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MAGIC 2.0: Using GIS to Empower
       K-12 Curriculum Development.

                                                 Jeffrey Dunn




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Why GIS in the Classroom?
    •  Examine:                                                       •  Collect & Create
           –  Demographic Data                                               –  Point, Line and
                   •  Social studies                                            Polygon Data
           –  Natural Features                                                      •  GPS
                   •  Sciences                                                      •  Digitizing
           –  Areal concepts                                                 –  GIS analysis
                   •  Mathematics
           –  Historical Maps
                   •  History




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
       	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Barriers to GIS in K-12
   •  Common
      Impediments
          –  Ease of use
                 •  Steep Learning Curve
          –  Time
          –  Data
          –  Support
          –  Money                                              h@p://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/winter0910ar$cles/the-­‐importance-­‐of.html	
  


                 •  Computers
                 •  Software


Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
                	
                    	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
MAGIC – Web 2.0 and K-12
                         Education
    •  Outside the Neatline
           –  How in the World?
           –  Map of the Week
    •  Help implementing
       free GIS platforms
    •  GIS Data
    •  Map Mash-ups
    •  QR Codes


Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Outside the Neatline: How in the World?
                                                                                Hey	
  Brandon,	
  want	
  to	
  go	
  fishing	
  this	
  
                                                                                weekend?	
  

                                                                                I	
  think	
  there’s	
  a	
  boat	
  launch	
  near	
  
                                                                                New	
  London,	
  CT	
  that	
  we	
  can	
  use.	
  




                 Okay,	
  sounds	
  like	
  fun!	
  Where	
  
                 are	
  we	
  going?	
  
                 Great!	
  Um…	
  I	
  don’t	
  have	
  a	
  
                 fishing	
  pole,	
  do	
  you	
  know	
  
                 where	
  we	
  can	
  get	
  one?	
  


Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
      	
               	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Outside the Neatline: How in the World?

    •  In the previous exercise geographic
       information was:
           –  Loaded
           –  Queried
           –  Proximity analysis




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Map of the Week
    •  If a picture is worth
       1,000 words…
    •  A map can be
       priceless!
           –  Deliver cross
              disciplinary content
           –  Link to additional
              content on the web




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Map of the Week & Mash-ups
    •  Mash-ups allow:
           –  Places to be linked to
              external websites
           –  Address searching
           –  Temporal analysis




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Future directions
    •  QR Codes (Quick Response)
           –  Allows mobile phones to access data using a camera
           –  Links to custom content
           –  Treasure hunts, GIS Data, Historical Maps, Web Content




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Future directions
    •  Implement The Connecticut State Data
       Center’s new website
    •  Connecticut Geographic Alliance
           –  August 02, 2010
                   •  Teachers Workshop
                   •  Implementing Web based GIS and other open
                      source platforms in the classroom
    •  Invitation for further collaboration!
                                                               outsidetheneatline.blogspot.com	
  
Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Acknowledgements
    •  Michael Howser & Bill Miller
           –  Map and Geographic Information Center of
              the University of Connecticut Libraries.
    •  William DeGrazia & Tom Brodnitzki
           –  Connecticut Geographic Alliance




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
The $100,800 Collaboration

                           Michael Howser with
                       Special Guest Jack Dougherty



Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
In a room… just like this




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
One year ago…




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
In fact… it was actually here at
              Smith College at NEArc 2009




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
A presentation about
                             MAGIC 2.0 sparked a
                                 conversation




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
So what happened next?




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
MAGIC visits Trinity College




                                                                                May 29, 2009

Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Conversation Begins
    •  Conversation began about collaborating to
       increase access to GIS data
    •  Developed process for adding data to
       MAGIC website
    •  And the dialog continued…




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Which then led to…
    •  Application to 2 National Endowment for
       the Humanities grants
    •  1 American Council of Leaned Societies
       grant application
    •  Collaboration between Trinity and MAGIC
       for each grant to develop map and GIS
       data sets for public use


Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Then something MAGICal
                             happened
    •  NEH funded $100,800 grant
           –  MAGIC is recognized as being a Digital
              Humanities Center
           –  Collaborative development of maps, GIS data,
              and map mash-ups
           –  MAGIC will provide access to datasets via
              website


Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
On The Line Project

    •  Forthcoming Book - “On the Line: How
       schooling, housing, and civil rights shaped
       Hartford and its suburbs”
           –  Focuses on Connecticut's capital region
              during the twentieth century
           –  Examines how the “line” influenced lives
              within Hartford region


Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Map Viewer - Prototype




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
More details soon!
    •  Check out the On the Line Project website
       at: http://ontheline.trincoll.edu/




                                 Special Thanks to Jack Dougherty
                                 for making this opportunity happen!
Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Want to Collaborate?




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Chat with any of us!

                                        Or email MAGIC at
                                        magic@uconn.edu



Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
And Remember…Opportunities
                   Surround Us!

