Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE)
This course will introduce participants to NSF-funded GEODE activities and exercises related to plate-tectonic reconstructions, digital planets, the fold analysis challenge, EarthQuiz, "Reasons for the Seasons," and "A Grand Tour of the Ocean Basins" (geode.net) . Also introduced will be virtual samples and outcrops (the construction process, how students access them, and utilization in virtual field experiences) via GigaPan and 3D photogrammetric models. Further, participants will have an opportunity to engage with the activities in preparation for utilizing them in geoscience curriculum. Participants should bring their laptops or other digital devices to the workshop.
This workshop is intended for those who teach, or are planning to teach, geoscience to K12 or undergraduate students, especially instructors wishing to innovate by incorporating digital geoscience teaching tools.
- Goal 1 - Gain experience with a new suite of digital geoscience teaching tools (GEODE project)
- Goal 2 - Engage with the resources, exercises and activities provided by GEODE project
- Goal 3 - Empower participants to innovate new applications of these tools
- Goal 4 - Provide feedback on classroom use of the presented activities
Each session will include an Introduction of the activities and associated exercises, followed by participant engagement in the activity. Each session will conclude with further engagement and peer session to reflect on how best to incorporate the activities for geoscience curriculum.