Pearl Harbor Day Resources

If you are looking for resources, you're in luck.  There are many reliable sources producing good resources. My friends at GISetc posted a GeoInquiry, story map and 75th anniversary site links on their blog. For working with primary sources, The WWII Museum in New...

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T.S. Spivet gives perspective

The *.pdf document contains an introduction, map link and questions for all the chapters.  They were  created originally for a bright 6th grader. My friend, Ninja, and I set out on an epic journey of our own this past academic year.  As part of our adventure, I...

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Camp GeoReading – July in New Hampshire

Join us for this three-day adventure in thinking outside the book. This institute, focused on integrating mapping, spatial literacy, and analysis into reading and writing instruction, is designed for any level of geospatial experience, novice through expert. Explore...

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Story Maps and Geospatial Fun at Esri EdUC 2016

Join me Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:30-2:45pm in the Coronado room! If you can't be there, here is my storymap/presentation for you. Stop by the GISetc booth in the EdUC expo! Starting Sunday, June 27 throughout the week, you can pick up two of my books in the Esri...

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Texas in February for 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...

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42 ideas GIS in Education

Fresh from our presentation at the Esri edUC with a salute to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Shannon White and I present 42 ideas and resources that may help educators and geomentors in their quest to integrate GIS, GPS and geography into education,...

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Going Places

Thanks to the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators for hosting me at the Mighty Maps workshop! For the teacher, here's a PDF of the presentation, GIS for Common Core and Special Needs_LGA2015. Happy...

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MOGeo2014

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 http://tinyurl.com/psedvya The Power of Story Maps http://tinyurl.com/nkew98g ...

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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...

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The Watsons Go To Birmingham-a story map update

Here's an update http://bit.ly/1s6nOC6 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...

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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...

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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...

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PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY SERIES

Personal Geography # 5: Mapping eBay

Recently, my husband upgraded his truck.  In the process he traded in his old truck and another car.  Since he likes to dabble in cars, we have a few spare parts around the garage.  With the exiting vehicles, he realized that he might make a little spare cash, what my...

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Personal Geography #3: Listen for THE whistle!

Geography is personal from an early age, as demonstrated by some cleaver little boys in an airport (see post Personal Geography #1).  I can empathize with that little boy; home is a beautiful place!  I felt like that as a child.  For me, it was Farley Place in...

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Personal Geography #2: North, South, East or West?

This video clip is great fun, as well as a good lesson in geography.   I think it's so funny because you just can't make this kind of thing up.  I know how the lady feels in trying to explain this lovely spot.  I personally used to live just north of a little town...

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Personal Geography #1: There’s No Place Like Home

Summer is my busy season for teacher professional development events, so I find myself people watching at airports around the USA as I make the journey to various events.  This summer I had the pleasure of meeting two little boys (about 4 & 5 years old).  I was...

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