Catalog description: Exploration of geospatial tools, including but not limited to global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and related visualization tools (e.g., Google Earth). Application of these tools and techniques to instructional settings, including appropriate pedagogy and assessment.
- This class is a short-form course, meeting both synchronously and asynchronously online over a 5 week stretch.
- All graded assignments must be submitted via Course Site
- All synchronous sessions will use this Zoom Link. The password is our class password and is available on Course Site and was emailed to all registered students.
Students will work through the module content each week asynchronously and meet at least once weekly synchronously as a class.
NOTE: This schedule WILL change as we progress through the course. Students are responsible for checking this page often to stay up-to-date.
Week 1 – 12/28 – 12/30
Topics: Intros, Geocaching, GPS, Geography Basics, Significance of Geospatial Tools, Google Earth, Map Projections
Guest Speaker: Dr. Hammond & GSTs for Teaching & Learning?
Due Friday, 1/1, by 6pm: Assignment #1 – Google Earth Part A – Submit via Course Site
Zoom Session – 12/30 @ 7:15pm
Week 2 – 12/31- 1/6
Topics: The Googleverse, ArcGIS Part 1, GIS in the Community, GIS in the Classroom, ArcGIS Part 2, ArcGIS Story Maps
Guest Speaker – Amanda Allekotte – Proposal Development Specialist, MA candidate in Environmental Policy Design, former TLT/ES 368 student
Due Friday, 1/8, by 6pm – Assignment #1 – Google Earth – Part B – Submit via Course Site
Zoom Session – 1/6 @ 7:15pm
Week 3 – 1/7 – 1/13
Topics: Local Inquiry & Data Collection, Spatial Thinking, Map Design, Maps as Advocacy, Other GIS Tools
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Mack, GIS & Environmental Science expert
Due Friday, 1/15, by 6pm – Assignment #2 – ArcGIS Part A – Submit via Course Site
Zoom Session – 1/13 @ 7:15pm
Week 4 – 1/14 – 1/20
Topics: Pedagogy & GST, Geospatial Games, Innovation/Diffusion, Computational Thinking, Course Reflection
Guest Speaker: Dr. Vallera & Design Thinking
Due Friday, 1/22, by 6pm – Assignment #2 – ArcGIS Part B
Zoom Session – 1/20 @ 7:15pm
Week 5 – 1/21 – 1/27
Zoom Session – 1/27 @ 7:15pm – Student Presentations
Final Exit Survey
Due Friday, 1/29 by 11:59pm – submit via Course Site