Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I've designed an ArcGIS Explorer 900 version of my "1963-A Journey North to South" lesson that explores topics inspired by the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. You can download from my website at http://www.barbareeduke.com/downloads/downloads.htm and will follow soon on ArcLessons. Additionally, I shared the data on ArcGIS online (http://www.arcgisonline.com). Search "watsons". Happy exploring!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
A recent blog post at Computer World magazine interviews Jack Dangermond of ESRI. If you're wondering how GIS applies to you, this gives a good overview. Check it out! http://blogs.computerworld.com/14561/gis_as_game_changer
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
It's that time of year again! One easy way to map and analyze tropical storms and hurricanes is with the National Hurricane Center Data. All maps from the website are available for GIS applications. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/
Friday, August 14, 2009
Check it out! All the details on their blog.http://blogs.esri.com/Info/blogs/arcgisexplorerblog/archive/2009/08/13/what-s-new-in-arcgis-explorer.aspx
Want to go directly to download... http://resources.esri.com/arcgisexplorer/900/index.cfm?fa=download
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This topic is challenging for every educator. There are some free resources at the Assessment Training Institute Resource Center http://www.assessmentinst.com/resources/resource-center/ along with other places like the STAIRS project http://184.108.40.206/stairs_site/assessment_resources.html and Rubric collections http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.shtml.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I had the priviledge of hearing Fred Hoffman from the Roanoke Governor's School this summer at the National Summit for GIS in K-12 Education at JMU discuss remote sensing. He shared a resource with us from Penn State called the Geospatial Revolution Project. I heard it again at the the ESRI Users Conference this July. The brief video offers compelling reasons to be geospatially aware and made me think about new ways we can be involving our students in geospatial activities intertwined with their curriculum. The slogan alone "The location of anything is becoming everything" makes you think about the impact geospatial skills will have on our future. Have a look at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/. Click on the trailer to view the video.