Theme: Technology in the Classroom

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Technology in the Classroom.

Enhancing Computational Pathways in Undergraduate Environmental Majors ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm E Building 220

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Bhuwan Thapa, Appalachian State University
Simon Pendleton, Plymouth State University

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Digital and computational literacy, including the understanding, implementation and application of computer, software, and programming are increasingly important criteria for positions within the environmental ...
Hands-on Lab Activity: Deep Water and Shallow Water Ocean Surface Waves POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Tamara Barriquand, Humboldt State University
Jessica Kleiss, Lewis & Clark College

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A sequence of hands-on lab activities allow students to visualize theoretical and observed ocean surface wave behavior through both a physical model (wave tank) and an analytical model (Matlab). For the analytical ...
Teaching environmental justice with data: Successes and struggles POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Jabari Jones, Bowdoin College

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Environmental justice has received increasing attention in the geosciences in recent years, following broader social calls for justice. However, existing resources for teaching environmental justice are primarily ...
Evaluating the usability of the EzGCM climate modeling toolkit and its impact on undergraduate students' understanding of the climate modeling process and climate change science. POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Jena Brown, Auburn University Main Campus
karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus
Mark Chandler, Auburn University Main Campus
Justin Zhou, Auburn University Main Campus

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Complex global climate models, or GCMs, are one of the primary tools used by scientists to make projections about the future of Earth's climate system. To properly deploy climate models, scientists utilize a ...
The Versatility of a Simple Box of Random Rocks for In-Person and Online Instruction SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

LeAnne Teruya, San Jose State University

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This activity will demonstrate several ways in which a simple box of random rocks can be used in a variety of ways for hands-on learning about composition and texture in rocks, and rounding, porosity, and ...
Paperless earthquake location SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Fred Marton, Bergen Community College

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Students are typically taught to locate earthquakes by deriving epicentral distances from S-P times. This activity replaces printed seismograms and travel time curves with Google Sheets/PowerPoint slides that they ...
Virtual Reality Spatial Training: Strike and Dip SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College
Christopher J Green, Juniata College

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This immersive virtual reality (VR) lesson provides scaffolded practice with the spatial concepts necessary for measuring strike and dip with a compass/clinometer such as a Brunton compass. The module begins with ...
Earthquake Gamification and Simulation in Geoscience Courses for Non-Majors TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm E Building 202

Elizabeth Montgomery, Palo Alto College

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Have you ever wondered about your effectiveness in engaging students in face-to-face, Zoom, or online settings? Attend this session to capture relevant and pragmatic strategies to engage audiences in active ...
FossilSketch: a web-based program for learning about microfossils
Tuesday 3:30pm-3:50pm E Building 202

Christina Belanger, Texas A & M University
Anna Stepanova, Texas A & M University
Josh Cherian, Texas A & M University

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To enable instructors to integrate microfossil identification in their undergraduate courses, we developed FossilSketch, an interactive web-based educational tool that introduces students to micropaleontology and ...
DIY Virtual Field Trips: Create Immersive, Place-Based Experiences for Your Learners ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm E Building 220

Sina Kirk, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Jessica Swann, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Geoffrey Bruce, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Tess Calvert, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Virtual field trips allow learners to benefit from many of the aspects of place-based education without the challenges that are often associated with it. Tour It is a free, user-friendly virtual field trip tool ...
DIY Digital Lessons: Create Custom Online Lessons for Your Learners ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm E Building 220

Jessica Swann, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Sina Kirk, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Geoffrey Bruce, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Tess Calvert, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Infiniscope,a NASA funded project, has developed an open-source, digital platform for lesson development and delivery. It enables educators to create their own digital lessons and deploy them to their classes with ...
Ice Core Science TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:10pm-2:30pm E Building 202

Elizabeth Nagy, Pasadena City College
Louise Huffman, Dartmouth College
Bill Grosser, U.S. Ice Drilling Program

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Do you teach students about earth's cryosphere? You should! The Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Education and Outreach office offers free, downloadable resources (icedrill-education.org) related to earth's ...
Creating Paleontology Detectives in your Classroom with 3D Models of Fossils TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:30pm-2:50pm E Building 202

Andy Connolly, University of Kansas Main Campus
Hannah Horinek, University of Kansas Main Campus

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By using 3D models of fossils, you can excite students to learn about our natural world without worrying about financial cost or space.In this activity, students will deduce the identity of a 3D model mystery ...
An Oceanographic Analysis Using Maps: Oxnard College’s Study of the Hueneme Submarine Canyon Configuration, in California State Waters and Federal Waters within the San Pedro Channel, Offshore California POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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The Hueneme Submarine Canyon's configuration is structurally controlled by the Hueneme Fault Zone that was mapped from UNOCAL's seismic line collection in the 1980's. The Canyon depths were also ...
Oxnard College’s Earth Science, Oceanography, & Geology Program Integrated with Field Trips of Extinct Volcanic Centers, Hydrocarbon Seeps, and Shoreline Sand Migration in Central and Southern CA POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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Our Oxnard College students are involved in learning about Oceanography, Geology, and Earth Science in the Ventura County area. Learning is combined with Canvas course software supporting textbook instruction, and ...
Lessons Learned While Implementing Open Source Computational Tools and Practices for Learning Quantitative Earth Sciences POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Francis Jones, University of British Columbia
Philip Austin, University of British Columbia
Tara Ivanochko, University of British Columbia

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Our goal for this contribution is to share what we learned about "costs" and "benefits" during a 3-year initiative to embed and improve open source resources and strategies for quantitative ...
Equipment Loans to Support Teaching Geophysics in the Field in Undergraduate Courses POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Earthscope Consortium
Justin Sweet, EarthScope Consortium
Akram Mostafanejad, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida

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Interested to teach with geophysics instrumentation but need better access to equipment and supporting resources?A variety of geophysics field instruments available for loan for undergraduate teaching purposes ...