Rocks, Paper, Pixels: Exploring Geographic Education In The Granite State

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Title

Rocks, Paper, Pixels: Exploring Geographic Education In The Granite State

Description

Since 2004, the NH Geographic Alliance has made a New Hampshire paper atlas and accompanying lesson plans available to teachers and students across the state. Each lesson plan goes along with one or more pages of the atlas and helps students gain an understanding of geographic maps. In 2014, the NHGA released a digital edition of the atlas. With the need to prepare students for technical careers, including geospatial technology positions, the digital atlas format provides a means to incorporate technology in the classroom. A study was conducted in seven New Hampshire schools to explore differences in the effectiveness of the paper and digital atlas formats. We created grade-specific pre and post-tests and lesson plans for K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th -8th grades. Test results were statistically analyzed to determine if there are significant differences in the learning of geographic skills using a paper format versus a digital format.
Christopher Brehme

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Stephanie Varanay
Baylee Boulem
Patrick Williamson

Date

2015-04-11

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7615

Language

en_US

Subject

Geography

Type

Presentation

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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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