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Hsu, Hsiao-Ping; Tsai, Bor-Wen; Chen, Che-Ming – Journal of Geography, 2018
Teaching high-school geomorphological concepts and topographic map reading entails many challenges. This research reports the applicability and effectiveness of Google Earth in teaching topographic map skills and geomorphological concepts, by a single teacher, in a one-computer classroom. Compared to learning via a conventional instructional…
Descriptors: Maps, Map Skills, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Krakowka, Amy Richmond – Journal of Geography, 2012
Field trips have been acknowledged as valuable learning experiences in geography. This article uses Kolb's (1984) experiential learning model to discuss how students learn and how field trips can help enhance learning. Using Kolb's experiential learning theory as a guide in the design of field trips helps ensure that field trips contribute to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Geography, Learning Theories
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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography, 2008
This article describes the results of a study where the digital versatile disc (DVD) was used as a variant of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to aid in the teaching and learning of map work in geography at secondary school level. A group of grade 10 learners of a previously disadvantaged school in South Africa comprised the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Maps, Video Technology, Grade 10
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Schultz, Richard B.; Kerski, Joseph J.; Patterson, Todd C. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Virtual Globe software has become extremely popular both inside and outside of educational settings. This software allows users to explore the Earth in three dimensions while streaming satellite imagery, elevation, and other data from the Internet. Virtual Globes, such as Google Earth, NASA World Wind, and ESRI's ArcGIS Explorer can be effectively…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Computer Software, Metadata, Computer Uses in Education
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Slocum, Terry A.; Dunbar, Matthew D.; Egbert, Stephen L. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses modern stereoscopic displays for geographic education, focusing on a large-format display--the GeoWall. To evaluate the potential of the GeoWall, geography instructors were asked to express their reactions to images viewed on the GeoWall during a focus group experiment. Instructors overwhelmingly supported using the GeoWall,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Focus Groups, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Milson, Andrew J.; Earle, Brian D. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article reports the results of a qualitative case study that explored the use of Internet-based geographic information systems (IGIS) with ninth-grade geography students. The students worked in teams to examine the geography of Africa using IGIS resources with the instructional goal of developing a presentation on a significant issue facing…
Descriptors: Geography, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Patterson, Todd C. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The implementation of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) applications and discussion of GIScience-related themes are useful for teaching fundamental geographic and technological concepts. As one of the newest geographic information tools available on the World Wide Web, Google Earth has considerable potential to enhance methods for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Information Science, Grade 7
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McClurg, Patricia A.; Buss, Alan – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article explains a professional development experience of fifth to twelfth grade teachers in using geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies to enhance classroom teaching and learning environments. A key challenge faced by the developers was whether teachers would value the technology tools enough…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Geography Instruction
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Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and methods have transformed decision-making in society by bringing geographic analysis to the desktop computer. Although some educators consider GIS to be a promising means for implementing reform, it has been adopted by less than 2 percent of American high schools. The reasons behind the interest…
Descriptors: High Schools, Geography, Information Systems, Computer Uses in Education
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Lo, C. P.; Affolter, James M.; Reeves, Thomas C. – Journal of Geography, 2002
A Learning Support System (LSS) that emphasizes experiential research in natural environments using the cutting-edge technologies of GIS and multimedia has been developed for teaching environmental literacy to undergraduate students at the University of Georgia. Computers are used as cognitive tools to create a context in which students become…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Water Quality, Environmental Research, Environmental Education
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MacEachren, Alan M. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This paper considers the origins of computer mapping, where it is today, and where it is headed in the future. The emphasis is on fundamental changes in cartography, the way geographers approach map portrayal of spatial data, and the use of maps in spatial problem solving that have resulted from computerization. (JDH)
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Geography
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Wikle, Thomas A.; Lambert, Dean P. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Introduces global positioning system (GPS) technology to nonspecialist geographers and recommends a framework for implementing GPS instructional modules in college geography courses. GPS was developed as a worldwide satellite-based system by the U.S. Department of Defense to simplify and improve military and civilian navigation and positioning.…
Descriptors: Colleges, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Slocum, Terry A.; Yoder, Stephen C. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Outlines reasons why computer programming should be taught to geographers. These include experience using macro (scripting) languages and sophisticated visualization software, and developing a deeper understanding of general hardware and software capabilities. Discusses the distinct advantages and few disadvantages of the programming language…
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Interfaces
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Johnson, Merrill L. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Examines the growing use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the business world and the challenges and opportunities that presents for geography educators. Discusses issues relevant to both increased business usage and curriculum design. Recommends increased participation in business instruction for geographers. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education
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