ERIC Number: EJ1164396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Overcoming Assessment Problems in Google Earth-Based Assignments
Johnson, Nicholas D.; Lang, Nicholas P.; Zophy, Kelley T.
Journal of Geoscience Education, v59 n3 p99-105 Aug 2011
Educational technologies such as Google Earth have the potential to increase student learning and participation in geoscience classrooms. However, little has been written about tying the use of such software with effective assessment. To maximize Google Earth's learning potential for students, educators need to craft appropriate, research-based objectives, utilize engaging student-centered learning techniques, and directly assess student learning. Several example activities are included to suggest how Google Earth-based geoscience lessons can be created and still maintain measurable learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Internet, Maps, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Earth Science, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Student Centered Learning, Goal Orientation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Carleton College W-SERC, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Tel: 540-568-6675; Fax: 540-568-8058; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://nagt-jge.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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