Presentation on theme: "Casper WY GIS Institute"— Presentation transcript:
1 Casper WY GIS Institute April 13-14thCasper H.S.
2 Introduction expert vs. practitioner 5-min. warning Re-Invention of the wheel?I’m not an expert, I just use it to teach students and they learn better. Using GIS has shown to improve student’s attitude which affects their self-esteem and increase student achievement.5 min. warning – need a person to notify me 5 min. before each break to wrap things up. It works well in my classroom. I get focused on helping others that time passes too quickly.The wheel was already invented. Good teachers use good resources. There are tons available. Don’t go through the hassle of creating your own from scratch if someone else has already done it. Take what I have and use it or modify it to fit your needs.
3 GPS Treasure Hunt Download waypoints to GPS unit Go outside and find treasureUpload points into Ozi ExplorerConvert files to use in ArcView/ArcGIS
4 Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt http://staff.wtn.k12.sd.us/petersop/ Choose World Geography – Tech Project – Unit Tasks
5 GPS/GIS at WHS - Unit Covered background information 2 days GPS unit training1 day of Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt3 days of ArcView software training3 days mapping our routes in WTN
6 9-12 WORLD GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS 1. use maps, globes, and other geographic tools to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective by selecting appropriate maps, map projections, and other graphic representations to analyze geographic problems; constructing maps using fundamental cartographic principles including translating narratives about places and events into graphic representations; interpreting maps and other geographic tools through the analysis of case studies and using data; and using geographic tools to represent and interpret the earth’s physical and human systems.
7 Ki-Yi Unit Objectives: After completing this unit the student will be able to understand…how to care and operate the handheld GPS units.the many real-world applications of GPS and GIS systems.how GPS/GIS have affected their world and possible uses for them in their future.how to correctly generate and use map projections of various types.
8 Ki-Yi Unit TasksHook – How GPS is used today. Military and civilian uses.Ambush in Iraq Laser Guided MissilesGPS Guided boat to CubaDiscuss misconceptions and current knowledge of GPS or GIS systems handout.View the website GPS Uses in Everyday Life – Aerospace Corporation GPS primer and complete worksheet.Go over Location Review document and website World Atlas.com Latitude and Longitude
9 Ki-Yi Unit Tasks GPS/GIS consumer uses Internet activity. With the GPS unit in hand, read through the User Guide overview.Learn to set a waypoint and navigate to it. Enter ______________ as the goto point and determine what is at that location.Partner up and do Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt.
14 GPS/GIS Unit TasksUpload waypoints from Ki-Yi treasure hunt into your computer using OziExplorer.Complete Mapping Our World module one in ArcView.Complete Mapping Our World module five in ArcView.Work with Treasure Hunt shapefile to map route and home.
15 GPS/GIS Unit Tasks Print map and turn in. Take GPS overview quiz. Complete GIS/GPS journal prompt.
31 Phase 1 Frame geohistorical research in key themes People – culture, politics, economics, and technologyLandscape – water, landforms, resources, climate, vegetationInteractions – exploration, settlement, conflict, boundaries, networks, change
32 Phase 2 Engage in local geohistorical studies Create a project based on the history of Casper or it’s settlementModel after examples in handoutInclude primary documents especially historical maps
33 Phase 3 Shift between local outcomes and larger contexts Local research should be linked to broader, larger storyEx. How history of Casper relates to westward expansion and U.S. government policies of 1800’s
34 Phase 4 Apply findings to the present and the future What was _______ like then?What is _________ like today?Why the change?
35 Phase 5Transfer knowledge and skills to other places, times, and themes.
39 PurposeTo identify desired skills and concepts we want students to learnTo spiral learning so we are building a foundation and expanding on previous knowledge/skills.
40 Desired Outcome What is the final product you want? When student’s leave Casper schools they should know how to
41 Skills necessary to achieve goal What specific GPS or GIS skills do you think students should have to meet goal?Identify skills necessaryWhen should they learn it?What subject should they learn it in?
42 Match skills to content What subject area would the skill be best learned in?Ex. World Geography – spatial awarenessEx. Physical science – environmental processesEx. Math – statistics