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The Sleeping Mountain part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
In this role-playing scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future.
Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context.
Northwest Passage part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
An investigation of changes in polar regions using Google Earth.
When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web.
Looking into Earth with GIS (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students work with a free GIS program, ArcVoyager SE, to explore earthquake data and plate tectonics.
Image Classification part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time.
GPS Treasure Hunt part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant.
Contour Basics: JAVA Mac PC part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Visualizations:Visualization Examples
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.
GPS Names in the Field part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software.
Environmental Reconnaissance of a Salt Marsh part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
This is a field and computer laboratory exercise that introduces undergraduate students, advanced high school students, and members of the general public to using Google Earth, GPS, aerial imagery, and an online ...
Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Students use Google Earth to investigate appropriate locations for a variety of renewable energy projects in the United States. These include projects that use solar energy, bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wind energy, wave energy, and geothermal energy.
Geology in Family Photos part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
This course-bracketing activity was inspired by an idea presented by Matthew d'Alessio at the Cutting Edge Urban Students and Urban Issues workshop. By presenting their perceptions of geology expressed within ...
Our Place in the World (Long Island Series) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Our Place in the World is a hands-on Google Earth activity designed to establish a local, regional, and global geographic context in connection with a course, workshop, or field trip.
Today's Front Pages: Today's News in the Target Language part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Students participate in a JiTT activity to read the front pages of two target language newspapers and to report the content to their classmates in the target language. When this exercise is done on a regular basis, it can result in increasing vocabulary and speech fluency.
Saveurs sans frontiÃres: Learn French through Gastronomy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Students participate in a JiTT activity where they watch an online video on Tahitian cooking and do self-correcting exercises to check listening comprehension. They then make note of new vocabulary to use during a culture discussion at the next class meeting.
How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.
What is the Volume of a Debris Flow? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to estimate the volume of volcanic deposits using map, thickness and high-water mark data from the 2005 Panabaj debris flow (Guatemala).
Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students use spreadsheets to analyze the reasons why New Orleans has subsided in the past 250 years.
Gallery Walk Questions on Map Reading part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Gallery Walks:Examples
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about map reading. The questions are organized according to the cognitive ...
Biogeography part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This geography course is an example of an Earth history course which stresses not only evolution, but evolutionary forces like migration, and the role they have played in shaping modern animal and plant ...