Geospatial 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. The institute will also introduce participants to local data collection projects and local data sets. Teachers will be provided with ready-made lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in the classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older students will also be discussed. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PC's and Macs.
Day 1: introduction to GPS & GIS, using online maps, GPS navigation, data collection and mapping
Day 2: exploring data using maps, ArcGIS Online accounts, collecting data with smartphones/tablets
Day 3: fun GPS activities, finding and adding data layers to maps, creating maps with digital images