NHEdGIS Optional Training Event: August 14, 2012

We’ve received a tremendous response to our request for “early adopters” of the statewide educational site license for Esri’s ArcGIS software. Because you have expressed interest in or your organization has received the license, we’d like to invite you (and any other interested NH educators) to a training event before school starts at Hopkinton Middle High School. (There will be other events offered later.) Tentative Schedule is as follows: 8:00 am: Optional Pre-meeting: Installation troubleshooting—answer questions on installation issues, if desired, conduct an actual installation 9:00 am: Official Start Introductions Introduction to GIS in Education 9:15 am: ArcGIS Online: Create a personal account and try out an activity. (Options will include activities appropriate for various grade levels and subjects.) Share. 10:15 am: ArcWhat? The Language of Esri 10:30 am: Organizational Accounts: the NHEdGIS ArcGIS Online Account: 11:30 am: Resources: I want to start using GIS, but don’t feel ready to create my own lessons….how do I find things to do with my class? 12:00 am: Lunch (Bring your own or can order locally) 12:45 pm: ArcGIS Desktop: Mapping Our World Lesson (start) 1:45 pm: Wrap up/conclusion. Where do we go from here? 2:00 pm: Optional “after school “ session: we will hang around for people who would like to stay and continue to play with the software and/or ask questions. 3:00 pm: Final “Bell” To RSVP to this invitation, please fill out the GoogleDocs form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFtWVFJd3U1Ymp4bXRSVS1aY0JRU3c6MQ#gid=0 Please also forward this e-mail to other teachers (at your school or throughout NH) who you think might be interested in attending. Any questions? Contact me at i_ahern@LR.NET or the partnership at...

GIS EDUCATORS DAY

GIS Educators Day (November 11) at the 27th Annual NEARC Conference Sunday, November 11 – Wednesday, November 14 Samoset Resort, Rockland, Maine   GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education. GIS Educators Day will be held Sunday, November 11 in connection with the annual NEARC Conference. This year we are pleased to combine our event with the annual Conference of GIS Educators from Maine. We look forward to the expanded professional opportunities that this collaboration makes possible. GIS Educators Day is a one day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from November 11 – 14 at the nearby Samoset Resort. GIS Educators Day will feature a lunchtime keynote by Dr. Matthew Bampton (University of Southern Maine), hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and posters, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics. The day will also include a student map competition. GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers…the opportunity to network with other educational professionals who share your interest in geospatial technologies. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your “Must Do” list for 2012. GIS EDUCATORS DAY CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 5th Annual GIS Educators Day conference. Proposals...

Web Based GIS Study

Jung Eun (Jessie) Hong is working on doctoral dissertation research at the University of Colorado, Boulder focusing on training middle school social studies teachers in how to create and customize web-based maps. A total of 30 teachers in Colorado participated in the designing and developing process of the study. Thanks to their support, she has been able to finish developing web-based GIS training tutorials to help teachers develop curricula with web-based maps: GIS for Social Studies (http://www.colorado.edu/geography/cartpro/gisedu/). She is now undertaking the main testing phase. Teacher participation is vital to assessing the final version of training tutorials. These are online tutorials, so you can test the tutorials anywhere you are available. They are training materials for teachers, so you do not need to use these lessons in your classroom in order to give feedback. Pick one or more topics you want to test. Each topic should take between 45min to 90min to complete. Once you are done, please take the survey (http://www.colorado.edu/geography/cartpro/gisedu/survey.html – the survey password: gisedu). The survey should take between 10min to 15min to complete and the responses will remain anonymous. The results of this study will depend on the feedback from the survey. If you have any questions, please contact...

The Esri T3G Institute

T3G – Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS – – T3G is a professional development event for educators who help other educators learn why and how to use GIS. Through modeling, practice, and discussion, participants who are already versed in GIS, in teaching with computers, and in conducting professional development boost their combination of skills. Applications for T3G 2012 are due by Midnight (Pacific Time) Wed, Nov 30, 2011. The application form provides full instructions about how to apply for the 2012 T3G Institute. Download Application For More...

AP Human Geography & GIS

Geography Class Goes Geospatial Wednesday, August 24th 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific Margaret Chernosky World Geography & AP Human Geography Teacher Bangor High School, Bangor, Maine Would you like to add activities to your human geography class that help students understand and remember human geography concepts and models? Join Margaret Chernosky as she shares her student-tested favorites. All activities are hands-on using paper maps, graphs and diagrams or computer mapping with simple online GIS or full desktop GIS. Join us as we go spatial with hands-on activities and geospatial technology! Please send your name and email address if you are interested to Lara Bryant lbryant1@keene.edu....