MAGIC 2.0: Using GIS to Empower K-12 Curriculum Development
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Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) on April 17, 2010 in Washington, D.C. ...
Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) on April 17, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
Abstract: Continued integration of spatial datasets into emerging web mapping platforms has increased the opportunities for non-expert users of GIS to perform spatial analysis. These web mapping platforms have become user-friendly and can enable the development of GIS resources and maps for learning opportunities in the K-12 environment. This poster will illustrate how the University of Connecticut's Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC has developed simple learning experiences using GIS data and Google Maps which can be integrated within the K-12 curriculum. Through the development of a vast array of sample lesson plans/activities which integrate Web GIS and Maps, MAGIC is developing resources which encourage educators to integrate spatial thinking skills in an interdisciplinary fashion.
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