Tech ‘n Twenty: Read, Write, Map…What!?! Webinar Links

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.

Reading

Dickens: http://bit.ly/1gYBtW8

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

™ Activity: http://bit.ly/1gYCJZp

™ Map: http://bit.ly/1gYD4ey

Puzzles: The Chocolate Caper

™ Activity: http://bit.ly/1bV8DjU

™ Map: http://bit.ly/1gYAFAs

Common Core Reading Standards and GIS: www.barbareeduke.com/commoncore

Writing

Great Watermelon Conumdrum http://bit.ly/1gYBQjs

Add Your Haiku: http://bit.ly/12l0PW1

Resources

English Teacher’s Guide to Mapping

™ Authors http://bit.ly/1gYzYan

™ Context and Setting http://bit.ly/1gYA2Xy

™ Journeys http://bit.ly/1gYA5mg

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

The Power of Questions in Lesson Planning

The Power of Questions in Lesson Planning

Because much of my work these days is based in geospatial technologies, the notion of questions and problem solving is common among my colleagues’ discussions; however, that’s not the same elsewhere.  As you plan your next year’s activities, perhaps we need to examine the right questions.

When you’re creating and planning experiences for students in the classroom, I like to consider the top questions that remind me of my English teacher days and teaching short story anatomy.

WHO: author, audience, subject

WHEN: context, history, time, year

WHERE: place, era, region, location

HOW: methods, plans, philosophy, organization, structure

WHY: purpose, explain, analyze, think, investigate, research

WHAT’S NEXT: plan, propose, conclude, consult

WHAT IF: suppose, conclude, plan, conjecture, imagine

And, ultimately the big question gets answered, “Why do I need to know this?”