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ERIC Number: EJ1002107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Around the World with Geospatial Technologies
Milson, Andrew J.; Kerski, Joseph J.
Social Education, v76 n2 p105-108 Mar-Apr 2012
The recent National Assessment of Educational Progress in Geography revealed that few American students can identify locations of current events, the scale of those events, or why those events are important. Social studies educators have found that by incorporating emerging technologies into their classroom--such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS)--students can improve their geography engagement, content knowledge, and skills. Adoption of geospatial technologies has been slow in the United States but is gaining momentum worldwide. In this article, the authors discuss where and why adoption has occurred and provide examples. They close with a summary of lessons learned through research and practice. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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