Thursday, October 29, 2015

Teaching with Digital Maps - TCSS

geo.txstate.edu/tage

TEACHING WITH DIGITAL STORY MAPS - PART 1

Welcome! (5 minutes)
     Join the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education

Introduction to Digital Story Maps (10 minutes)
     Story Maps

ArcGIS Online (45 minutes)
     Introduction | The ArcGIS Book
     ESRI Public Account
     Making a Web Map

Workshop Evaluation (5 minutes)
     TAGE Workshop Evaluation

TEACHING WITH DIGITAL STORY MAPS - PART 2

Making a WebMap App (45 minutes)
     Making a Web Map App

Resources (15 minutes)
     ESRI EdCommunity Resource Center
     ArcGIS Online 5x5 Lessons
     ArcGIS Online SkillBuilder
     ArcGIS Online Instructional Videos
     Esri ConnectEd
     Esri K12 GIS Organization
     GeoMentors

Workshop Evaluation (5 minutes)
     TAGE Workshop Evaluation

EXPLORING EARTH’S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY WITH DIGITAL MAPS

Welcome! (5 minutes)
     Join the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education

Digital Maps and Physical Geography (50 minutes)
     ArcGIS
     Basemaps
     Adding Layers of Data
     GeoInquiries for Earth Science
     Story Maps

Workshop Evaluation (5 minutes)
     TAGE Workshop Evaluation

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps

www.geo.txstate.edu/tage/

8:00am-8:30am CHECK IN

8:30am-9:50am PART I
9:50am-10:00am BREAK

10:00am-11:30am PART II
11:30am-12:30pm LUNCH

12:30pm-1:30pm PART III
1:30pm-3:00pm PART IV
3:00pm WRAP UP

THANK YOU!






Friday, February 20, 2015

Art's Utility in Climate Change

A climate scientist, Robert Davies, noticed a disconnect between the scientists' messages and the public's comprehension in climate change communication.  After some thought, he came up with an idea how to increase the public's comprehension-- music.  He stated that he could tell that the audience understood the simple science, but they were not feeling the message, In order to feel the message, he has incorporated music, a professional string quartet, into his lectures.  He hopes the audience can both appreciate the art and the messages being portrayed during the lectures.  Time will tell if art and climate change communication can go hand in hand. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The New York Times Posts Animated Lecture on Alfred Wegener


Continuing their animated science lectures series, The New York Times recently posted an animated lecture on Alfred Wegener.  Within an 8 minute time frame, we learn about Alfred Wegener and his contribution of the theory of continental drift to science.  It is a joy to watch!