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Rees, Amanda; Harwood, Marlena; Praley, Maggie; Wee, Bryan; Duster, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Space is the product of spatial and social relations (Massey 2005). Educators are constantly moving in and out of physical or virtual spaces in classrooms. In geography education particularly, space is integral to teaching and learning. For example, students situate spatial knowledge within social contexts to make sense of geographical concepts…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Geography, Electronic Learning
Thompson, Courtney M.; Bowlick, Forrest J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Pandemic teaching during COVID-19 has further magnified the unsustainable and fraught nature of teaching across schools and universities worldwide (Singer 2020). The remote turn to emergency remote teaching (ERT)--so-called "Zoom University" (Martin et al. 2020)--brings with it immense challenges of access, equity, outreach, and mental…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Ashari, Arif; Saputro, Eko P. N.; Jamaludin, Syarif – Geography Teacher, 2022
This paper offers alternative information about challenges faced by geography teachers in implementing online learning during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Indonesia. This paper is based on the experiences of teachers from various regions in Indonesia. First, the authors describe how online teaching and learning are performed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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
Bergeron, Susan J.; Green, Ronald S. – Geography Teacher, 2021
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the authors had the opportunity to begin work on a unique multi-year virtual heritage "Virtual Shikoku Pilgrimage" (VSP) project. The main goal of this project is to design and develop an immersive virtual landscape exploration platform that uses 3-D digital technologies, including the Unity video game…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students
Moorman, Lynn; Cerney, Dawna; Gielstra, Dianna; Foster, Ellen; Villa Cerveny, Niccole – Geography Teacher, 2021
GeoCamp Iceland is a local program designed in Iceland to provide "field-based educational experiences dedicated to increasing knowledge through practical and active learning" in subjects related to earth science and renewable energy (Morrill and Waite 2019). Since 2015, NCGE has partnered with GeoCamp Iceland to offer an in-service,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Earth Science, Energy Conservation
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
Bousu, Mollie – Geography Teacher, 2020
The Minneapolis Green Zone Initiative was created in 2016 with the goal of "improving health and supporting economic development using environmentally conscious efforts in communities that face the cumulative effects of environmental pollution, as well as social, political and economic vulnerability" (Green Zone Initiative 2019). Two…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Pollution, Economic Development
Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Geography Teacher, 2018
This lesson describes a geohistorical unit in which the students demonstrate their understanding of significant events in American history. The purpose of the lesson is for students to understand that the rapid population growth of the United States was made possible by the removal of Native Americans. In the first part of the lesson, students use…
Descriptors: Geography, United States History, American Indian History, Maps
Casey, J. Elizabeth; Pennington, Lisa K.; Gill, Puneet – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is important that preservice educators have an awareness of geography, including city, county, state, and the broader globe. Ensuring that preservice educators are aware of new technologies to promote K-12 students' knowledge of geography is important. K-12 students can benefit by gaining 21st-century skills using problem solving, critical…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Task Analysis
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
Britt, Judy; Ming, Kavin – Geography Teacher, 2017
In this article, a social studies teacher and a literacy teacher describe a vision for social studies that highlights reading practices that foster disciplinary literacy in elementary geography. Their purpose is to share a practical approach for enriching elementary social studies lessons and activities with a geographic lens. During the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, National Standards
Stonier, Francis; Hong, Jung Eun – Geography Teacher, 2016
This article shares the first-time geographic information system (GIS) experiences of two advanced placement human geography classes. The teacher had participated in a summer GIS workshop and then brought those skills into her classroom for the students' benefit. Eighteen students shared their experiences researching their family history, working…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Advanced Placement, Genealogy, Student Surveys
Akinyemi, Felicia O. – Geography Teacher, 2015
Technology has transformed how teachers and students search, access, use, analyze, and present information in and outside the classroom. Among the numerous technologies creating opportunities and changes in education is Geographic Information Systems (GIS; Kerski et al. 2013). Over the years, GIS in secondary school programs has been introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology
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Schell, Emily M.; Mohan, Audrey; Roth, Kathleen J.; Barton, Keith C.; Bockenhauer, Mark H.; Bower, Bert; Gray, Paul T.; Hardwick, Susan W.; Johnson, Verneda E.; Lewis, Lydia J.; Ramirez, Dagoberto Eli; Rice, Gwenda; Rivet, Ann; Shouse, Andrew W.; Smith, Janet S. – Geography Teacher, 2013
Never before in human history has it been more important for a person to be geographically literate. But the unsettling reality is that many teachers and most students are not yet geographically literate. Currently, American students are not even provided opportunities to learn enough geography to understand the very basic aspects of the world in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Geography, Professional Development, Geography Instruction
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