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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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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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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Audet, Richard H. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Presents a survey on the degree of training in geographic-information systems (GIS) given to prospective geography teachers. Reveals that only a handful of programs intentionally expose student teachers to GIS in a meaningful manner. Discusses implications for plans to integrate GIS into the curriculum. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education