Do you use maps in your teaching? Would you like to learn about exciting new geographic tools, data and historic map images that are powerful allies for project based learning?
Join us for a fascinating onsite exploration of digital resources at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Participants will explore a wealth of online resources for teaching with historic maps, including newly georeferenced maps that allow for a myriad of comparisons between “then and now” for students.
Weather permitting, we’ll take our experience “to the streets” with a small group activity to look at how Boston has changed over time and experiment with mapping tools that help us to look at how a geographic area has changed over time.
This session will also introduce several classroom-friendly GIS tools, such as ArcGIS Online that can be used to create powerful and engaging lessons for students on iPads and Chromebooks. Leave with ideas for expanding your students geospatial literacy and creating problem-based learning projects.