Ash Creek<br />6:30 p.m. – The first houses are burned near the Fairfield Green. One of them is the home of Isaac Jennings<br />That night, there was a thunderstorm that cracked and flashed<br />
  20. 20. Teacher Action Research<br />
  21. 21. Resources: Digital Historic Maps<br />Library of Congress Panoramic Map Collection:<br />Texas:<br />David Rumsey Map Collection:<br />Rumsey Maps draped onto Google Earth/Google Maps:<br /><br />Perry-Castenada Collection:<br />Philadephia: Mapping W.E.B. DuBois:<br />
  22. 22. Resources: National Election Maps<br />2008: Hartnett (NYTimes)<br /><br />3D Election maps:<br />2010 Election Maps:<br />Washington Post:<br />NPR:<br /> (nice clicker for Senate, House and Governor by state)<br />Fox News Maps:<br />
  23. 23. Resources: Digital Maps (US)<br />National Agency/Press: NYTimesInteractive April Tornadoes Map: Immigration Interactive Map  (NYTimes): “The States of Marriage & Divorce” orientation & gender identity data and measures::<br />
  24. 24. Resources: Digital Maps (World))<br />Japan earthquake and Tsunami <br />ECAI: Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative:Silk Road Routes: (Mongol Video)Globalis: Harvard WorldMap: Mapping Social Movements through Social Media: World Heritage Maps: Biosphere Reserves Directory: Nations Cartographic Section:<br />
  25. 25. Resources: Content Area Maps<br />Social Studies (& Math) Social Explorer:<br />US Unemployment:<br />National Historical GIS:<br />National Register of Historic Places:<br />Science: GLOBE Student Climate Change Project:<br />NASA Climate Change 1880-2009:<br />Foreign Language: Modern Language Association:<br />
  26. 26. Resources: Where do we go from here?<br />GIS DAY! November 16, 2011<br />Each year, On the Wednesday of Geographic Awareness Week <br />(A week and a day before Thanksgiving)<br />On GIS Day, your local GIS Agents are encouraged to work with schools to introduce their services and careers<br />ESRI: ArcGISonline:<br />Downloadable FREE Digital Globe: ArcGISExplorer(aka “AGX”):<br /><br />
  27. 27. Fairfield Museum & History Center Resources<br /><br />
  28. 28. Our contact information<br />Elizabeth Langran:<br />Marsha Alibrandi:<br />Slides available at <br /><br />