Alexandra Davatzes

Earth and Environmental Science

Temple University

Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (4)

Introduction to JMARS part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
This is an introduction to using JMARS. It is a bit of a "cookbook" for getting students comfortable with the different things you can do in JMARS, such as adding different visual datasets with ...

Course (1)

Evolutions and Extinctions part of Introductory Courses:Courses
Basic geologic principles and the fundamentals of evolutionary thought combine to bring to life the 4.6 billion year story of our planet and its creatures. Through hands-on experience with fossils and rocks, ...

Essays (3)

Learning to Form Accurate Mental Models part of GET Spatial Learning:Blog
Drs. Alexandra Davatzes, Kristin Gagnier, Ilyse Resnick and Thomas F. Shipley wrote a featured article for Eos! Read it here: Eos - Learning to Form Accurate Mental Models

Using Classroom Response Systems for Research on Learning part of GET Spatial Learning:Blog
Do you use clickers in your classroom? If so, there are simple ways you can use the technology to pre-assess students' conceptual knowledge, ask students to make predictions, and provide timely feedback to ...

Using Analogies to Teach in the Geosciences part of GET Spatial Learning:Blog
Teachers often use analogies when describing complicated new material to their students. Sometimes they are not even aware that they are using analogies because they do it automatically. Whenever an explanation ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Why is teaching and learning about feedback loops hard? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
Feedback loops provide a powerful explanatory framework for analyzing important Earth and environmental processes, such as climate change and predatory/prey balance. Our pilot research and review of the literature ...

Other Contribution (1)

Teaching and Learning About Feedback Loops part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Morning Workshops:Teaching and Learning About Feedback Loops
Feedback loops (FLs) are a powerful concept for Earth educators in the 21st century. Reinforcing (aka "positive") feedback loops underlie many environmental problems, including climate change and ...