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|Investigating Weather||San Marcos||February 6||Workshop materials|
|Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference||Austin||February|
|Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps|
|Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference||Corpus Christi||October 13|
|Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference||Corpus Christi||October 14-16||Geography strand presentation proposals open in May 2016|
In this workshop you will learn ways to use digital maps to integrate technology into your classroom. Utilizing ArcGIS Online, with a focus on Story Maps, we will guide you through the creation and use of digital maps relevant to geography content and social studies skills TEKS.
Story Maps “combine(s) interactive maps and multimedia content into elegant user experiences. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your stories.” http://storymaps.arcgis.com/
At the end of this 6-hour workshop, you will
Audience: Resources are created for middle and high school students and teachers but applicable to all grades.
This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop. Please bring laptops or tablets.
Learn ways to use technology to teach about the weather. In this workshop, you will participate in content-rich presentations on the geography of weather and then use ArcGIS Online to explore how to make and use digital maps to view and analyze weather patterns and regions. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for the participant to connect geography and earth science through technology.