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GeoMentor Case Study: Nettie Ginocchetti   City/State of School, School District, or Group: Plains, Pennsylvania; Wilkes-Barre Area School District; SHINE After School Program of Luzerne County at Wilkes University   Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: K-8   Subject/topic of class/group you assisted… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Dec 4-10, 2017, is Computer Science Education Week. Fans of GIS will find options in the two-page document “GIS for Coders”http://esri.box.com/gisforcoders (or http://k12.maps.arcgis.com => “06.Apps & Programming”). Quick to lengthy experiences at three levels await.   In “Part 1: Explore Maps, Users, and Missions,” students can check out a… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
GeoMentor Case Study: Deborah Huber, GISP; Katharine Chaney, GISP; Brian Dresen, LS  City/State of School, School District, or Group: Chesapeake, VA   Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with : High School Juniors and Seniors   Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with: GIS Immersion  … (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, pummeling the island's people, human infrastructure, and natural environment. In following weeks, companies gathered aerial imagery which multiple organizations used to understand the damage and help plan and coordinate the rescue and recovery efforts. On Oct.11, using post hurricane… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
November 2017 GeoMentor Spotlight:  Jessica Griffin, GIS Specialist at ExteNet Systems  What was your favorite class in K-12? Art   How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? While earning my Masters of Science in Archaeology, a professor mentioned that GIS software was changing the field of archaeology. I wanted to know more so I took GIS… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Opportunities abound for use of GIS by students in schools and clubs, and for their leaders. Education about these does too. Herewith a cornucopia of links to key items:   GeoInquiries provide a feast of intro GIS activities in key classroom content areas, requiring no login, download, or install, at http://www.esri.com/geoinquiries Getting… (Show more)
cluebbering
Consider participating in a global community event focused on open mapping that is taking place soon - OpenStreetMap's (OSM) Geography Awareness Week activities (OSMGeoWeek). This is an annual coordinated community effort driven by the OSM community to encourage teachers, students, community groups, governments, private sector organizations, and… (Show more)
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cluebbering
Are you attending the 2018 AAG Annual Meeting in New Orleans?  We are looking for GeoMentors to share their volunteer engagement stories in a panel session, “GeoMentors: A Showcase of Volunteer Efforts in K-12 Geography Outreach”.  The goal of the session is to provide a variety of example activities that our GeoMentors have done to spark… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
"All our K-5 students are doing at least one GIS activity per year." That's according to Eric Cromwell, coordinator of elementary science for Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. "Most are doing multiple activities using GIS in their annual curriculum. Some are just to orient kids to where things are. Kindergarten has three activities… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
The October GeoMentors Newsletter is now available! Prepare for GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week, meet our both of our spotlight GMs, take a shot at the monthly mentor challenge, look at some new featured resources and more!
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