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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Attending the ISTE Conference in Denver? Learn more about using GPS and GIS at the ESRI booth! iste10

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rolling Plains Quail Research

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of joining the AgTech Teachers in visiting the
Rolling Plains Quail Research Center. They're doing cool research on quail, coyotes and other wildlife and plant species. They're leveraging the power of geospatial technologies: GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing to help understand the wildlife and environment. Have a look around their site and if you're planning on being in that part of Texas, they'd love to give you and your students a tour! It was a great ending to my trip to the Sweetwater area! Can't wait to go back and enjoy the wind sweeping down the plain!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New GIS Curriculum Books

Come and get 'em! Books are in the store!
http://bit.ly/d25YgY
Reading, Writing & Thinking Around the Globe: Geospatial Technologies for the English Language Arts Classroom and Beyond by Barbaree Duke
and
20 Minute GIS for Young Explorers by Barbaree Duke, Anita Palmer & Roger Palmer
Just $25!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

AgTech Camp - Great Fun in Sweetwater, TX

We had a great day here in Sweetwater, Texas!  I had the honor of doing a workshop for 20 great Ag teachers here on the Texas State Technical College West Texas campus.  We talked about geospatial technologies for agriculture and the classroom.  We got outside with our GPS units and mapped farms, invasive species, ponds, fences and more.  These teachers have great ideas for implementing geospatial technologies for their students...and had no trouble seeing how their colleagues in the traditional core subjects could utilize this as well.

View of Wind Turbines from I-20
Encourage your students to follow their interests and talents...technical, vocational and community colleges offer some excellent programs with real results--jobs when you graduate!

Thank you to all the fine folks here in Sweetwater for a great time!  I hope that I have the opportunity to return!

Oh...and did you know that Sweetwater is the wind energy capital? http://www.sweetwatertexas.org/

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

For all you bird lovers, you might enjoy watching Phoebe the hummingbird...and her babies! http://ping.fm/44r0F

Saturday, June 05, 2010