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Sunday, December 3 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Getting Moving and Into Your Community with Mobile Mapping

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Get your superkids into the community to map trees, grocery stores, animal sightings—any data that can be located on a map, or geolocated. Esri’s Survey 1-2-3 app for smartphones and data can be used in citizen science or crowdsourcing projects. Students can use ArcGIS Online (free to PK-12 teachers) for analysis of their maps.

In this session, we’ll walk through structuring the inquiry experience and discuss how to adjust it according to the students’ age and experience with inquiry. Participants will view customizing and setting up the app for your students’ assignment, and we’ll look at finished examples in various content areas.

Geospatial literacy is an important for creating globally competent citizens. Information that is oriented to time and space provides opportunities to explore the complexity and interconnectedness of economic, political, social, or ecological relationships. Geospatial technologies allow students to utilize critical thinking skills to locate, display and analyze geographic information, and make sense of the increasing amount of place-based data that is emerging. Engaging our students in developing geospatial literacy helps them to understand how location affects perspectives, power, and the environment.

Slides are available at slideshare.net/elangran

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Elizabeth Langran

Professor of Education, Marymount University

Sunday December 3, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Mill Mountain