                      In	
  presenta$ons	
  
                                                                        At	
  tables	
  during	
  breaks	
  	
  
                                                                        or	
  at	
  Lunch!	
  




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
       	
              	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Join us for lunch!




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  
Questions?
  Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC
  University of Connecticut Libraries
  369 Fairfield Way
  Phone: 860-486-4589
  E-mail: magic@uconn.edu
  IM (AOL): uconnlibmagic




Digi$zing	
  the	
  Past	
  …	
  to	
  Empower	
  21st	
  Century	
  Research	
     	
     	
  magic.lib.uconn.edu	
  	
  

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Interactive Mapping for Education: Collaborations for Success

  • 1. MAGIC 2.0: Using GIS to Empower K-12 Curriculum Development. Jeffrey Dunn Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 2. Why GIS in the Classroom? •  Examine: •  Collect & Create –  Demographic Data –  Point, Line and •  Social studies Polygon Data –  Natural Features •  GPS •  Sciences •  Digitizing –  Areal concepts –  GIS analysis •  Mathematics –  Historical Maps •  History Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 3. Barriers to GIS in K-12 •  Common Impediments –  Ease of use •  Steep Learning Curve –  Time –  Data –  Support –  Money h@p://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/winter0910ar$cles/the-­‐importance-­‐of.html   •  Computers •  Software Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 4. MAGIC – Web 2.0 and K-12 Education •  Outside the Neatline –  How in the World? –  Map of the Week •  Help implementing free GIS platforms •  GIS Data •  Map Mash-ups •  QR Codes Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 5. Outside the Neatline: How in the World? Hey  Brandon,  want  to  go  fishing  this   weekend?   I  think  there’s  a  boat  launch  near   New  London,  CT  that  we  can  use.   Okay,  sounds  like  fun!  Where   are  we  going?   Great!  Um…  I  don’t  have  a   fishing  pole,  do  you  know   where  we  can  get  one?   Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 6. Outside the Neatline: How in the World? •  In the previous exercise geographic information was: –  Loaded –  Queried –  Proximity analysis Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 7. Map of the Week •  If a picture is worth 1,000 words… •  A map can be priceless! –  Deliver cross disciplinary content –  Link to additional content on the web Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 8. Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 9. Map of the Week & Mash-ups •  Mash-ups allow: –  Places to be linked to external websites –  Address searching –  Temporal analysis Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 10. Future directions •  QR Codes (Quick Response) –  Allows mobile phones to access data using a camera –  Links to custom content –  Treasure hunts, GIS Data, Historical Maps, Web Content Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 11. Future directions •  Implement The Connecticut State Data Center’s new website •  Connecticut Geographic Alliance –  August 02, 2010 •  Teachers Workshop •  Implementing Web based GIS and other open source platforms in the classroom •  Invitation for further collaboration! outsidetheneatline.blogspot.com   Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 12. Acknowledgements •  Michael Howser & Bill Miller –  Map and Geographic Information Center of the University of Connecticut Libraries. •  William DeGrazia & Tom Brodnitzki –  Connecticut Geographic Alliance Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 13. The $100,800 Collaboration Michael Howser with Special Guest Jack Dougherty Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 14. In a room… just like this Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 15. One year ago… Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 16. In fact… it was actually here at Smith College at NEArc 2009 Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 17. A presentation about MAGIC 2.0 sparked a conversation Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 18. So what happened next? Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 19. MAGIC visits Trinity College May 29, 2009 Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 20. Conversation Begins •  Conversation began about collaborating to increase access to GIS data •  Developed process for adding data to MAGIC website •  And the dialog continued… Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 21. Which then led to… •  Application to 2 National Endowment for the Humanities grants •  1 American Council of Leaned Societies grant application •  Collaboration between Trinity and MAGIC for each grant to develop map and GIS data sets for public use Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 22. Then something MAGICal happened •  NEH funded $100,800 grant –  MAGIC is recognized as being a Digital Humanities Center –  Collaborative development of maps, GIS data, and map mash-ups –  MAGIC will provide access to datasets via website Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 23. On The Line Project •  Forthcoming Book - “On the Line: How schooling, housing, and civil rights shaped Hartford and its suburbs” –  Focuses on Connecticut's capital region during the twentieth century –  Examines how the “line” influenced lives within Hartford region Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 24. Map Viewer - Prototype Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 25. More details soon! •  Check out the On the Line Project website at: http://ontheline.trincoll.edu/ Special Thanks to Jack Dougherty for making this opportunity happen! Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 26. Want to Collaborate? Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 27. Chat with any of us! Or email MAGIC at magic@uconn.edu Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 28. And Remember…Opportunities Surround Us! In  presenta$ons   At  tables  during  breaks     or  at  Lunch!   Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 29. Join us for lunch! Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu    
  • 30. Questions? Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC University of Connecticut Libraries 369 Fairfield Way Phone: 860-486-4589 E-mail: magic@uconn.edu IM (AOL): uconnlibmagic Digi$zing  the  Past  …  to  Empower  21st  Century  Research      magic.lib.uconn.edu