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dc.creatorWinn, Jennifer P.
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: p. 52-54.en
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en
dc.description.abstractGeographic Information Systems (GIS) is a leading informational technology of today. Used in a wide variety of applications, the influence of GIS affects people daily. Leading educators believe that GIS may provide a valuable tool for cognitive learning. Exposing students to GIS and its related technologies gives them the opportunity to enrich their minds while learning existing curriculum concepts. Kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-1 2) is one arena that has been virtually excluded from the potential benefits of GIS. However, to expose students in the K-12 classroom requires curriculum materials for potential instructors. Though there are a variety of articles explaining GIS and isolated examples of how it has worked in classrooms, there is no curriculum reference for first time users interested in applying GIS to their classroom studies. Supplementing curriculum materials, development of an implementation is necessary to outline points of concern for incorporating GIS into K-12 classrooms. Additionally, the combination of curriculum materials and an implementation plan provides teachers and administrators with an overview of benefits to a student's learning process in existing curricula.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectforest science.en
dc.subjectMajor forest science.en
dc.titleGIS as an educational toolen
dc.typeThesisen scienceen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

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