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Building a Successful GIS Program in a Middle School
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, Educational Consultant, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This paper demonstrates how and why the use of GIS, Geographic Information Systems, in a middle school works. One of the most difficult aspects of a GIS program is getting started. Based on my experiences at LeRoy Martin GT Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina, GIS offers students and teachers tools they need to succeed. Students get real world connections to the curriculum while teachers get a tool that encompasses their Standard Course of Study and hard-to-teach analytical skills. The Martin Middle School experience serves as a model for what works in a middle school GIS program.

Citation

Ash-Duke, B. (2005). Building a Successful GIS Program in a Middle School. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3547-3552). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 30, 2022 from .

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