Home base for using GIS to teach Common Core Standards
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 all the possibilities available in geospatial technologies to do a great job integrating these powerful tools into the Common Core Standards or classroom lessons. I believe these indexes serve as a “jumping off place” or “kickstarter” for your own applications.
I’m presenting these new creations at the Esri EdUC 2014 on Saturday, July 12th at 3:15pm in La Costa. Join us for a great session!
The world of GIS and data may seem like an unlikely tool for your reading, literature or writing class but with a little creative wit you can invent some great connections with data tools. So…”editable feature service” sounds like a fancy data term. It can be, much like math class’s “reciprocal” (fancy math term for the flip). These types of services are being used around the globe daily to impact our lives and help change communities. Citizens and employees alike are collecting data in the field about all sorts of things…bugs, lights, traffic, graffiti, trash, etc. I suggest that the same tool can transform in a writing tool…WHAAAT?! Yep…that’s right…I mean, write!
Let’s start with simple writing, haiku, a short poem. The structure is limited to 17 syllables and further bound by a number of syllables per line. I created a simple table (CSV), then made it an editable feature service in ArcGIS online. Once you make a map with that data and dress it up with a lovely app, you’ve got something handy…an opportunity for folks to write about their favorite spot and archive the data! Now that’s not your city planner’s feature service anymore! It’s a creative writing tool that gives visual clues and shares experiences.
Join the geospatial revolution and start writing with a map!
Click the image to put your poem on the map!