The Geospatial Maker Movement: Integrate Tools to Build Understanding
Track: Teaching and Research
Authors: Bob Coulter
See how the goals of the 'maker movement' are embedded in a series of geospatial investigations focused on climate patterns and their effect on ecoregions. Elementary and middle school students build understanding as they create and share an integrated suite of representations - tables, graphs, and maps. As the investigations proceed, kids understand their local community and how it compares to others, near and far. Underlying pedagogic principles will be linked to other topics as well.