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Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Geographic information systems (GIS) have endured numerous evolutionary changes in information technology (IT), from mainframe computers to microcomputers, to personal computers, and to web and mobile technologies (Sinton and Kerski 2020). In this article, Joseph Kerski argues that GIS has not only endured as a persistent set of tools and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2021
Connecting just four components that compose modern geographic information systems (GIS)--field surveys, dashboards, interactive maps, and story maps--can help foster spatial thinking, critical thinking, and rigorous use of GIS tools and data. The guidelines in this article walk an educator through the creation of a survey in Survey123, mapping…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Critical Thinking
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2020
Teaching and learning about food and agriculture in an effective, engaging manner is enriched through the use of web mapping tools and spatial data. These tools, enabled by the advent of cloud-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to every classroom instructor and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Agriculture, Geographic Information Systems
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Teaching and learning about demographics and population change in an effective, engaging manner is enriched and enlivened through the use of web mapping tools and spatial data. These tools, enabled by the advent of cloud-based geographic information systems (GIS) technology, bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to every…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Demography, Population Trends, Geographic Information Systems
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Teaching and learning about political boundaries in an effective, engaging manner can be enriched through the use of webGIS mapping tools and spatial data. WebGIS enabled tools bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to education. Teaching with GIS is conducive to a multi-disciplinary, problem-solving learning environment…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2017
Teaching about economics and business has a long tradition in geography. Planning the optimal site for a business or service in a community; examining the demographics and behavior of a certain target market; studying supply chain management to build a specific product such as a mobile phone or a piece of furniture; and examining median income by…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Geography, Business, Geographic Information Systems