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1 Casper WY GIS Institute
April 13-14th Casper 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 treasure Upload points into Ozi Explorer Convert files to use in ArcView/ArcGIS

4 Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt
Choose World Geography – Tech Project – Unit Tasks

5 GPS/GIS at WHS - Unit Covered background information
2 days GPS unit training 1 day of Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt 3 days of ArcView software training 3 days mapping our routes in WTN

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 Tasks Hook – How GPS is used today. Military and civilian uses. Ambush in Iraq Laser Guided Missiles GPS Guided boat to Cuba Discuss 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 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.

10 Ki – Yi Treasure Hunt

11 Ki – Yi Treasure Hunt

12 Setting Waypoint

13 Locating Waypoint

14 GPS/GIS Unit Tasks Upload 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.

16 Base Layer

17 Treasure Hunt Waypoints

18 Treasure Hunt Route

19 City Street Layer

20 House Location

21 Route to School

22 Completed Map

23 Using the Inquiry Model of Learning

24 Geographic Inquiry Process

25 Step 1 Ask geographic questions
Ask questions to learn about the world around you.

26 Step 2 Acquire geographic resources
Identify data and information that you need to answer your questions

27 Step 3 Explore geographic data
Turn the data into maps, tables, and graphs and look for patterns and relationships

28 Step 4 Analyze geographic data
Go deeper into geographic exploration and draw conclusions to answer your question

29 Step 5 Act upon geographic knowledge
Take your work to others to educate, make a decision, or solve a problem.

30 Integrative Geohistorical Inquiry

31 Phase 1 Frame geohistorical research in key themes
People – culture, politics, economics, and technology Landscape – water, landforms, resources, climate, vegetation Interactions – 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 settlement Model after examples in handout Include primary documents especially historical maps

33 Phase 3 Shift between local outcomes and larger contexts
Local research should be linked to broader, larger story Ex. 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 5 Transfer knowledge and skills to other places, times, and themes.

36 Casper city GIS

37 Big Sioux River Water Project

38 GPS/GIS Scope and Sequence

39 Purpose To identify desired skills and concepts we want students to learn To 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 necessary When 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 awareness Ex. Physical science – environmental processes Ex. Math – statistics

43 Data Sources

44 Current Data sets Soil samples, fire damage, ?

45 WY Spatial Data Clearinghouse

46 File compression 1 pixel = 1 _____?
Red tape exercise – 1 meter square = 1 pixel

47 Prairie to Mountain Explorer
PTME Regional data Wyoming data Coal Soil Watersheds Crops Livestock Climate Base layers

48 ESRI Data

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