Texas in February for TCEA 2016

Texas in February for TCEA 2016

i'm presenting at tcea 2016

UPDATE: My handout from the session, click here.

If you’re looking for cool things related to geospatial technology, digital maps, interactive online mapping….and need it to be free for your school. (Yes, FREE! No catch…really!)

Join the TCEA GEOSIG at one of these presentation during the annual conference in February!

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TUESDAY

Elementary Social Studies: Thinking Spatially

12:00-1 pm in Room 17A

Tom Baker & Anita Palmer

Connect with Your Community Using 21st Century Tools

3:30pm-5pm  in Room 6B

Carolyn Mitchell & Roger Palmer

WEDNESDAY

Enhancing Social Studies with Digital Maps

1:30-3pm in Room 4A

Tom Baker, Anita Palmer & Chris Bunin

Dead Authors, Dusty Books and Mapping Their Connections

1:30-3pm  in Room 6B

Barbaree Duke

THURSDAY

GEO-SIG Luncheon: Dining with Drones

11:30-1:30 in Hilton Room 415AB

John Steinbeck and His Novels

John Steinbeck and His Novels

I’m often asked the question, “Do you have a GIS lesson for …..?”  These come in many varieties and I keep a running list of those requests.  One came today from a colleague, who was sure that I had created a Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men lesson.  Although I’ve taught that novel to my students over the years, I didn’t have a ready-made GIS lesson to send him.

With great tools like ArcGIS Online, I was able to quickly put together a simple map and point to some other great resources by Rick Thomas within the map.

Happy Earth Day!

Map of influences in Steinbeck’s life and novels

GIS: Your Spatial “Swiss Army Knife”

GIS: Your Spatial “Swiss Army Knife”

Educators need a multi-functional tool that can help teach, repair and assist exploration…a “swiss army knife” kind of educational gadget that can allow students to explore, yet gives teachers the necessary substance in required curriculum and high-stakes testing environments. And, hey… it’s just fun (always an appealing characteristic to wrangly middle schoolers)!
I often read articles and papers on learning, standards and other hot education topics.  This article caught my eye today and I was thinking…GIS…a great tool to teach content while engaging students…and did I mention a tool they will most likely use in a future job! http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-engagement-stories-heather-wolpert-gawron 


For those of you who need a little fuel for the GIS fire in your camp, this article along with all the great resources we have in our community will have you making smores in no time!  You’re not alone and there are excellent resources to get you started.

Resources



http://gisined.blogspot.com
http://www.barbareeduke.com
Get Spatial at NSTA

Get Spatial at NSTA

If you’re at the National Science Teacher’s Association Conference (NSTA12), then stop by Booth #1737 to see my friends from Esri, GISetc and more.

They have lesson plans, free software, loaner gps units, cool geogeek swag and more!

Learn how to do GIS online with arcgis.com! So many cool tools…so little time!

http://gisined.blogspot.com
http://www.barbareeduke.com

Teach Reading and Writing with Geospatial Technologies

Reading, Writing and Thinking Around the Globe: Geospatial Technologies for the English Language Arts and Beyond

by Barbaree Ash Duke

If you’re looking for realistic ideas for implementing 21stCentury tools into your classroom, then this is the book for you. Harness the power of online mapping, virtual globes and online content!  Spotlighted areas, reading and writing, foster ways to teach thinking in a tradition-laden subject.  Ready-to-use lessons, practical ideas, suggestions on collaboration and research make this book a must-have for many classrooms.
Send an email if you have questions!
http://gisined.blogspot.com
http://www.barbareeduke.com

New GIS Curriculum Books

Come and get ’em! Books are in the store!
http://bit.ly/d25YgY
Reading, Writing & Thinking Around the Globe: Geospatial Technologies for the English Language Arts Classroom and Beyond by Barbaree Duke
and
20 Minute GIS for Young Explorers by Barbaree Duke, Anita Palmer & Roger Palmer
Just $25!

http://gisined.blogspot.com
http://www.barbareeduke.com