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A Unique Professional Development Event That Will Change How You Think about Leading and Learning in the Digital Age! Fourteen non-profit educational organizations have planned a HUGE professional development event and you are invited! Over 200 sessions with outstanding presenters with strategic topics will Wow you with High Impact challenges for leaders and educators! Over 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors will Amaze you with new tools for the 21st Century global education community. Over 3,000 of your colleagues, friends, business associates, and leaders will Be There in the same place at the same time. Share real face time. 

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Tuesday, April 23 • 9:00am - 10:00am
161 Using GIS Software in the Classroom

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This presentation is geared towards novice teachers who wish to explore some easy and simple ways you can incorporate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) into your classroom.  Software to be discussed include Google Earth, Trimble Sketch-Up and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online.  GIS technology is not solely limited to STEM disciplines nor is it limited to high school students.  Applications for this technology to subjects such English and History will be also be discussed.  Washington College has developed a suite of free online curriculum materials that teachers can use to train themselves and then turn-around and use these same materials in the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with many easy to learn software tools that can be used on your classroom
  • Learn some of the key technical obstacles inherent with these tools
  • Envision what you could do with these tools in your school.
  • Become aware of free curriculum and training materials needed to incorporate this technology into your lesson plan.

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Stewart Bruce

GIS Program Coordinator, Washington College
Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society, GIS Program Coordinator, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from 3D visualization and... Read More →

Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

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