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Monday, March 12, 2012

AAG Conference Videos Available and other Education GIS News

Videos from February's Assoication of American Geographers Conference in New York are starting to appear on the Association's YouTube channel.

via @theaag

Tom Baker of Esri announced a new Education GIS search tool at Edgis.org (a domain he owns). It seems to be a Google custom search on a number of education and career GIS websites.

- blog post at Trbaker.com via @trbaker

Douglas Hurt, associate professor of geography at the University of Central Oklahoma and a member of the steering committee of the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, wrote an op-ed/letter to editor after the state removed funding for geographic education for k-12 teachers.

Stephanie Kemmerer teaches AP human geography at Fletcher High School, which makes her an expert at transforming ninth graders into high performing college sophomores.
She's a teacher of the year candidate from northeast Florida. That odd intro above seems to relate to the use of a college geography textbook that her freshmen students find hard to use. There's no mention of GIS, but the students do go on field trips.
 
 
Professor Michael DeMers of New Mexico State University plans to use a $32,000 grant from the National Geographic Society's education foundation to build a State Geography Alliance and bring educators to the school that "teach the teachers" to teach GIS, including on iPads. The university announced the grant Wednesday.

- AP

- News 22 (includes video)

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/12 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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