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ERIC Number: EJ916019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1933-8341
A Place for Everything: Geographic Analysis and Geospatial Tech in Schools
Fitzpatrick, Charlie
Geography Teacher, v8 n1 p10-15 2011
Everyone should be able to read, communicate their ideas, and work effectively with everyday numbers and scientific thinking. But many need a closer tie between book learning and the real world, a reason to dig deeper into facts and principles, the opportunity to relate subjects to what they know. Kids are natural explorers and integrators. The author contends that educators can help them engage more today and prepare better for the future by experiencing their world richly, through geographic analysis, engaging geospatial technology. Geospatial technologies are used in countless tasks and myriad jobs around the world. From the seemingly mundane to the most globally significant, geotech plays a powerful and growing role. Giving students practice with problem definition, data gathering and sifting, content integration, collaboration, and creative exploration, for a range of topics, scales, and settings, can help them explore this wider world and prepare for their own futures. (Contains 4 figures and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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