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!
Thanks to the cozy crowd that joined me this evening at the TCEA Tech ‘n Twenty webinar. Here are the links for all those that couldn’t be there.
Verne’s 80 Days:
Basic Time Zones and Stops http://bit.ly/1gYAOnt
Full activity with My World GIS at NatGeo http://bit.ly/1gYB9Xu
Dr. Snow’s Cholera Maps
Puzzles: The Chocolate Caper
Common Core Reading Standards and GIS: www.barbareeduke.com/commoncore
Great Watermelon Conumdrum http://bit.ly/1gYBQjs
Add Your Haiku: http://bit.ly/12l0PW1
English Teacher’s Guide to Mapping
Context and Setting http://bit.ly/1gYA2Xy
Human Geography maps: http://bit.ly/1el8Npb
English, SS and Geography maps: http://barbareeduke.com/mymaps
Earth Science maps: http://bit.ly/16Gik5s
NCGE Webinar PPT
NCGE Webinar Program http://www.ncge.org/webinar-schedule
A great online resource, We Are Teachers, often posts questions for the general community to assist our colleagues. With Common Core, NCLB and other initiatives, we need to get creative and push our students to think more.
Here’s the question posed on their site and my suggestion. Do you have a good idea? Share your comments!
Question: How can I hold my students accountable for reading our novel?
Answer: In this electronic age, kids using online resources is inevitable; however, I say push them beyond the facts to rethink the facts. Using the book details to connect to other things…keeping dead authors and dusty books fresh is important to students. This helps them see purpose. If we pick on ol’ Tom Sawyer, then we might assign an internet article on grave robbers, and then have them read that chapter. Perhaps we tie geographic elements to map out the story. If you have to make a map of where Tom goes and how they’re connected…you need to understand what happens and more. Pick a funky word deep in the chapter (a different one for each class) and have them use it all day. When I taught, 7th grade I used to do something different with each chapter to keep the kids guessing. Asking open ended questions, gives much more interesting answers and pushes students to THINK, THINK, THINK.