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How Can I Incorporate Maps into My Lessons?
July 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Where am I? How did I get here?
When was the last time you used a paper map?
Do you remember how hard they were to fold? Technology, GPS, GIS, cell phones, Google Maps, etc… Students are more accustomed to “dropping a pin” on the map to locate a friend or find their cars, but can they explain how it all works?
Most maps created today are compiled from rows of data and presented in a more viewer-friendly style. Maps tell great stories of our history and societal changes. There’s so much more to mapping than just circling a place on a map. This session will highlight various websites and applications used to create maps by both teachers and students and how they can apply to the everyday classroom.
Attendees will be introduced to various mapping applications:
- Google Maps
- ArcGIS Online
- Google Street View
- How to convert data into viewable maps
- Apply maps to appropriate subjects and grade level
Participants need access to a computer lab (hosted at an ESC) or bring a laptop (hosted at APSRC). Bring a Ricoh Theta S 360 camera, if available from your school and a handheld device (cell phone or iPad).
PD Credits: 3 hours
Presenter: Trent Saracini