Thanks to all the fine educators and students that came to my GIS workshops today! The presentation links are listed here: Getting Started with ArcGIS Online The Power of Story Maps    Like this:Like Loading…

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Fake Geocaching

Geocaching is so popular.  We love it too!  When you want to take that fun idea and make it educational and on your school campus, there are some obstacles.  First, you can’t put official caches on the campus.  You might not have GPS units.  If you want to use an online map, you may not have internet access outdoors.  And…what’s

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The Watsons Go To Birmingham-a story map update

Here’s an update to my lesson on The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. I have created an update that utilizes the new map journal template.  This new template enabled me to embed the lesson with pictures, websites and multiple maps.  The student questions are embedded in the online interface but if you need a printed handout…that’s here. Get your students

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NCGE 2014: Teaching Standards…and cool new story map

      Thanks to all the folks that came to my session this morning.  We had fun talking about maps, apps and how we use geography as a “universal language” to create valuable connections for students. The map journal (story map template) that I used today as my “presentation” tool is an elegant way to share information. Check out

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Esri EdUC 2014: GIS for Common Core

Each year, I’m challenged to continue creating resources and materials that are relevant and useful.  Last summer, I debuted my correlation between using Story Maps from Esri to using in Common Core reading instruction. This summer I have added Common Core Math to the collection and created a home base portal to keep us all organized. I have not exhausted

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