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Role of geospatial technologies in the classroom Oct. 15

October 14, 2009

Melinda Laituri from the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship will present the second Teaching with Technology Workshop of the fall semester.

"Geospatial Technologies in the Classroom"
Thursday, Oct. 15
4 p.m.
Weber Building, Room 202

Spatial thinking a critical skill

Geography explores "the why of the where." Understanding why things are situated where they are is central to spatial perspectives and key to visualization of outputs in the form of maps.

With the increasing use of virtual globes (Google Earth, Virtual Earth, ArcGIS Explorer), understanding the underlying concepts of spatial thinking and their application is critical to 21st century citizens.

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The workshop will:

  • define the value of a spatial perspective
  • consider the "spatial turn" in science that provides a rich arena for cross-cutting initiatives
  • provide an overview of geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing, web mapping and virtual globes) and how they are and can be used in the classroom

Read about presenter Melinda Laituri.

More about Teaching with Technology Workshops.

Contact: Sally Hibbitt
Phone: (970) 491-2726