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Friday, March 30, 2012

Oh the Places You'll Go: Poems about Places and more

National Poetry Month is just two days away!  So often my students had challenges connecting with iambic verse, haiku rules and lofty language.  It doesn't have to be that way.  Poetry is art and communication all rolled into one.  Get away from the textbook and go to some new places with poetry!


Some cool things to check out if you wanting to help your students connect to poetry.


Try the Poetry Atlas (Poems about Places - Poetry Atlas).


You might like to try some Author studies. An online map is an excellent tool for that.
http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=a556c54071a54119905d4e3471229ea6


Perhaps a video would help you get going: 


Where's poetry taking you this April? Share your ideas for great poetry lessons!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Get Spatial at NSTA

If you're at the National Science Teacher's Association Conference (NSTA12), then stop by Booth #1737 to see my friends from Esri, GISetc and more.

They have lesson plans, free software, loaner gps units, cool geogeek swag and more!

Learn how to do GIS online with arcgis.com! So many cool tools...so little time!