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Timothy S. Hare & Christine E. McMichael Kentucky Center for Geospatial Education, Research, & Outreach Institute for Regional Analysis & Public Policy Morehead State University [email protected] [email protected] Online GeoTools to Enhance Science & Math Education.

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online geotools to enhance science math education

Timothy S. Hare & Christine E. McMichael

Kentucky Center for Geospatial Education, Research, & Outreach

Institute for Regional Analysis & Public Policy

Morehead State University

[email protected]@moreheadstate.edu

Online GeoTools to Enhance Science & Math Education

activity outline 120 minutes
Activity Outline (~120 minutes)
  • What tools are available?
  • GeoTool Demonstrations
    • Google Earth & Commonwealth Map
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Science Data Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Online Support for GeoTools
free multimedia ways to explore
Free Multimedia Ways to Explore…
    • Kentucky
    • Commonwealth Map
  • Static Web Sites
    • Where Storms Are Worsening
    • Global Warming Art
    • World Atlas of Flooded Lands
    • Interactive Climate Map
  • World
    • Google Earth
    • Virtual Earth
    • National Geographic Map Machine
    • UN Environmental Knowledge for Change
  • US
    • Wetlands Mapper
    • Historical Hurricane Tracks
google earth
Google Earth
  • Free
  • Must be installed on computer
  • Compatibility
    • Windows
    • Mac
  • Details
    • Interactive web mapping of the Earth & sky
    • Very popular with kids
    • Numerous educational materials available
google earth demonstration
Google Earth Demonstration
  • Main Interface
  • Address locations
  • Built-in modules
  • Add-in modules
activity tasks open google earth
Activity Tasks - Open Google Earth
  • Locate your study area (home & school)
  • Measure length of your route between home & school(Ruler icon/path)
  • Create a path between home & school (Path icon) & customize color & width
  • Add Placemarks for key locations (Placemark icon)
  • Draw outlines of some buildings (Polygon icon)
  • Save Path, Placemarks, & buildings to kml
more advanced tasks
More advanced tasks
  • Create a web site and embed your maps
  • Geotag photos
  • Show pictures & graphs in GE & GM
  • Create 3D buildings
google earth ge resources
Google Earth (GE) Resources
  • Downloading Google Earth
  • Google Earth User Guide
  • Google Earth Outreach
  • Google for Educators
  • Google Earth Galleries
    • Main Gallery
    • Outreach Gallery

Additional Resources

  • User Forums
  • Google Earth Blog
  • Google Maps Mania
how to integrate these tools into your classroom
How to integrate these tools into your classroom…
  • As classroom demonstrations
  • As supplemental/supporting material for prepared subjects
  • Building hands-on student activities
  • To support individual student projects
  • Class projects
    • E.g., collecting community data & creating web maps
as classroom demonstrations
As classroom demonstrations
  • Where are the wetlands in your community?
  • Have hurricanes ever affected Kentucky?
  • What is the effect of global warming?
  • What areas are affected most by flooding?
  • What areas are running out of clean water?
as stand alone activities
As stand-alone activities
  • Targeting content standards
    • Environment & wetlands
    • Social Studies
    • Math
    • Geography
    • Economics
    • History
benefits
Benefits
  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Hands-on activities
  • Depth of knowledge & understanding
  • Gee-Whiz affect for students
supplementary data for ge
Supplementary Data for GE
  • Wetlands
  • Satellite Images
  • Geology
  • Other Green Initiatives
  • Energy
  • Coal
activity design classroom activities
Activity – Design Classroom activities
  • Choose a class topic
  • Locate a related GE resource
  • Outline a student activity that uses the selected GE resource to help students understand the topic
  • Prepare a short explanation of your activity to the class
online materials
Online Materials
  • All associated resource can be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.kcgero.org/ksta08
thank you

Timothy S. Hare & Christine McMichael

Kentucky Center for Geospatial Education, Research, & Outreach

IRAPP, Morehead State University

100D Lloyd Cassity Building

[email protected]

606-783-9436

Thank You

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http://irapp.morehead-st.edu