At ITEC last year, I first heard about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in schools. The presenter is from a private university in Iowa and works with 4-H groups, and had brought along a high schooler (and his mother) who was passionate about the subject. Although this technology is a little scientific for me (not my strong suit!), I knew it was very cool so I’ve had it on the back of my mind all year.
A grant opportunity was presented to me last week, so I decided to try something with GIS. I worked with the high school science teacher and the curriculum coordinator, and we pulled together a great grant. I’m very hopeful about our chances!
I did pull together a Diigo list of GIS resources. It’s a great start – and hopefully soon I can add a link to our high schoolers’ online presence about their original GIS research!