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MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
2006 Conference
Silent Auction
ArcGIS 9 Workshop
Scholarship Committee
2007 Conference in Rochester
Call for Polaris/Lifetime Nominations

State
DNR's WMA Finder
MnDOT Interactive Basemap
Red River DEM Project

Governor's Council
Call for Governor's Commendation
Call for FY07 Council Members
Parcel Study

Regional
Forum on GIS Future
GeoWeb Broadcast
2005 Twin Cities Air Photos
MetroGIS Annual Report

Local
One Call Service
Is Pictometry GIS?
Ortho Use in Western MN
Ortho Use in Southern MN
Emergency Management Training

Higher Education
St. Mary's Update
Airborne Remote Sensing

Federal
NRCS Soils Update
NRCS NAIP WMS
NASA Earth Observatory

K-12 Education
Firewise Education

Non-Profits
MN Dads at Home
MetroGIS Non-Profit Appts.

People
Virtual Deer Camp

Other Places
GIS in English Middle School
Gas Prices Mapped
$1000 laptop
Get Rid of Techno Junk

 

GIS in the English Middle-School Classroom
Submitted by Joseph Kerski, U.S. Geological Survey

Some of our excellent UK colleagues have created a wonderful 15-minute video about GIS in the classroom made for Teachers TV. It features Digital Worlds GIS in a secondary school with kids of around 13 years old. It can be found at: www.teachers.tv/subjectBlockVideo.do?transmissionBlockId=315524&zoneId=2&transmissionProgrammeId=315546. The opening scene is one of the funniest and yet most captivating that I have ever seen in a GIS-related video - a classic moment!
If you register with the Teachers TV site, you can even download the video for use in your own training events. It ends up at just over 38 MB in size.

 

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