Preparing students to become active, participatory citizens is more than promoting personal responsibility. It requires actively engaging with others in order to improve one’s community.
Our project introduced students in grades 7 through 12 to spatial thinking and geospatial technologies in the context of challenges in their community. We used a mix of levels of inquiry to advance learning from teacher- to student-guided through a citizen mapping group activity.
A sentiment held by Dewey and shared by other educators is that learning should enrich and expand everyday experience. However, this goal has not been a focus of research.
Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies in Grades 9-12 This curricular model provides an effective and accessible way of introducing geospatial technologies to students through local issues, while providing them with the skills and motivation for pursuing STEM careers that utilize
ITEST projects are presenting at conferences around the country this spring and summer. Details about where and when you can see your colleagues' work are included in this handout for your reference. Conferences include NARST, AERA, ICQI and ISTE!
ITEST project presentations at conferences around the country during Spring and Summer 2015 are included in these handouts for your reference.
This paper reports the use sketch maps and qualitative Geographic Information Systems to document the changing perceptions of 43 youth aged 14–18 during their participation in a university program.