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ERIC Number: EJ906543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Using Webcams to Show Change and Movement in the Physical Environment
Sawyer, Carol F.; Butler, David R.; Curtis, Mary
Journal of Geography, v109 n6 p251-263 2010
Environmental change is ideally taught through field observations; however, leaving the classroom is often unrealistic due to financial and logistical constraints. The Internet offers several feasible alternatives using webcams that instructors can use to illustrate a variety of geographic examples and exercises for students. This article explores the use of webcams for illustrating important spatial concepts of temporal change and movement, and offers several examples of classroom use of webcams. It shows how to find webcams and provides useful webcam site addresses. The article offers a webcam-based exercise for students that reinforces basic physical geography concepts. (Contains 5 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A