New Lesson Plan.

Check out our new lesson plan. This lesson is an education student-created lesson and is in draft form. The lesson will be piloted and tested in the fall of 2011, but the data needs to be available online in order to pilot the lesson. Please feel free to try the lesson in your in own classroom and send us your feedback. Feedback can be sent to lbryant1@keene.edu. Thinking Like General Sherman: A look at the “March To The Sea” Using IGIS and...

South Carolina Geography Institutes Summer 2011

The South Carolina Geographic Alliance accepts participants from other states for its two summer institutes. Please consider sending your teachers to us. Two opportunities: June 12-24: Alliance Summer Geography Institute. This is a traditional TC development institute. Lots of content, lots of field trips, 3 graduate credits. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/asgi_events.html June 12-17: Geotechnology Institute. One week of GIS, GPS, virtual globes – all tailored toward K-12 instruction. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/gis.html The application deadline for each is April 15, but I can extend that for your teachers. But work quickly so I can save spots for...

Tsunami workshop

Tsunami Run-up Prediction for Seaside, Oregon Friday, May 6, 2011 4:00­‐6:00 pm Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Ave. Contoocook, NH 03229 Teachers who attend the workshop and then implement EET lessons are eligible for a $120 stipend! This hands-on workshop will utilize a free GIS tool (Arc Explorer Java Edition for Education-AEJEE) to explore tsunami data and identify potential consequences of a five, fifteen, and twenty-meter sea level rise due to a tsunami run-up on the Oregon coast. Participants will download DEM (digital elevation model) contours and overlay additional data such as roads and schools to see the potential impact of a tsunami event on transportation, infrastructure, housing, and natural habitat in this region. Users will then plan evacuation routes for two schools in the town of Seaside, Oregon. Geographic data from the current (Japanese) tsunami will also be explored, and ways to modify the lesson for different geographic areas will be discussed. The Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html) is a collection within the National Science Digital Library that is created and administered by TERC,Inc, through funding from the NSF. To preview this lesson visit Tsunami Lesson For more information or to register contact: Ina Ahern, Plymouth Regional High School (iahern@prhs.sau48.org or 603 536-­‐1444 ext 1221) Bob Woolner, Hopkinton Middle High School (rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org or 603 746-­‐4167) Download...

Geospatial Technology & Social Studies:

Connecting the Past, Present & Future Sponsored by the New Hampshire Council for Social Studies, the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and the State of New Hampshire Department of Education. Begin the Summer with a high-interest technology-rich workshop- Monday & Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 2011 Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Avenue Contoocook, New Hampshire 03229 Through direct instruction and guided exploration, 15 New Hampshire teachers will: Explore on-line digital mapping technology (ArcGIS Explorer On-Line) modify existing lessons and create new lessons that can be used in their own classrooms. Use GPS hand-held units in the field, and learn how to borrow a full set for classroom use. Teachers will also learn how to access data acquired by the hand-held units to create maps of local interest. Learn to use ArcGIS through implementation of modules of instruction from existing published lessons in “Mapping Our World”. Participants will have a site-license for ArcGIS to take back to their school. Import and manipulate images and data for effective display in GIS formats. Get support during the Summer and Fall for software installation and implementation! Earn up to $250 for implementation of classroom lessons, & presentation to fellow faculty! Space is limited! Act Now! For more information, and to register, contact: Ina Ahern at IAhern@prhs.sau48.org 603 536-1444 Bob Woolner at rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org 603 746-4167 or 603 464-3826...

Community Atlas Projects – GIS, Mapping and More!

Community Atlas Projects Unwind by Attending a presentation of high-interest technology-rich projects on a Friday afternoon in a classroom near you! Ina Ahern, Scott Semmens and Bob Woolner will present past Community Atlas Projects (local community mapping of topics of interest to students) and discuss and explore the direction of future ESRI sponsored projects, using web-based mapping and Silverlight presentations. Starting at 4:00pm, and ending close to 6:00pm in each location (attend any 1 road-show), you will be shown past projects that take students out of the classroom to create maps of their own community using technology including GPS to GIS through web-page creation. This on-going project opportunity created by ESRI has brought GIS into schools and classrooms all over the country. Learn how you can begin a simple project this year, and expand on the use of technology in the future. Refreshments and door prizes will be given. Friday April 15th, Keene State College229 Main Street Putnam Science Center, room 264 Keene, New Hampshire 03435 42 degrees, 55’ 38.46”N 72 degrees 16’ 46.84”W Or… Friday May 13th, Mast Way School23 Mast Road Lee New Hampshire 03861 43 07’31.64 N” 71 00′ 28.54”W For more information, and to register, contact: Ina Ahern at IAhern@prhs.sau48.org 603 536-1444 Bob Woolner at rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org 603 746-4167 or 603 464-3826 Register...