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Curtis, Mary D. – Journal of Geography, 2019
Preparing learners for the future requires twenty-first-century teaching that integrates professional tools in the classroom. Geospatial technologies (GST), which represent geographical professional technologies, lack robust integration in high school geography. Researchers continue to ask why educators teach about rather than with GST.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Metoyer, Sandra; Bednarz, Robert – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article provides a description and discussion of an exploratory research study that examined the effects of using geospatial technology (GST) on high school students' spatial skills and spatial-relations content knowledge. It presents results that support the use of GST to teach spatially dependent content. It also provides indication of an…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems
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Rudow, Joshua; Sounny-Slitine, M. Anwar – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article presents a case study that highlights the benefits and limitations of Web-based video in lab sections of The Geographer's Craft, an upper-level undergraduate course in which students apply digital geographic methods. Over three years (2010-2013), the authors experimented with different teaching strategies utilizing Web-based video for…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Geography, Undergraduate Study, Geographic Information Systems
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Yu, Jaehyung; Huynh, Niem Tu; McGehee, Thomas Lee – Journal of Geography, 2011
An innovative vertical integration model for recruiting to GIS education was introduced and tested following four driving forces: curriculum development, GIS presentations, institutional collaboration, and faculty training. Curriculum development was a useful approach to recruitment, student credit hour generation, and retention-rate improvement.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Information Science, Models, High Schools
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Jo, Injeong; Bednarz, Sarah W. – Journal of Geography, 2011
This study investigates the location and varying spatiality of questions in geography textbooks. The results show that study questions posed in page margins address the three components of spatial thinking--concepts of space, using tools of representation, and processes of reasoning--more than questions in other locations within the text. Three…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes, Thinking Skills
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Earl, Richard A.; Montalvo, Edris J.; Ross, Amanda R.; Hefty, Eunice – Journal of Geography, 2009
Environmental agencies in most states have an environmental education Web page that can point geography teachers to a variety of opportunities and resources to enhance their teaching. Most states provide linkages to local and national programs such as Project WET and Project WILD, and access to lesson plans and other teaching materials. A number…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Field Trips, Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jo, Injeong; Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article examines whether questions embedded in geography textbooks address three components of spatial thinking: concepts of space, tools of representation, and processes of reasoning. A three-dimensional taxonomy of spatial thinking was developed and used to evaluate questions in four high school level geography textbooks. The results…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Cognitive Processes, Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability
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Sinton, Diana Stuart; Huber, William A. – Journal of Geography, 2007
Ethnic music is a strong indicator of cultural identity. Central and Eastern European ethnic groups have historically been associated with folk music traditions, such as polka, and radio broadcasting patterns in the United States reflect continued demand for and support of this music. Data from the 2000 Census was used to generate maps of the…
Descriptors: Music, Folk Culture, Polish Americans, Ethnic Groups
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Jones, Richard C. – Journal of Geography, 1984
The Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) 1-213 forms can be used by educators to help students analyze Mexican origin patterns and U.S. intraurban patterns. Data from the San Antonio INS district show that while migrants are coming in greater numbers, they are not social and economic burdens. (RM)
Descriptors: Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Sack, Dorothy; Petersen, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Reviews surveys concerning the attitudes of San Marcos (Texas) school children toward geography in 1983 and 1993. Shows that they generally ranked geography low on their list of favorite subjects; however, discerns statistically significant improvement in the popularity of geography over the decade, tentatively associated with more active learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction